Julianna Amort

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Major contributors to atherosclerosis are oxidative damage and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced apoptosis; both of which can be diminished by the anti-oxidative protein paraoxonase-2 (PON2). ER stress is also relevant to cancer and associated with anti-cancer treatment resistance. Hence, we addressed, for the first time, whether PON2 contributes to(More)
Aberrant Wnt signaling and control of anti-apoptotic mechanisms are pivotal features in different types of cancer to undergo cell death programs. The intracellular human enzyme Paraoxonase-2 (PON2) is known to have anti-apoptotic properties in leukemia and oral squamous cell cancer (OSCC) cells. However, the distinct regulating pathways are poorly(More)
The pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes serious damage in immunocompromised patients by secretion of various virulence factors, among them the quorum sensing N-(3-oxododecanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone (3OC12) and the redox-active pyocyanin (PCN). Paraoxonase-2 (PON2) may protect against P. aeruginosa infections, as it efficiently inactivates 3OC12 and(More)
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