Malte Puchert

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How distinct stem cell populations originate and whether there is a clear stem cell "genetic signature" remain poorly understood. Understanding the evolution of stem cells requires molecular profiling of stem cells in an animal at a basal phylogenetic position. In this study, using transgenic Hydra polyps, we reveal for each of the three stem cell(More)
The phospholipase neutral sphingomyelinase (N-SMase) has been recognized as a major mediator of processes such as inflammation, development and growth, differentiation and death of cells, as well as in diseases such as Alzheimer's, atherosclerosis, heart failure, ischemia/reperfusion damage, or combined pituitary hormone deficiency. Although activation of(More)
The chemokine SDF-1/CXCL12 induces and modulates major steps of ontogenesis, regeneration and tumorigenesis. Depending on the organ or tissue, CXCL12 serves as a proliferation or cell survival factor, influences differentiation, induces adhesion and/or regulates cell migration. These functions are mediated by the two chemokine receptors, CXCR4 and CXCR7.(More)
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY Correction for “FoxO is a critical regulator of stem cell maintenance in immortalHydra,” by Anna-Marei Boehm, Konstantin Khalturin, Friederike Anton-Erxleben, Georg Hemmrich, Ulrich C. Klostermeier, Javier A. Lopez-Quintero, Hans-Heinrich Oberg, Malte Puchert, Philip Rosenstiel, Jörg Wittlieb, and Thomas C. G. Bosch, which appeared in(More)
Based on our previous demonstration of CXCR7 as the major mediator of CXCL12 signaling in cultured astrocytes, we have now compared astrocytic expression of the CXCL12 receptors, CXCR7 and CXCR4, during CNS development and disease. In addition, we asked whether disease-associated conditions/factors affect expression of CXCL12 receptors in astrocytes. In the(More)
The chemokine CXCL12 and its primary receptor, CXCR4, not only promote developmental myogenesis, but also muscle regeneration. CXCL12 chemoattracts CXCR4-positive satellite cells/blood-borne progenitors to the injured muscle, promotes myoblast fusion, partially with existing myofibers, and induces angiogenesis in regenerating muscles. Interestingly, the(More)
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