Stefan Fleckenstein

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Growth arrest-specific protein-1 (GAS1) is a GPI-anchored protein which is highly expressed in embryonic mouse fibroblasts and inhibits their proliferation. Glomerular mesangial cells release soluble GAS1 protein into the supernatant in vitro. Growth arrest led to GAS1 overexpression and increased release. Secretion involved disintegrin and(More)
The hypothesis that limiting the knee-flexion range increases the peak hip-extension moment while transferring from sitting to standing was tested by filming (100 fps) ten normal human volunteers. With the knees flexed 105 degrees from full extension (0 degrees) the mean (+/- 1 S.D.) peak hip-extension moment was 142 (+/- 37) Nm. With the knees flexed only(More)
In contrast to factors that promote mesangial cell proliferation, little is known about their endogenous inhibitors. During experimental mesangioproliferative nephritis, expression of the glomerular CCN3 (nephroblastoma overexpressed gene [NOV]) gene is reduced before the proliferative phase and increased in glomeruli and serum when mesangial cell(More)
While most of our understanding of immune dysfunction in dialysis patients involves alterations in CD28-CD80/86 signalling, nothing is known of CD46-mediated co-stimulation of T cells in these patients. Because C3b/C4b bind to CD46 and complement activation occurs during haemodialysis (HD), we addressed whether CD46-mediated T cell activation is altered in(More)
The twin arginine translocation (Tat) pathway transports folded proteins across the cytoplasmic membrane of bacteria. Tat signal peptides contain a consensus motif (S/T-R-R-X-F-L-K) that is thought to play a crucial role in substrate recognition by the Tat translocase. Replacement of the phenylalanine at the +2 consensus position in the signal peptide of a(More)
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