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Dominik Andre Megger

Dominik Andre Megger
Selma-Lagerlöf Sekundarschule

Dr. rer. nat.

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Introduction
Until June 2018, Dominik Andre Megger was a research group leader at the Medizinisches Proteom-Center, Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He's currently searching for new professional challenges. Dominik does research in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry.
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October 2014 - June 2018
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Position
  • Group Leader
March 2011 - September 2014
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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  • Research Associate
August 2010 - February 2011
University of Münster
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (97)
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Combination immunotherapy (CIT) is currently applied as a treatment for different cancers and is proposed as a cure strategy for chronic viral infections. Whether such therapies are efficient during an acute infection remains elusive. To address this, inhibitory receptors were blocked and regulatory T cells depleted in acutely Friend retrovirus-inf...
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Targeted proteomics techniques allow accurate quantitative measurements of analytes in complex matrices with dynamic linear ranges that span up to 4–5 orders of magnitude. Hence, targeted methods are promising for the development of robust protein assays in several sensitive areas, e.g. in health care. However, exploiting the full method potential...
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Introduction: In 8/8 matched unrelated donor (UD) hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), permissive HLA-DPB1 (DP) mismatches within the same functional T Cell Epitope (TCE) group are associated with better outcomes compared to non-permissive mismatches across different TCE groups (Fleischhauer, Blood 2017). This clinical advantage has been shown...
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Cytotoxic CD8+ T lymphocytes (CTL) efficiently control acute virus infections but can become exhausted when a chronic infection develops. The checkpoint receptor PD-1 suppresses the functionality of virus-specific CD8+ T cells during chronic infection. However, the role of the PD-L1/PD-1 pathway during the acute phase of infections has not been wel...
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Viruses and hosts are situated in a molecular arms race. To avoid morbidity and mortality, hosts evolved antiviral restriction factors. These restriction factors exert selection pressure on the viruses and drive viral evolution toward increasingly efficient immune antagonists. Numerous viruses exploit cellular DNA damage-binding protein 1 (DDB1)-co...
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Exosomes are extracellular vesicles that function in intercellular communication. We have previously reported that exosomes play an important role in the transmission of antiviral molecules during interferon-α (IFN-α) treatment. In this study, the protein profiles of THP-1-derived macrophages with or without interferon-α treatment and the exosomes...
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In the publication of this article (1), there is an error in Fig. 5b. This has now been updated in the original article (1).
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Chemotherapeutic treatment regimens often take advantage of synergistic effects of drug combinations. Anticipating that synergistic effects on cell biological level likely manifest on proteome level, the analysis of proteome modulations represents an appropriate strategy to study drug combinations on molecular level. More specifically, the detectio...
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Background: Although metabolism is profoundly altered in human liver cancer, the extent to which experimental models, e.g. cell lines, mimic those alterations is unresolved. Here, we aimed to determine the resemblance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines to human liver tumours, specifically in the expression of deregulated metabolic target...
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Tandem mass tags (TMT) are usually introduced at the levels of isolated proteins or peptides. Here, for the first time, we report the labeling of whole cells and a critical evaluation of its performance in comparison to conventional labeling approaches. The obtained results indicated that TMT protein labeling using intact cells is generally possibl...
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Structural variations of the well-known guanine quartet (G4) motif in nucleic acid structures, namely substitution of two guanine bases (G) by two adenine (A) nucleobases in mutual trans positions, are discussed and studied by density functional theory (DFT) methods. This work was initiated by three findings, namely (1) that GA mismatches are compa...
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Interferons (IFNs) are pleotropic cytokines secreted upon encounter of pathogens and tumors. Applying their antipathogenic, antiproliferative, and immune stimulatory capacities, recombinant IFNs are frequently prescribed as drugs to treat different diseases. IFNs act by changing the gene expression profile of cells. Due to characteristics such as r...
