Kanutte Huse

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Cytokines of the transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) superfamily exert effects on proliferation, apoptosis and differentiation in various cell types. Cancer cells frequently acquire resistance to the anti-proliferative signals of TGF-β, which can be due to mutations in proteins of the signalling cascade. We compared the TGF-β-related signalling properties(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae byp1-3 mutants displayed a long lag phase when shifted from a nonfermentable carbon source to a medium containing glucose. The byp1-3 mutation also caused several defects in regulatory phenomena which occur during the transition from the derepressed state to the repressed state. As opposed to wild-type cells, the addition of glucose(More)
When growing on glucose, fructose or sucrose, Candida apicola produces large amounts of sophorose lipid during the stationary growth phase. In contrast, no sophorose lipid formation is observed with galactose or maltose independently whether hydrocarbons are present or not. The biosynthesis of the biosurfactant is therefore not simply a prerequisite for the(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) are multifunctional cytokines that belong to the TGF-beta superfamily. BMP have been shown to regulate haematopoietic stem cells, B lymphopoiesis and early thymocyte differentiation. In the present study we explored the role of BMP-6 in Jurkat TAg cells. BMP-6 rapidly induced phosphorylation of Smad1/5/8, p38 and ERK1/2,(More)
Smad anchor for receptor activation (SARA or ZFYVE9) has been proposed to mediate transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signaling by direct interaction with the non-activated Smad proteins and the TGF-β receptors; however, these findings are controversial. We demonstrate no correlation between SARA expression and the levels of TGF-β-induced phosphorylation(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the TGF-β superfamily. TGF-β can affect class switch recombination in human B cells, but whether BMPs also play a role have not been tested. We investigated the functional effects of exogenously added BMPs on CD27(-) naive and CD27(+) memory B cells from healthy donors. BMP-2, -4, -6 and -7 inhibited(More)
Transformation of follicular lymphoma (FL) to a more aggressive disease is associated with rapid progression and death. Existing molecular markers for transformation are few and their clinical impact is limited. Here, we report on a whole-genome study of DNA copy numbers and gene expression profiles in serial FL biopsies. We identified 698 genes with high(More)
Differences in the quality of BCR signaling control key steps of B cell maturation and differentiation. Endogenously produced H2O2 is thought to fine tune the level of BCR signaling by reversibly inhibiting phosphatases. However, relatively little is known about how B cells at different stages sense and respond to such redox cues. In this study, we used(More)
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) expression and signaling are altered in a variety of cancers, but the functional impact of these alterations is uncertain. In this study we investigated the impact of expression of multiple BMPs and their signaling pathway components in human B-cell lymphoma. BMP messages, in particular BMP7, were detected in normal and(More)
Selection and maturation of B cells into plasma cells producing high-affinity antibodies occur in germinal centers (GC). GCs form transiently in secondary lymphoid organs upon antigen challenge, and the GC reaction is a highly regulated process. TGF-β is a potent negative regulator, but the influence of other family members including bone morphogenetic(More)