Dietrich Wolter

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1. Prostanoid synthesis was induced in bone marrow-derived macrophages by addition of exogenous arachidonic acid to the cell cultures. When the cells were preincubated with dexamethasone (10(-7) and 10(-6) M) overnight, prostaglandin synthesis was inhibited by 66.5 +/- 2.8% and 56.7 +/- 2.9% (mean +/- s.d.; n = 3) respectively. 2. Endogenous membrane bound(More)
Although the heat-ethanol method of fractionation for the isolation of normal serum albumin (NSA) is technically easier and more economic than cold-ethanol methods, globulin removal and albumin concentration remain basic hinderances to a truly simplified procedure. Continuous flow centrifugation for the separation of precipitated proteins has been(More)
Injection of endotoxin in D-galactosamine sensitized mice resulted in increased serum levels of tumor necrosis factor as determined in a fibroblast cytolysis assay. Concomitant injection of different lipoxygenase inhibitors decreased the titer of TNF. When the lipoxygenase inhibitors were tested in macrophage cultures stimulated with LPS, they prevented the(More)
Mononuclear phagocytes convert arachidonic acid and other unsaturated fatty acids from intracellular sources to a variety of oxygenated metabolites such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes which are secreted into the surrounding medium. Other oxidative products such as hydroxylinoleic acids are reacylated into cellular constituents. The underlying metabolic(More)
The availibility of a non-modified gamma globulin for intravenous use should abolish the intramuscular administration of Cohn standard gamma globulin and replace modified products to the greatest possible extent. The product developed in our institute is purified from Cohn fraction II using HES and aluminum silicate for the elimination of aggregates. The(More)
In a comparative study a total volume of 1435 kg outdated freeze-dried plasma, equivalent to approx. 200,000 kg liquid plasma, was fractionated into albumin (20%): about 30% of the total plasma volume was fractionated following the cold-ethanol procedure and about 70% following the heat-ethanol method. Average albumin recovery following cold-ethanol(More)