Parvin Davarnia

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Programmed necrosis is important in many (patho)physiological settings. For specific therapeutic intervention, however, a better knowledge is required whether necrosis occurs through one single “core program” or through several independent pathways. Previously, the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) pathway has been suggested as a crucial element of tumor(More)
The cytokine TRAIL represents one of the most promising candidates for the apoptotic elimination of tumor cells, either alone or in combination therapies. However, its efficacy is often limited by intrinsic or acquired resistance of tumor cells to apoptosis. Programmed necrosis is an alternative, molecularly distinct mode of programmed cell death that is(More)
The inhibitor of κB kinase ε (IKKε) is pivotal for an efficient innate immune response to viral infections and has been recognized as breast cancer oncogene. The antiviral function of IKKε involves activation of the transcription factors IFN regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) and NF-κB, thus inducing the expression of type I IFN. Here, we have identified two novel(More)
The generation of discriminative, monospecific anti-HLA antibodies used to be a difficult endeavor. Phage display technology, using single-chain antibody fragments (scFv) offers a powerful alternative obtaining target-specific, genetically stable reagents. Most of scFv obtained to date have been enriched by panning phage libraries to solid-phase coupled(More)
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules induce inhibitory signals on natural killer (NK) cells via killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR). We recently reported a human single-chain antibody (scFv#1), which recognizes an epitope on HLA-Cw6 (genotype: *0602). Flow cytometry showed scFv#1 binding to HLA-Cw6 (strong) and also to(More)
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