Andreas Strack

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The expression pattern of a subset of chemokines and their corresponding receptors was investigated in primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL). The tumor cells consistently expressed CXCR4, CXCL12, CXCR5, and CXCL13, both at mRNA and protein levels. Cerebral endothelial cells were positive for CXCL12 and CXCL13, while reactive astrocytes and(More)
The intracerebral formation of inflammatory infiltrates is a complex process, which may be regulated by chemokines. This study defines the kinetics and cellular sources of T cell- and macrophage-attracting chemokines in murine Toxoplasma encephalitis (TE) by ribonuclease protection assay, reverse transcription-PCR, in situ hybridization, and(More)
Microglia, the resident macrophage population of the central nervous system, is rapidly activated in murine Toxoplasma encephalitis (TE). However, the precise contribution of microglia to intracerebral immune reactions and the in vivo regulation of microglial activity are still poorly understood. To selectively analyse microglial reactions in TE, we have(More)
Indium pretreatment of rats and mice has been reported to decrease the concentration of cytochrome P-450, thereby reducing the activity of some cytochrome P-450 dependent enzymatic reactions. The present study reveals that pretreatment of C57B1/6JHan mice of both sexes with one s. c. dose of 120 mg of In2(SO4)3 · 5 H2O per kg of body weight decreases the(More)
Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite causing asymptomatic, persistent encephalitis. Protective CD4 and CD8 T cells are recruited to and accumulate in the brain in acute Toxoplasma encephalitis (TE), with slowly decreasing numbers in chronic TE. It is unclear how the size of the intracerebral T cell pool is regulated. Conceivably, permanent recruitment,(More)
Under various inflammatory conditions, cell adhesion molecules are up-regulated in the central nervous system (CNS) and may contribute to the recruitment of leukocytes to the brain. In the present study, the functional role of vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM)-1 in Toxoplasma encephalitis (TE) was addressed using VCAM(flox/flox MxCre) mice. Neonatal(More)
Self-localization in dynamic environments is a central problem in mobile robotics and is well studied in the literature. One of the most popular methods is the Monte Carlo Localization algorithm (MCL). Many deployed systems use MCL together with a laser range finder in well structured indoor environments like office buildings with a rather rich collection(More)
The expression and kinetics of a panel of chemokines during Toxoplasma encephalitis (TE) were analyzed in a comparative study of genetically resistant BALB/c and susceptible C57BL/6 mice. In parallel with disease activity and the number of postinfection (p.i.) leukocytes, C57BL/6 mice induced CRG-2/IP-10, MuMIG, RANTES, MCP-1, MIP-1alpha, and MIP-1beta(More)
INTRODUCTION The higher incidence of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding with the non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) may be related to pre-existing malignancies; diagnostic measures triggered by these bleedings could lead to early detection of these malignancies. METHODS We retrieved the preferred terms on GI bleeding and GI cancer reported as adverse(More)
This paper describes the four-legged ARAMIES robot which was built on the experiences gained with a first integration study. It describes the revised mechanics. The new modular electronics low-level control concept is presented and the developed FPGA-based joint control is explained in detail. Furthermore an overview on the software control approach is(More)