Joachim Manns

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Apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF), a key regulator of cell death, is essential for normal mammalian development and participates in pathological apoptosis. The proapoptotic nature of AIF and its mode of action are controversial. Here, we show that the yeast AIF homologue Ynr074cp controls yeast apoptosis. Similar to mammalian AIF, Ynr074cp is located in(More)
The protein kinase inhibitor staurosporine is one of the most potent and frequently used proapoptotic stimuli, although its mechanism of action is poorly understood. Here, we show that staurosporine as well as its analog 7-hydroxystaurosporine (UCN-01) not only trigger the classical mitochondrial apoptosis pathway but, moreover, activate an additional novel(More)
PKCalpha and Ets1 are both associated with breast cancer progression. Our previous studies suggested that these proteins are likely to functionally interact with one another. Here, we show that attenuation of endogenous PKCalpha expression (siPalpha) by RNA interference leads to reduced Ets1 protein expression in a variety of cancer cells. Pulse-chase(More)
In addition to cell shrinkage, membrane blebbing, DNA fragmentation and phosphatidylserine exposure, intracellular acidification represents a hallmark of apoptosis. Although the mechanisms underlying cytosolic acidification during apoptosis remained largely elusive, a pivotal role of mitochondria has been proposed. In order to investigate the involvement of(More)
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