Edgar Grinstein

Ph.D., Senior Scientist
Center for Child and Adolescent Health
Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf
Journal Associated: Studies on Stem Cells Research and Therapy Biography:

Dr. Edgar Grinstein is a Principal Investigator at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf (Germany). He researches hematopoietic stem cells and progenitor cells, signal transduction, gene transcription regulation. He has more than 11 years of experience as Editor-In-Chief at SAGE Publications Inc. (USA) and Libertas Academica (New Zealand), and also serves as Deputy Editor-In-Chief for Baishideng Publishing Group (USA).

Raised in a family of researchers – both parents are PhD scientists - he received his PhD summa cum laude in Molecular Biology from the Humboldt University and the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin. He has published a number of papers in high-ranking journals and received a highly regarded Research Award from Dr.-Günther- and Imme-Wille-Foundation. Dr. Grinstein qualified as Professor in Molecular Medicine at the University of Düsseldorf in 2008 and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Latvia (Latvia, European Union) since 2010.  

Dr. Grinstein`s research in the field of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, funded by research grants from German Research Foundation (DFG) and José Carreras Leukämie-Stiftung (José Carreras Foundation), has focused on markers, signal transduction and transcriptional control. Among other important findings made, his research group provided new insights into the role of the prominent surface marker AC133/CD133 (Leukemia 2015; 29: 2208-2220), that is expressed on stem/progenitor cells in normal hematopoiesis as well as on tumor-initiating cells in certain hematological malignancies. The study analyzed the control of AC133/CD133 expression in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, and revealed the impact thereof on molecular network relevant to these cells.

Research Interest: hematopoietic stem cells and progenitor cells, cancer stem cells, stem cell markers, signal transduction, cell cycle control, regulation of apoptosis, gene transcription regulation

Grants: Principal Investigator of stem cell-related projects funded by German Research Foundation (DFG) and by José Carreras Leukämie-Stiftung (José Carreras Foundation)

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Grinstein, E., and H.-D. Royer. 1995. Multiple octamer-binding proteins are targets for the cell cycle regulated nuclear inhibitor I-92. DNA Cell Biol. 14: 493-500.

Grinstein, E., I. Weinert, B. Droese, M. Pagano, and H.-D. Royer. 1996. Cell cycle regulation of nuclear factor p92 DNA-binding activity by novel phase-specific inhibitors. J. Biol. Chem. 271: 9215-9222.

Bargou, R.C., C. Wagener, K. Bommert, W. Arnold, P.T. Daniel, M.Y. Mapara, E. Grinstein, H.-D. Royer, and B. Dörken. 1996. Blocking of transcription factor E2F/DP by dominant-negative mutants in a normal breast epithelial cell line efficiently inhibits apoptosis and induces tumor growth in SCID mice. J. Exp. Med. 183: 1205-1213.

Bargou, R.C., F. Emmerich, D. Krappmann, K. Bommert, M.Y. Mapara, W. Arnold, H.-D. Royer, E. Grinstein, A. Greiner, C. Scheidereit, and B. Dörken. 1997. Constitutive nuclear factor kappaB-RelA activation is required for proliferation and survival of Hodkin’s desease tumor cells. J. Clin. Invest. 12: 2961-2969.

Janke, J., K. Schlüter, B. Jandrig, M. Theile, K. Kölble, W. Arnold, E. Grinstein, A.  Schwartz, L.E. Schwarz, P.M. Schlag, B.M. Jockusch, and S. Scherneck. 2000. Suppression of tumoriginecity in breast cancer cells by the microfilament protein profilin1. J. Exp. Med. 191: 1675-1685.

Grinstein, E.,* F. Jundt, I. Weinert, P. Wernet, and H.-D. Royer. 2002. Sp1 as G1 cell cycle phase specific transcription factor in epithelial cells. Oncogene. 21: 1485-1492.

Grinstein, E., P. Wernet, P.J. Snijders, F. Rösl, I. Weinert, W. Jia, R. Kraft, Ch. Schewe, M. Schwabe, S. Hauptmann, M. Dietel, Ch. Meijer, and H.-D. Royer. 2002. Nucleolin as activator of human papillomavirus type 18 oncogene transcription in cervical cancer. J. Exp. Med. 196: 1067-1078.

Grinstein, E.,* Y. Shan, L. Karawajew, P.J. Snijders, C.J. Meijer, H.-D. Royer, and P. Wernet. 2006. Cell cycle controlled interaction of nucleolin with the retinoblastoma protein and cancerous cell transformation.  J. Biol. Chem. 281: 22223-22235.

Grinstein, E.,* Y. Du, S. Santourlidis, J. Christ, M. Uhrberg, and P. Wernet. 2007. Nucleolin regulates gene expression in CD34 positive hematopoietic cells. J. Biol. Chem. 282: 12439-12449.

Grinstein, E.,* and P. Wernet. 2007. Cellular signaling in normal and cancerous stem cells. Cell. Signal. 19: 2428-2433.
This was the most read article of the Journal Cell. Signal. from July 2007 till March 2008. Source: SCIENCEDIRECT TOP 25 HOTTEST ARTICLES

Wethkamp, N., H. Hanenberg, C. Suschek, W. Wetzel, S. Heikaus, E. Grinstein, U. Ramp, R. Engers, H. Gabbert, and C. Mahotka. 2011. DAXX-beta and DAXX-gamma: two novel splice variants of the transcriptional co-repressor DAXX. J. Biol. Chem. 19576-19588.

Grinstein, E.,* C. Mahotka, and A. Borkhardt. 2011. Rb and nucleolin antagonize in controlling human CD34 gene expression. Cell. Signal. 23: 1358-1365.

Bhatia, S., S. Reister, C. Mahotka, R. Meisel, A. Borkhardt, and E. Grinstein.* 2015. Control of AC133 / CD133 and impact on human hematopoietic progenitor cells through nucleolin. Leukemia. 29: 2208-2220.

Mahotka, C., S. Bhatia, J. Kollet, and E. Grinstein.* 2018. Nucleolin promotes execution of the hematopoietic stem cell gene expression program. Leukemia. 32: 1865–1868.

Reister, S., C. Mahotka, N. van den Höfel, and  E. Grinstein.* 2019. Nucleolin promotes Wnt signaling in human hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. Leukemia. 33: 1052-1054.


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