Christoph Viktor Suschek

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Survivin is an inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) that is markedly overexpressed in most cancers. We identified two novel functionally divergent splice variants, i.e. non-antiapoptotic survivin-2B and antiapoptotic survivin-ΔEx3. Because survivin-2B might be a naturally occurring antagonist of antiapoptotic survivin variants, we analyzed the subcellular(More)
Survivin, a novel member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family, reduces the susceptibility of tumor cells to proapoptotic stimuli, thereby promoting tumor cell survival during tumor progression and treatment with anticancer drugs. Recently, we identified 2 novel alternative splice variants of survivin, survivin-2B and survivin-Delta Ex3, which(More)
We have succeeded in obtaining cultures of pure rat islet capillary endothelial cells. These multiply in vitro and exhibit the same antigenic phenotype as expressed in situ: von Willebrand factorhigh, Ox43 (rat endothelial marker)weak, and Ox2 (thymocyte and brain endothelium marker)high. This phenotype differs from both exocrine endothelium stained in situ(More)
Oxidative stress is one of the main causes of vascular disease. This study aims to investigate the antioxidant activity exerted by zinc in primary rat endothelial cells (EC). Using a 24-h treatment with hydrogen peroxide as a model for oxidative stress, we found that zinc supplementation protects from peroxide-induced cell death via increasing the(More)
Cells in culture undergo replicative senescence. In this study, we analyzed functional, genetic and epigenetic sequels of long-term culture in human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). Already within early passages the fibroblastoid colony-forming unit (CFU-f) frequency and the differentiation potential of MSC declined significantly. Relevant chromosomal(More)
Assessment of the therapeutic potential of interventions to bridge-repair peripheral nerve defects heavily relies on the demonstration of improved functional outcome. In the present study we used CatWalk gait analysis (locomotor-test) and Static Sciatic Index (SSI) (static-toe-spread-test) to assess the behavioural benefits of autologous nerve(More)
The therapeutic use of the antifungal drug amphotericin B (AmB) is limited due to severe side effects like glomerular vasoconstriction and risk of renal failure during AmB administration. As nitric oxide (NO) has substantial functions in renal autoregulation, we have determined the effects of AmB on endothelial constitutive NO synthase (ecNOS) expression(More)
The composition of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) changes in the course of in vitro culture expansion. Little is known how these cell preparations are influenced by culture media, plating density, or passaging. In this study, we have isolated MSCs from human adipose tissue in culture medium supplemented with either fetal calf serum (FCS) or human(More)
Chronic inflammation increases the risk of cancer and many cancers, including prostate cancer, arise at sites of chronic inflammation. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is an enzyme dominantly expressed during inflammatory reactions. Although synthesis of high amounts of nitric oxide (NO) by iNOS has been demonstrated in pathophysiological processes,(More)
BACKGROUND In autologous fat transfer, several questions regarding basic biochemical properties of the transplant remain unanswered. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), insulin-like growth factor (IGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB have been shown to improve transplantation results. However, no(More)