Felix Bangerter

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In this study, we compared cholesterol efflux mediated by either high density lipoproteins (HDL3) or beta-cyclodextrins, cyclic oligosaccharides that are able to dissolve lipids in their hydrophobic core. beta-Cyclodextrin, 2-hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin, and methyl-beta-cyclodextrin at 10 mM induced the release of 50-90% of L-cell [3H]cholesterol after(More)
Switzerland yearly produces more than 260,000 Mg of compost, two thirds of which is recycled in agriculture and horticulture. This research was undertaken to examine the forms and availability of inorganic P (Pi) in Swiss composts made from solid kitchen and garden wastes using the isotopic exchange kinetic technique, a sequential Pi extraction and magic(More)
Synthetic mannose-containing glycolipids utilizing the cholesterol nucleus as a lipid anchor, and either the 6-aminohexyl- or the 6-(6-aminohexanamido)hexyl-1-thio-alpha-D-mannopyranosides as the carbohydrate ligands, have been synthesized and incorporated into small unilamellar liposomes. Incorporation of these cholesterol-mannoside derivatives at(More)
2-Aminobenzenesulphonic acid (2AS) is degraded by Alcaligenes sp. strain O-1 via a previously detected but unidentified intermediate. A mutant of strain O-1 was found to excrete this intermediate, which was isolated and identified by m.s., 1H- and 13C-n.m.r. as 3-sulphocatechol (3SC). Proteins from cell extracts of strain O-1 were separated by(More)
It had previously been shown that dissociated cell cultures from chick embryo spinal cord have a high affinity uptake system for the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and make functional inhibitory synaptic contacts as determined by electrophysiology (Farb et al., 1979). It is shown here that these cultures can synthesize GABA from added(More)
Natural and synthetic saponins inhibit cholesterol absorption and reduce plasma cholesterol levels in experimental animals and are therefore of potential pharmacologic utility in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. To determine the effects of this class of compounds on cholesterol absorption and metabolism, we evaluated the effects of the synthetic(More)
Bovine erythrocytes, which are not concanavalin A (ConA)-agglutinable, can be rendered so by attaching alpha-D-mannose residues to their outer membrane. The sugars are incorporated by mildly oxidizing the cells with periodate followed by coupling the liberated aldehyde groups with an alpha-thiomannosyl containing hydrazide (I). The rate and extent of(More)