Victor Tapia

Victor Tapia
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin | Charité · Institute of Medical Immunology

PhD

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July 2013 - present
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Position
  • Research Assistant
July 2004 - June 2006
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (21)
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The PQBP1 (polyglutamine tract-binding protein 1) gene encodes a nuclear protein that regulates pre-mRNA splicing and transcription. Mutations in the PQBP1 gene were reported in several X chromosome-linked mental retardation disorders including Golabi-Ito-Hall syndrome. The missense mutation that causes this syndrome is unique among other PQBP1 mut...
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Mechanical tension is an ever-present physiological stimulus essential for the development and homeostasis of locomotory, cardiovascular, respiratory, and urogenital systems [1, 2]. Tension sensing contributes to stem cell differentiation, immune cell recruitment, and tumorigenesis [3, 4]. Yet, how mechanical signals are transduced inside cells rem...
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Development of array technologies started in the late 1980s and was first extensively applied to DNA arrays especially in the genomic field. Today this technique has become a powerful tool for high-throughput approaches in biology and chemistry. Progresses were mainly driven by the human genome project and were associated with the development of se...
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Many protein-protein interactions are mediated by short linear peptide motifs binding to cognate proteins or protein domains. Such interactions often display affinities in the mid-micromolar range, that are challenging to quantify accurately, especially when the motifs harbor single-point mutations. Here, we present a manual benchtop assay for dete...
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The cochaperone BAG3 is a central protein homeostasis factor in mechanically strained mammalian cells. It mediates the degradation of unfolded and damaged forms of the actin-crosslinker filamin through chaperone-assisted selective autophagy (CASA). In addition, BAG3 stimulates filamin transcription in order to compensate autophagic disposal and to...
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On a past volume of this monograph we have reviewed general aspects of the varied technologies available to generate peptide arrays. Hallmarks in the development of the technology and a main sketch of preparative steps and applications in binding assays were used to walk the reader through details of peptide arrays. In this occasion, we resume from...
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To explore the conservation of Src homology 3 (SH3) domain-mediated networks in evolution, we compared the specificity landscape of these domains among four yeast species, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Ashbya gossypii, Candida albicans, and Schizosaccharomyces pombe, encompassing 400 million years of evolution. We first aligned and catalogued the famil...
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Epithelial ovarian cancer is highly angiogenic and high expression of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), a proangiogenic protein. Calreticulin is a multifunctional protein with anti-angiogenic properties and its translocation to the tumor cell membrane promotes recognition and engulfment by dendritic cells. The aim of this work was to evaluate calreticulin...
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Synthetic peptide array technology was first developed in the early 1990s by Ronald Frank. Since then the technique has become a powerful tool for high throughput approaches in biology and biochemistry. Here, we focus on peptide arrays applied to investigate the binding specificity of protein interaction domains such as WW, SH3, and PDZ domains. We...
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Due to its ability to induce vascular endothelial growth factor expression and proliferation, migration, and vasculogenesis of endothelial cells, nerve growth factor (NGF) has been considered as an angiogenic factor in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). In this work, we evaluated the angiogenic and proliferative mRNA expression profiles of EOC and ad...
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Development of synthetic peptide array technology started in the early 1990s. The technique originally developed by Ronald Frank has become a powerful tool for high throughput approaches in biology and chemistry mapping protein interaction sites. In this review we focus on peptide arrays applied to investigate receptor-ligand interactions, such as...
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Development of array technologies started in the late 1980s, and today this technique has become a powerful tool for high throughput approaches in biology and chemistry. Progress was mainly driven by the human genome project and associated with the development of several new technologies, leading to the birth of additional "omic" topics such as pro...
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Given the increasing travel of pregnant women from areas were Trypanosoma cruzi is endemic, the congenital transmission of the parasite has become a global public-health problem. In a recent pilot study, which ran in Chile from 2006 to 2010, three strategies for exploring and managing T. cruzi-infected mothers and their infected or uninfected neona...
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The growing demand for binding assays to study protein-protein interaction can be addressed by peptide array-based methods. The SPOT technique is a widespread peptide-array technology, which is able to distinguish semi-quantitatively the binding affinities of peptides to defined protein targets within one array. The quality of an assay system used...
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There are several methods commonly used to measure protein-protein interactions and binding affinities. Quite contrary to most of these methods, protein- and peptide arrays on cellulose membranes or glass slides are suitable for high-throughput measurement, as they provide a higher density of probes and a multitude of peptide-protein interactions c...
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A high demand of interest concerning binding assays to study the consequences of posttranscriptional phosphorylation may be addressed by peptide array-based methods. A crucial factor for de novo chemical approaches to generate such arrays is the possibility to rationally permutate phosphorylation events along a huge number of sequences. The simple...
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Little about the reliability of measurements obtained using synthetic peptide microarrays is known. We report results from a study on the quantitative reliability of microarrays manufactured by robot-supported immobilization of presynthesized peptides for different microarray platforms. Technological precision is assessed for inter- and intra-devic...
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Peptide arrays prepared by the SPOT synthesis technology have emerged as a proteomic tool to study molecular recognition and identify biologically active peptides. However, it was previously not clear how accurately signal intensities obtained by probing peptide arrays for protein binding really reflect the dissociation constants of the protein-pep...

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