Katja Bohmann

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Coiled bodies are conserved subnuclear domains found in both plant and animal cells. They contain a subset of splicing snRNPs and several nucleolar antigens, including Nopp140 and fibrillarin. In addition, autoimmune patient sera have identified a coiled body specific protein, called p80 coilin. In this study we show that p80 coilin is ubiquitously(More)
There is increasing interest in studying how specific metabolic activities within the nucleus are organised into functional domains. The best known example is the nucleolus where rRNA genes are transcribed and rRNA processed and assembled into ribosomal units. Other subnuclear domains have been known for many years through morphological studies but are only(More)
Coiled bodies are conserved subnuclear organelles that contain splicing snRNPs, a subset of nucleolar antigens, and the autoantigen p80 coilin. Most nuclei contain one to five nucleoplasmic coiled bodies, often with one or more located at the nucleolar periphery. Here we show that exposure of mammalian cells to low levels of the specific Ser/Thr protein(More)
The coiled body is a specific intranuclear structure of unknown function that is enriched in splicing small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNPs). Because adenoviruses make use of the host cell-splicing machinery and subvert the normal subnuclear organization, we initially decided to investigate the effect of adenovirus infection on the coiled body. The(More)
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase reactant, is an independent predictor of coronary artery syndromes and a mediator of the vascular response to injury. CRP has been found in arterialized vein grafts and has been linked to atherogenesis; however, its involvement in vein graft early failure or intimal hyperplasia has not been assessed. This(More)
OBJECTIVE Vein graft arterialization results in activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) extracellular signal-regulated kinases-1 and -2 (ERK1/2), which have been implicated in cell proliferation, migration, and apoptosis. The goal of our study was to characterize the effect of MAPK inhibition on intimal hyperplasia (IH) in arterialized(More)
Inducible phosphorylation or dephosphorylation of transcription factors is an important mechanism of signal-dependent gene regulation in eukaryotic cells. This paper describes a combination of techniques that can be used to study the effect of this covalent protein modification on the DNA-binding activity of transcription factors. The protein of interest is(More)
Vein graft failure following bypass surgery is a frequent and important clinical problem. The vascular injury caused by arterialization is responsible for vein graft intimal hyperplasia, a lesion generated by medial smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration into the intima, increased extracellular matrix deposition, and formation of a thick neointima.(More)
Oligo(2'-O-alkylribonucleotides) have been synthesized in which alkyl is methyl, allyl and butyl. The various phosphoramidite monomers of 2'-O-alkyl uridine, cytidine, adenosine, guanosine, inosine and 2,6-diaminopurine riboside have been synthesized from a minimum of key intermediates. Extra protection of the lactam function in uracil and hypoxanthine(More)
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