Christian Rufener

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Drug discovery projects in the pharmaceutical industry accumulate thousands of chemical structures and ten-thousands of data points from a dozen or more biological and pharmacological assays. A sufficient interpretation of the data requires understanding, which molecular families are present, which structural motifs correlate with measured properties, and(More)
We present OSIRIS, an entirely in-house developed drug discovery informatics system. Its components cover all information handling aspects from compound synthesis via biological testing to preclinical development. Its design principles are platform and vendor independence, a consistent look and feel, and complete coverage of the drug discovery process by(More)
An immunocytochemical technique using specific antiglucagon serum reveals the presence of glucagon-containing cells situated exclusively in the oxyntic glandular mucosa of the dog stomach. Electron microscope examination of the mucosa demonstrated endocrine cells containing secretory granules with a round dense core surrounded by a clear halo,(More)
Insulin-, glucagon-, and somatostatin-contianing cells, identified by immunofluorescent staining, were quantitated morphometrically in sections of pancreas obtained from diabetic and nondiabetic humans and rats. Both the volume density and number of somatostatin- and glucagon-containing cells were significantly increased in the islets of juvenile-type human(More)
Additions of enzymes involved in organic phosphorus (P) hydrolysis can be used to characterize the hydrolyzability of molybdate-unreactive P (MUP) in soil water extracts. Our aim was to test the feasibility of enzyme additions to soil water suspensions with respect to (1) suitable enzyme preparations and (2) recovery of molybdate-reactive P (MRP). To this(More)
By immunofluorescence, somatostatin-, glucagon- and insulin-containing cells are localized in serial sections of the pigeon pancreas. The distribution of the somatostatin immunofluorescent-cells corresponds to that of the D-cells (A1-cells), which are particularly numerous in this animal species. This observation, coupled with the finding of D, A and(More)
Evidence is presented that somatostatin-containing cells are present in the gastro-intestinal tract of the dog. Thus immuno-fluorescent cells were detected by the use of antiserum to cyclic somatostatin. These cells were mainly encountered in the antral mucosa and in the neighbourhood of gastrin-producing cells. No cross reaction was observed between(More)
La cytochalasine B dissocie les effets hydrosmotique et natriférique de la Pitressine sur la vessie de crapaud, en bloquant le transport d'eau sans pour autant modifier la stimulation du transport de sodium. Les interactions possibles entre le macrolide, les microfilaments et les altérations de perméabilité sont discutées.