Kai Stühler

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Diffuse astrocytoma of World Health Organization (WHO) grade II has an inherent tendency to spontaneously progress to anaplastic astrocytoma WHO grade III or secondary glioblastoma WHO grade IV. We explored the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in glioma progression by investigating the expression profiles of 157 miRNAs in four patients with primary WHO grade II(More)
Proteome analysis is a fundamental step in systematic functional genomics. Here we have resolved 8,767 proteins from the mouse brain proteome by large-gel two-dimensional electrophoresis. We detected 1,324 polymorphic proteins from the European collaborative interspecific backcross. Of these, we mapped 665 proteins genetically and identified 466 proteins by(More)
In order to identify new molecular markers for pancreatic intra-epithelial neoplasias (PanINs), the precursor lesions of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, we established a proteomics approach analysing microdissected PanIN cells. Due to the limited amount of proteins available from microdissection, we developed a procedure including fluorescence dye(More)
UNLABELLED Hepatic cirrhosis is a life-threatening disease arising from different chronic liver disorders. One major cause for hepatic cirrhosis is chronic hepatitis C. Chronic hepatitis C is characterized by a highly variable clinical course, with at least 20% developing liver cirrhosis within 40 years. Only liver biopsy allows a reliable evaluation of the(More)
Smad4 is a tumor suppressor gene primarily involved in carcinogenesis of the pancreas and colon. The functional inactivation of Smad4 is a late step genetically. In pancreatic carcinogenesis, loss of Smad4 marks the transition to invasive growth. In colorectal cancers, the frequency of Smad4 inactivation is markedly increased in metastatic cancers. We have(More)
The secretions of the salivary parotid and submandibular-sublingual (SMSL) glands constitute the main part of whole human saliva (WS) in which proline-rich proteins (PRPs) and mucins represent dominant groups. Although proteome analysis had been performed on WS, no identification of PRPs or mucins by 2-DE and MS was achieved in WS and no comprehensive(More)
To increase the knowledge about the development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, (PDAC) detailed analysis of the tumor progression is required. To identify proteins differentially expressed in the pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN), the precursor lesions of PDAC, we conducted a quantitative proteome study on microdissected PanIN cells.(More)
• Difference gel electrophoresis (DIGE) is the new gold standard analysing complex protein mixtures in proteomics. It is used for measuring the expression levels of proteins in different mixtures on the same two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) gel. In this paper we review a method for the calibration and normalization of those protein expression(More)
Disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) is a mental illness gene first identified in a Scottish pedigree. So far, DISC1-dependent phenotypes in animal models have been confined to expressing mutant DISC1. Here we investigated how pathology of full-length DISC1 protein could be a major mechanism in sporadic mental illness. We demonstrate that a novel transgenic(More)
The Human Proteome Organisation Brain Proteome Project aims at coordinating neuroproteomic activities with respect to analysis of development, aging, and evolution in human and mice and at analysing normal aging processes as well as neurodegenerative diseases. Our group participated in the mouse pilot study of this project using two different 2-DE systems,(More)