Stefanie Engler

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Coronin is a ubiquitous actin-binding protein representing a member of proteins portraying a WD-repeat sequence, including the beta-subunits of trimeric G-proteins. Coronin has been suggested to participate in multiple, actin-based physiological activities such as cell movement and cell division. Although the slow growth of coronin deletion mutants has been(More)
Angiotensin II recruits transforming growth factor beta(1) (TGFbeta(1)) and is related to left ventricular fibrosis. However, it is unclear whether chronic in vivo reduction in left ventricular TGFbeta(1) expression blunts fibrosis and improves outcome in angiotensin II-dependent hypertension. Four-week-old male hypertensive TGR(mRen2)27 (Ren2) rats(More)
Schwann cells, the myelinating glia of the peripheral nervous system (PNS), originate from multipotent neural crest cells that also give rise to other cells, including neurons, melanocytes, chondrocytes, and smooth muscle cells. The transcription factor Sox10 is required for peripheral glia specification. However, all neural crest cells express Sox10 and(More)
Many vertebrate small nuclear RNA gene promoters contain an SPH motif in their distal control regions that can confer transcriptional stimulation by RNA polymerase II or RNA polymerase III. Using the human U6 gene SPH motif as a probe, we isolated a cDNA encoding human SPH-binding factor (hSBF) from a HeLa cell expression library. The coding region of hSBF(More)
African mole-rats (family Bathyergidae) are small to medium sized, long-lived, and strictly subterranean rodents that became valuable animal models as a result of their longevity and diversity in social organization. The formation and integration of new hippocampal neurons in adult mammals (adult hippocampal neurogenesis, AHN) correlates negatively with age(More)
The pathogenesis of peripheral neuropathies in adults is linked to maintenance mechanisms that are not well understood. Here, we elucidate a novel critical maintenance mechanism for Schwann cell (SC)-axon interaction. Using mouse genetics, ablation of the transcriptional regulators histone deacetylases 1 and 2 (HDAC1/2) in adult SCs severely affected(More)
Adult born neurons in the hippocampus show species-specific differences in their numbers, the pace of their maturation and their spatial distribution. Here, we present quantitative data on adult hippocampal neurogenesis in a New World primate, the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) that demonstrate parts of the lineage progression and age-related changes.(More)
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