Elisabeth Ingolič

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The two most prominent neutral lipids of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, triacylglycerols (TAG) and steryl esters (SE), are synthesized by the two TAG synthases Dga1p and Lro1p and the two SE synthases Are1p and Are2p. In this study, we made use of a set of triple mutants with only one of these acyltransferases active to elucidate the contribution of(More)
Tumor cells of a human medullary thyroid carcinoma were isolated and propagated in tissue culture. Several cell lines with different morphology developed from the primary culture, among others a fibroblast-like growing cell line (MTC-F) and a cell line growing as a suspension of single cells and spherical cell clusters (MTC-SK). The MTC-SK cell line was(More)
Disorders with Lewy body (LB) formation, such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), are characterized by alpha-synuclein accumulation in the neuronal cell body. Recent studies have suggested that in addition to LBs, alpha-synuclein might accumulate more widely throughout the neurons and their processes, leading to(More)
Siderocelis irregularis Hindák, representing a genus Siderocelis (Naumann) Fott that is known from European temperate waters, was identified as a common phytoplankter in Lake Tanganyika. It was found aposymbiotic as well as ingested (possibly endosymbiotic) in lake heterotrophs, mainly Strombidium sp. and Vorticella spp. The morphology and ultrastructure of(More)
Highly purified peroxisomes from the yeast Pichia pastoris grown on methanol or oleic acid, respectively, were used to characterize the lipid composition of this organelle. For this purpose, an isolation procedure had to be adapted which yielded highly purified P. pastoris peroxisomes. When peroxisome proliferation was induced by growth on methanol, alcohol(More)
Oxidized phospholipids, including 1-palmitoyl-2-(5-oxovaleroyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POVPC) and 1-palmitoyl-2-glutaroyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (PGPC) are typically present in oxidatively modified low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) and have been found in atherosclerotic lesions. These compounds are gaining increasing importance as inducers of(More)
We here present the results of the first materials science analyses obtained with the prototype of a serial block-face sectioning and imaging tool, 3Viewtrade mark of Gatan, Inc (Pleasanton, CA, U.S.A.). It is a specially designed ultramicrotome operating in situ within an environmental scanning electron microscope originally developed for life science(More)
SINJ is a new continuous human cell line derived from a lymph node metastasis of a probably sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma. It is compared to MTC-SK, another medullary thyroid carcinoma cell line, established earlier (1). SINJ has been continuously cultivated in vitro for two years. The cells grow as a suspension of single cells and cell clusters.(More)
A new continuous cell line from a human malignant carcinoid of the small intestine (KRJ-I) was established. The cells showed morphological and immunocytochemical features of the tumor of origin and expressed estrogen receptors. The cells are growing as a suspension, forming multicellular aggregates and spheroids. Electron microscopy confirmed the presence(More)
BACKGROUND Small intestinal (SI) neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms derived from neuroendocrine cells presenting distinct clinical symptoms according to the ability to secrete neuroamines. Nevertheless, many are asymptomatic and misdiagnosed. As response rates to chemotherapy are low, surgery remains the only effective treatment. Because many(More)