Mayumi Gassmann

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Deficiencies in oxygenation are widespread in solid tumors. The transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1alpha is an important mediator of the hypoxic response of tumor cells and controls the up-regulation of a number of factors important for solid tumor expansion, including the angiogenic factor vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). We(More)
Triggering of the T cell antigen receptor/CD3 (TcR/CD3) complex leads to rapid tyrosine phosphorylation of regulatory proteins that participate in initiating T cell activation and proliferation. This signal transduction event requires the presence of the TcR/CD3-associated protein tyrosine kinase p59fyn. There is also evidence that the CD45 phosphotyrosine(More)
Little is known about the molecular mechanisms that control adrenomedullin (AM) production in human cancers. We demonstrate here that the expression of AM mRNA in a variety of human tumor cell lines is highly induced in a time-dependent manner by reduced oxygen tension (1% O2) or exposure to hypoxia mimetics such as desferrioxamine mesylate (DFX) or CoCl2.(More)
Src family protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) play an essential role in antigen receptor-initiated lymphocyte activation. Their activity is largely regulated by a negative regulatory tyrosine which is a substrate for the activating action of the CD45 phosphotyrosine phosphatase (PTPase) or, conversely, the suppressing action of the cytosolic p50csk PTK. Here(More)
Accumulating data suggest that the T-cell surface antigen CD4 transduces an independent signal during antigen-mediated T-cell activation. In vitro studies which showed that the cytoplasmic protein tyrosine kinase p56lck is present in anti-CD4 immunoprecipitates led to the model that p56lck is associated with the cytoplasmic domain of CD4. In this report we(More)
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) consists of three different isoforms, PDGF-AA, PDGF-AB and PDGF-BB, which bind to at least two types of receptors: the B-receptor, to which only PDGF-BB binds, and the A/B receptor, to which all three isoforms bind. Microinjection of synthetic mRNA in Xenopus laevis oocytes was used to obtain cell-surface expression of(More)
The binding of antigen to the multicomponent T cell antigen receptor (TcR)-CD3 complex leads to the activation of several signal transduction pathways which result in T lymphocyte proliferation and lymphokine secretion by molecular mechanisms and catalytic molecules as yet poorly defined. One of the earliest events that follows the triggering of the(More)
CD2 is a cell surface receptor molecule which has been implicated in cell-cell adhesion and signaling functions in T lymphocytes and natural killer cells. The mechanism by which extracellular stimuli induce CD2-regulated signal transduction events is largely unknown. However, there is increasing evidence that in cells of hematopoietic origin several(More)
Tyrosine phosphorylation of several intracellular proteins is observed very early during T cell activation. p56lck, a non-receptor src-like protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) which is associated with the intracellular domains of CD4 and CD8 co-receptors, has been implicated in these early signal transduction events. Furthermore, recent experiments indicate that(More)
The Ets proteins are a family of transcription factors characterized by an evolutionarily conserved DNA binding domain that controls key cellular processes. Prostate-derived Ets transcription factor (PDEF), a member of the Ets family, is reported to be present in tissues with high epithelial content, notably breast and prostate. However, the role of PDEF in(More)
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