Martin Eggert

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The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is a ligand-dependent transcription factor that is able to modulate gene activity by binding to its response element, interacting with other transcription factors, and contacting several accessory proteins such as coactivators. Here we show that GRIP120, one of the factors we have identified to interact with the(More)
Some members of nuclear hormone receptors, such as the thyroid hormone receptor (TR), silence gene expression in the absence of the hormone. Corepressors, which bind to the receptor's silencing domain, are involved in this repression. Hormone binding leads to dissociation of corepressors and binding of coactivators, which in turn mediate gene activation.(More)
We report the distribution of phosphorylation sites in murine lamins A and C (A-type lamins) in vitro and in vivo followed by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography and microsequencing of peptides spanning the almost complete lamin sequence. We show that two distinct protein kinases, cell-division-cycle-2 kinase (cdc2 kinase) and protein(More)
In a comparative proteome analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), we analyzed 130 two-dimensional gels obtained from 33 healthy control individuals and 32 patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We found 16 protein spots that are deregulated in patients with RA and, using peptide mass fingerprinting and Western blot analyses,(More)
The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is a ligand dependent transcription factor, which regulates the transcription of multiple hormone-dependent genes. The transcriptional regulation by GR takes place by interaction of GR with the basal transcription machinery and by recruiting glucocorticoid receptor interacting proteins (GRIPs). Previously we identified hnRNP(More)
Using an ATP-depletion paradigm to augment glucocorticoid receptor (GR) binding to the nuclear matrix, we have identified a minimal segment of the receptor that constitutes a nuclear matrix targeting signal (NMTS). While previous studies implicated a role for the receptor's DNA-binding domain in nuclear matrix targeting, we show here that this domain of rat(More)
We compared the expression levels of proteins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of healthy control individuals to those of patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using a proteomics approach. Using two-dimensional electrophoresis we identified 18 proteins that were 2-fold or more highly expressed in patients than in controls, and 11(More)
OBJECTIVE Antibody subclasses reflect specific immunological processes and may be indicative of the underlying pathological pattern in an autoimmune disease like RA. We therefore quantified anti-cyclic citrullinated peptides (CCP) and anti- citrullinated vimentin (MCV) IgG subclass titres in RA patients and compared them with the respective titres of(More)
Isolated interphase lamin C, obtained from Ehrlich ascites tumor cells, was digested by Lys-C endoproteinase, the resulting peptides separated by reversed-phase HPLC and subjected to microsequencing in order to identify phosphorylation sites in interphase and following phosphorylation in vitro by cdc2-kinase, protein kinase C (PKC) and protein kinase A(More)
Glucocorticoids (GC) are the most powerful anti-inflammatory drugs used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, endogenous GC are involved in numerous physiological processes. Most of their effects are mediated by the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) via activation or repression of gene expression. Whereas activation(More)