C9 - Funktion von extrazellulärer DNA bei der Leberregeneration und beim hepatozellulären Karzinom

C9_April 2014

Leiter:

Tobias Fuchs, PhD
Institut für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Martinistr. 52
20246 Hamburg
Tel.: +49-40-7410-51908
E-mail: t.fuchs@uke.de

Projektbeschreibung

Inflammation plays a crucial role in tissue regeneration and in the development of cancer. Neutrophils are the dominating cell type during acute inflammation. Neutrophils are capable of releasing their DNA from the nucleus into the extracellular environment to form extracellular webs known as Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs).

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C9_Spider web and NET
Abbildungen: Spider web with dewdrops (left) and NETs (right) in blue with green platelets

In order to release its DNA, the nucleus of neutrophils undergoes certain morphological changes which are summarized in the process of NETosis. Once liberated into the extracellular environment, DNA forms a fibrous network, which resembles the appearance of a spider web. NETs can interact with other cells and proteins and the goal of this project is to understand their role in liver regeneration and cancer.