Birgitta Ernst

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Patients with Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus are at increased risk of thrombosis and the premature development of atherosclerosis. This may be related to damage to the endothelium (which may be the primary target tissue for the disease process) resulting from a loss of normal glycaemic metabolic control. Thus changes in endothelial cell(More)
In this work a new type of polyelectrolyte complex capsules is introduced as an artificial housing for liver cells. Male Wistar rat hepatocytes were encapsulated using cellulose sulphate and polydimethyldialyllammonium chloride as polyelectrolytes. Amino acid metabolism rate and urea synthesis of the cells increased over the investigation period in contrast(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxipurinol has been shown to be sufficiently absorbed after oral administration as a rapid release preparation of oxipurinol sodium. We compared the uric acid lowering affect of allopurinol and oxipurinol. METHODS In a multicenter, randomized, double blind crossover trial in 99 hyperuricemic patients with normal renal function we investigated(More)
We studied the nonenzymatic glycosylation of lens epithelial basement membranes (LEBM) of senile cataractous lenses of both diabetic and nondiabetic patients. The human LEBMs were isolated from surgically removed senile cataracts and purified by osmotic lysis and detergent treatments. Glycosylation assay of LEBMs was done using the colorimetric method of(More)