Stefan Strobl

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We determined the temporal dynamics of cambial activity and xylem cell differentiation of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) within a dry inner Alpine valley (750 m a.s.l., Tyrol, Austria), where radial growth is strongly limited by drought in spring. Repeated micro-sampling of the developing tree ring of mature trees was carried out during two contrasting(More)
Ongoing human infections with highly pathogenic avian H5N1 viruses and the emergence of the pandemic swine-origin influenza viruses (IV) highlight the permanent threat elicited by these pathogens. Occurrence of resistant seasonal and pandemic strains against the currently licensed antiviral medications points to the urgent need for new and amply available(More)
In view of the fact that histone deacetylases (HDACs) are promising targets for myeloma therapy, we investigated the effects of the HDAC inhibitor CR2408 on multiple myeloma (MM) cells in vitro. CR2408 is a direct pan-HDAC inhibitor and inhibits all known 11 HDACs with a 50% inhibitory concentration (IC(50) ) of 12 nmol/l (HDAC 6) to 520 nmol/l (HDAC 8).(More)
The calpains form a growing family of structurally related intracellular multidomain cysteine proteinases containing a papain-related catalytic domain, whose activity depends on calcium. The calpains are believed to play important roles in cytoskelatel remodeling processes, cell differentiation, apoptosis and signal transduction, but are also implicated in(More)
Human cytomegalovirus infection can lead to life-threatening clinical manifestations particularly in the immunocompromised host. Current therapy options face severe limitations leading to a continued search for alternative drug candidates. Viral replication is dependent on a balanced interaction between viral and cellular proteins. Especially protein(More)
The appearance of pandemic H1N1 and highly pathogenic avian H5N1 viruses in humans as well as the emergence of seasonal H1N1 variants resistant against neuraminidase inhibitors highlight the urgent need for new and amply available antiviral drugs. We and others have demonstrated that influenza virus misuses the cellular IKK/NF-kappaB signaling pathway for(More)
In this study we identified two heterocyclic compounds (5 and 6) as potent and specific inhibitors of CK1δ (IC50 = 0.040 and 0.042 μM, respectively). Whereas compound 5 exhibited fivefold higher affinity towards CK1δ than to CK1ε (IC50 CK1ε = 0.199 μM), compound 6 also inhibited CK1ε (IC50 = 0.0326 μM) in the same range as CK1δ. Selected compound 5 was(More)
BACKGROUND AND SCOPE Today, web-based data analysis pipelines exist for a wide variety of microarray platforms, such as ordinary gene-centered arrays, exon arrays and SNP arrays. However, most of the available software tools provide only limited support for reverse-phase protein arrays (RPPA), as relevant inherent properties of the corresponding datasets(More)
Currently available antiviral drugs frequently induce side-effects or selection of drug-resistant viruses. We describe a novel antiviral principle based on targeting the cellular enzyme dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH). In silico drug design and biochemical evaluation identified Compound 1 (Cmp1) as a selective inhibitor of human DHODH in vitro (IC50(More)
This work presents an experience report on the evolutionary development of a software product line (SPL) in the eHealth domain. The effort was triggered by the concurrent development of two similar products and the ambition to reduce redundant development and quality assurance. The result is a scalable base for a complex, highly adaptable information(More)