Viveca Horst Sommer

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Signal transducer and activator of transcription (Stat)3 is constitutively activated in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), where it protects tumour cells against apoptosis. The constitutive activation of Stat3 leads to a constitutive expression of suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS)-3. In healthy cells, SOCS-3 is transiently expressed following cytokine(More)
A characteristic feature of neoplastic transformation is a perpetual activation of oncogenic proteins. Here, we studied signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) in patients with mycosis fungoides (MF)/cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Malignant lymphocytes in dermal infiltrates of CTCL tumors showed frequent and intense nuclear staining(More)
Exercise-induced translocation of Na+-K+ pump subunits to the sarcolemmal membrane was studied using sarcolemmal giant vesicles as a membrane purification procedure. The subunit content was quantified by Western blotting or by ouabain labeling. Low-intensity treadmill running increased (P<0.01) the α1, α2, β1, and β2 subunit contents by 19–32% in membranes(More)
Interferon (IFN)-alpha/beta is produced by virally infected cells and is believed to play an important role in early phases of the innate immune response. In addition, IFN-alpha/beta inhibits interleukin (IL)-4 signaling in B cells and monocytes, suggesting that IFN-alpha/beta (like IFN-gamma) is a Th1 cytokine. Here, we study cross-talk between IFN-alpha(More)
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