Anton D Kiefer

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The neutral position of the spine is the posture most commonly sustained throughout daily activities. Previous investigations of the spine focused mainly on maximal exertions in various symmetric and asymmetric postures. This report proposes a new synergetic approach for analysis of the spine in neutral postures and evaluates its performance. The model(More)
Fenofibrate is clinically successful in treating hypertriglyceridemia and mixed hyperlipidemia presumably through peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha)-dependent induction of genes that control fatty acid beta-oxidation. Lipid homeostasis and cholesterol metabolism also are regulated by the nuclear oxysterol receptors, liver X(More)
The present study aimed to identify some of the mechanisms affecting spinal compressive load-bearing capacity in neutral postures. Two spinal geometries were employed in the evaluation of the stabilizing mechanisms of the spine in standing neutral postures. Large-displacement finite-element models were used for parametric studies of the effect of load(More)
LY344864 is a selective receptor agonist with an affinity of 6 nM (Ki) at the recently cloned 5-HT1F receptor. It possesses little affinity for the 56 other serotonergic and non-serotonergic neuronal binding sites examined. When examined for its ability to inhibit forskolin-induced cyclic AMP accumulation in cells stably transfected with human 5-HT1F(More)
By routine newborn screening for galactose blood level elevations a great difference in the frequency of Galactosemia by transferase deficiency was observed between Eastern- and Western-Austria. This made enzymatic heterozygousity determinations desirable. At the same time it should be examined whether the frequency of homozygotes found by screening(More)
A HPLC method with amperometric detection is established for the contact allergen alpha-peroxyachifolid (1) from yarrow (Achillea millefolium L., s. str.). The amounts of 1 are between 0.25 and 0.60% in blossoms, dried 2 h at room temperature, and between 0.01 and 0.05% in the leaves. In completely dried material and in some preparations from the market 1(More)
Methodology to prepare 8-amido-2-amino-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-2-dibenzofurans, analogues with a fluorine substituent incorporated in the 6-, 7-, and 9-positions, and a difluorinated analogue with fluorines in the 6- and 9-positions is described. The tetrahydrodibenzofuran ring systems are prepared by acid-catalyzed [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement of(More)
The construction of a modified thin layer ultracentrifuge rotor is described. This rotor was used in the purification of five filamentous plant viruses, viz. TMV, SCMV, PVX, SGV and YMC. The purification and concentration of these viruses in their monomeric forms is hazardous when conventional "tube" rotors are used since they invariably result in(More)
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