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The analysis of high-throughput mass spectrometry-based proteomics data must address the specific challenges of this technology. To this end, the comprehensive proteomics workflow offered by the de.NBI service center BioInfra.Prot provides indispensable components for the computational and statistical analysis of this kind of data. These components...
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Consistently Altered Metabolic Targets in Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma
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Proteomic Quantification of the Metabolic Targets in Tumor vs Adjacent Normal Liver Tissues
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Background & Aims Cancer cells rely on metabolic alterations to enhance proliferation and survival. Metabolic gene alterations that repeatedly occur in liver cancer are largely unknown. We aimed to identify metabolic genes that are consistently deregulated, and are of potential clinical significance in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods...
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Three new complexes bearing the tridentate hydrazone-based ligand 2-(2-(1-(pyridin-2-yl)ethylidene)hydrazinyl)pyridine (L) were synthesized and structurally characterized. Biological tests indicate that the Zn(ii) complex [ZnCl2(L)] is of low cytotoxicity against the hepatocellular carcinoma cell line HepG2. In contrast, the Cu(ii) and Mn(ii) compl...
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Objective Alterations in sphingolipid and ceramide metabolism have been associated with various diseases, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) converts the membrane lipid sphingomyelin to ceramide, thereby affecting membrane composition and domain formation. We investigated the ways in which the Asm knocko...
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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major health problem worldwide. Recent evidence suggests that some viruses can manipulate the infection process by packing specific viral and cellular components into exosomes, small nanometer-sized (30-150 nm) vesicles secreted from various cells. However, the impact of HBV replication on the content of exoso...
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Hepatocellular carcinoma is a cancer with increasing incidence and largely refractory to current anticancer drugs. Since Sorafenib, a multikinase inhibitor has shown modest efficacy in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma additional treatments are highly needed. Protein phosphorylation via kinases is an important post-translational modification to reg...
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Biological significance: Human bile fluid is a proximal body fluid and supposed to be a potential source of disease markers. However, due to its biochemical composition, the proteome analysis of bile fluid still represents a challenging task and is therefore mostly conducted using extensive fractionation procedures. This in turn leads to a high nu...
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Quantitative secretome analyses are a high-performance tool for the discovery of physiological and pathophysiological changes in cellular processes. However, serum supplements in cell culture media limit secretome analyses, but serum depletion often leads to cell starvation and consequently biased results. To overcome these limiting factors, we inv...
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The majority of poorly differentiated hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) develop from well-differentiated tumors. Endocytosis is a cellular function which is likely to take part in this development due to its important role in regulating the abundances of vital signaling receptors. Here, we aimed to investigate the abundance of endocytosis-associated...
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Context and objective: Human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a severe malignant disease, and accurate and reliable diagnostic markers are still needed. This study was aimed for the discovery of novel marker candidates by quantitative proteomics. Methods and results: Proteomic differences between HCC and nontumorous liver tissue were studied by...
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The interferon-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. ISG15-regulated proteins have previously been identified that putatively affect this proviral interaction. The present observational study aimed to elucidate the relation between ISG15 and these host factors during HCV infecti...
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In terms of infected human individuals, herpesviruses range among the most successful virus families. Subclinical herpesviral infections in healthy individuals contrast with life-threatening syndromes under immunocompromising and immunoimmature conditions. Based on our finding that cytomegaloviruses interact with Cullin Roc ubiquitin ligases (CRLs)...
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Arabinogalactan (AG) isolated from dust of a traditional farm prevents disease in murine models of allergy. However, it is unclear whether this polysaccharide has immune regulatory properties in humans. The aim of this study was to test the influence of AG on the immune-stimulating properties of human dendritic cells (DCs). Moreover, we sought to i...
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A nucleoside analogue comprising the ligand 1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline (P) was applied to develop a molecular beacon capable of discriminating the canonical nucleobases cytosine and thymine. The beacon is based on the formation of a stable Ag⁺-mediated base pair between P and cytosine, whereas the presence of Ag⁺ strongly destabilizes nu...
