Petra Doerfler

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Pax-8, a member of the paired box-containing gene family, was shown to be coexpressed with Pax-2 in several human kidney carcinoma cell lines. Four different Pax-8 mRNA isoforms, a to d, were cloned from one of these cell lines by polymerase chain reaction amplification, and the Pax-8 gene was isolated from a human cosmid library. Analysis of the(More)
BSAP has been identified previously as a transcription factor that is expressed at early, but not late, stages of B-cell differentiation. Biochemical purification and cDNA cloning has now revealed that BSAP belongs to the family of paired domain proteins. BSAP is encoded by the Pax-5 gene and has been highly conserved between human and mouse. An intact(More)
The CD19 protein is expressed on the surface of all B-lymphoid cells with the exception of terminally differentiated plasma cells and has been implicated as a signal-transducing receptor in the control of proliferation and differentiation. Here we demonstrate complete correlation between the expression pattern of the CD19 gene and the B-cell-specific(More)
The Pax-5 gene codes for the transcription factor BSAP which is essential for the progression of adult B lymphopoiesis beyond an early progenitor (pre-BI) cell stage. Although several genes have been proposed to be regulated by BSAP, CD19 is to date the only target gene which has been genetically confirmed to depend on this transcription factor for its(More)
Pax-5 encodes the transcription factor BSAP which plays an essential role in early B cell development and midbrain patterning. In this study we have analysed the structural requirements for transcriptional activation by BSAP. In vitro mutagenesis and transient transfection experiments indicate that the C-terminal serine/threonine/proline-rich region of BSAP(More)
Enzymatic reduction of physiological Fe(III) complexes of the "labile iron pool" has not been studied so far. By use of spectrophotometric assays based on the oxidation of NAD(P)H and formation of [Fe(II) (1,10-phenanthroline)3]2+ as well as by utilizing electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometry, it was demonstrated that the NAD(P)H-dependent flavoenzyme(More)
Type I hypersensitivity is characterized by the overreaction of the immune system against otherwise innocuous substances. It manifests as allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, allergic asthma or atopic dermatitis if mast cells are activated in the respective organs. In case of systemic mast cell activation, life-threatening anaphylaxis may occur.(More)
BACKGROUND Current standard medications for the treatment of allergic inflammation consist primarily of glucocorticoids and anti-histamines, but adverse side effects or insufficient responsiveness by patient subpopulations illustrate the need for safe and novel alternatives. Thus, there is a demand to develop a porcine model that is able to mimic mast(More)
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