Veronika Skuginna

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The cell-type-, organ- and species-specific expression of the surface and endosomally located Toll-like receptors are well described but little is known about the respective expression profiles of cytosolic pattern recognition molecules. We therefore determined the mRNA expression levels of 15 cytosolic pattern recognition molecules in 11 solid organs of(More)
Multiple genetic factors contribute to the clinical variability of spontaneous systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but their role in drug-induced SLE remain largely unknown. Hydrocarbon oil-induced SLE depends on mesothelial cell apoptosis and Toll-like receptor (TLR)-7-mediated induction of type I interferons. Hence, we hypothesized that TIR8/SIGIRR, an(More)
Innate immune activation via IL-1R or Toll-like receptors (TLR) contibutes to acute kidney injury but its role in tissue remodeling during chronic kidney disease is unclear. SIGIRR is an inhibitor of TLR-induced cytokine and chemokine expression in intrarenal immune cells, therefore, we hypothesized that Sigirr-deficiency would aggravate postobstructive(More)
BACKGROUND Renal damage is more frequent with new-generation lithotripters. However, animal studies suggest that voltage ramping minimizes the risk of complications following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). In the clinical setting, the optimal voltage strategy remains unclear. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether stepwise voltage ramping can protect(More)
Although the introduction of novel targeted agents has improved patient outcomes in several human cancers, no such advance has been achieved in muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). However, recent sequencing efforts have begun to dissect the complex genomic landscape of MIBC, revealing distinct molecular subtypes and offering hope for implementation of(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether Bcl-2, an inhibitor of the apoptotic cascade, can predict response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with urothelial cancer of the bladder (UCB). METHODS Bcl-2 expression was analyzed in 2 different tissue microarrays (TMAs). One TMA was constructed of primary tumors and their corresponding lymph node (LN) metastases from(More)
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