Birgit Schroeppel

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Composites of carbon nanotubes and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene, PEDOT) and layers of PEDOT are deposited onto microelectrodes by electropolymerization of ethylenedioxythiophene in the presence of a suspension of carbon nanotubes and polystyrene sulfonate. Analysis by FIB and SEM demonstrates that CNT-PEDOT composites exhibit a porous morphology whereas(More)
A sequential model involving chemokines has been proposed for leukocyte extravasation into areas of inflammation; however, site-specific aspects remain to be elucidated. Hence, we studied the role of chemokines produced by mesangial (MC) or glomerular endothelial cells (GEC) and their receptors in glomerular recruitment of monocytes. Stimulation of MC with(More)
Bacterial invasion through the blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCSFB) during bacterial meningitis causes secretion of proinflammatory cytokines/chemokines followed by the recruitment of leukocytes into the CNS. In this study, we analyzed the cellular and molecular mechanisms of polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) and monocyte transepithelial(More)
Embryonic epithelia at the tip of the ureteric bud (UB) face the interspace between epithelial and mesenchymal cells and are fundamentally involved in reciprocal signaling during early nephrogenesis. To characterize their membrane conductive proteins, patch-clamp and single cell RT-PCR techniques were applied to embryonic rat UBs [embryonic day 17 (day(More)
AIMS To explore the ultrastructure of interstitial cells in the upper lamina propria of the human bladder, to describe the spatial relationships and to investigate cell-cell contacts. METHODS Focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM), 3-View SEM and confocal laser scanning microscopy were used to analyze the 3D ultrastructure of the upper(More)
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