Jeffrey Koechling

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In the family of cytokines and cytokine receptors, alternative splicing of pre-mRNA is a frequently observed process that generates different protein isoforms from a single genetic locus. The splicing-derived cytokine receptor protein isoforms are mostly soluble receptors or show alterations in their cytoplasmic domain. It is possible that receptor(More)
Relapse of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) comprises a leading challenge of investigation. Characterization of leukaemic cells regarding their potency to express growth factors and surface molecules can provide insight into their aberrant biology. Thus, we analyzed bone marrow blasts from 10 children with relapsed B cell precursor ALL. The(More)
Interleukin-7 (IL-7) plays a pivotal role in early stages of normal B and T cell development. In addition, IL-7 stimulates the proliferation of both antitumor reactive cells and a number of T and B cell malignancies, underlining its significance for leukemogenesis. However, its exact role in the process of pathologic maturation of lymphocytes and regulation(More)
Human erythropoietin (Epo) gene expression is inducible by hypoxia or anaemia in the kidney and liver. Previous transgenic mouse experiments have demonstrated that sequences required for Epo gene induction in the kidney reside in a 7 8 kb Barn HI fragment located 6 kb upstream of the gene. To sublocalize these sequences, we performed Desoxyribonuclease I(More)
The cell cycle regulatory circuit resulting in phosphorylation of the retinoblastoma protein (pRB) is frequently altered in human cancers. Several mechanisms of disruption are known in that pathway. In childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the main disrupting mechanism is the homozygous deletion of the CDKN2 (cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 2)(More)
Autonomous ground vehicles navigating on road networks require robust and accurate localization over longterm operation and in a wide range of adverse weather and environmental conditions. GPS/INS (inertial navigation system) solutions, which are insufficient alone to maintain a vehicle within a lane, can fail because of significant radio frequency noise or(More)
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