Bernhard Stephan

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BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory inflammatory condition with autoimmune features including IgG autoantibodies. In this study we analyze the complexity of the autoantibody response and reveal the nature of the antigens that are recognized by autoantibodies in COPD patients. METHODS An array of 1827 gridded(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer is a very frequent and lethal tumor with an identifiable risk population. Cytological analysis and chest X-ray failed to reduce mortality, and CT screenings are still controversially discussed. Recent studies provided first evidence for the potential usefulness of autoantigens as markers for lung cancer. METHODS We used extended(More)
Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of inherited defects of enamel formation. In isolated AI (no additional segregating features), mutations in at least 7 genes are known so far, causing dominant, recessive or X-linked AI and allowing the identification of the molecular etiology in 40-50% of affected families. We(More)
AIM To determine if desensitization of the nociceptive innervation in the dental pulp has an effect on odontoblast function in the rat. METHODOLOGY Neonatal systemic application of capsaicin was used to selectively eliminate nociceptive innervation. 12 capsaicin-treated rats were intravitally perfused at 150 days of life with 4% formaldehyde and jaws were(More)
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