Stephanie Dorn

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DNA coding for a variable region within domain III of bacterial 23S rRNA was used as the target for group-specific polynucleotide hybridization probes. The corresponding rDNA was amplified in vitro by the PCR technique in combination with a pair of primers specific for flanking conserved target sites. The amplified fragments were cloned or used directly as(More)
Ataxin-3 (ATXN3), the disease protein in spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3), binds to target gene promoters and modulates transcription by interaction with transcriptional regulators. Here, we show that ATXN3 interacts with the forkhead box O (FOXO) transcription factor FOXO4 and activates the FOXO4-dependent transcription of the manganese superoxide(More)
Expansion of CAG repeats is a common feature of various neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington's disease. Here we show that expanded CAG repeats bind to a translation regulatory protein complex containing MID1, protein phosphatase 2A and 40S ribosomal S6 kinase. Binding of the MID1-protein phosphatase 2A protein complex increases with CAG repeat(More)
The phylogenetic incoherency of the genus Bacillus as presently described is demonstrated by analysis of both published and new data from comparative 16S rRNA cataloguing of nine Bacillus species and a number of related non-Bacillus taxa, i.e. Caryophanon latum, Filibacter limicola and Planococcus citreus. While the ellipsoidal-spore-forming bacilli, e.g.(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of dementia in the elderly, is characterized by two neuropathological hallmarks: senile plaques, which are composed of Aβ peptides, and neurofibrillary tangles, which are composed of hyperphosphorylated TAU protein. Diabetic patients with dysregulated insulin signalling are at increased risk of developing AD.(More)
SHH (Sonic Hedgehog)-GLI signaling plays an important role during embryogenesis and in tumorigenesis. The survival and growth of several types of cancer depend on autonomously activated SHH-GLI signaling. A protein complex containing the ubiquitin ligase MID1 and protein phosphatase 2A regulates the nuclear localization and transcriptional activity of GLI3,(More)
The reactions of immature insects of more than 40 species placed in continuous contact with high doses of juvenile hormone active insect growth regulators were analyzed. 4 different types were recognized: Inhibition of both ecdysis and metamorphosis, defective metamorphosis, defective adult emergence and defective embryogenesis. The reactions are understood(More)
A 1330 base-pair fragment of a 16S rRNA gene has been amplified, cloned and sequenced. Comparison to other 16S rRNA sequences of eubacteria showed that P. niger represents a deep branch within the subdivision "Gram-positive with Gram-negative cell walls". It is not related to peptostreptococci, representatives of this genus studied so far are more closely(More)
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