Frank Mühlenbeck

Learn More
TWEAK is a recently cloned novel member of the TNF ligand family. Here we show that soluble TWEAK is sufficient to induce apoptosis in Kym-1 cells within 18 h. TWEAK-induced apoptosis is indirect and is mediated by the interaction of endogenous TNF and TNF receptor (TNFR)1, as each TNFR1-Fc, neutralizing TNF-specific antibodies and TNFR1-specific Fab(More)
Overexpression of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) receptors, TRAIL-R1 and TRAIL-R2, induces apoptosis and activation of NF-kappaB in cultured cells. In this study, we have demonstrated differential signaling capacities by both receptors using either epitope-tagged soluble TRAIL (sTRAIL) or sTRAIL that was(More)
Costimulation of TNFR80 can strongly enhance TNFR60-induced cell death. In this study, we show that this enhancement is TNFR60 selective, as neither TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand/Apo2 ligand-, Apo1/Fas-, ceramide-, nor daunorubicin-mediated cell death was affected by costimulation of TNFR80. We further demonstrate that TNFR-associated factor 2(More)
In this study we show that TRAIL (tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand), also called Apo2L, activates the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK). Interestingly, TRAIL-induced JNK activation occurs in a cell type-specific manner. In HeLa cells, TRAIL-induced JNK activation can be completely blocked with the cysteine protease inhibitor zVAD-fmk,(More)
Many members of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily and the interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor engage intracellular signaling pathways including the nuclear factor κB (NF-κB)-, c-jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)-, and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathways by direct or indirect interaction with TNF receptor-associated factor (TRAF)(More)
  • 1