Kristina Witt

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The heparin-binding properties of human plasma apolipoproteins B-100 and E (apoB-100 and E) of low density lipoproteins (LDL), thrombin, and antithrombin-III (AT-III) were investigated. A highly reactive heparin (HRH) to apoB-100 was isolated by chromatography of crude heparin on a column of LDL immobilized to Affi-Gel 10. This HRH showed a high,(More)
The nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite paste Ostim represents a fully degradable synthetic bone substitute for the filling of bone defects. Herein, we investigated in vivo the inflammatory and angiogenic host tissue response to this biomaterial after implantation. For this purpose, Ostim was implanted into the dorsal skinfold chambers of Syrian golden hamsters.(More)
Human plasma low density lipoproteins (LDL) contain one major apoprotein of apparent Mr = 550,000 designated apolipoprotein B-100 (apo-B-100) and in some LDL preparations, minor components termed apo-B-74 (Mr = 410,000) and apo-B-26 (Mr = 145,000). The structural and metabolic relationships among these LDL apoproteins remain obscure. In the present study,(More)
Treatment of hematological malignancies by adoptive transfer of activated natural killer (NK) cells is limited by poor postinfusion persistence. We compared the ability of interleukin-2 (IL-2) and IL-15 to sustain human NK-cell functions following cytokine withdrawal to model postinfusion performance. In contrast to IL-2, IL-15 mediated stronger signaling(More)
A ligand-blotting procedure which allows detection of heparin-binding proteins is described. Crude commercial heparin was fractionated by chromatography on a column of human plasma low-density lipoproteins immobilized to Sepharose CL-4B. Chromatography yielded an unbound and a bound fraction of heparin, designated URH and HRH, respectively. The HRH fraction(More)
O1 IL-15 primes an mTOR-regulated gene-expression program to prolong anti-tumor capacity of human natural killer cells Andreas Lundqvist, Vincent van Hoef, Xiaonan Zhang, Erik Wennerberg, Julie Lorent, Kristina Witt, Laia Masvidal Sanz, Shuo Liang, Shannon Murray, Ola Larsson, Rolf Kiessling, Yumeng Mao Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Stockholms Lan,(More)
Metastatic melanoma is a fatal disease that responds poorly to classical treatments but can be targeted by T cell-based immunotherapy. Cancer vaccines have the potential to generate long-lasting cytotoxic CD8(+) T cell responses able to eradicate established and disseminated tumors. Vaccination against antigens expressed by tumor cells with enhanced(More)
Earlier reports left the number of enzymes that catalyzed phenol, androgen, estrogen, bile acid and glucocorticoid sulfation obscure. Here, we have utilized chromatographic, immunochemical and endocrinologic methods to compare and differentiate these enzymes in rat liver. Sulfotransferases I, II, and III--which sulfate glucocorticoids--were used in this(More)
Regulatory T cells (Treg) suppress anti-tumor immune responses and their infiltration in the tumor microenvironment is associated with inferior prognosis in cancer patients. Thus, in order to enhance anti-tumor immune responses, selective depletion of Treg is highly desired. We found that treatment with zoledronic acid (ZA) resulted in a selective decrease(More)