Rolf Schaefer

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We have used a combination of high throughput functional genomics, computerized database mining and expression analyses to discover novel human tumor suppressor genes (TSGs). A genome-wide high throughput cDNA phenotype screen was established to identify genes that induce apoptosis or reduce cell viability. TSGs are expressed in normal tissue and frequently(More)
It has been observed previously that the number of iterations required to derive good model parameter values used by RANSAC-like model estimators is too optimistic. We present the derivation of an analytical formula that allows the calculation of the sufficient limit of iterations needed to obtain good parameter values with the prescribed probability for(More)
To ascertain whether autopsies still provide important information in the face of modern diagnostic procedures, the findings in 780 autopsies (543 men and 237 women: mean age 58 [1-94] years), performed between 1977 and 1990, were compared with the clinical diagnoses. Autopsy confirmed the clinical diagnosis in 74.9% of cases, a clinically not diagnosed(More)
We describe the clinicopathologic findings in a so far unrecognized thymic tumor. The tumor occurred in a 70-year-old woman with respiratory distress but neither myasthenia gravis nor other symptoms. Metastases or another primary tumor were absent. The well-circumscribed neoplasm was located in the thymic region, measured 18 x 12 x 8 cm, and showed a(More)
A genome-wide phenotype screen was used to identify factors and pathways that induce proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). HUVEC proliferation is a recognized marker for factors that modulate vascularization. Screening "hits" included known proangiogenic factors, such as VEGF, FGF1, and FGF2 and additional factors for which a(More)
A precordial tumor of the pericardium was radiologically diagnosed as the cause of an untypical clinical picture of heart disease in a 41-year-old soldier. As the patient had an increased asbestos exposure due to his profession, he was admitted to operation under the tentative diagnosis of a pericardial mesothelioma and the question of an occupational(More)
A variety of valuable therapeutic proteins are expressed in mammalian cells. Currently, rate-limiting for secretion of recombinant glycoproteins are activities in the secretory pathway of eukaryotic cells, i.e., folding and glycosylation of the naked polypeptide chain. In this paper we provide evidence that elevation of expression level alone is sufficient(More)
We describe a novel genetic screen that is performed by transfecting every individual clone of an expression clone collection into a separate population of cells in a high-throughput mode. We combined high-throughput functional genomics with experimental validation to discover human genes that ameliorate cytotoxic responses of neuronal HT-22 cells upon(More)