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BACKGROUND Activation of the liver x receptors (LXRs) by exogenous ligands stimulates the degradation of beta-amyloid 1-42 (Abeta42), a peptide that plays a central role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The oxidized cholesterol products (oxysterols), 24-hydroxycholesterol (24-OHC) and 27-hydroxycholesterol (27-OHC), are endogenous activators(More)
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA; prasterone) is a major adrenal hormone with no well accepted function. In both animals and humans, low DHEA levels occur with the development of a number of the problems of aging: immunosenesence, increased mortality, increased incidence of several cancers, loss of sleep, decreased feelings of well-being, osteoporosis and(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to test the hypothesis that factors circulating in the plasma of pregnant women and women with preeclampsia activate monocytes. STUDY DESIGN Blood samples were taken from patients with early-onset severe preeclampsia (n = 9), healthy pregnant women (n = 9), and healthy nonpregnant women (n = 9). A monocytic cell(More)
In a double blind study twelve class I probands received occlusal splints with six different customized anterior guidances. The subjective feelings were rated using a psychologic scale. It was shown, that splints with a large "a" were better rated than splints with a small "a". "a" is the radius of the maximal curvature of the sagittal anterior tooth(More)
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