Peter Kronenberger

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Aberrant expression of microRNA-146a (miR-146a) has been reported to be involved in the development and progression of various types of cancers. However, its role in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of miR-146a to various aspects of the malignant phenotype of human NSCLCs.(More)
Intercellular adhesion molecule 1 and the low-density lipoprotein receptor are used for cell entry by major and minor receptor group human rhinoviruses (HRVs), respectively. Whereas minor-group viruses, exemplified by HRV2, transfer their genomic RNA to the cytoplasm through a pore in the endosomal membrane (E. Prchla, C. Plank, E. Wagner, D. Blaas, and R.(More)
The expression of several trypanosome surface antigen genes proceeds by duplication of a basic copy (BC) of the gene and transposition of the expression-linked copy (ELC) into an expression site. This site, which seems to be the same for different genes of the same repertoire, is located near a chromosome end. In the AnTat 1.1 antigen gene expression site,(More)
BACKGROUND The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a validated therapeutic target in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, current single agent receptor targeting does not achieve a maximal therapeutic effect, and some mutations confer resistance to current available agents. In the current study we have examined, in different NSCLC cell lines,(More)
R 78206 (a pyridazinamine derivative) inhibits the formation of poliovirus eclipse particles. Its effect on the intracellular location of poliovirus was studied by separating subcellular fractions in iso-osmotic Nycodenz gradients. The compound did not inhibit internalization of intact virus into small lipid vesicles, but it did inhibit the release of virus(More)
To understand the topology and mechanism of poliovirus uncoating, the question of whether intact virions can be endocytosed by the host cell was studied by a combination of various techniques. In order to prevent alteration of the virus to subviral particles, Hela cells were infected at 26 °C. At this temperature the majority of cell-associated virions(More)
Poliovirus type 1 (Mahoney) was treated with the capsid-binding pyridazinamine R 78206, followed by dialysis to remove free compound. Upon infection of HeLa cells by R 78206-pretreated virus, the formation of intra- and extracellular modified particles was completely inhibited, except for a small amount of empty capsids. The synthesis of viral proteins and(More)
HeLa cells were preincubated with radiolabelled poliovirus type 1 at 26 degrees C, such that the 160S virions were internalized, but not altered structurally. The temperature was then shifted to 37 degrees C to study the intracellular redistribution of the virions and the modifications they undergo at that temperature. Using subcellular fractionation in(More)
HeLa cells were infected with radiolabelled poliovirus at different temperatures, and the intracellular distribution of input radioactivity was studied. To this end, homogenates were fractionated by rate zonal centrifugation in linear isoosmotic (2 to 30%) Nycodenz gradients. Further purification of subcellular fractions was achieved by recentrifugation to(More)