Kathrin Gottlob

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The serine/threonine kinase Akt/PKB is a major downstream effector of growth factor-mediated cell survival. Activated Akt, like Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL, prevents closure of a PT pore component, the voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC); intracellular acidification; mitochondrial hyperpolarization; and the decline in oxidative phosphorylation that precedes(More)
The serine/threonine kinase Akt has been implicated in the control of cell survival and metabolism. Here we report the disruption of the most ubiquitously expressed member of the akt family of genes, akt1, in the mouse. Akt1(-/-) mice are viable but smaller when compared to wild-type littermates. In addition, the life span of Akt1(-/-) mice, upon exposure(More)
The serine/threonine kinase Akt inhibits mitochondrial cytochrome c release and apoptosis induced by a variety of proapoptotic stimuli. The antiapoptotic activity of Akt is coupled, at least in part, to its effects on cellular metabolism. Here, we provide genetic evidence that Akt is required to maintain hexokinase association with mitochondria. Targeted(More)
Analysis of amino-terminus mutants of c-Myc has allowed a systematic study of the interrelationship between Myc's ability to regulate transcription and its apoptotic, proliferative, and transforming functions. First, we have found that c-Myc-accelerated apoptosis does not directly correlate with its ability to transactivate transcription using the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to identify human genes that might prove useful in the diagnosis and therapy of primary breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Twenty-four matched pairs of invasive ductal breast cancer and corresponding benign breast tissue were investigated by a combination of laser microdissection and gene expression profiling.(More)
Glucose (Glc) metabolism protects cells against oxidant injury. By virtue of their central position in both Glc uptake and utilization, hexokinases (HKs) are ideally suited to contribute to these effects. Compatible with this hypothesis, endogenous HK activity correlates inversely with injury susceptibility in individual renal cell types. We recently(More)
Transgenic animals of the line 8 contain the WAP-SV-T transgene. Females of this line synthesise the SV40 T-antigen in mammary gland epithelial cells during pregnancy and the lactation period. All females are 'milk-less' and the offspring have to be nursed by foster mothers. The reason for this phenomenon is a premature apoptosis during late pregnancy.(More)
As shown recently, the SV40 T/t-antigens (T/t-ag) exert a strong apoptotic activity in mouse mammary gland epithelial cells (ME-cells) leading to premature gland involution at late pregnancy. This high spontaneous cell death rate (20%) is also maintained in T/t-ag positive ME-tissue culture cell lines (e.g., 8/61-A), but not in those ME-cells that have(More)
The ability of the hepatitis B virus (HBV)-encoded X protein (HBx) to coactivate transcription of viral and cellular genes has been implicated in the development of HBV-related liver cancer. To dissect the transformation and the transcription activation properties of HBx, we generated REV2 cell lines expressing the wild-type and different truncated versions(More)
The hepatitis B virus-encoded HBx protein coactivates transcription of viral and cellular genes, and it is believed to play an important role in hepatitis B virus-related liver cancer. HBx has been shown to alter the coordinated balance between proliferation and programmed cell death, being able to either induce or block apoptosis. Here, we demonstrate for(More)
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