K Assmus

University of Greifswald, Griefswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

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Publications (2)8.56 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/lymphoma 11B gene (BCL11B) encodes a Krüppel-like zinc-finger protein, which plays a crucial role in thymopoiesis and has been associated with hematopoietic malignancies. It was hypothesized that BCL11B may act as a tumor-suppressor gene, but its precise function has not yet been elucidated. Here, we demonstrate that the survival of human T-cell leukemia and lymphoma cell lines is critically dependent on Bcl11b. Suppression of Bcl11b by RNA interference selectively induced apoptosis in transformed T cells whereas normal mature T cells remained unaffected. The apoptosis was effected by simultaneous activation of death receptor-mediated and intrinsic apoptotic pathways, most likely as a result of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) upregulation and suppression of the Bcl-xL antiapoptotic protein. Our data indicate an antiapoptotic function of Bcl11b. The resistance of normal mature T lymphocytes to Bcl11b suppression-induced apoptosis and restricted expression pattern make it an attractive therapeutic target in T-cell malignancies.
    Oncogene 06/2007; 26(26):3797-810. DOI:10.1038/sj.onc.1210152 · 8.56 Impact Factor
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    K Assmus · V Keuter · R Emmerich
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    ABSTRACT: This article presents results from dust measurement programmes in foundries of Tống Xá, Việt Nam and their interpretation and classification to Integrated water resource management (IWRM).

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34 Citations
8.56 Total Impact Points

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  • 2007
    • University of Greifswald
      • Center for Internal Medicine
      Griefswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany