Inga B Wilde

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Lipoteichoic acid (LTA) is a major component of the cell membrane of gram-positive bacteria. Although LTA has become increasingly recognized as an immunomodulator, its effect on polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes (PMN) is still not clear. The interaction between LTA and PMN, however, is of particular importance, as PMN are the first leukocytes that(More)
Bacterial lipopeptides represent a group of bacterial compounds able to trigger the functions of cells of the innate immune response. Whereas diacylated lipopeptides are recognized by TLR2/6 dimers, triacylated lipopeptides were shown to act via TLR2/1 dimers. Although several previous studies dealt with the effect of the TLR2/1 ligand Pam3CysSK4 on(More)
Protein aggregation, which is associated with the impairment of the ubiquitin proteasome system, is a hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases. To better understand the contribution of proteasome inhibition in aggregation, we analyzed which proteins may potentially localize in chemically induced aggregates in human neuroblastoma tissue culture cells. We(More)
BACKGROUND Protein aggregation is a hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases and has been linked to the failure to degrade misfolded and damaged proteins. In the cell, aberrant proteins are degraded by the ubiquitin proteasome system that mainly targets short-lived proteins, or by the lysosomes that mostly clear long-lived and poorly soluble proteins.(More)
Methylmalonyl-CoA epimerase (MCE) is an enzyme involved in the propionyl-CoA metabolism that is responsible for the degradation of branched amino acids and odd-chain fatty acids. This pathway typically functions in the reversible conversion of propionyl-CoA to succinyl-CoA. The Caenorhabditis elegans genome contains a single gene encoding MCE (mce-1)(More)
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