Michael Naumann

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Infection of gastric epithelial cells with Helicobacter pylori induces strong proinflammatory responses by activating nuclear transcription factors NF-κB and AP-1. Several reports indicate that multiple bacterial factors and cellular molecules are involved in this signaling. Injected peptidoglycan, CagA or OipA and urease, and at least 16 different(More)
The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is a conserved protein complex that regulates assembly and activity of cullin-RING ubiquitin ligases (CRLs). Ubiquitin-dependent degradation of the NF-kappaB inhibitor IkappaBalpha preceeds nuclear translocation of NF-kappaB. For the first time, we show here an inducible interaction of the CSN with IkappaBalpha and that the CSN(More)
Infection with the human microbial pathogen Helicobacter pylori is assumed to lead to invasive gastric cancer. We find that H. pylori activates the hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor receptor c-Met, which is involved in invasive growth of tumor cells. The H. pylori effector protein CagA intracellularly targets the c-Met receptor and promotes cellular(More)
The COP9/signalosome (CSN) is known to remove the stimulatory NEDD8 modification from cullins. The activity of the fission yeast cullins Pcu1p and Pcu3p is dramatically stimulated when retrieved from csn mutants but inhibited by purified CSN. This inhibition is independent of cullin deneddylation but mediated by the CSN-associated deubiquitylating enzyme(More)
Spatial and temporal modulation of intracellular Ca2+ fluxes controls the cellular response of B lymphocytes to antigen stimulation. Herein, we identify the hematopoietic adaptor protein Dok-3 (downstream of kinase-3) as a key component of negative feedback regulation in Ca2+ signaling from the B-cell antigen receptor. Dok-3 localizes at the inner leaflet(More)
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are the two entities of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). One of the main pathogenic mechanisms is probably a dysregulated immune response triggered by products of the enteric bacterial flora. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) inhibitor(More)
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the tumor necrosis factor, alpha-induced protein 3 gene, which encodes the ubiquitin-modifying protein A20, are linked to susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS), a demyelinating autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Since it is unresolved how A20 regulates MS pathogenesis, we examined its function in a(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the values of retentive forces of double crowns. The effect of the abutment height, the material of the inner crown, and the taper were evaluated. Sixty inner crowns each were fabricated from zirconia and a gold alloy having three different abutment heights (5, 7, and 9 mm) and two different tapers (0° and 2°). All(More)
The human core COP9 signalosome consists of eight subunits which have been identified, cloned and sequenced. The components of COP9 signalosome possess homologies with eight non-ATPase regulatory subunits of the 26S proteasome. These polypeptides of the 19S regulator form a reversibly binding subcomplex called the ‘lid’. We isolated the ‘lid’ from human red(More)
Colonization of the gastric epithelium by Helicobacter pylori induces the transcription factor nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells (NF-κB) and the innate immune response. Virulent strains of H. pylori carry a cag pathogenicity island (cagPAI), which encodes a type IV secretion system (T4SS). Recent publications have shown(More)