Ulrike Martin

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The recent discovery of a ubiquitous translocation pathway, specifically required for proteins with a twin-arginine motif in their signal peptide, has focused interest on its membrane-bound components, one of which is known as TatC. Unlike most organisms of which the genome has been sequenced completely, the Gram-positive eubacterium Bacillus subtilis(More)
Infections with coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) are common causes of myocarditis in humans. One detail of CVB3-induced pathogenesis is apoptosis. The interaction between the capsid protein VP2 of the myocardial virus variant CVB3H3 and the proapoptotic host cell protein Siva has recently been observed. In order to characterize the interaction between both proteins(More)
The bacterial twin-arginine translocation (Tat) pathway has been recently described for PhoD of Bacillus subtilis, a phosphodiesterase containing a twin-arginine signal peptide. The expression of phoD is co-regulated with the expression of tatA(d) and tatC(d) genes localized downstream of phoD. To characterize the specificity of PhoD transport further,(More)
The induction of apoptosis during coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) infection is well documented. In order to study whether the inhibition of apoptosis has an impact on CVB3 replication, the pan-caspase inhibitor Z-VAD-FMK was used. The decreased CVB3 replication is based on reduced accumulation of both viral RNA and viral proteins. These effects are due to an(More)
Host answers to pathogen attacks define the course of pathogenic events and decide about the fate of the host organism. Infection with coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) can induce severe myocarditis and pancreatitis. The interplay between host factors and virus components is crucial for the fate of the infected host. As we have shown before, expression of the(More)
Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3), together with other enteroviruses of the picornavirus family, is associated with a wide variety of acute and chronic forms of human diseases. Using the murine model of CVB3-caused myocarditis, this pathogen can be detected not only in solid organs but also in different types of immune cells, preferentially in B lymphocytes.(More)
Cardiovascular diseases are the major cause of human death and have been linked to many different risk factors. Among them, coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3), as a member of the enterovirus group, is one of the most important infectious agents of virus-induced myocarditis. Despite the fact that the molecular structure of this pathogen has been characterized very(More)
A joint conference on therapeutics with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine was held at the Royal College of Physicians on 28 June 1995, organised by Professor M C L'E Orme. A wide variety of topics was covered ranging from management of acute poisoning to the treatment of myocardial infarction, as well as the teaching of therapeutics in the new(More)
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of human death and has been linked to many different risks including viral infections. Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) is one of the most important pathogens responsible for virus-induced myocarditis. Cytokines are normally involved in the control of CVB3 replication and pathogenesis. Among them, interferon-gamma(More)