Frank Haenel

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Deregulated expression of c-myc can induce cell proliferation in established cell lines and in primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), through a combination of both transcriptional activation and repression by Myc. Here we show that a Myc-associated transcription factor, Miz-1, arrests cells in G1 phase and inhibits cyclin D-associated kinase activity.(More)
The Myc oncoprotein represses initiator-dependent transcription through the POZ domain transcription factor Miz-1. We now show that transactivation by Miz-1 is negatively regulated by association with topoisomerase II binding protein (TopBP1); UV irradiation downregulates expression of TopBP1 and releases Miz-1. Miz-1 binds to the p21Cip1 core promoter in(More)
Here we report the identification of the LIN complex (LINC), a human multiprotein complex that is required for transcriptional activation of G2/M genes. LINC is related to the recently identified dREAM and DRM complexes of Drosophila and C. elegans that contain homologs of the mammalian retinoblastoma tumor suppressor protein. The LINC core complex consists(More)
Mg-protoporphyrin IX chelatase catalyzes insertion of the magnesium ion into protoporphyrin IX, the last common intermediate precursor in chlorophyll and heme biosynthesis, to form Mg-protoporphyrin IX. In Rhodobacter sphaeroides, and Synechocystis, the three open reading frames bchD/chID, bchH/chIH and bchI/chII encode proteins which are required for in(More)
Bispectral Index (BIS) has been marketed as a measure of the hypnotic component of anesthesia and is recommended as a guide for the administration of hypnotic drugs during anesthesia. BIS values between 40 and 60 are recommended for surgery under general anesthesia. This study investigates whether a BIS baseline between 50 and 60 prevents awareness reaction(More)
Sequence analysis of the lkmB region of the daunorubicin biosynthetic gene cluster of Streptomyces griseus JA3933 revealed two contiguous open reading frames (ORF) in the same orientation, and three ORFs in the opposite orientation together extending over a 4.6 kb region adjacent to a homologue of the S. peucetius dnrJ gene. ORF1 complemented in trans the(More)
Four new acetoxycapnellenes 1-4, the first epoxyprecapnellene 5, along with the known dihydroxycapnellene 6 and monoacetoxycapnellene 7, have been isolated from the soft coral Dendronephthya rubeola. The structures were determined primarily by NMR spectroscopy. The compounds 6 and 7 showed a good antiproliferative activity against the cell line L-929(More)
The eyes absent 1 protein (Eya1) plays an essential role in the development of various organs in both invertebrates and vertebrates. Mutations in the human EYA1 gene are linked to BOR (branchio-oto-renal) syndrome, characterized by kidney defects, hearing loss, and branchial arch anomalies. For a better understanding of Eya1's function, we have set out to(More)
We investigated the physical association of the DNA topoisomerase IIbeta binding protein 1 (TopBP1), involved in DNA replication and repair but also in regulation of apoptosis, with poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1). This enzyme plays a crucial role in DNA repair and interacts with many DNA replication/repair factors. It was shown that the sixth BRCA1(More)
Chlamydiae are obligate intracellular pathogens which secrete host-interactive proteins capable of directly modulating eukaryotic pathways. Using the PDZ domain of the protease CT441 of Chlamydia trachomatis as a bait in a yeast two-hybrid screen, we identified the SRAP1 co-activator of estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha) as an interacting protein. SRAP1 is a(More)