Christina Scheidig

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In the early phase of leishmaniasis three types of potential antigen-presenting cells, including epidermal Langerhans cells (LC), dermal dendritic cells (DC) and inflammatory DC, are localized at the site of infection. Therefore, it has been a central question which cell type is responsible for the initiation of a protective immune response. In the early(More)
The mammalian presenilin (PS) proteins mediate the posttranslational cleavage of several protein substrates, including amyloid precursor protein, Notch family members, and CD44, but they have also been suggested to function in diverse cellular processes, including calcium-dependent signaling and apoptosis. We carried out an integrative computational study(More)
Lymphotoxin (LT)alpha in combination with LTbeta forms membrane-bound heterotrimeric complexes with a crucial function in lymph node (LN) organogenesis and correct morphogenesis of secondary lymphoid tissue. To study the role of membrane LT (mLT) in lymphoid tissue organogenesis we generated an LTbeta-deficient mouse strain on a pure genetic C57BL/6(More)
The type IA topoisomerases have been implicated in the repair of dsDNA breaks by homologous recombination and in the resolution of stalled or damaged DNA replication forks; thus, these proteins play important roles in the maintenance of genomic stability. We studied the functions of one of the two mammalian type IA enzymes, Top3beta, using murine embryonic(More)
Monomorphic MHC class II determinants are attractive targets for immunomodulation. HLA-DR ligation on antigen-presenting cells (APCs) can dramatically alter their function or induce cell death. In monocytes, HLA-DR triggering diminishes their capacity to stimulate T cell proliferation. To further investigate this monocyte-dependent T cell inhibition, we(More)
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