Gabriele Winsauer

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XIAP is known as a potent inhibitor of apoptosis, but in addition is involved in cellular signalling, including the NFkappaB, JNK and TGFbeta pathways. Our search for XIAP-interacting partners led us to Siva1, a proapoptotic protein that is known to play a role in T-cell apoptosis through a caspase-dependent mitochondrial pathway. The interaction sites(More)
Major receptor group common cold virus HRV89 was adapted to grow in HEp-2 cells, which are permissive for minor group human rhinoviruses (HRVs) but which only marginally support growth of major-group viruses. After 32 blind passages in these cells, each alternating with boosts of the recovered virus in HeLa cells, HRV89 acquired the capacity to effectively(More)
Rho GTPases regulate diverse cellular functions including adhesion, cytokinesis and motility, as well as the activity of the transcription factors NF-kappaB, serum response factor and C/EBP. alpha-Catulin, an alpha-catenin-related protein that shares structural similarities with cytoskeletal linker proteins, facilitates Rho signalling by serving as a(More)
BACKGROUND Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) hypercholesterolemia, and its associated cardiovascular diseases, are some of the leading causes of death worldwide. The ability of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9) to modulate circulating LDL cholesterol (LDLc) concentrations made it a very attractive target for LDLc management. To date, the most(More)
Timely termination of the inflammatory reaction is equally important as its elicitation, since a persistent or exaggerated response may lead to detrimental effects in the affected tissues and organs. Therefore, and in accordance with the complex and highly coordinated activation phase, negative regulatory mechanisms have evolved which function on multiple(More)
We describe here the identification and initial characterization of a novel human gene termed IKIP (I kappa B kinase interacting protein) that is located on chromosome 12 in close proximity to APAF1 (apoptotic protease-activating factor-1). IKIP and APAF1 share a common 488 bp promoter from which the two genes are transcribed in opposite directions. Three(More)
The transcription factor NF-kappaB is transiently activated by a wide variety of stress signals, including pro-inflammatory mediators, and regulates the expression of genes with e.g., immune, inflammatory, and anti-apoptotic functions. The strength and kinetics of its induction, as well as its ultimate down-regulation is subject to multiple levels of(More)
X-linked inhibitior of apoptosis (XIAP) is known as a potent inhibitor of apoptosis, but more recently has been shown to also act as a modulator of the nuclear factor kB (NF-kappaB) signaling pathway. To investigate whether XIAP also affects other signalling pathways, we studied the transcriptional regulation of interleukin 6 (IL-6), a gene that is strongly(More)