Corinna Geiger

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Klotho deficiency results in excessive formation of 1,25(OH)2D3, accelerated ageing and early death. Moreover, klotho deficiency enhances eryptosis, the suicidal erythrocyte death characterized by phosphatidylserine exposure at the erythrocyte surface. Triggers of eryptosis include increase of cytosolic Ca(2+)-activity ([Ca(2+)]i), glucose(More)
Amantadine is an effective drug for treatment of both, Parkinson's disease and viral infections. Side effects of amantadine include anemia, which may limit its therapeutic use. The cause of amantatine induced anemia is ill defined. At least in theory, the anemia could partially result from suicidal erythrocyte death or eryptosis, which accelerates the(More)
BACKGROUND Azathioprine is widely used as an immunosuppressive drug. The side effects of azathioprine include anemia, which has been attributed to bone marrow suppression. Alternatively, anemia could result from accelerated suicidal erythrocyte death or eryptosis, which is characterized by exposure of phosphatidylserine (PS) at the erythrocyte surface and(More)
BACKGROUND Azathioprine triggers suicidal erythrocyte death or eryptosis, characterized by cell shrinkage and exposure of phosphatidylserine at the erythrocyte surface. Eryptosis may accelerate the clearance of Plasmodium-infected erythrocytes. The present study thus explored whether azathioprine influences eryptosis of Plasmodium-infected erythrocytes,(More)
Zidovudine, a drug widely used in the treatment of AIDS, has been shown to influence cytosolic calcium activity in HIV-infected lymphocytes. Thus, zidovudine may modify the activity of Ca(2+)-permeable ion channels. In erythrocytes, activation of Ca(2+)-permeable cation channels stimulates eryptosis, the suicidal erythrocyte death. Eryptosis is(More)
Infection with parvovirus B19 (B19) may induce apoptosis resulting in anemia, acute fulminant liver failure, placental insufficiency and myocarditis. Apoptosis has been attributed to proapoptotic activity of the non-structural viral protein NS1, which is known to trigger a signaling cascade eventually leading to activation of caspases. In several cell types(More)
INTRODUCTION   The immunosuppressive therapy in solid organ transplantation targets mainly the T- and B-cell-mediated immune response. However, there is evidence that it neither suppresses sensitization nor clinical manifestation of allergic diseases in organ-transplanted patients. OBJECTIVE   This study addresses the question whether allergen-specific(More)
Using an assay of macrophage migration, where the cells emigrate from an agarose droplet, it was found that the neutral proteases trypsin, chymotrypsin, Pronase and elastase have MIF-like activity. Appropriate enzyme inhibitors counteract this effect. To twelve synovial fluids from patients with inflammatory arthritis, which have MIF-like activity(More)
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