Christoph Wiessner

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Nogo-A is a myelin-associated neurite outgrowth inhibitory protein limiting recovery and plasticity after central nervous system injury. In this study, a purified monoclonal anti-Nogo-A antibody (7B12) was evaluated in two rat stroke models with a time-to-treatment of 24 hours after injury. After photothrombotic cortical injury (PCI) and intraventricular(More)
Stroke is a prevalent and devastating disorder, and no treatment is currently available to restore lost neuronal function after stroke. One unique therapy that improves recovery after stroke is neutralization of the neurite inhibitory protein Nogo-A. Here, we show, in a clinically relevant model, improved functional recovery and brain reorganization in the(More)
Cardiocirculatory arrest is the most common clinical cause of global cerebral ischemia. We studied neuronal cell damage and neuronal stress response after cardiocirculatory arrest and subsequent cardiopulmonary resuscitation in rats. The temporospatial cellular reactions were assessed by terminal deoxynucleotidyltransferase-mediated dUTP-biotin nick(More)
A reproducible model of thread occlusion of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) was established in C57 Black/6J mice by matching the diameter of the thread to the weight of the animals. For this purpose, threads of different diameter (80 to 260 microns) were inserted into the MCA of animals of different weights (18 to 33 g), and the success of vascular(More)
We investigated the effects of global system for mobile communication (GSM) microwave exposure on the permeability of the blood-brain barrier using a calibrated microwave exposure system in the 900 MHz band. Rats were restrained in a carousel of circularly arranged plastic tubes and sham-exposed or microwave irradiated for a duration of 4 h at specific(More)
The acute effect of global system for mobile communication (GSM) microwave exposure on the genomic response of the central nervous system was studied in rats by measuring changes in the messenger RNAs of hsp70, the transcription factor genes c-fos and c-jun and the glial structural gene GFAP using in situ hybridization histochemistry. Protein products of(More)
The primary structure of thioredoxin f from spinach chloroplasts was determined by standard amino acid sequencing and furthermore by sequencing the corresponding nuclear genome region. The protein, with a calculated molecular mass of 12,564 Da and a molar absorption coefficient at 280 nm of 17,700 M-1 cm-1, consists of 113 residues and exhibits 24% residue(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a key regulator of vasculogenesis and embryonic angiogenesis, was recently found to be up-regulated in an animal model of stroke. Unlike VEGF, angiopoietin (Ang)-1 and -2, their receptor tie-2, and the associated receptor tie-1 exert their functions at later stages of vascular development, i.e., during vascular(More)
Microglial cell activation is a rapidly occurring cellular response to cerebral ischaemia. Microglia proliferate, are recruited to the site of lesion, upregulate the expression of several surface molecules including major histocompatibility complex class I and II antigens, complement receptor and the amyloid precursor protein (APP) as well as newly(More)
Parkinson's disease is associated with mutations in the glucocerebrosidase gene, which result in the enzyme deficiency causing Gaucher disease, the most common lysosomal storage disorder. We have performed an exhaustive literature search and found that additional lysosomal storage disorders might be associated with Parkinson's disease, based on case(More)