Britta Stolze

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In order to test the preference of growing axons for membrane-associated positional specificity a new in vitro assay was developed. In this assay, membrane fragments of two different sources are arranged as a carpet of very narrow alternating strips. Axons growing on such striped carpets are simultaneously confronted with the two substrates at the stripe(More)
An in vitro assay is presented in which different soluble substrates are arranged in narrow alternating stripes which forces growing axons and migratory cells to choose between them. The usefulness of this assay is exemplified by offering goldfish retinal axons and glial cells of the optic nerve a variety of substrates in stripes. Given a choice between(More)
On tissues from naturally infected non-Aleutian mink an immunohistological study was performed using monoclonal antibodies and the immunoperoxidase method. Structural proteins of ADV were demonstrated in cryosections and in ethanol-fixed and paraffin-embedded material which provide antigen detection in a similar amount together with good histological(More)
The effects of normal bone marrow fibroblasts (BM FB) on proliferation and differentiation of 10 myeloid leukemic cell lines were investigated in a serum-free co-culture system. The proliferation of three of the cell lines was supported by BM FB. Three of the myeloid cell lines were inhibited 40-70%. The co-culture supernatants were tested for the secretion(More)
KRAS mutations occur in one third of human cancers and cluster in several hotspots, with codons 12 and 13 being most commonly affected. It has been suggested that the position and type of amino acid exchange influence the transforming capacity of mutant KRAS proteins. We used MCF10A human mammary epithelial cells to establish isogenic cell lines that(More)
Monoclonal antibody AM-3 detects a mucin sugar epitope (AM-3 epitope) the expression of which increases in the course of human colon carcinogenesis parallel to the gradual morphological alterations (so called adenoma-carcinoma sequence). In the present report the AM-3-positive mucin has been purified from human normal and carcinomatous colonic tissue. About(More)
 To study the mechanisms of adhesion of myeloid leukemic cells to bone marrow stroma, we analyzed the interaction of bone marrow stromal fibroblasts with myeloid leukemic cell lines and the modulation of adhesion molecule expression on stromal fibroblasts by TNF-α and IL-4. Like others, we found up-regulation of VCAM-1 and ICAM-1 on fibroblasts with TNF-α(More)
The cysteine protease cathepsin L (CTSL) is often thought to act as a tumor promoter by enhancing tumor progression and metastasis. This goes along with increased CTSL activity in various tumor entities; however, the mechanisms leading to high CTSL levels are incompletely understood. With the help of the polyoma middle T oncogene driven breast cancer mouse(More)
It is generally accepted that Aleutian disease virus (ADV) cannot be neutralized by antibodies either in vivo or in vitro. We found several ways to demonstrate neutralization of ADV by specific antibodies from mink. It was essential to make ADV monodisperse by treatment with sodium lauroyl sarkosyl or n-butanol or by filtration through 0.05-micron membranes(More)
Two mucin-producing cell clones (16.2 and 12.2) and a mucin-deficient clone (15.2) were selected from the established human adenocarcinoma cell line HT-29 by limiting dilution and Alcian blue staining. The amounts of the mucin antigen detectable on the cell surface with the monoclonal antibody (MAb) AM-3 decreased in the order HT-29 greater than 16.2(More)