K. E. G. Löbner

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Cell-penetrating peptides (CPP) have become a widely used tool for efficient cargo delivery into cells. However, one limiting fact is their uptake by endocytosis causing the enclosure of the CPP-cargo construct within endosomes. One often used method to enhance the outflow into the cytosol is the fusion of endosome-disruptive peptide or protein sequences to(More)
A tyrosine phosphatase-like protein, IA-2, is a major autoantigen in Type 1 diabetes but its role in islet function is unclear. Tyrosine phosphorylation mediates regulation of cellular processes such as exocytosis, cell growth, and cell differentiation. To investigate the potential involvement of IA-2 in islet differentiation and insulin secretion, we(More)
The focus of current diabetes research is the clarification of the pathogenetic relationships between subclinical inflammation, diabetes and arteriosclerosis. Even minimal disturbances in glucose tolerance are associated with a chronic, generalized inflammatory reaction that links components of the metabolic syndrome and contributes to the development of(More)
The tyrosine phosphatase like protein IA-2 is an important autoantigen in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 1 diabetes). Autoantibodies to IA-2 (IA-2A) are present in the serum of patients with type 1 diabetes even before the onset of the disease. Previously, we reported on a radioimmune assay to detect IA-2A, using E. coli-derived 125I-labelled(More)
We have investigated the possibility of measuring autoantibodies to IA-2 (IA-2A) using recombinant protein expressed in E. coli in a new radioassay. The intracellular part of IA-2 (IA-2ic) was expressed in E. coli as a biotinylated fusion protein and affinity-purified on a streptavidin column. The average yield of IA-2ic was about 1 mg purified protein from(More)
The FRS-ESR facility at GSI provides unique conditions for precision measurements of large areas on the nuclear mass surface in a single experiment. Values for masses of 604 neutron-deficient nuclides (30 < or = Z < or = 92) were obtained with a typical uncertainty of 30 microu. The masses of 114 nuclides were determined for the first time. The odd-even(More)
Human polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) is involved in cell proliferation and overexpressed in a broad variety of different cancer types. Due to its crucial role in cancerogenesis Plk1 is a potential target for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Peptidic ligands can specifically interact with the polo-box domain (PBD) of Plk1, a C-terminal located(More)
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