Dr. Peter Berger

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Adoptive transfer of virus-specific memory lymphocytes can be used to identify factors and mechanisms involved in the clearance of persistent virus infections. To analyze the role of B cells in clearing persistent infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), we used B-cell-deficient muMT/muMT (B-/-) mice. B-/- mice controlled an acute LCMV(More)
In a retrospective study of 78 cases of adult meningitis, the CSF lactate was measured on the first spinal tap (ST); 25 had a bacterial meningitis, 28 a viral meningitis; 22 other cases had been on antibiotics prior to admission; 3 cases had meningitis of rare aetiology. The median CSF lactate level among the 25 bacterial cases amounted to 13.6 mmol/l(More)
Lymphotoxin beta (LTbeta), a member of the tumor necrosis factor family, plays an important role in lymphoid organogenesis. In order to determine whether LTbeta is involved in cellular immunity, we investigated the antiviral immune response of LTbeta-deficient (LTbeta -/-) mice to lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV). Cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL)(More)
The proximal truncus arteriosus of the lizard Trachydosaurus rugosus was studied with light-, fluorescence and electron-microscopical techniques. Three vessels comprised the truncus: the pulmonary, left aortic, and caroticoaortic arteries. Right and left truncal nerves, each derived from the ipsilateral vagus nerve, innervated the truncus, particularly its(More)
Persistent infections with viruses such as HIV, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomelagovirus, and hepatitis B and C viruses continue to be major human health problems. Immunocytotherapy for persistent viral infections has proven successful in animal models but less effective in humans. While the requirement of antigen-specific CD8(+) T cells is known, the precise(More)
Persistent infections caused by such agents as the human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, Epstein-Barr virus, etc., present formidable medical problems. A defining characteristic of these infections is that anti-viral cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) may be lost or, if present, fail to clear the infection. Here we report a vaccination strategy which(More)
Am 13. April 1878 hielt M a d e l u n g auf dem VII. Kongress der Deutsuhen Gesellschaft fiir Chirurgie einen Vortrag fiber eine seltene, bisher nur sehr wenig bekannte Erkrankung des ttandgelenks. Da M a d e l u n g als der erste tiber -~tioiogie etc. ausfiihrlich berichtete im Anschluss an 12 yon ihm selbst beobachtete F~ilte, so warde yon dieser Zeit an(More)
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