Joerg Schubert

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The embryonic programme 'epithelial-mesenchymal transition' (EMT) is thought to promote malignant tumour progression. The transcriptional repressor zinc-finger E-box binding homeobox 1 (ZEB1) is a crucial inducer of EMT in various human tumours, and was recently shown to promote invasion and metastasis of tumour cells. Here, we report that ZEB1 directly(More)
Invasion and metastasis of carcinomas is promoted by the activation of the embryonic 'epithelial to mesenchymal transition' (EMT) program, which triggers cellular mobility and subsequent dissemination of tumour cells. We recently showed that the EMT-activator ZEB1 (zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 1) is a crucial promoter of metastasis and demonstrated(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone (CHOP) is used to treat patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Interval decrease from 3 weeks of treatment (CHOP-21) to 2 weeks (CHOP-14), and addition of rituximab to CHOP-21 (R-CHOP-21) has been shown to improve outcome in elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). This(More)
Potato virus Y (PVY) strain groups are based on host response and resistance gene interactions. The strain groups PVYO, PVYC and PVYN are well established for the isolates infecting potato in the field. A switch in the emphasis from host response to nucleotide sequence differences in the virus genomes, detection of isolates recombining sequences of(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that different preceding infections influence the neurophysiologic classification and clinical features of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). METHODS We tested pretreatment sera, 7 +/- 3 (mean +/- SD) days from onset, from 229 patients with GBS in a multicenter trial of plasma exchange and immunoglobulin, for serological(More)
Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most important viruses of potato world-wide, several strain groups are recognized. In the past two decades, novel PVY variants have appeared causing necrotic symptoms on potato tubers. Implicated are two groups of recombinant strains: PVY(N)W and PVY(NTN), and NA-PVY(NTN). While the first two are recombinants between(More)
BACKGROUND We tested the safety and efficacy of eculizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against terminal complement protein C5 that inhibits terminal complement activation, in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). METHODS We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter, phase 3 trial. Patients received(More)
North American and Eurasian isolates of Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV; genus Tritimovirus) and Oat necrotic mottle virus (ONMV; genus Rymovirus) were examined. Nine WSMV isolates differentially infected oat, barley, inbred maize line SDp2 and sorghum line KS56. The WSMV isolates clustered into groups based on phylogenetic analyses of the capsid protein(More)
Notch signalling is important for development and tissue homeostasis and activated in many human cancers. Nevertheless, mutations in Notch pathway components are rare in solid tumours. ZEB1 is an activator of an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and has crucial roles in tumour progression towards metastasis. ZEB1 and miR-200 family members repress(More)
BACKGROUND Whether it is possible to reduce the intensity of treatment in early (stage I or II) Hodgkin's lymphoma with a favorable prognosis remains unclear. We therefore conducted a multicenter, randomized trial comparing four treatment groups consisting of a combination chemotherapy regimen of two different intensities followed by involved-field(More)