Martina Schneider

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The polarized architecture of epithelial cells depends on the highly stereotypic distribution of cellular junctions and other membrane-associated protein complexes. In epithelial cells of the Drosophila embryo, three distinct domains subdivide the lateral plasma membrane. The most apical one comprises the subapical complex (SAC). It is followed by the(More)
The Bicoid (Bcd) protein gradient is generally believed to be established in pre-blastoderm Drosophila embryos by the diffusion of Bcd protein after translation of maternal mRNA, which serves as a strictly localized source of Bcd at the anterior pole. However, we previously published evidence that the Bcd gradient is preceded by a bcd mRNA gradient. Here,(More)
The two homologous genes for the P700 chlorophyll a-apoproteins (ps1A1 and ps1A2) are encoded by the plastom in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardii. The structure and organization of the two genes were determined by comparison with the homologous genes from maize using data from heterologous hybridizations as well as from DNA and RNA sequencing. While(More)
The transmembrane protein Dystroglycan is a central element of the dystrophin-associated glycoprotein complex, which is involved in the pathogenesis of many forms of muscular dystrophy. Dystroglycan is a receptor for multiple extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules such as Laminin, agrin and perlecan, and plays a role in linking the ECM to the actin(More)
The three DNA methyltransferase (DNMT)-inhibiting cytosine nucleoside analogues, azacitidine, decitabine and zebularine, which are currently studied as nonintensive therapy for myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), differ in structure and metabolism, suggesting that they may have differential molecular activity. We investigated(More)
Dystroglycan (Dg) is a widely expressed extracellular matrix (ECM) receptor required for muscle viability, synaptogenesis, basementmembrane formation and epithelial development. As an integral component of the Dystrophin-associated glycoprotein complex, Dg plays a central role in linking the ECM and the cytoskeleton. Disruption of this linkage in skeletal(More)
A peptide homologous to the Drosophila melanogaster sex-peptide (SP) was isolated from Drosophila suzukii accessory glands and its amino acid sequence determined. The D. suzukii peptide contains 41 amino acids and has a calculated molecular weight of 5100 Da. Comparison of the sequences reveals strong homologies in the N-terminal and C-terminal parts of the(More)
Xenopus cadherin-11 (Xcadherin-11) is an exceptional cadherin family member, which is predominantly expressed in cranial neural crest cells (NCCs). Apart from mediating cell-cell adhesion it promotes cranial NCC migration by initiating filopodia and lamellipodia formation. Here, we demonstrate an unexpected function of Xcadherin-11 in NCC specification by(More)
Human cancers are characterized by a high degree of drug resistance. The multidrug resistance transporters MDR1-P-glycoprotein (ABCB1) and ABCC2 (MRP2) are expressed in a variety of human cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The ABCC2 gene encodes a membrane protein involved in the ATP-dependent transport of conjugates of lipophilic(More)