Robert Csonga

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Eukaryotic initiation factor 5A(eIF-5A) is a cellular cofactor require d for the function of the human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) Rev trans-activator protein. The majority of a set of eIF-5A mutants did not support growth of yeast cells having an inactivated genomic copy of eIF-5A, indicating that the introduced mutation eliminated eIF-5A(More)
Over the last few years, sphingolipids have been identified as potent second messenger molecules modulating cell growth and activation. A newly emerging facet to this class of lipids suggests a picture where the balance between two counterregulatory lipids (as shown in the particular example of ceramide and sphingosine-1-phosphate in T lymphocyte apoptosis)(More)
Over the last few years, sphingolipids have been identified as potent second messenger molecules modulating cell growth and activation. A newly emerging facet to this class of lipids suggests a picture where the balance between two counterregulatory lipids (as shown in the particular example of ceramide and sphingosine-1-phosphate in T lymphocyte apoptosis)(More)
IgE plus antigen-stimulated mast cells degranulate, synthesize leukotrienes and secrete cytokines. According to the coalescence model this process is initiated in specific membrane compartments termed rafts. There, enhanced levels of glycosphingolipids and cholesterol stabilize the interaction of FcepsilonRI and Lyn, and thus facilitate the first steps of(More)
Sphingosine, sphingosine-1-phosphate, and the more complex sphingolipid ceramide exert strong immunomodulatory effects on a variety of leukocytes. However, little is known regarding such a potential of glycosphingolipids, a class of sugar derivatives of sphingosine. Here we demonstrate that galactosylsphingosine, one of the smallest representatives of this(More)
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