Torsten Hartwig

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Ubiquitination and deubiquitination are crucial for assembly and disassembly of signaling complexes. LUBAC-generated linear (M1) ubiquitin is important for signaling via various immune receptors. We show here that the deubiquitinases CYLD and A20, but not OTULIN, are recruited to the TNFR1- and NOD2-associated signaling complexes (TNF-RSC and NOD2-SC), at(More)
Many cancers harbor oncogenic mutations of KRAS. Effectors mediating cancer progression, invasion, and metastasis in KRAS-mutated cancers are only incompletely understood. Here we identify cancer cell-expressed murine TRAIL-R, whose main function ascribed so far has been the induction of apoptosis as a crucial mediator of KRAS-driven cancer progression,(More)
The linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex (LUBAC) is the only known E3 ubiquitin ligase which catalyses the generation of linear ubiquitin linkages de novo LUBAC is a crucial component of various immune receptor signalling pathways. Here, we show that LUBAC forms part of the TRAIL-R-associated complex I as well as of the cytoplasmic TRAIL-induced complex(More)
Voltage-gated potassium Kv1 channels have three extracellular linkers, the S1-S2, the S3-S4, and the S5-P. The S1-S2 is the only linker that has an N-glycan and it is at a conserved position on this linker on Kv1.1-Kv1.5 and Kv1.7 channels. We hypothesize that an N-glycan is found at only this position due to its effect on folding, trafficking, and/or(More)
The linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex (LUBAC), consisting of SHANK-associated RH-domain-interacting protein (SHARPIN), heme-oxidized IRP2 ubiquitin ligase-1 (HOIL-1), and HOIL-1-interacting protein (HOIP), is a critical regulator of inflammation and immunity. This is highlighted by the fact that patients with perturbed linear ubiquitination caused by(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is known for specifically killing cancer cells, whereas in resistant cancers, TRAIL/TRAIL-R can promote metastasis via Rac1 and PI3K. It remains unknown, however, whether and to what extent TRAIL/TRAIL-R signaling in cancer cells can affect the immune microenvironment. Here we show that(More)
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