Myriam Schaefer

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The crystal structures of the human androgen receptor (hAR) and human progesterone receptor ligand-binding domains in complex with the same ligand metribolone (R1881) have been determined. Both three-dimensional structures show the typical nuclear receptor fold. The change of two residues in the ligand-binding pocket between the human progesterone receptor(More)
Chlamydia pneumoniae causes respiratory infections. In chronic diseases associated with Chlamydia, such as arteriosclerosis, C. pneumoniae is present in a persistent form, which might participate in pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory disease. To elucidate how these intracellular bacteria modulate host-cells during persistence, we compared the expression(More)
their effects at the level of the mitochondria, and that the toxicity of the Atg5 cleavage fragment can be abrogated by Bcl-2. Another level of complexity is introduced into this cross-talk, since the major pathway for mitochondrial clearance is via autophagy. Indeed, levels of mitochondria accumulate when autophagy is blocked, while mitochondrial load(More)
The anaphylatoxic peptide C3a is a pro-inflammatory mediator generated during complement activation, whose specific G protein coupled receptor is expressed on granulocytes, monocytes, mast cells, activated lymphocytes, and in the nervous tissue. We have generated RBL-2H3 cell clones stably expressing mutants of the human C3a-receptor (C3aR) with combined(More)
The anaphylatoxin C3a is a proinflammatory mediator generated during complement activation. The tight control of C3a receptor (C3aR) expression is crucial for the regulation of anaphylatoxin-mediated effects. Key factors regulating constitutive expression of the C3aR in the mast cell line HMC-1 and receptor induction by dibutyryl-cAMP in monomyeloblastic(More)
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