Eugenia Becker

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Eosinophils contain in their granules eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and other basic proteins that have been implicated in immunity to parasites and pathophysiology of chronic allergic responses. In a model of eosinophil degranulation, we show that eosinophils release ECP upon short-term GM-CSF priming and stimulation with either platelet-activating(More)
We investigated the effects of isoproterenol aryl glass beads on the electrical properties of cardiac muscle and related these to our previous results concerning biochemical and contractile effects (Ingebretsen et al., Circ, Rs., 40: 474-484, 1977). Beads (10-15) were placed near one end to guinea pig papillary muscles mounted horizontally in a bath(More)
Cadmium (Cd) affects the expression of estrogen receptor (ER) and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)-associated genes in rat uterus and elicits estrogen-like activity in vitro. The small intestine is highly exposed to dietary Cd which may mimic or antagonize estrogen action in this tissue. We investigated the effects of Cd and 17-alpha-ethinylestradiol (EE2)(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may develop due to an inflammatory response to commensal gut microbiota triggered by environmental factors in a genetically susceptible host. Isotretinoin (acne therapy) has been inconsistently associated with IBD onset and flares but prior treatment with antibiotics, also associated with IBD development, complicates the(More)
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