Thilo Sascha Lange

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Recent studies on the 2'-O-methylation and pseudouridylation of U6 small nuclear RNA (snRNA) hypothesize that these posttranscriptional modifications might occur in the nucleolus. In this report, we present direct evidence for the nucleolar localization of U6 snRNA and analyze the kinetics of U6 nucleolar localization after injection of in vitro transcribed(More)
The Nucleolar Localization Elements (NoLEs) of Xenopus laevis U3 small nucleolar RNA (snoRNA) have been defined. Fluorescein-labeled wild-type U3 snoRNA injected into Xenopus oocyte nuclei localized specifically to nucleoli as shown by fluorescence microscopy. Injection of mutated U3 snoRNA revealed that the 5' region containing Boxes A and A', known to be(More)
The present report identifies indole-3-ethyl isothiocyanate NB7M as a potent cytotoxic agent with selective activity against cell lines derived from various tumour types. Ovarian cancer cell lines showed sensitivity to NB7M (60-70% cytotoxicity at 2.5 microM), in contrast to control cells (TCL-1 and HTR-8; IC(50) approximately 15 microM). In a screen(More)
Cranberry extracts may provide beneficial health effects in the treatment of various diseases, including cancer. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of antineoplastic properties are not understood. We report the effect of a proanthocyanidin (PAC)-rich isolate from cranberry (PAC-1) as a therapeutic agent with(More)
A series of bisindolylmaleimide (Bis) compounds were designed as analogs of the natural compound staurosporine (STS), which is a potent inducer of apoptosis. Many of the Bis analogs appear to be highly selective inhibitors of the protein kinase C (PKC) family, including PKC-alpha, -beta, -gamma, -delta, -epsilon, and -zeta, unlike STS, which is an inhibitor(More)
Selective overexpression of Human epididymal secretory protein E4 (HE4) points to a role in ovarian cancer tumorigenesis but little is known about the role the HE4 gene or the gene product plays. Here we show that elevated HE4 serum levels correlate with chemoresistance and decreased survival rates in EOC patients. HE4 overexpression promoted xenograft(More)
The nucleolus is the site of ribosomal RNA synthesis, processing and ribosome maturation. Various small ribonucleoproteins also undergo maturation in the nucleolus, involving RNA modification and RNA-protein assembly. Such steps and other activities of small ribonucleoproteins also take place in Cajal (coiled) bodies. Events of ribosome biogenesis are found(More)
Treatment of HL-60 cells with staurosporine (STS) induced mitochondrial cytochrome c efflux into the cytosol, which was followed by caspase-3 activation and apoptosis. Consistent with these observations, in vitro experiments demonstrated that, except for cytochrome c, the cytosol of HL-60 cells contained sufficient amounts of all factors required for(More)
OBJECTIVE A novel indole ethyl isothiocyanate derivative (7Me-IEITC) was defined as a potent growth-suppressing agent to cell lines derived from ovarian cancers. Key mechanisms of the cellular response in vitro were studied and suggest a potential of 7Me-IEITC as a therapeutic drug. METHODS The viability of ovarian cancer cell lines (SKOV-3, OVCAR-3) in(More)
Several indole ethyl isothiocyanate (IEITC) analogs were designed, synthesized, and screened to evaluate their cytotoxicity against neuroblastoma (NB) cells in-vitro. In NB, predominantly a tumor of early childhood, survival remains low despite aggressive treatments. Therefore, novel treatment strategies are greatly needed. The objective of the present(More)