Peter Donner

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Celiac disease is characterized by small intestinal damage with loss of absorptive villi and hyperplasia of the crypts, typically leading to malabsorption. In addition to nutrient deficiencies, prolonged celiac disease is associated with an increased risk for malignancy, especially intestinal T-cell lymphoma. Celiac disease is precipitated by ingestion of(More)
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)
RuvBL1 is an evolutionarily highly conserved eukaryotic protein belonging to the AAA(+)-family of ATPases (ATPase associated with diverse cellular activities). It plays important roles in essential signaling pathways such as the c-Myc and Wnt pathways in chromatin remodeling, transcriptional and developmental regulation, and DNA repair and apoptosis. Herein(More)
We report the isolation and characterisation of cDNAs encoding three different, human members of the cysteine-rich secretory protein (CRISP) family. The novel CRISP-1 exists in five cDNA subtypes differing by the presence or absence of a stretch coding for a C-terminal cysteine-rich domain so far found in all members of the family, and by the length of(More)
Human leucine-rich repeat kinase 1 (LRRK1) is a multi-domain protein of unknown function belonging to the ROCO family of complex proteins. Here, we report the molecular characterization of human LRRK1 and show, for the first time, that LRRK1 is both a functional protein kinase and a GDP/GTP-binding protein. Binding of GTP to LRRK1 is specific, requires the(More)
Apoptin, a chicken anemia virus-encoded protein, is thought to be activated by a general tumor-specific pathway, because it induces apoptosis in a large number of human tumor or transformed cells but not in their normal, healthy counterparts. Here, we show that Apoptin is phosphorylated robustly both in vitro and in vivo in tumor cells but negligibly in(More)
RuvBL1 (RuvB-like 1) and its homolog RuvBL2 are evolutionarily highly conserved AAA(+) ATPases essential for many cellular activities. They play an important role in chromatin remodeling, transcriptional regulation and DNA damage repair. RuvBL1 and RuvBL2 are overexpressed in different types of cancer and interact with major oncogenic factors, such as(More)
Triabin, a new thrombin inhibitor, has been purified from the saliva of Triatoma pallidipennis, a blood-sucking triatomine bug. It forms a noncovalent complex with thrombin at a molar ratio of 1:1, inhibits thrombin-induced platelet aggregation, and prolongs thrombin clotting time and activated partial thromboplastin time. However, it only minimally(More)
Fibronectin splice variant ED B (extracellular domain B) is a promising marker for angiogenesis in growing solid tumors. Currently, recombinant antibodies against ED B are being investigated concerning their potential use, for either therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. Single-chain antibody fragments directed against the ED B can be efficiently expressed in(More)
The human egg may only be fertilized by one spermatozoon to prevent polyploidy. In most mammals, the primary block to polyspermy occurs at the zona pellucida (ZP). Little is known of the human ZP and the changes occurring following fertilization to prevent polyploidy. Using antibodies directed against synthetic peptides predicted from the human ZP2 and ZP3(More)