Bernd Jablonka

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Integrins and other adhesion receptors are essential components for outside-in and inside-out signaling through the cell membrane. The platelet glycoprotein IIb-IIIa (also known as fibrinogen receptor or integrin alpha IIb beta 3) is activated by platelet agonists, inhibited by cyclic-nucleotide-elevating agents, and is involved in the activation of protein(More)
Irradiation in the presence of 1 microM methylene blue (MB) inactivates enveloped viruses in human plasma. This method is a useful tool to enhance the safety of human fresh-frozen plasma in blood donor banks. Via a photooxidative mechanism, viral structures as well as plasma proteins, especially fibrinogen, can be damaged. We investigated the effect of(More)
The DIRECT (Diabetes Research on Patient Stratification) Study is part of a European Union Framework 7 Innovative Medicines Initiative project, a joint undertaking between four industry and 21 academic partners throughout Europe. The Consortium aims to discover and validate biomarkers that: (1) predict the rate of glycaemic deterioration before and after(More)
In this study, we report on the characterization of a patient with Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT). Immunochemical analysis on platelets from the patient showed that the expression of alpha IIb beta 3 was only 25% of that in normal healthy controls, suggesting a case of GT. Functional analysis revealed a total lack of fibrinogen binding capacity. Molecular(More)
The calcium antagonist nifedipine markedly relaxed intact rabbit aortic rings precontracted with low level potassium chloride while converting enzyme (CE) inhibitors, ramiprilat, enalaprilat, and captopril were only marginally effective. Either CE inhibitor combined with nifedipine, however, significantly accentuated this relaxation. The CE inhibitors(More)
In a family, a moderate bleeding disorder in two patients has been specified as Glanzmann's thrombasthenia because of characteristic defects in platelet function. Analysis of platelet membrane glycoproteins revealed about a 50% decrease in the amount of GP IIb-IIIa complex (α(11b)β(3) integrin), which appeared normal with respect to electrophoretic(More)
After treatment of rats with 5 x 0.5 mg/kg/d reserpine in membrane preparations from the parotid gland no increase in the total number of beta-adrenoceptors (Bmax) was observed using the antagonist ligand (-)3H-dihydroalprenolol. There occurred, however, a pronounced increase of the high affinity agonist binding component. Thus, it appears that not the(More)
Antagonists of the platelet fibrinogen receptor (GP IIb/IIIa receptor) are expected to be a new promising class of antithrombotic agents. The binding of fibrinogen to the fibrinogen receptor depends on an Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser (RGDS) tetrapeptide recognition motif. Structural modifications of the RGDS lead have led to the discovery of a non-peptide RGD mimetic GP(More)
Aims/hypothesis The DIRECT (Diabetes Research on Patient Stratification) Study is part of a EuropeanUnion Framework 7 Innovative Medicines Initiative project, a joint undertaking between four industry and 21 academic partners throughout Europe. The Consortium aims to discover and validate biomarkers that: (1) predict the rate of glycaemic deterioration(More)