Christoph Ladel

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Tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease which causes major health problems globally. Acquired resistance is mediated by T lymphocytes and executed by activated macrophages. In vitro studies have emphasized the importance of macrophage activation for mycobacterial growth inhibition. In vivo, the protective host response is focused on granulomatous(More)
Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis or phagocytosis of large latex beads induced interleukin-12 (IL-12) production in macrophages. In contrast, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) was produced only in response to M. tuberculosis infection, not after phagocytosis of latex beads. Comparable results were obtained with cells from immunocompetent C57BL/6 and gamma(More)
Listeria monocytogenes is an intracellular bacterium which causes an acute infectious disease in mice. Initial host resistance depends on innate immunity mediated primarily by natural killer (NK) cells followed by specific alpha/beta T cells, which are central to acquired specific immunity. Gamma/delta T lymphocytes seem to provide a link between the innate(More)
OBJECTIVE Characterize biomarkers measuring extracellular matrix turnover of inflamed osteoarthritis synovium. METHODS Human primary fibroblast-like synoviocytes and synovial membrane explants (SMEs) treated with various cytokines and growth factors were assessed by C1M, C3M, and acMMP3 in the conditioned medium. RESULTS TNFα significantly increased C1M(More)
Here we show that a new class of antibiotics—acyldepsipeptides—has antibacterial activity against Gram-positive bacteria in vitro and in several rodent models of bacterial infection. The acyldepsipeptides are active against isolates that are resistant to antibiotics in clinical application, implying a new target, which we identify as ClpP, the core unit of(More)
SLE is a complex autoimmune inflammatory disease characterized by pathogenic autoantibody production as a consequence of uncontrolled T-B cell activity and immune-complex deposition in various organs, including kidney, leading to tissue damage and function loss. There is a high unmet need for better treatment options other than corticosteroids and(More)
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