Katja Steiger

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Although spontaneous and medically induced canine embryonic or fetal death and "resorption" are clinically well documented, morphological studies of these processes are still missing. The objective of this study was therefore a detailed morphological investigation of canine placental sites after embryonic or fetal death. In five pregnant beagle bitches,(More)
Here, we show CRISPR/Cas9-based targeted somatic multiplex-mutagenesis and its application for high-throughput analysis of gene function in mice. Using hepatic single guide RNA (sgRNA) delivery, we targeted large gene sets to induce hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). We observed Darwinian selection of target genes,(More)
Ewing sarcoma, an osteolytic malignancy that mainly affects children and young adults, is characterized by early metastasis to lung and bone. In this study, we identified the pro-metastatic gene DKK2 as a highly overexpressed gene in Ewing sarcoma compared with corresponding normal tissues. Using RNA interference, we showed that DKK2 was critical for(More)
UNLABELLED Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a lethal disease. Late detection of then nonresectable or metastasized tumors emphasizes the need for novel imaging approaches. Here, we report on so far nonexploited potentials of αvβ3 integrin-targeted molecular imaging technologies for detection of PDAC using genetically engineered mouse models. (More)
Here we describe a conditional piggyBac transposition system in mice and report the discovery of large sets of new cancer genes through a pancreatic insertional mutagenesis screen. We identify Foxp1 as an oncogenic transcription factor that drives pancreatic cancer invasion and spread in a mouse model and correlates with lymph node metastasis in human(More)
Mouse transgenesis has provided fundamental insights into pancreatic cancer, but is limited by the long duration of allele/model generation. Here we show transfection-based multiplexed delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 to the pancreas of adult mice, allowing simultaneous editing of multiple gene sets in individual cells. We use the method to induce pancreatic cancer(More)
Formalin-fixed, paraffin wax-embedded fetal membranes from 76 cases of equine abortion were examined immunohistochemically for equine herpesvirus (EHV)-1 antigen. Of the 76 cases, 11 had been proved EHV-1-positive by diagnostic methods applied to the aborted fetuses (viral isolation in tissue culture, or immunohistochemical examination, or both). Of the 11(More)
UNLABELLED Despite in vivo mapping of integrin αvβ3 expression being thoroughly investigated in recent years, its clinical value is still not well defined. For imaging of angiogenesis, the integrin subtype α5β1 appears to be a promising target, for which purpose we designed the PET radiopharmaceutical (68)Ga-aquibeprin. METHODS (68)Ga-aquibeprin was(More)
Over the past decade, there have been substantial improvements in our knowledge of pancreatic neoplasms and their precursor lesions. Extensive genetic analyses, recently using high-throughput molecular techniques and next-generation sequencing methodologies, and the development of sophisticated genetically engineered mouse models closely recapitulating(More)