Clemens J. Bulitta

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Mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) tumor suppressor gene occur in most colorectal cancers and lead to activation of beta-catenin. Whereas several downstream targets of beta-catenin have been identified (c-myc, cyclin D1, PPARdelta), the precise functional significance of many of these targets has not been examined directly using genetic(More)
The phase I and phase II drug-metabolizing capacity of freshly isolated and cryopreserved parenchymal cells (PC) from human, rat, and mouse liver held in suspension at 37 degrees C for up to 120 min after thawing was compared. Although 7-ethoxycoumarin-O-deethylase activity was strongly reduced in freshly isolated as well as in cryopreserved PC from human,(More)
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), clinically defined by the Amsterdam criteria, is associated with mismatch repair gene germline mutations. This study was performed to evaluate the efficiency of combined clinical and molecular diagnostics in identifying carriers of a mutated gene in families meeting criteria of the Bethesda guidelines and(More)
 The cell-type restricted expression of cytoplasmic microvesicle membrane protein isoforms may be a consequence of the functional adaptation of these vesicles to the execution of specialized processes in cells of different specialization. To characterize the expression of the vesicle protein pantophysin, an isoform of the synaptic vesicle proteins(More)
Recently, an Arg to His mutation at residue 117 of the cationic trypsinogen gene (Arg117His) has been shown to be associated with hereditary pancreatitis (hp). A serious complication of hp is development of pancreatic cancer. Patients suffering from hp have been reported to have a 53-fold increased risk to die from pancreatic cancer. However, the(More)
Trefoil factor 2 (TFF2)/spasmolytic polypeptide (SP) is a highly stable peptide which is abundantly expressed and secreted by mucous cells of the stomach and which functions in gastric cytoprotection. Previous studies from our group have shown that TFF2 is an immediate early gene capable of regulating its own expression through activation of the TFF2(More)
In human gastric cancer cells the human histidine decarboxylase gene is regulated by gastrin through two overlapping cis-acting elements known as gastrin response elements 1&2 (GAS-RE1, GAS-RE2) [J. Biol. Chem. 274 (1999) 20961]. Here, we report the identification and characterization of a third element GAS-RE3 that was localized to a region +28 to +48(More)
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