Fabian Schroeder

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We report here the identification of the long-range, male-produced sex pheromone of the Old house borerHylotrupes bajulus. Chemical analysis of hexane extracts obtained by surface extraction from dissected prothoracic glands and from headspace samples of the two sexes, revealed male-specific compounds: (3R)-3-hydroxy-2-hexanone, 2-hydroxy-3-hexanone, the(More)
The free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is the predominant model organism in biological research, being used by a huge number of laboratories worldwide. Many researchers have evaluated life-history traits of C. elegans in investigations covering quite different aspects such as ecotoxicology, inbreeding depression and heterosis, dietary(More)
A bioluminescent assay for determination of glycerol using bacterial NADH-linked luciferase was developed and successfully applied to measurement of glycerol release from human fat cells. The procedure is based on enzymic conversion of glycerol to 3-phosphoglycerate, which is irreversible in the presence of arsenate, and subsequent determination of NADH(More)
A study to compare the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test with the cell culture method in diagnosing urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infections was performed. From 497 patients (212 women, 285 men) attending an outpatient clinic for sexually transmitted diseases, a total of 814 samples (female patients, cervix and urethra; male patients, urethra) were(More)
A series of analogues of conjugate 1, combining an adamantane-based paclitaxel (taxol) mimetic with colchicine was synthesized and tested for cytotoxicity in a cell-based assay with the human lung carcinoma cell line A549. The most active compounds (10 EC(50) 2 ± 1.0 nM, 23 EC(50) 6 ± 1.4 nM, 26 EC(50) 5 ± 1.8 nM, 28 EC(50) 11 ± 1.7 nM, 30 EC(50) 4.8 ± 0.5(More)
The sex pheromone of the vine bud moth, Theresimima ampellophaga, released at the 3rd–5th abdominal tergites, was identified by coupled GC-EAG, GC-MS, and synthesis as (2S)-butyl (7Z)-tetradecenoate. For the first time, full stereochemistry is unambiguously defined for the sex pheromone of a member of the Zygaenidae. The synthetic compound caught(More)
A serological study using the complement fixation reaction for herpes zoster virus (HZV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) was carried out on 120 patients with Bell's palsy and 5 with Ramsay-Hunt syndrome. Three Bell's palsy patients (2.5%) showed a significant HZV antibody titre rise. In no case was a rise of HSV antibody titre observed. Two Ramsay-Hunt(More)
Standard DXA measurements, including Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) scores, have shown limitations in assessing fracture risk in Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), underscoring the need for novel biomarkers and suggesting that other pathomechanisms may drive diabetic bone fragility. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are secreted into the circulation from cells of various(More)
Glial tumours often show high degrees of local invasion that lead to local recurrence of the disease. Extracellular matrix components as well as soluble factors may play a critical role in this poorly understood process. Cyst fluid from human brain tumours may accumulate such autocrine produced factors and may represent a source were those factors may be(More)