Achim Weiss

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1. Biliverdin reductase (BVR) activity was measured in post-microsomal supernatants of livers of cattle, sheep, rabbits and rats. BVR activities in bovine and ovine livers were 4.7 and 5.0%, respectively, of rat liver activity. 2. The finding of BVR activity in ruminants is in contrast to a previous report and may be due to the use of a different assay(More)
The generation of CTL in rat MLC was actively suppressed by a cell population present in spleen cell preparations from normal rats. These suppressor cells were characterized by using a variety of cell fractionation techniques. Suppressor cells were removed by passage of spleen cells through nylon wool columns or by treatment with carbonyl iron. Suppressive(More)
Cloned murine cytolytic T lymphocytes (CTL) having defined specificity were triggered by the phorbol ester together with a calcium ionophore (either A23187 or Ionomycin) to lyse syngeneic or third party target cells efficiently. Neither phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) nor calcium ionophore alone induced efficient lysis. The characteristics of the(More)
H-2 restriction in cytolytic T lymphocyte (CTL)-mediated lysis of syngeneic murine Moloney leukemia virus (MoLV)-induced tumor cells was studied at the clonal level by testing the inhibitory effect of monoclonal anti-H-2 antibodies on the lytic interaction between CTL clones and target cells. Large numbers of MoLV-specific CTL clones were generated by(More)
Cytolytic T lymphocyte (CTL) clones specific for Moloney leukemia virus (MoLV)-derived tumor cells were generated by placing limiting numbers of C57BL/6 responder cells into mixed leukocyte-tumor cell microcultures. Under appropriate conditions (presence of stimulating tumor cells, accessory cells, and T cell growth factor), such cloned CTL could readily be(More)
Anaerobically periused hearts from rats with experimentally induced hyperthyroidism exhibited accelerated deterioration of pacemaker activity and ventricular performance. The diminished anaerobic performance of hyperthyroid hearts was associated with decreased adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels and a reduced rate of anaerobic glycolysis as reflected in(More)
We desribe and discuss hydrodynamic simulations of the core helium flash using an initial model of a 1.25 M star with a metallicity of 0.02 near at its peak. Past research concerned with the dynamics of the core helium flash is inconclusive. Its results range from a confirmation of the standard picture, where the star remains in hydrostatic equilibrium(More)