Stefan Duensing

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Prior studies of Ki-67, cyclin E, and p16 expression have suggested that these biomarkers may be preferentially expressed in cervical neoplasia. This study examined and compared the distribution of staining for these three antigens in 1) normal and reactive epithelial changes, 2) diagnostically challenging cases (atypical metaplasia and atypical atrophy),(More)
Loss of genomic integrity is a defining feature of many human malignancies, including human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated preinvasive and invasive genital squamous lesions. Here we show that aberrant mitotic spindle pole formation caused by abnormal centrosome numbers represents an important mechanism in accounting for numeric chromosomal alterations in(More)
The human papillomavirus (HPV) E7 protein is one of only two viral proteins that remain expressed in HPV-associated human cancers. HPV E7 proteins share structural and functional similarities with oncoproteins encoded by other small DNA tumor viruses such as adenovirus E1A and SV40 large tumor antigen. The HPV E7 protein plays an important role in the viral(More)
The development of genomic instability is a hallmark of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) associated cervical carcinogenesis. We have previously shown that the HPV-16 E7 oncoprotein rapidly subverts mitotic fidelity by inducing abnormal centrosome numbers and multipolar mitotic spindles. Here we report that expression of HPV-16 E6 and E7 independently(More)
We report the characterization of Cep170, a forkhead-associated (FHA) domain protein of previously unknown function. Cep170 was identified in a yeast two-hybrid screen for interactors of Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1). In human cells, Cep170 is constantly expressed throughout the cell cycle but phosphorylated during mitosis. It interacts with Plk1 in vivo and(More)
Several drugs approved for a variety of indications have been shown to exhibit antiangiogenic effects. Our study focuses on the PPARgamma ligand rosiglitazone, a compound widely used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, that PPARgamma is highly expressed in tumor endothelium and is activated by(More)
Genomic instability is a hallmark of most human cancers including high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated anogenital neoplasia. The two HPV-encoded oncoproteins, E6 and E7, can independently induce chromosomal abnormalities. We summarize the current state of knowledge concerning HPV-induced genomic instability and discuss its significance in the(More)
Abnormal centrosome numbers are detected in virtually all cancers. The molecular mechanisms that underlie centrosome amplification, however, are poorly characterized. Based on the model that each maternal centriole serves as a template for the formation of one and only one daughter centriole per cell division cycle, the prevailing view is that centriole(More)
Centrosomes duplicate only once per cell cycle, but the controls that govern this process are largely unknown. We have identified Cep76, a centriolar protein that interacts with CP110. Cep76 is expressed at low levels in G1 and is induced in S and G2 phase, during which point centrioles have already commenced duplication. Interestingly, depletion of Cep76(More)
Despite the commonly held view that flatfish can change their surface markings to match their background pattern, there have been few systematic studies and it has recently been claimed that their capacity for such adaptive changes is minimal. Here we show that the tropical flatfish Bothus ocellatus can achieve pattern-matching with surprising fidelity. By(More)