Burkhard Greve

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In recent years, a special type of cancer cell--the cancer stem cell (CSC)--has been identified and characterized for different tumors. CSCs may be responsible for the recurrence of a tumor following a primarily successful therapy and are thought to bear a high metastatic potential. For the development of efficient treatment strategies, the establishment of(More)
The RNA-binding protein Musashi-1 has been proposed to maintain stem cell function during development and regenerative processes as a modulator of the Notch-1 signaling pathway. Musashi-1 expression is upregulated in endometrial carcinoma, however, its pathogenetic role in this tumor entity is unknown. Here we investigate the functional impact and mode of(More)
Higher plants contain two types of phosphorylase (EC One type is plastidic (Pho1) and the other resides in the cytosol (Pho2). For Solanum tuberosum L., two highly homologous Pho1-type sequences (designated as Pho1a and Pho1b, respectively) have been described that occur both in a homodimeric, (Pho1a)2, and a heterodimeric, Pho1a-Pho1b, state [U.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the function of miR-145, known to be dysregulated in endometriosis, and to identify its target genes in an in vitro endometriosis model. DESIGN Experimental laboratory study. SETTING University medical centers. PATIENT(S) Primary endometrial stroma cells were derived from eutopic endometrium of three American Society for(More)
In potato tubers two starch phosphorylase isozymes, types L and H, have been described and are believed to be responsible for the complete starch breakdown in this tissue. Type L has been localized in amyloplasts, whereas type H is located within the cytosol. In order to investigate whether the same isozymes are also present in potato leaf tissue a cDNA(More)
Frontal and occipital lobe width were determined in the computed tomographic (= CT) scans of 135 schizophrenic patients, 158 neuropsychiatrically healthy and 102 psychiatric control subjects, including patients with affective psychosis, neurosis and schizoaffective psychosis. Most healthy right handed subjects demonstrate a relative enlargement of the right(More)
Determination of the genotoxic effects of ionizing radiation, especially at low-doses, is of great importance for risk assessment, e.g. in radiological diagnostics. The human-hamster hybrid A(L) cell line has been shown previously to be a well-suited in vitro model for the study of mutations induced by various mutagens. The A(L) cells contain a standard set(More)
The determination of CD4 cells is of crucial clinical importance for patients with AIDS. However, the high costs involved represent limitations for CD4 cell counting in developing countries. In order to provide an affordable technique, we introduced a simplified volumetric counting (SVC) technique without sample manipulations and investigated it in a(More)
The succession in time and space of specific germ cell associations, denoted as spermatogenic stages, is a typical feature of mammalian spermatogenesis. The arrangement of these stages is either single stage (one spermatogenic stage per tubular cross-section) or multistage (more than one spermatogenic stage per tubular cross-section). It has been proposed(More)
Syndecan-1 is a cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycan with various biological functions relevant to tumor progression and inflammation, including cell-cell adhesion, cell-matrix interaction, and cytokine signaling driving cell proliferation and motility. Syndecan-1 is a prognostic factor in breast cancer, and has a predicitive value for neodadjuvant(More)