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The epidermis, the outer layer of the skin composed of keratinocytes, is a stratified epithelium that functions as a barrier to protect the organism from dehydration and external insults. The epidermis develops depending on the transcription factor p63, a member of the p53 family of transcription factors. p63 is strongly expressed in the innermost basal(More)
We investigated the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) associated with replicative senescence in human primary keratinocytes. A cohort of miRNAs up-regulated in senescence was identified by genome-wide miRNA profiling, and their change in expression was validated in proliferative versus senescent cells. Among these, miRNA (miR)-138, -181a, -181b, and -130b(More)
The p53-family member TAp73 is a transcription factor that plays a key role in many biological processes. Here, we show that p73 drives the expression of microRNA (miR)-34a, but not miR-34b and -c, by acting on specific binding sites on the miR-34a promoter. Expression of miR-34a is modulated in parallel with that of TAp73 during in vitro differentiation of(More)
Keratinocyte replicative senescence has an important role in time-dependent changes of the epidermis, a tissue with high turnover. Senescence encompasses growth arrest during which cells remain metabolically active but acquire a typical enlarged, vacuolar and flattened morphology. It is also accompanied by the expression of endogenous(More)
The possible enzymatic activities of neuro- and cytoglobin as well as their potential function as substrates in enzymatic reactions were studied. Neuro- and cytoglobin are found to show no appreciable superoxide dismutase, catalase, and peroxidase activities. However, the internal disulfide bond (CD7-D5) of human neuroglobin can be reduced by thioredoxin(More)
The accurate classification of CLL and MBL is essential for the prospective testing of biologic markers that may, in the future, separate MBL into patients who have little likelihood of progression and those who are very likely to progress. Without the reclassification of early-stage CLL and MBL there will be continued confusion over this entity. We(More)
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