Christina Franke

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Perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI), using the method of arterial spin tagging, is strongly T(1)-dependent. This translates into a high field dependency of the perfusion signal intensity. In order to determine the expected signal improvement at higher magnetic fields we compared perfusion-weighted images in rat brain at 4.7 T and 7 T. Application of PWI to(More)
This investigation analyzed the potential of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at a field strength of 7T to depict leukocyte infiltration and glial responses after focal cerebral ischemia induced by photothrombotic occlusion of cerebral microvessels. For this purpose we superimposed multiparametric MRI (apparent diffusion coefficient, T2,(More)
Temporary focal ischaemia was induced in wild-type C57Black/6 mice by thread occlusion of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). Recirculation was started after 60 min and maintained for 24 h, after which the mouse brain was frozen in situ. Development of the cerebral infarct was monitored by diffusion-, perfusion- and T(2)-weighted magnetic resonance imaging(More)
Deletions of the derivative chromosome 9 occur in a subset of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and are associated with a poor prognosis on standard drug therapy. However, it is currently unknown if the presence of deletions influences the response to imatinib, an Abl-specific tyrosine kinase inhibitor, that has(More)
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is characterized by the presence of a Bcr-Abl fusion protein with deregulated tyrosine kinase activity that is required for maintaining the malignant phenotype. Imatinib, a selective inhibitor of Bcr-Abl, induces major cytogenetic remission (MCR) or complete cytogenetic remission (CCR) in the majority of patients with CML(More)
Rats submitted to focal cerebral ischemia by middle cerebral artery clot embolism were treated with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) at increasing delays (1.5, 3 and 4.5 h) after the onset of ischemia. Treatment efficacy was evaluated by NMR imaging of the apparent diffusion coefficient of water (ADC). In untreated animals the size of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE CO(2) response was examined in rats undergoing 60 minutes of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and 4.5 hours of reperfusion. Because it is not clear whether the vasoreactivity improves during reperfusion in parallel with tissue recovery, CO(2) response was determined spatially resolved, sequentially in the initially ischemic but(More)
The use of agrochemical-nutrient fertilizers has come under scrutiny in recent years due to concerns that they damage the ecosystem and endanger public health. Nanotechnology offers many possible interventions to mitigate these risks by use of nanofertilizers, nanopesticides, and nanosensors; and concurrently increases profitability, yields, and(More)
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