Marlies Eilers

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Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia (CAMT) is a rare disease presenting with isolated thrombocytopenia in infancy and developing into a pancytopenia in later childhood. Thrombopoietin (TPO) is the main regulator of thrombocytopoiesis and has also been demonstrated to be an important factor in early hematopoiesis. We analyzed 9 patients with CAMT for(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Histone deacetylation regulates chromatin remodeling and transcriptional down-regulation of specific genomic regions; it is altered in many types of cancer cells. We searched for microRNAs (miRs) that are affected by histone deacetylation and investigated the effects in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. METHODS HCC cell lines (HepG2,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Modulation of microRNA expression is a potential treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, the epigenetically regulated microRNA-449 family (miR-449a, miR-449b, miR-449c) was characterized with regards to its functional effects and target genes in HCC. METHODS After transfection of miR-449a, miR-449b, and/or miR-449c,(More)
Thrombopoietin (TPO) is the main regulator of megakaryopoiesis and influences also the function of mature platelets. TPO has been shown to synergize in multiple platelet activation processes induced by various agonists. Our aim was to elucidate whether TPO affects calcium signaling during platelet activation processes. TPO demonstrated a synergistic effect(More)
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