Elisabeth Vogt

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This experiment was designed as a test of the 1993 findings of Rauscher, Shaw, and Ky who reported a positive effect of listening to classical music on spatial reasoning. Present results do not demonstrate the "Mozart effect." In our study, 114 students were pretested on items from the Raven's Progressive Matrices--Advanced Form, then instructed to listen(More)
Naturally occurring antibodies against the negatively charged phospholipids cardiolipin (CL) and phosphatidylserine (PS) have been associated with recurrent pregnancy loss. One prevalent hypothesis proposes that antiphospholipid antibody (aPL) mediated pathophysiology is through increased placental thrombosis. In this study we investigated the reactivity of(More)
OBJECTIVE Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), especially against phosphatidylserine and cardiolipin, are associated with a variety of neurological disorders. While it is believed aPL react with endothelial cells to cause cerebral thrombosis, it is not known to what degree aPL react with neural tissue nor which particular aPL specificities may be more(More)
Nine lysosomal enzymes and alkaline phosphatase have been assayed in human pancreatic juice from controls and patients with chronic calcifying pancreatitis. Specific activities were evaluated by a nonparametric test (Wilcoxon) with a probability of 2 P less than or equal to 0.5. The values of acid phosphatase, alpha-glucosidase, beta-glucosidase and(More)
This paper describes the in vitro infection of human established fibroblast lines by Leishmania mexicana amazonensis amastigotes. Intracellular parasites were located within vacuoles. The proportion of infected cells reached a peak of about 50% on Days 2 or 3, and decreased to almost 0 on Days 6 or 8. Transmission electron microscopy was used to document(More)
OBJECTIVE Trophoblast differentiation is associated with externalization of phosphatidylserine from the inner to the outer surface of the plasma membrane. In this study we tested the hypothesis that concurrent externalization and binding of annexin-V blocks the phosphatidylserine-rich surface from acting as a site for activation of coagulation and that(More)
PROBLEM The antiphospholipid (aPL) antibody syndrome is characterized by severe pregnancy complications, the cause of which remains unknown. We hypothesized that the placental trophoblast is a target for aPLs. METHOD OF STUDY The effects of monoclonal aPLs on trophoblast function, including the invasion of JAR into matrigel-coated filters and the effects(More)
The ability to discriminate between cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, carriers and control subjects, by determining the degree of hear inactivation of certain plasma enzymes has recently been reported. Material from Israel on 39 patients, 68 carriers and 65 control subjects, was tested under the originally described conditions with concordant results and(More)
OBJECTIVE Antiphospholipid antibodies are associated with clinical intrauterine growth restriction. In this study we investigated whether immunoglobulin M monoclonal antibodies against phosphatidylserine or cardiolipin or cross-reactive with both phospholipids would induce intrauterine growth restriction in an experimental model of the antiphospholipid(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS That Helicobacter pylori has a role in the pathogenesis of gastric carcinoma is widely accepted, although not all doubts are definitively clarified. The purpose of this work was to detect the differences in presence and mean titer of anti-H. pylori antibodies between groups with gastric (n = 65), colonic (n = 70), and lung (n = 43)(More)