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The continuing disappearance of "pure” Ca2+buffers

Schwaller, B.

In: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 2009, vol. 66, no. 2, p. 275-300

Université de Fribourg

A bipartite butyrate-responsive element in the human calretinin (CALB2) promoter acts as a repressor in colon carcinoma cells but not in mesothelioma cells

Häner, Katrin ; Henzi, Thomas ; Pfefferli, Martine ; Künzli, Esther ; Salicio, Valerie ; Schwaller, Beat

In: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 2010, vol. 109, no. 3, p. 519-531

The short-chain fatty acid butyrate plays an essential role in colonic mucosa homeostasis through the capacity to block the cell cycle, regulate differentiation and to induce apoptosis. The beneficial effect of dietary fibers on preventing colon cancer is essentially mediated through butyrate, derived from luminal fermentation of fibers by intestinal bacteria. In epithelial cells of the colon,...

Université de Fribourg

The continuing disappearance of “pure” Ca²⁺ buffers

Schwaller, Beat

In: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 2009///doi:10.1007/s00018-008-8564-6

Advances in the understanding of a class of Ca²⁺-binding proteins usually referred to as “Ca²⁺ buffers” are reported. Proteins historically embraced within this group include parvalbumins (α and β), calbindin-D9k, calbindin-D28k and calretinin. Within the last few years a wealth of data has accumulated that allow a better understanding of the functions of particular family members of...