Carsten Wunderlich

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Recently generated caveolin-1 deficient mice (cav-1(-/-)) display several physiological alterations such as severe heart failure and lung fibrosis. The molecular mechanisms how the loss of caveolin-1 (cav-1) mediates these alterations are currently under debate. A plethora of studies support a role of cav-1 as a negative regulator of endothelial nitric(More)
The identification of various signaling molecules found within caveolae and their functional interaction with the integral membrane protein caveolin, a major structural component of caveolae, suggests that these membrane microdomains participate in transmembrane signaling. Several lines of evidence indicate that caveolin may act as a scaffolding protein by(More)
Elevated cardiac levels of nitric oxide (NO) generated by inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) have been implicated in the development of heart failure. The surprisingly benign phenotype of recently generated mice with cardiac-specific iNOS overexpression (TGiNOS) provided the rationale to investigate whether NO scavenging by oxymyoglobin (MbO2) yielding(More)
Myocardial infarct size can be limited by pharmacological postconditioning (pPC) with cardioprotective agents. Cardioprotective effects of neuregulin-1β (NRG) via activation of protein kinase B (Akt) and downstream pathways like endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) have been postulated based on results from cell culture experiments. The purpose of this(More)
AIMS Despite the use of established 3D-mapping systems, invasive electrophysiological studies and catheter ablation require high radiation exposure of patients and medical staff. This study investigated whether electroanatomic catheter tracking in prerecorded X-ray images on top of an existing 3D-mapping system has any impact on radiation exposure. (More)
The prevalence of gout is increasing with increased life expectancy. Approximately half of the patients with gout have some degree of renal impairment. If both conditions persistently coexist, and in severe tophaceous gout, in particular, treatment has been difficult. We here report on the case of an 87-year-old woman, who had been suffering from recurrent(More)
AIMS The present study evaluates the relevance and additional safety value of pre-hospital discharge (PHD) testing in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. METHODS From June 1998 to May 2009, 975 patients (830 male, 145 female) with ICD were screened retrospectively for failed PHD and analysed for its consequences, risk(More)
OBJECTIVES Patients with chest pain and normal coronary arteries often suffer from physical and psychological symptoms. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the incidence of mental symptoms in patients with angiographic exclusion of a coronary heart disease. DESIGN In 253 patients with angiographic exclusion of a coronary heart disease the type and(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypothermia has been shown to reduce neurologic deficits in patients after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It was not clear if intravascular cooling is superior to standard external cooling in inducing hypothermia. Goal of this study was to compare intravascular cooling with an automated cooling device with external cooling in everyday(More)