Heidemarie Riehle

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The translocation t(8;21) yields the leukemic fusion gene AML1/MTG8 and is associated with 10%-15% of all de novo cases of acute myeloid leukemia. We demonstrate the efficient and specific suppression of AML1/MTG8 by small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) in the human leukemic cell lines Kasumi-1 and SKNO-1. siRNAs targeted against the fusion site of the AML1/MTG8(More)
Retinal vessel homeostasis ensures normal ocular functions. Consequently, retinal hypovascularization and neovascularization, causing a lack and an excess of vessels, respectively, are hallmarks of human retinal pathology. We provide evidence that EC-specific genetic ablation of either the transcription factor SRF or its cofactors MRTF-A and MRTF-B, but not(More)
The fusion protein RUNX1-CBFA2T1 associated with t(8;21)-positive acute myeloid leukaemia is a potent inhibitor of haematopoetic differentiation. The role of RUNX1-CBFA2T1 in leukaemic cell proliferation is less clear. We examined the consequences of siRNA-mediated RUNX1-CBFA2T1 depletion regarding proliferation and clonogenicity of t(8;21)-positive cell(More)
Transfection of mammalian cells with preformed small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) permits a transient and often specific reduction of gene expression. It is possible to rapidly examine the uptake of siRNAs by transfection with fluorescently labeled siRNAs. We examined the apparent uptake of such siRNAs by several leukemic cell lines after electroporation. We(More)
INFLUENCE OF POLYNUCLEOTIDE VACCINATION ON THE GROWTH OF A MURINE LYMPHOMA P. F/~rg, H.-J. Schild & P. von Hoegen The stable transfection of the highly metastatic murine lymphoma variant ESbL with the bacterial lacZ gene, generating ESbL-CI.5s, enabled us to detect micrometastases in the tissue by staining with X-gal. Subcutaneous injection of ESbL.CI-5s(More)
The chromosomal translocation t(8;21) is one of the most frequent aberrations associated with acute myeloid leukaemia. It joins the 5' section of the AML1 gene with the almost complete open reading frame of MTG8 (ETO). The resulting fusion RNA represents a leukaemia-specific target for antisense/ribozyme inhibition. We tested several asymmetric hammerhead(More)
Serum Response Factor (SRF) fulfills essential roles in post-natal retinal angiogenesis and adult neovascularization. These functions have been attributed to the recruitment by SRF of the cofactors Myocardin-Related Transcription Factors MRTF-A and -B, but not the Ternary Complex Factors (TCFs) Elk1 and Elk4. The role of the third TCF, Elk3, remained(More)
Intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke and vascular dementia are age- and hypertension-associated manifestations of human cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). Cerebral microvessels are formed by endothelial cells (ECs), which are connected through tight junctions, adherens junctions, and stabilizing basement membrane structures. These endothelial connections(More)
Based on partial amino acid sequences obtained from tryptic peptides of the purified 24K antigen of Borna disease virus (BDV), we identified and sequenced four independent cDNA clones established from BDV-infected MDCK cells. Each of the clones encodes a polypeptide of 201 residues (Mr 22461) that differs considerably from an amino acid sequence published(More)
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