Ralf Koehntop

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BACKGROUND Ion channels are key determinants for the function of excitable cells, but little is known about their role and involvement during cardiac development. Earlier work identified Ca(2+)-activated potassium channels of small and intermediate conductance (SKCas) as important regulators of neural stem cell fate. Here we have investigated their impact(More)
Ductal concretions in chronic pancreatitis (CP) are one of the causes of ductal obstruction, resulting in pancreatic ductal hypertension (PDH) and duct ectasia. Ductal epithelium subjected to chronic stress by PDH may undergo molecular alterations, thereby not only initiating and sustaining the inflammatory process but also activating molecules that have(More)
The protein kinase D isoenzymes PKD1/2/3 are prominent downstream targets of PKCs (Protein Kinase Cs) and phospholipase D in various biological systems. Recently, we identified PKD isoforms as novel mediators of tumour cell-endothelial cell communication, tumour cell motility and metastasis. Although PKD isoforms have been implicated in physiological/tumour(More)
Cell fate decisions and pluripotency, but also malignancy depend on networks of key transcriptional regulators. The T-box transcription factor TBX3 has been implicated in the regulation of embryonic stem cell self-renewal and cardiogenesis. We have recently discovered that forced TBX3 expression in embryonic stem cells promotes mesendoderm specification(More)
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