Nicola Groll

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Acquired resistance to second generation BRAF inhibitors (BRAFis), like vemurafenib is limiting the benefits of long term targeted therapy for patients with malignant melanomas that harbor BRAF V600 mutations. Since many resistance mechanisms have been described, most of them causing a hyperactivation of the MAPK- or PI3K/AKT signaling pathways, one(More)
Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen, Markwiesenstr. 55, 72770 Reutlingen, Germany University of Tübingen, Dept. of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Wilhelmstr. 56, 72074 Tübingen, Germany c Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Dept. Food Safety, Max-Dohrn-Str. 8-10, 10589 Berlin, Germany University of(More)
Depending on their position within the liver lobule, hepatocytes fulfill different metabolic functions. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2E1 is a drug-metabolizing enzyme which is exclusively expressed in hepatocytes surrounding branches of the hepatic central vein. Previous publications have shown that signaling through the Wnt/β-catenin pathway, a major determinant(More)
The antiepileptic drug phenobarbital (PB) exerts hepatic effects related to cell proliferation and tumorigenesis which are closely linked to the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. This pathway is, amongst others, regulated by calpain proteases. We now identified PB as an inhibitor of Wnt/β-catenin signaling in mouse hepatoma cells. Further analyses revealed(More)
The antiepileptic drug phenobarbital (PB) exerts hepatic effect based on indirect activation of the constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) via inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the kinase Src. It has furthermore been observed that in mice PB suppresses the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma with overactive signaling through the(More)
A system-wide analysis of cell signaling involves detecting and quantifying a range of proteins and their posttranslational modification states in the same cellular sample. We propose a protocol for a miniaturized, bead-based array and describe its efficiency in characterizing the different forms and functions of β-catenin. The protocol provides detailed(More)
Various exogenous compounds, for example, the drugs bupropione and propofol, but also various cytostatics, are metabolized in the liver by the enzyme cytochrome P450 (P450) CYP2B6. Transcription from the CYP2B6 gene is regulated mainly via the transcription factors constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) and pregnane-X-receptor (PXR). Most hepatic cell lines(More)
UNLABELLED Dynamic protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are an integral part of cellular processes. The discovery of modulators that disrupt or stabilize such interactions is highly important to understand PPIs and address correlating diseases. Bead-based protein assays analyzing PPIs between bait- and prey-proteins exemplify emerging methodologies. To date,(More)
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