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Prof. Dr.
Alfred Nordheim
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Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Interfaculty Institute for Cell Biology (IFIZ)
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Cluster of Excellence: Image-Guided and Functionally Instructed Tumor Therapies (iFIT)
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Our main research interest is directed toward understanding molecular mechanisms by which intracellular signalling elicits differential genomic responses at the level of transcription. Primarily, we are interested in gene expression under the control of the transcription factor SRF (Serum Response Factor). This transcription factor controls target gene expression by recruiting to its DNA binding sites (CArG boxes) different SRF co-factors which by themselves are subject to regulation by intracellular signalling cascades.The most important families of SRF co-factors are the TCFs (ternary complex factors) and the Myocardin/MRTF proteins. Whereas the former are under control of mitogenic MAPK signalling, the latter respond to dynamical changes in the actin cytoskeleton.


02/11/2005 (PCT Registration)
Alfred Nordheim, Tassula Proikas-Cezanne
17/10/2006 (PCT Registration)
Bernd Knöll, Alfred Nordheim


2019 - 2025
Lars Zender, Bernd Pichler, Hans-Georg Rammensee
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG)
2017 - 2021
Alfred Nordheim, Tassula Proikas-Cezanne
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG)



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