Susanne Wickert

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Abnormalities in expression levels of the IgG inhibitory Fc gamma receptor IIB (FcγRIIB) are associated with the development of immunoglobulin (Ig) G serum autoantibodies and systemic autoimmunity in mice and humans. We used Ig gene cloning from single isolated B cells to examine the checkpoints that regulate development of autoreactive germinal center (GC)(More)
The macronucleus of the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila contains a fragmented somatic genome consisting of several hundred identifiable chromosome pieces. These pieces are generated by site-specific fragmentation of the germline chromosomes and most of them are represented at an average of 45 copies per macronucleus. In the course of successive divisions of(More)
The genetics of the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila are richer than for most other eukaryotic cells, because Tetrahymena possesses two genomes: a germline (micronuclear) genome that follows a Mendelian model of genetic transmission and a somatic (macronuclear) genome, derived from the micronuclear genome by fragmentation, which follows a different genetic(More)
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