Heike Lux

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Ether-lipid (alkyl-phospholipid) analogues such as Miltefosine possess potent in vitro and in vivo anti-leishmanial activity and these compounds are currently undergoing clinical trials in humans. These analogues are also effective against Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma brucei subspecies but their mode of action is not known. Leishmania have high levels(More)
We have characterised the phosphoglycerate kinases (PGKs) in L. major and studied their mRNA and protein expression. Interestingly we have found evidence for only two tandemly linked PGK genes which correspond to the PGK gene B and C homologue in Trypanosoma and Crithidia. The primary structure of the leishmanial PGK genes B and C are virtually identical(More)
The paternally expressed gene PEG10 is a retrotransposon derived gene adapted through mammalian evolution located on human chromosome 7q21. PEG10 codes for at least two proteins, PEG10-RF1 and PEG10-RF1/2, by -1 frameshift translation. Overexpression or reinduced PEG10 expression was seen in malignancies, like hepatocellular carcinoma or B-cell acute and(More)
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