Christoph Engler

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1. The present study investigated the binding characteristics of various ligands to cannabinoid CB(1) receptors in human neocortex and amygdala. In addition, the functionality of CB(1) receptors in the human neocortex was assessed by examining the effects of CB(1) receptor ligands on evoked [(3)H]-dopamine (DA) release in superfused brain slices and on(More)
A double-blind cross-over trial between pheneturide and phenytoin in ninety-four outpatients with epilepsy is described. There was no significant difference between the frequency of seizures in the two groups. The difficulties in comparing two anticonvulsants of similar efficacy are discussed particularly in relation to ethical problems, the selection of(More)
AIM To evaluate the relation between the quantitative measurement of vitreous fluorescein with fluorescein angiography and retinopathy in diabetic patients with and without clinically significant macular oedema (CSMO). METHODS In a prospective cross sectional study, passive permeability and active, outward transport of fluorescein across the blood-retinal(More)
PURPOSE To compare different techniques of transfection of primary human corneal endothelial cells (HCECs) by non-viral methods and to enrich genetically modified cells to a highly pure population. METHODS HCECs were cultured following previously published methods. Dissection of the Descemet membrane (DM) was performed by tearing off strips from corneal(More)
PURPOSE Human corneal endothelial cells (HCEC) are a potential target of immune attack after corneal transplantation. The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate the role of HCEC during the alloimmune response of T-cells by examining cytokine profiles, function of the immunosuppressive enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxigenase (IDO), major histocompatibility(More)
A double-blind, cross-over comparison of Naprosyn (naproxen) 750 mg daily and Butacote (enteric-coated phenylbutazone) 300 mg daily was carried out in a multi-centre trial. Twenty-five patients, mostly male and under 40 years of age, were entered. After a 2-week period in which any existing anti-inflammatory drugs were tailed off, patients were entered into(More)
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