Eileen Reinz

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Ultrasound-mediated opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in the presence of gas-filled microbubbles is a potential strategy for drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier to promote regeneration after ischemic stroke. However, related bioeffects and potential side-effects that could limit a translation into clinical application are poorly understood(More)
Connexins are the structural units of gap junctions, structures allowing interchanging of information between the adjacent cells. Connexin43 (Cx43) is the most abundant gap junction protein. Cx43 can be degraded by lysosome- and proteasome-mediated processes upon internalisation of the entire structure. Only little is known about the role of phosphorylation(More)
Oncogenic types of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) cause cervical cancer and other malignancies in humans. The HPV E6 oncoprotein is considered to be an attractive therapeutic target since its inhibition can lead to the apoptotic cell death of HPV-positive cancer cells. The HPV type 16 (HPV16) E6-binding peptide pep11, and variants thereof, induce cell death(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor (EGFR) overexpression is a hallmark of many cancers. EGFR endocytosis is a critical step in signal attenuation, raising the question of how receptor expression levels affect the internalization process. Here we combined quantitative experimental and mathematical modeling approaches to investigate the role of the EGFR(More)
Ultrasound-induced opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is an emerging technique for targeted drug delivery to the central nervous system. Gap junctions allow transfer of information between adjacent cells and are responsible for tissue homeostasis. We examined the effect of ultrasound-induced BBB opening on the structure of gap junctions in cortical(More)
Endosomes constitute a central layer in the regulation of growth factor signaling. We applied flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and automated image quantification to define the role of Caveolin1 (Cav1) in epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor (i) internalization and (ii) endosomal trafficking. Antisense-downregulation of Cav1 did not affect(More)
Focused ultrasound-induced opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in the presence of ultrasound contrast agents is a promising strategy for a targeted drug delivery to the brain. The aim of our study was to identify whether brain molecular stress pathways are targeted by ultrasound treatment. Using an upper level of acoustic pressures in combination with(More)
The HPV E6 oncoprotein maintains the malignant phenotype of HPV-positive cancer cells and represents an attractive therapeutic target. E6 forms a complex with the cellular E6AP ubiquitin ligase, ultimately leading to p53 degradation. The recently elucidated x-ray structure of a HPV16 E6/E6AP complex showed that HPV16 E6 forms a distinct binding pocket for(More)
Our aim was to search for new cellular binding partners for the E6 and E7 oncogenes of beta human papillomaviruses (HPV), whose direct role in skin carcinogenesis has not been thoroughly investigated. By employing glutathione S-transferase pulldown and coimmunoprecipitation, we identified nuclear myosin 1c as a binding partner of HPV 8 E7 protein. As(More)
1Department of Neurology, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany; 2German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany; 3Laboratory of General Biochemistry & Physical Pharmacy, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium. Correspondence: Angelika Alonso, Department of Neurology, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, University of Heidelberg,(More)
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