Osteoprotegerin is a risk factor for mortality after kidney transplant... Clinical Nephrology, 2021

Abstract Background: Vascular calcification is common in chronic kidney disease and is associated with significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. One of the important factors regulating vascular calcification is osteoprotegerin (OPG). There are, however, limited data on the impact of OPG on all-cause mortality and graft loss in kidney transplant recipients so far. Given its impact on vascular calcification, the aim of our study is to analyze whether OPG was a risk factor of all-cause mortalit...



A Contaminant Impurity, Not Rigosertib, Is a Tubulin Binding Agent Molecular Cell, 2020

Abstract Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) has recently emerged as a central mediator in cancer resistance against numerous anticancer agents to include chemotherapeutic agents such as microtubule targeting agents and DNA damaging agents. Here, we describe AMXI-5001, a novel, highly potent dual PARP1/2 and microtubule polymerization inhibitor with favorable metab...



Head-to-head comparison of clinical performance of CSF phospho-tau T18... Alzheimer's & Dementia : the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 2...

Abstract Introduction Phosphorylated tau (p-tau) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an established Alzheimer's disease (AD) biomarker. Novel immunoassays targeting N-terminal and mid-region p-tau181 and p-tau217 fragments are available, but head-to-head comparison in clinical settings is lacking. Methods N-terminal-directed p-tau217 (N-p-tau217), N-terminal-directed p-tau181 (N-p-tau181), and standard mid-region p-tau181 (Mid-p-tau181) biomarkers in CSF were evaluated in thre...



Heterogeneous Escape from X Chromosome Inactivation Results in Sex Dif... Cell Reports, 2020

Abstract Immune responses differ between women and men, and type I interferon (IFN) responses following Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) stimulation are higher in women. The precise mechanisms driving these sex differences in immunity are unknown. To investigate possible genetic factors, we quantify escape from X chromosome inactivation (XCI) for TLR7 and four other genes (RPS6KA3, CYBB, BTK, and IL13RA1) at the single plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) level. We observe escape from XCI for all investigated genes, leading to biallelic expression...



MINSTED fluorescence localization and nanoscopy Nature Photonics, 2021

Abstract: We introduce MINSTED, a fluorophore localization and super-resolution microscopy concept based on stimulated emission depletion (STED) that provides spatial precision and resolution down to the molecular scale. In MINSTED, the intensity mini- mum of the STED doughnut, and hence the point of minimal STED, serves as a movable reference coordinate for fluorophore localization. As the STED rate, the background and the required number of fl...



E-type prostanoid receptor 4 drives resolution of intestinal inflammat... Nature Cell Biology, 2021

Abstract Inflammatory bowel diseases present with elevated levels of intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) death, which compromises the gut barrier, activating immune cells and triggering more IEC death. The endogenous signals that prevent IEC death and break this vicious cycle, allowing resolution of intestinal inflammation, remain largely unknown. Here we show that prostaglandin E2 signalling via the E-type prostanoid receptor 4 (EP4) on IECs represses epithelial necroptosis and induces resolution of colitis. We found that EP4 expression corr...



Engineering biofunctional in vitro vessel models using a multilayer bi... Nature, 2018

Recent advances in the field of bioprinting have led to the development of perfusable complex structures. However, most of the existing printed vascular channels lack the composition or key structural and physiological features of natural blood vessels or they make use of more easily printable but less biocompatible hydrogels. Here, Schöneberg et al. use a drop-on-demand bioprinting technique to generate in vitro blood vessel models, consisting of a continuous endothelium imitating the tunica intima, an elastic smooth muscle cell layer mim...



Inhibition of Bcl-2 Synergistically Enhances the Antileukemic Activity... Clinical Cancer Research, 2019

Abstract Purpose: To investigate the efficacy of the combination of the FLT3 inhibitors midostaurin or gilteritinib with the Bcl-2 inhibitor venetoclax in FLT3-internal tandem duplication (ITD) acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and the underlying molecular mechanism. Experimental design: Using both FLT3-ITD cell lines and primary patient samples, Annexin V-FITC/propidium iodide staining and flow cytometry analysis were used to quantify cell death induced by midostaurin or gilteritinib, alone or in c...



Forces during cellular uptake of viruses and nanoparticles at the vent... Nature Communications, 2020

Abstract Many intracellular pathogens, such as mammalian reovirus, mimic extracellular matrix motifs to specifically interact with the host membrane. Whether and how cell-matrix interactions influence virus particle uptake is unknown, as it is usually studied from the dorsal side. Here we show that the forces exerted at th...



Human induced pluripotent stem cells ameliorate hyperoxia-induced lung... American Journal of Translational Research, 2020

Abstract: Hyperoxia-induced lung injury occurs in neonates on oxygen support due to premature birth, often leading to the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Current treatment options have limited effect. The aim of this study was to determine if human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and those differentiated to an alveolar-like phenotype (diPSCs) could repair hyperoxia-induced lung damage in a mouse model. Neonatal C57BL6/J mice were separated into two groups and exposed to 75% oxygen over 6 or 14 days. Cell treatments were ins...