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Cholangiocellular carcinoma (CCC) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are two highly aggressive cancer types which arise from epithelial cells of the pancreatobiliary system. Owing to their histological and morphological similarity, differential diagnosis between CCC and metastasis of PDAC located in the liver frequently proves an unsolvabl...
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most aggressive tumors and the treatment outcome of this disease is improved when the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage. This requires biomarkers allowing for an accurate and early tumor diagnosis. To identify potential markers with such applications, we analyzed a patient cohort consisting of 50 pat...
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Unlabelled: Transcription of mouse cytomegalovirus (MCMV) immediate early ie1 and ie3 is controlled by the major immediate early promoter/enhancer (MIEP) and requires differential splicing. Based on complete loss of genome replication of an MCMV mutant carrying a deletion of the ie3-specific exon 5, the multifunctional IE3 protein (611 amino acids...
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Hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis are major health problems worldwide. Up to now, highly invasive biopsy remains the diagnostic gold standard despite many disadvantages. In order to develop non-invasive diagnostic assays for the assessment of liver fibrosis it is urgently necessary to identify molecules which are robustly expressed in association with...
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There are several important things to consider when setting up a proteomics biomarker discovery study. The methodological approach has to be chosen. In this chapter, it is of importance to consider the basic difference between bottom-up and top-down approaches. While bottom-up approaches are mainly used for biomarker discovery it still makes sense...
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BACKGROUND & PURPOSE: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major lethal cancer worldwide. Despite sophisticated diagnostic algorithms, the differential diagnosis of small liver nodules still is difficult. While imaging techniques have advanced, adjuvant protein-biomarkers as glypican3 (GPC3), glutamine-synthetase (GS) and heat-shock protein 70 (HSP...
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The aim of this study was the identification of novel biomarker candidates for the diagnosis of cholangiocellular carcinoma (CCC) and its immunohistochemical differentiation from benign liver and bile duct cells. CCC is a primary cancer which arises from the epithelial cells of bile ducts and is characterised by high mortality rates due to its late...
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The Baculoviral IAP repeat-containing protein 5 (BIRC5), also known as inhibitor of apoptosis protein survivin, is a member of the chromosomal passenger complex and a key player in mitosis. To investigate the function of BIRC5 in liver regeneration, we analyzed a hepatocyte-specific BIRC5-knockout mouse model using a quantitative label-free proteom...
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Importance: HCV is able to evolutionary adapt to CD8(+) T cell immune pressure in multiple ways. Beyond selection of mutations inside targeted epitopes this study demonstrates that HCV inhibits epitope processing by modification of the epitope flanking region under T cell immune pressure. Selection of a substitution five amino acids upstream of th...
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Proteomics has evolved into a powerful and widely used bioanalytical technique in the study of cancer, especially hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this review, we provide an up to date overview of feasible proteome-analytical techniques for clinical questions. In addition, we present a broad summary of proteomic studies of HCC utilizing various t...
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Abstract In previous studies we identified the interferon stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) as a pro-viral host factor in the pathogenesis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, the functional link between ISG15 and the HCV replication cycle is not well understood. Aim of the present study was to functionally analyze the role of ISG15 and to ident...
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A new family of hydrazone-based nucleosides for use in metal-mediated base pairs was devised. The artificial nucleobases are derivatives of the papy ligand (papy = pyridinecarboxaldehyde-2′-pyridylhydrazone). By replacing the pendant pyridine moiety in papy by furan and thiophene, respectively, tridentate nucleosides with N, N, N-, N, N, O- and N,...
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Nowadays, proteomic studies no longer focus only on identifying as many proteins as possible in a given sample, but aiming for an accurate quantification of them. Especially in clinical proteomics, the investigation of variable protein expression profiles can yield useful information on pathological pathways or biomarkers and drug targets related t...