Kira Bettermann

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There is growing evidence that chronic inflammatory processes are involved in triggering the sequence from chronic liver injury to liver fibrosis, ultimately leading to liver cancer. In the last years this process has been recapitulated in a growing number of different mouse models. However, it has remained unclear whether and how these mouse models reflect(More)
BACKGROUND Spinophilin, a multifunctional intracellular scaffold protein, is reduced in certain types of cancer and is regarded as a novel putative tumour suppressor protein. However, the role of spinophilin in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has never been explored before. METHODS In this study, we determined for the first time the expression pattern of(More)
Nogo is a member of the reticulon family. Our understanding of the physiological functions of the Nogo-A protein has grown over the last few years, and this molecule is now recognized as one of the most important axonal regrowth inhibitors present in central nervous system (CNS) myelin. Nogo-A plays other important roles in nervous system development,(More)
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