Arne Steinsträsser

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Granulopoietic bone-marrow was scintigraphically imaged in 15 patients with carcinoma of the breast and known skeletal metastases, 10 patients with malignant lymphomas, and 15 controls without suspected malignant disease, with a technetium-99m labelled murine monoclonal IgG1 antibody directed against nonspecific cross-reacting antigen (NCA-95) and(More)
Cardiac tissue remodeling in the course of chronic left ventricular hypertrophy requires phagocytes which degrade cellular debris, initiate and maintain tissue inflammation and reorganization. The dynamics of phagocytes in left ventricular hypertrophy have not been systematically studied. Here, we characterized the temporal accumulation of leukocytes in the(More)
The murine monoclonal antibody (MAb) BW 494 was characterized in relation to its tissue specificity, the epitope recognized, in vitro and in vivo radiolocalization and its potential to mediate antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and complement mediated cytolysis (CMC). The MAb defined carbohydrate epitope located on a greater than 200 k daltons(More)
In 6 European countries a multicenter trial with the technetium-99m labelled monoclonal anti-granulocyte antibody BW 250/183 was conducted in 775 patients. The antibody is used for the immunoscintigraphic visualisation of accumulations of granulocytes. The present study was restricted on the investigation of patients having inflammations, essentially of the(More)
Starting from the phenomenon that the amount of circulating CEA in patients' sera did not significantly influence immunoscintigraphic visualization of CEA expressing tumors, we built up an in vitro model to explain this phenomenon. Blocking experiments in this model system showed that the CEA specific MAbs BW 431/26 and BW 431/31 could not be inhibited in(More)
Lately, the specific binding of appropriate monoclonal antibodies to human granulocytes has been used for the scintigraphic detection of inflammatory foci. Using the antibody BW 250/183 we studied the underlying binding kinetics. As an important requirement for a specific cell binding it has been shown that the labelling procedure does not change the(More)
In seven European countries a multicenter trial with the 99mTc-labelled monoclonal anti-CEA antibody BW 431/26 was conducted in 730 patients. The antibody is used for the immunoscintigraphic visualisation of CEA-expressing tumours. Investigated were in particular colorectal tumours, bladder and breast carcinoma, medullary thyroid carcinoma, adenocarcinoma(More)
Following traumatic brain injury (TBI) neuroinflammatory processes promote neuronal cell loss. Alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) is a neuropeptide with immunomodulatory properties, which may offer neuroprotection. Due to short half-life and pigmentary side-effects of α-MSH, the C-terminal tripeptide α-MSH(11-13) may be an anti-inflammatory(More)
Using parts of the molecular structure of spiperone, two new ligand systems for complexation with [99mTc]technetium were prepared in order to develop potential receptor imaging agents for single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT). The bis-aminoethanethiols (BAT): 1-benzyl-4-(2-mercapto-2-methyl-4-aza-pentyl)-4-(2-mercapto-2-methyl-(More)
The aim of this comparative study was to obtain quantitative information on the effect that metamizol has on ureteral motility. Renal Tc-99m-MDP excretion and ureteral urine transport against gravity were examined in five patients, once without (control) and, several days later, with metamizol treatment. In each of these ten scanning sessions, renograms of(More)