Meike Boosen

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Inflammatory glomerular kidney diseases are often accompanied with a massive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that affect the function of the glomerular filtration barrier and contribute to mesangiolysis via the induction of cell death in mesangial cells. Intriguingly, ROS also trigger fine-tuned signalling processes that affect gene expression(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE So far, there is only limited information about the regulation of the endogenous synthesis of hydrogen sulfide (H(2) S), an important gaseous signalling molecule. This study was done to evaluate the redox-dependent signalling events that regulate the expression of the H(2) S synthesising enzyme cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) in rat(More)
Renal mesangial cells are regarded as main players in glomerular inflammatory diseases. To investigate a possible crosstalk between inflammatory and hypoxia-driven signaling processes, we stimulated cultured mouse mesangial cells with different inflammatory agents and analyzed the expression of prolyl hydroxylase domain containing proteins (PHDs), the main(More)
Cytokines and nitric oxide (NO) stimulate rat mesangial cells to synthesize and secrete inflammatory mediators. To understand better the signaling pathways that contribute to this response, we exposed rat mesangial cells to the prototypic inflammatory cytokine IL-1beta and analyzed the changes in the pattern of gene expression. IL-1beta downregulated the(More)
Accumulating lines of evidence indicate that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) contributes to the processing of chronic pain. However, the sources of H2S production in the nociceptive system are poorly understood. Here we investigated the expression of the H2S releasing enzyme cystathionine γ-lyase (CSE) in the nociceptive system and characterized its role in chronic(More)
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