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Articles by Henrik Einwächter
Based on 3 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Henrik Einwachter wrote the following 3 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Article RelA regulates CXCL1/CXCR2-dependent oncogene-induced senescence in murine Kras-driven pancreatic carcinogenesis. 2016

Lesina, Marina / Wörmann, Sonja Maria / Morton, Jennifer / Diakopoulos, Kalliope Nina / Korneeva, Olga / Wimmer, Margit / Einwächter, Henrik / Sperveslage, Jan / Demir, Ihsan Ekin / Kehl, Timo / Saur, Dieter / Sipos, Bence / Heikenwälder, Mathias / Steiner, Jörg Manfred / Wang, Timothy Cragin / Sansom, Owen J / Schmid, Roland Michael / Algül, Hana. · ·J Clin Invest · Pubmed #27454298.

ABSTRACT: Tumor suppression that is mediated by oncogene-induced senescence (OIS) is considered to function as a safeguard during development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, the mechanisms that regulate OIS in PDAC are poorly understood. Here, we have determined that nuclear RelA reinforces OIS to inhibit carcinogenesis in the Kras mouse model of PDAC. Inactivation of RelA accelerated pancreatic lesion formation in Kras mice by abrogating the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) gene transcription signature. Using genetic and pharmacological tools, we determined that RelA activation promotes OIS via elevation of the SASP factor CXCL1 (also known as KC), which activates CXCR2, during pancreatic carcinogenesis. In Kras mice, pancreas-specific inactivation of CXCR2 prevented OIS and was correlated with increased tumor proliferation and decreased survival. Moreover, reductions in CXCR2 levels were associated with advanced neoplastic lesions in tissue from human pancreatic specimens. Genetically disabling OIS in Kras mice caused RelA to promote tumor proliferation, suggesting a dual role for RelA signaling in pancreatic carcinogenesis. Taken together, our data suggest a pivotal role for RelA in regulating OIS in preneoplastic lesions and implicate the RelA/CXCL1/CXCR2 axis as an essential mechanism of tumor surveillance in PDAC.

2 Article Polarization of the vacuolar adenosine triphosphatase delineates a transition to high-grade pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasm lesions. 2014

Sreekumar, Bharath K / Belinsky, Glenn S / Einwachter, Henrik / Rhim, Andrew D / Schmid, Roland / Chung, Chuhan. ·From the *Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; †Second Department of Internal Medicine, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University, Munich, Germany; ‡Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI; and §Veterans Administration CT Healthcare System, West Haven, CT. ·Pancreas · Pubmed #25072283.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: A functional vacuolar adenosine triphosphatase (v-ATPase) complex regulates canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling. The goal of this study was to identify the distribution of the v-ATPase in human and murine models of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasms (PanINs) and assess its role in Wnt/β-catenin signaling. METHODS: We evaluated the immunolabeling pattern of the v-ATPase in human PanIN specimens and murine PanIN-1 and PanIN-2 lesions obtained from Ptf1a(Cre/+); LSL-Kras(G12D) mice. Wnt/β-catenin signaling was interrogated in primary PanIN cells by examining the phosphorylated levels of its surface coreceptor, low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-6 (LRP6), and its intracellular effector, nonphosphorylated β-catenin. The response of primary PanIN cells to epidermal growth factor (EGF) was assessed in the absence and presence of the v-ATPase inhibitor, concanamycin. RESULTS: In advanced (PanIN-2), but not early (PanIN-1), lesions, the v-ATPase assumed a polarized phenotype. Blocking the v-ATPase disrupted Wnt/β-catenin signaling in primary PanIN cells despite significantly higher levels of the total and activated Wnt cell surface coreceptor, LRP6. Vacuolar adenosine triphosphatase blockade significantly decreased the total and activated levels of EGF receptor, a determinant of PanIN progression. The activation of EGF receptor and its intracellular mediator, p44/42 mitogen-activated protein kinase, was also reduced by v-ATPase blockade. This led to diminished proliferation in response to EGF ligand. CONCLUSIONS: The v-ATPase regulates Wnt/β-catenin and EGF receptor signaling in PanINs.

3 Article Notch2 is required for progression of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia and development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. 2010

Mazur, Pawel K / Einwächter, Henrik / Lee, Marcel / Sipos, Bence / Nakhai, Hassan / Rad, Roland / Zimber-Strobl, Ursula / Strobl, Lothar J / Radtke, Freddy / Klöppel, Günter / Schmid, Roland M / Siveke, Jens T. ·Second Department of Internal Medicine and Institute of Pathology, Technical University of Munich, 81675 Munich, Germany. ·Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A · Pubmed #20624967.

ABSTRACT: Pancreatic cancer is one of the most fatal malignancies lacking effective therapies. Notch signaling is a key regulator of cell fate specification and pancreatic cancer development; however, the role of individual Notch receptors and downstream signaling is largely unknown. Here, we show that Notch2 is predominantly expressed in ductal cells and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) lesions. Using genetically engineered mice, we demonstrate the effect of conditional Notch receptor ablation in KrasG12D-driven pancreatic carcinogenesis. Deficiency of Notch2 but not Notch1 stops PanIN progression, prolongs survival, and leads to a phenotypical switch toward anaplastic pancreatic cancer with epithelial-mesenchymal transition. By expression profiling, we identified increased Myc signaling regulated by Notch2 during tumor development, placing Notch2 as a central regulator of PanIN progression and malignant transformation. Our study supports the concept of distinctive roles of individual Notch receptors in cancer development.