Magdalena Steiner

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LRR-extensins (LRX) form a family of structural cell wall proteins containing a receptor-like domain. The functional analysis of Arabidopsis LRX1 has shown that it is involved in cell morphogenesis of root hairs. In this work, we have studied LRX2, a paralog of LRX1. LRX2 expression is mainly found in roots and is responsive to factors promoting or(More)
We report that hypofunctional alleles of WNT1 cause autosomal-recessive osteogenesis imperfecta, a congenital disorder characterized by reduced bone mass and recurrent fractures. In consanguineous families, we identified five homozygous mutations in WNT1: one frameshift mutation, two missense mutations, one splice-site mutation, and one nonsense mutation.(More)
The lysis inhibitor protein S107 and the lysis effector protein S105 start at Met codons 1 and 3 of the Lambda S gene, respectively. The antagonistic action of both proteins precisely schedules lysis by formation of a non-specific lesion in the inner membrane through which the Lambda-encoded murein transglycosylase can pass. Here, we show that the main(More)
In most bacteriophages of gram-negative bacteria, the phage endolysin is released to its murein substrate through a lesion in the inner membrane. The lesion is brought about by a second phage-encoded lysis function. For the first time, we present evidence that the same strategy is elaborated by a phage of a gram-positive bacterium. Thus, there appears to be(More)
Using a mutant hepatocyte cell line in which E-cadherin and beta-catenin are completely depleted from the cell surface, and, consequently, fail to form adherens junctions, we have investigated adherens junction requirement for apical-basolateral polarity development and polarized membrane trafficking. It is shown that these hepatocytes retain the capacity(More)
Holins represent phage encoded lysis functions required for transit of the phage murein hydrolases to the periplasm. The Lambda S, phage 21 S, and P22 13 holin genes contain a dual translational start motif, beginning with Met1-Lys2-X-Met3. In all cases both start codons at the 5' end of the respective holin gene are utilized. The resulting polypeptides(More)
Using a mutant hepatocyte cell line in which E-cadherin and -catenin are completely depleted from the cell surface, and, consequently, fail to form adherens junctions, we have investigated adherens junction requirement for apical–basolateral polarity development and polarized membrane trafficking. It is shown that these hepatocytes retain the capacity to(More)
Semi-natural pastures have rich plant and animal communities of high conservation value which depend on extensive management. As the area of such land decreases, abandoned semi-natural grasslands have been restored to re-establish biodiversity. Restoration schemes, which include thinning of woody plants and reintroduction of grazing, are mainly designed(More)