Stefanie Meyer

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The activation/inactivation cycle of STAT transcription factors entails their transition between different dimer conformations. Unphosphorylated STATs can dimerize in an antiparallel conformation via extended interfaces of the globular N-domains, whereas STAT activation triggers a parallel dimer conformation with mutual phosphortyrosine:SH2 domain(More)
BACKGROUND Eph receptors and their ligands, the ephrins, represent a large class of cell-cell communication molecules with well-defined developmental functions. Their role in healthy adult tissues and in human disease is still largely unknown, although diverse roles in carcinogenesis have been postulated. METHODS We established a set of fluorescent PCR(More)
Using tissue microarrays (TMAs) we studied COX2/PPARG immunoreactivity in a broad spectrum of tumors focussing on clinicopathological correlations and the outcome of patients with malignant melanoma (MM). TMA-1 contained normal and tumor tissues (n = 3448) from 47 organs including skin neoplasms (n = 323); TMA-2 88 primary MM, 101 metastases, and 161 benign(More)
Eph-receptor tyrosine kinases (Eph-RTKs) and their membrane-bound receptor-like ligands, the ephrins, represent a cell-cell signaling system that directs cellular migration during development. Differential expression in cancer suggests similar roles in tumor progression. We have previously shown that ephrin-B2 mRNA is overexpressed in advanced malignant(More)
BACKGROUND Current staging methods such as tumor thickness, ulceration and invasion of the sentinel node are known to be prognostic parameters in patients with malignant melanoma (MM). However, predictive molecular marker profiles for risk stratification and therapy optimization are not yet available for routine clinical assessment. METHODS AND FINDINGS(More)
Mutation, absence or abnormal functioning of retinoblastoma protein are fundamental elements of uncontrolled growth in human cancer. In this study, we analyze the expression of retinoblastoma protein and phosphorylated retinoblastoma protein in melanocytic tumors in vivo. Real-time RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry (tissue microarrays and conventional(More)
A 2-year-old girl with Moya Moya disease who had relapsing cerebrovascular strokes presented with loose skin folds, 'chicken' skin appearance and perforating elastosis serpiginosa-like lesions in the genitocrural region. Histologically, calcified material perforating the epidermis and adjacent short curled and mineralized elastic fibres suggested a variant(More)
In the present study, the potential of the microalga Pavlova viridis (=Diacronema viridis) as an n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) source was evaluated and compared to Nannochloropsis sp. in diets for juvenile European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) (initial weight ~12.8 ± 1.7 g) in an 8-week feeding trial. Six different isoenergetic and(More)
Intertidal blue mussels, Mytilus edulis, experience hypoxia reoxygenation during tidal emersion and resubmersion cycles, and this is often suggested to represent a major stress for the animals, especially for their respiratory tissues, the gills. We exposed mussels to experimental short and prolonged anoxia and subsequent reoxygenation and analyzed the(More)
Tumor cells depend on and are able to modulate the tumor stroma establishing a permissive and supportive environment of their own. Targeting the tumor stroma has evolved as a novel concept that has attracted attention of cancer researchers aiming at the treatment of metastatic cancer. The novel paradigm is that modulating the stroma will possibly not cure(More)