Christin Dewitz

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Receptor-interacting protein kinase 3 (RIPK3)-mediated necroptosis is thought to be the pathophysiologically predominant pathway that leads to regulated necrosis of parenchymal cells in ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), and loss of either Fas-associated protein with death domain (FADD) or caspase-8 is known to sensitize tissues to undergo spontaneous(More)
Although necrosis and necroinflammation are central features of many liver diseases, the role of programmed necrosis in the context of inflammation-dependent hepatocellular death remains to be fully determined. Here, we have demonstrated that the pseudokinase mixed lineage kinase domain-like protein (MLKL), which plays a key role in the execution of(More)
T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 1 and 4 (TIM-1 and -4) proteins serve as phosphatidylserine receptors to engulf apoptotic cells. Here we show that human TIM-1 and TIM-4 proteins are targets of A Disintegrin And Metalloprotease (ADAM)-mediated ectodomain shedding resulting in soluble forms of TIM-1 and TIM-4. We identified ADAM10 and ADAM17 as major(More)
Ferroptosis is a recently recognized caspase-independent form of regulated cell death that is characterized by the accumulation of lethal lipid ROS produced through iron-dependent lipid peroxidation. Considering that regulation of fatty acid metabolism is responsible for the membrane-resident pool of oxidizable fatty acids that undergo lipid peroxidation in(More)
T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain (TIM)-2 is expressed on activated B cells. Here, we provide evidence that murine TIM-2 is a target of ADAM10-mediated ectodomain shedding, resulting in the generation of a soluble form of TIM-2. We identified ADAM10 but not ADAM17 as the major sheddase of TIM-2, as shown by pharmacological ADAM10 inhibition and with(More)
Development of the means to efficiently and continuously renew missing and non-functional proteins in diseased cells remains a major goal in modern molecular medicine. While gene therapy has the potential to achieve this, substantial obstacles must be overcome before clinical application can be considered. A promising alternative approach is the direct(More)
T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 3 (Tim-3) dampens the response of CD4(+) and CD8(+) effector T cells via induction of cell death and/or T cell exhaustion and enhances the ability of macrophages to clear pathogens via binding to galectin 9. Here we provide evidence that human Tim-3 is a target of A disintegrin and metalloprotease (ADAM)-mediated(More)
Besides functions of the interleukin-6 (IL-6)/gp130 cytokine family in immunology, IL-6 signaling has influence on memory processes. IL-6 acts on target cells via a membrane-bound IL-6 receptor (IL-6R) and subsequent association with the signal-transducing protein gp130. While gp130 is expressed on all cells in the body, IL-6R is expressed in only on few(More)
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