Sabine Kahmann

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Beta-catenin is critical for intercellular adhesion and also plays a role as a transcription activating protein in the Wnt signalling pathway. Increased protein levels and mutation of the beta-catenin gene have been demonstrated in various cancers; however, the role of beta-catenin in gastric cancer remains largely unknown. Using gastric cancer tissues and(More)
PURPOSE Beta-catenin (beta-catenin) participates in intercellular adhesion and is an integral part of the Wnt signaling pathway. The role of beta-catenin in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer and its metastasis is largely unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS Immunohistochemistry and Western blot analysis were used to analyze the expression of beta-catenin in 87(More)
A new method for mutation detection is described, which is a technical advancement of the protein truncation test. The new technique is non-radioactive and highly sensitive for detection of virtually all sequence mutations, which lead to a stop signal or to the shift of the translation frame. The method includes four steps: 1) capture of the interesting(More)
 Steroid hormone receptors constitute a family of inducible transcription factors that mediate the multifold effects of steroids on development, reproduction, proliferation, and cellular homeostasis. Activation through the binding of the cognate hormone enables the receptors to bind with high affinity to specific response elements in the promoters of target(More)
Activators of protein kinase A have been shown to affect the transactivation potential of progestins and antiprogestins. To analyze the mechanisms and factors involved, we have created HeLa and CV1 cell clones stably expressing isoform B of progesterone receptor. In the HeLa cell background, the progesterone antagonist RU486 significantly induces(More)
Apart from its role in cell-adhesion, beta-catenin is regarded as an oncoprotein, the cytoplasmic level of which is regulated by APC as a tumor suppressor protein. Changes of chromosome 5q, the region that includes the APC-gene, are known to be important in the pathogenesis of fibromatosis; however, little is known about the significance of APC and(More)
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