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OBJECTIVES The objective of the HASTA trial was to compare hand suture versus stapling loop ileostomy closure in a randomized controlled trial. BACKGROUND Bowel obstruction is one of the main and the clinically and economically most relevant complication following closure of loop ileostomy after low anterior resection. The best surgical technique for(More)
Antibody microarrays, one emerging class of proteomic technologies, have broad applications in proteome analysis, disease diagnostics and quantitative analysis. Compared to DNA microarrays, protein targets have significantly more complex interactions with their ligands such as antibodies. To introduce antibody microarrays for clinical diagnostics and thus(More)
Using the yeast two-hybrid system, we have identified the Ran-binding protein (RanBPM) as an interaction partner of homeodomain-interacting protein kinase 2 (HIPK2). RanBPM has been described as a centrosomal protein through which Ran regulates the centrosomal function. HIPK2 is mainly a nuclear protein, which among other functions represses transcription(More)
BACKGROUND HIPK2 (homeodomain-interacting protein kinase 2) has been identified as a nuclear serine/threonine kinase. A central function of HIPK2 is repressing transcription of homeodomain containing transcription factors. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS We show here that HIPK2 activates transcription mediated by tumor suppressor p53 responsive promoter elements.(More)
Caspases (cysteine aspartate-specific proteases) are a structurally related group of cysteine proteases that cleave peptide bonds following specific recognition sequences. They play a central role in activating apoptosis of vertebrate cells. To measure apoptosis induced by various stimuli and at an early apoptotic stage, caspases are an ideal target. This(More)
HIPK2 has been described as a homoedomain-interacting protein kinase with a nuclear localization. Here we describe that HIPK2 can also associate with TRADD, a protein that interacts with tumor necrosis factor receptor type 1 (TNF-R1). Under the conditions where HIPK2/TRADD association was found, no direct interaction of HIPK2 with CD95, TNF-R1, FADD or(More)
The normalization of data obtained from hybridization experiments with DNA chips to determine mRNA expression and concentration (gene expression profiling) is an unsolved problem. Furthermore, slight changes in mRNA expression or small numbers of mRNA molecules which may be relevant to disease cannot be detected so far. We have designed a method to(More)