Jörg Reinders

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Mitochondria are crucial for numerous cellular processes, yet the regulation of mitochondrial functions is only understood in part. Recent studies indicated that the number of mitochondrial phosphoproteins is higher than expected; however, the effect of reversible phosphorylation on mitochondrial structure and function has only been defined in a few cases.(More)
Kinesin-1 motor proteins step along microtubules by a mechanism in which the heads cycle through microtubule-bound and unbound states in an interlaced fashion. An important contribution to head-head coordination arises from the action of the neck-linker that docks onto the core motor domain upon ATP binding. We show here that the docked neck-linker not only(More)
The complement system is an essential part of the innate immune system by acting as a first line of defense which is stabilized by properdin, the sole known positive regulator of the alternative complement pathway. Dysregulation of complement can promote a diversity of human inflammatory diseases which are treated by complement inhibitors. Here, we(More)
Collagen XVI belongs to the family of fibril-associated collagens with interrupted triple helices (FACIT). It is overexpressed during the progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The present data show a strong collagen XVI-dependent induction of MMP9 and an increase in OSCC cell invasion. We found activated integrin-linked kinase (ILK) in a(More)
Inter-cellular communication with stromal cells is vital for cancer cells. Molecules involved in the communication are potential drug targets. To identify them systematically, we applied a systems level analysis that combined reverse network engineering with causal effect estimation. Using only observational transcriptome profiles we searched for paracrine(More)
BACKGROUND Inhibitors of the renin angiotensin system and neprilysin (RAS-/NEP-inhibitors) proved to be extraordinarily beneficial in systolic heart failure. Furthermore, compelling evidence exists that impaired mitochondrial pathways are causatively involved in progressive left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Consequently, we aimed to assess whether(More)
The ability of plants to serve as a production system for bacterial lipoprotein vaccines has been investigated. First, the effect of high-level expression of the Borrelia burgdorferi outer membrane protein A (OspA), a prototype vaccine against Lyme disease, has been examined by a proteomics approach. Analysis by 2D-PAGE of wild type tobacco plants and(More)
The human complement factor H-related protein-3 (FHR-3) is a soluble regulator of the complement system. Homozygous cfhr3/1 deletion is a genetic risk factor for the autoimmune form of atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (aHUS), while also found to be protective in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The precise function of FHR-3 remains to be fully(More)
Deficiency of methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) supports melanoma development and progression through accumulation of its substrate 5'-methylthioadenosine (MTA), which leads amongst others to a constitutive inhibition of protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) and activation of the transcription factor AP-1 via the receptor ADORA2B. Genetic(More)
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