Viviane Hoppe

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Profilins are small proteins that form complexes with G-actin and phosphoinositides and are therefore considered to link the microfilament system to signal transduction pathways. In addition, they bind to poly-L-proline, but the biological significance of this interaction is not yet known. The recent molecular cloning of the vasodilator-stimulated(More)
The vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) is a major substrate for cAMP-dependent- (cAK) and cGMP-dependent protein kinase (cGK) in human platelets and other cardiovascular cells. To identify the VASP phosphorylation sites, purified VASP was phosphorylated by either protein kinase and subjected to trypsin, V8 and Lys-C proteolysis. The phosphorylated(More)
Vertebrate synapsins are abundant synaptic vesicle phosphoproteins that have been proposed to fine-regulate neurotransmitter release by phosphorylation-dependent control of synaptic vesicle motility. However, the consequences of a total lack of all synapsin isoforms due to a knock-out of all three mouse synapsin genes have not yet been investigated. In(More)
The heart responds to increased haemodynamic load with growth of the ventricles. The rise in ventricle mass is due to increasing mass of the myocytes and proliferation of fibroblasts and smooth muscle cells. The accompanying adaptation and remodelling of the interstitium, e.g. production and composition of the extracellular matrix proteins, determine a(More)
Confluent AKR-2B fibroblasts rapidly desintegrate upon removal of serum until a final density of approximately 50% of the initial value was reached after 12 h. This density remained unchanged for at least 48 h. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB stimulated more than 95% of these cells to divide. PDGF-AB or -BB added immediately after serum removal(More)
The response of AKR-2B mouse fibroblasts, which express approximately equal numbers of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-alpha and -beta receptors on their surface (V. Hoppe et al. Eur. J. Biochem. 187, 207-214, 1990) to all three isoforms of PDGF, was studied. All isoforms stimulated early events, i.e., receptor autophosphorylation on tyrosine, total(More)
Mouse AKR-2B cells express two forms of caspase-12: the full-length form coding for a protein of 47.8 kDa and a new splice variant of 40.2 kDa which is devoid of the CARD domain. In addition, three point mutations were disclosed: I/L-15, E/D-46 and P/L-105. A major portion of the two protein variants was found in the cytosol. Immunofluorescence studies(More)
Confluent AKR-2B fibroblasts rapidly disintegrate after serum deprivation.27 ATP or adenosine added immediately after serum removal afforded substantial protection against cell death even for a long period of 24 h. ED50 values were 14 and 110 microM for ATP and adenosine, respectively. In the presence of 5 microg/ml cycloheximide the protective effect of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate stimulatory effects of PDGF-AA, PDGF-AB, PDGF-BB, bFGF, IL-1beta, TGF-beta1 and TGF-beta2 on the proliferation and myofibroblast transformation of cultured human Tenon's capsule fibroblasts and to characterize expression of PDGF- and TGF-beta-receptors in these cells. METHODS To determine cell proliferation, cell number of 2nd(More)