Stefan Lampel

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Degenerative disorders of motor neurons include a range of progressive fatal diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal-bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Although the causative genetic alterations are known for some cases, the molecular basis of many SMA and SBMA-like syndromes and most ALS cases is(More)
The intranuclear position of a set of genes was analyzed with respect to the territories occupied by the whole chromosomes in which these genes are localized. Genes and their respective chromosome territories were simultaneously visualized in three-dimensionally preserved nuclei applying dual color fluorescence in situ hybridization. Three coding (DMD,(More)
Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) to metaphase chromosomes has been widely used for the genome-wide screening of genomic imbalances in tumor cells. Substitution of the chromosome targets by a matrix consisting of an ordered set of defined nucleic acid target sequences would greatly enhance the resolution and simplify the analysis procedure, both of(More)
RNA polymerase II transcripts accumulate within mammalian nuclei at distinct sites and exhibit varying morphology. Certain RNA species are organized in elongated structures, whereas others appear as dot-like concentrations. To analyze the status of the RNA within these accumulations, we investigated the composition of accumulations derived from Epstein-Barr(More)
Genome-wide screening for chromosomal imbalances using comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) revealed a wealth of data on previously unrecognized tumor-specific genomic alterations. CGH to microarrays of DNA, an approach termed matrix-CGH, allows detection of genomic imbalances at a much higher resolution. We show that matrix CGH is also feasible from(More)
We have identified a nuclear structure that is induced after infection with the autonomous parvovirus H-1. Using fluorescence microscopy, we observed that the major nonstructural protein (NS1) of H-1 virus which is essential for viral DNA amplification colocalized with virus-specific DNA sequences and sites of ongoing viral DNA replication in distinct(More)
We performed a genome wide screening for genomic alterations on a series of 19 sporadic primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL) of the diffuse large B-cell type by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH). The tumors were additionally analyzed for amplification and rearrangement of the BCL2 gene at 18q21 as well as for mutation of the recently(More)
Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) has contributed significantly to the current knowledge of genomic alterations in hematologic malignancies. Characteristic patterns of genomic imbalances not only have confirmed recent classification schemes in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but they provide a basis for the successful identification of genes with previously(More)
To facilitate nuclear delivery of biomolecules we describe the synthesis of a modular transporter bearing a cellular membrane transport peptide (pAntp) and, as a cargo, a 16-mer peptide nucleic acid (PNA) covalently linked to a nuclear localisation signal (NLS[SV40-T]). Transport peptide and PNA are connected via N-terminal activated cysteine to form(More)