Alexander Niels August Hermann

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Bradykinin and kallidin are released during dermal injury and inflammation as a result of activation of kallikreins which cleave high- and low-molecular weight kininogen (HMW and LMW kininogen, respectively). In the skin, kinins are involved, e.g., as co-mitogens in cellular proliferation or in processes propagating pain and inflammation. The aim of our(More)
Chlorhexidine, the most used biocide in periodontology, alters the permeability of the bacterial cell membrane. However, the chlorhexidine-induced morphological alterations in the oral biofilm have not been studied. To examine the effects of chlorhexidine on oral biofilm on an electron microscopic level, gingival epithelial cells with attached biofilm were(More)
The present study investigates the effects of CD40 ligand (CD40L) on mitogenic signalling, proliferation, and migration of cultured bovine coronary artery smooth muscle cells (SMC). A time- and concentration-dependent phosphorylation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinases-1/2 (ERK-1/2) and the mitogen-activated protein kinase p38 (p38-MAPK) was(More)
Bradykinin is known to be present at sites of acute inflammation and to exert its potent inflammatory effects mainly via the bradykinin B2-receptor. Recently, bradykinin dependent processes have been described in cultured human decidual cells, so that bradykinin may expand the list of paracrine factors involved in labour induction. In this paper we present(More)
In vitro studies on cultured human decidual cells present evidence for the expression of the bradykinin B2 receptor. This protein was localized by immunocytochemical methods at the cellular plasma membrane and the mRNA was found in cellular extracts by RT-PCR. As a biological effect the release of 14C-AA was observed. Cells that had been incubated for 24 h(More)
This paper proposes a design optimization procedure of a PMSM rotor. In the process of optimization, the shape and the size of the permanent magnet is considered constant while the distribution of electric steel and voids (air) in the rotor are variables contributing to the final objective. For the gradient search the “Method of Moving(More)
A leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) and a carboxypeptidase (CP) activity in human serum and malignant ascites degrade Ile-Ser-Bradykinin (ISB = T-Kinin) in two catalytic steps to desArg9Bradykinin. The catalytic activity in serum is always higher than in ascites. In serum the carboxypeptidase activity is higher than the LAP activity whereas in ascites the two(More)
Boryl, borylene, and base-stabilized borylene complexes of manganese and iron undergo a range of different reactions when treated with isonitriles including single, double, and partial isonitrile insertions into metal-boron bonds, ring formation, isonitrile coupling, and the liberation of new monovalent boron species. Two of the resulting cyclic species(More)
The reactions of isonitriles with a variety of metalloboryl and metalloborylene species are shown to yield a range of products, none of which display the typical Lewis acid-base reactivity previously observed between such metal complexes and other Lewis bases. Insertions of one, or several, isonitriles into the metal-boron bond give cyclic and spiro(More)