Dieter D. Reissig

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BACKGROUND In Gondar University Teaching Hospital standardized tuberculosis prevention and control programme, incorporating Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS) started in 2000. According to the proposal of World Health Organization (WHO), treatment outcome is an important indicator of tuberculosis control programs. This study investigated the(More)
Diarrheal diseases are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in developing world. Understanding the etiologic agents of diarrheal diseases and their association with socio-demographic characteristics of patients would help to design better preventive measures. Thus, this study was aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites and(More)
We compared, using a combination of different immunological methods and by competitive PCR, the expression of the alpha2-macroglobulin receptor/low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (alpha2-M-R/LRP) in human keratinocytes and fibroblasts. This receptor has previously been found in skin only in dermal cells associated with fibroblasts and(More)
Highly proliferative normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHK) were isolated from human foreskin biopsies, cultivated in serum-free medium and characterized by flow cytometry. The expression of cytokeratin 19, cytokeratin 14 and vimentin indicated that the suspension contained a high percentage of undifferentiated cells of the basal epidermal layer. The(More)
In inner organs, glutamine contributes to proliferation, detoxification and establishment of a mechanical barrier, i.e., functions essential for skin, as well. However, the age-dependent and regional peculiarities of distribution of glutamine synthetase (GS), an enzyme responsible for generation of glutamine, and factors regulating its enzymatic activity in(More)
Reconstructed human skin was prepared from human keratinoblasts. After 1 week of cultivation at the air-liquid interface a stratified layer developed, similar to native human epidermis. Liposomes with an average diameter of 50 nm, made of phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylserine (PS) and human stratum corneum lipids (hSCL) were applied on top of this(More)
Normal human epidermal keratinocytes were isolated and cultivated in serum-free medium. The expression of the integrin subunits α6 and β1 indicated that a high number of keratinocytes from the stem cell system was present. These cells were transfected with complexes made of different cationic lipids and marker genes. Effectene showed a 20-fold higher(More)
BACKGROUND With respect to linoleic acid both beneficial and proatherogenic effects have been described. However, the effect on expression of cell adhesion molecules on human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAEC) is not yet established. The aim of the experiments was to evaluate the influence of linoleic acid in comparison with palmitic acid regarding(More)
In this paper is described by histochemical, polarization optical and electron microscopical techniques resp. an up to now unknown protein structure in the basal plasmoditrophoblast of the human placenta. This structure consists of noncollagenic filaments containing cystin or cystein. They are arranged in the plain in the form of a network and parallel to(More)