Evelyne Merten

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This study applies biophysical methods like light absorption spectrophotometry of cytochromes, determination of NAD(P)H-dependent superoxide anion (O2-) formation and localisation of hydroxyl radicals (*OH) by 3-dimensional (3D) confocal laser scanning microscopy to reveal in human cells putative members of the oxygen sensing signal pathway leading to(More)
Flow cytometric analysis of the lymphocyte population of the gut could provide useful information on the immune cells present in the gut that would not be easily obtained in tissue sections. However, little is known of the normal lymphocyte population in the canine gut as determined by flow cytometry, which allows for simultaneous staining of multiple cell(More)
Cells need oxygen (O2) to meet their metabolic demands. Highly efficient systems of O2-sensing have evolved to initiate responses enabling cells to adapt their metabolism to reduced O2 availability. Of central importance is the activation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), a transcription factor complex that controls the expression of genes the products(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) imaging of intracellular rhodamine 123 fluorescence distribution was performed by means of confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). Human IGR melanoma cells grown in monolayer or multicellular spheroid culture were studied for elucidating mitochondrial membrane potential characteristics, and cell and nucleus volume dimensions.(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate use of canine colonic biopsy specimens obtained via endoscopy as a source of mucosal lymphocytes (ML) for flow cytometric analysis. SAMPLE POPULATION Mucosal biopsy specimens from 10 adult dogs. PROCEDURE Mucosal lymphocyte subsets obtained from excised colon were compared with ML subsets obtained from biopsy specimens obtained by(More)
In order to elucidate the components of the oxygen sensory complex in HepG2 cells which regulates the production of erythropoietin, we have microinjected recombinant variants of the human small GTP-binding protein hRac1 and measured their effects on the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by the dihydrorhodamine-123 technique. The dominant-negative(More)
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