Svenja Scheid

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Human beta-defensins form a group of cysteine-rich antimicrobial peptides which have been found in epithelial tissue and, more recently, in the male genital tract. They play a role in the defense against microbial pathogens in innate immunity and display additional chemotactic functions in the adaptive immune system. An important characteristic of(More)
After in-vivo labeling with [75Se]selenite the Se-containing proteins present in rat tissues were investigated by means of SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Thirteen Se-containing proteins or protein subunits with relative molecular weights of 12,100, 15,600, 18,000, 19,700, 22,200, 23,700, 27,800, 33,300, 55,500, 59,900, 64,900, 70,100 and 75,400(More)
We investigated the incorporation of Se into the proteins of liver and muscle, the two main Se pools, during replenishment of Se-deficient rats with normal or large doses of 75Se-labeled selenite and selenomethionine, doses equivalent to the amounts ingested from a diet with 0.2 or 2 mg Se/kg. With the higher intake, Se levels were elevated. More Se was(More)
In several studies on rats, the metabolism of selenium was investigated. The quantitative determination of the element was carried out by instrumental neutron activation analysis. For in vivo tracer experiments,75Se-labeled selenium compounds were used. In addition to these methods, procedures for the measurement of the selenoenzyme glutathione peroxidase,(More)
 We used synthetic RNA transcripts to prove the cleavage capability of ribozymes targeted against bcl-2-related RNAs. No cleavage occurred when control oligonucliotides were used. To assess the functional role of the specific ribozymes in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) cell lines we cultured K562, BV173, and Daudi cells for 48 h after lipofection with(More)
After in vivo labeling with [75Se]selenite, the intracellular distribution of selenoproteins in the liver was investigated in selenium-adequate and selenium-deficient rats. In the subcellular fractions, which were obtained by differential centrifugation, the proteins were separated by means of SDS-PAGE and the selenium compounds were identified via their(More)
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