Alexander Neumann

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Tetrachloroethene reductive dehalogenase from the tetrachloroethene-utilizing anaerobe, Dehalospirillum multivorans, was purified approximately 100-fold to apparent homogeneity. The purified dehalogenase catalyzed the reductive dechlorination of tetrachloroethene (PCE) to trichloroethene and of trichloroethene to cis-1,2-dichloroethene with reduced methyl(More)
The velocity of circumferential fiber shortening (Vcf) is an index of myocardial performance which, although sensitive to contractile state, has limited usefulness because of its dependence on left ventricular loading conditions. This study investigated the degree and velocity of left ventricular fiber shortening as it relates to wall stress in an attempt(More)
The genes encoding tetrachloroethene reductive dehalogenase, a corrinoid-Fe/S protein, of Dehalospirillum multivorans were cloned and sequenced. The pceA gene is upstream of pceB and overlaps it by 4 bp. The presence of a sigma70-like promoter sequence upstream of pceA and of a rho-independent terminator downstream of pceB indicated that both genes are(More)
The production of N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) is widely distributed within the marine Roseobacter clade, and it was proposed that AHL-mediated quorum sensing (QS) is one of the most common cell-to-cell communication mechanisms in roseobacters. The traits regulated by AHL-mediated QS are yet not known for members of the Roseobacter clade, but(More)
The effects of abnormal ventricular activation upon the contractile pattern of the ventricles in patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) remain uncertain. Therefore we compared the motion of the anterior right ventricular wall (RV), the interventricular septum (IVS), and left ventricular posterior wall (LVPW) on echogram in nine patients with(More)
Hyperthyroidism has been reported to affect all of the major determinants of left ventricular performance in a manner that would augment ventricular shortening characteristics. The hypothesis tested in this study is that reduced afterload in conjunction with increased preload and heart rate, rather than augmented contractility, accounts for much of the(More)
The value for the slope of the left ventricular (LV) end-systolic pressure-dimension and pressure-volume relations has been proposed as a quantitative measure of the LV inotropic state. This measure of LV inotropic state is attractive because it is independent of preload and incorporates afterload. To investigate the sensitivity of the slope of these(More)
A denervated heart coupled to a periphery previously exposed to high catecholamine levels provides a unique model to study adrenoceptor physiology. Six orthotopic transplant patients (1.3 +/- 0.8 years postoperative) were age matched with six atropine-treated normal subjects. Simultaneous two-dimensionally targeted left ventricular echo-cardiograms and(More)
The disease entity "diabetic cardiomyopathy" has been extensively described in young patients with diabetes in the absence of ischemic, hypertensive or valvular heart disease. The most convincing data have been a 30% to 40% incidence of decreased radionuclide angiographic left ventricular ejection fraction response to dynamic exercise. In the current study,(More)
Assessment of viable myocardium before and after interventional therapy has become a critical issue in modern cardiology. This report describes a new contrast echocardiographic technique using conventional two-dimensional imaging during direct intracoronary injections of small volumes (1.5 to 2.0 cc) of sonicated Renografin-76. Contrast echocardiography was(More)