Ferdinand Geissler

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Platelet-activating factor (PAF), a potent lipid mediator of inflammation, has been shown to play a role in both the implantation and viability of mammalian embryos. We examined whether human and mouse spermatozoa release PAF during in vitro incubation and assessed the effect of exogenous PAF and the PAF receptor antagonist WEB 2086, a(More)
The endocytosis and intracellular metabolism of radiolabeled anti-CD3 MoAb 64.1 by the malignant human T cell line HPB-ALL were studied using biochemical, morphological, electrophoretic, and chromatographic techniques. Biosynthetically labeled [3H]64.1 and externally radioiodinated 125I-64.1 were similarly internalized and degraded by tumor cells, with(More)
Various modifications of the Boyden chamber chemotaxis assay have been used to screen patients for abnormalities in granulocyte or monocyte motility. In most cases, cell motility has been assessed by quantitating the fraction of cells that migrates from an upper chamber through a filter toward a lower chamber containing chemoattractant. Existing versions of(More)
The endocytosis and degradation of 125I-labeled anti-mu monoclonal antibody DA4-4 by a Burkitt's lymphoma cell line was investigated using biochemical, chromatographic, electrophoretic, radioautographic, and electron microscopic techniques. 125I-DA4-4 was rapidly internalized by Ramos cells and routed from endosomes to lysosomes. Proteolysis of radiolabeled(More)
Several studies have documented suppressed polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) chemotaxis in most patients with juvenile periodontitis. In contrast, data regarding PMN chemotaxis in patients with rapidly progressive periodontitis are very limited, and monocyte (MN) chemotaxis and random migration of PMNs or MNs from these patients have not been studied(More)
The rates of degradation of radioiodinated monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) by malignant T- and B-lymphoid cells were studied in the presence and absence of a variety of pharmacological agents known to affect the intracellular metabolism of internalized ligands. 125I-MoAbs directed against the CD2, CD3, CD5, and anti-mu surface antigens underwent rapid(More)
This research used geocoded data from 11 waves (2000-2010) of the German Socio-economic Panel Study to investigate the spatial distances of young adults' initial move-outs (N=2113) from their parents' homes. Linear regression models predicted moving distances by factors at individual, family, household, and community level. Overall, home leavers moved(More)
The synthesis of tenoxicam, 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-2-pyridyl-2H-thieno[2,3-e]-1,2-thiazine-3-carboxami de 1,1-dioxide (1e), and of the analogues with various residues on the ring nitrogen and the amide nitrogen is described. This new class of "oxicams" has pronounced antiinflammatory and analgesic properties. The very specific structure-activity relationship(More)
The production of inflammatory lipid mediators by post-implantation rodent embryos was examined in this study. Explanted day 10 rat embryos, either intact or after homogenization, were cultured for 3 hr in vitro and the resulting culture medium and embryonic tissue were assessed for eicosanoids and platelet-activating factor (PAF). The rank order of(More)
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a known carcinogen and developmental toxin in various species of mammals, birds, amphibians, and fish. AFB1 requires metabolic activation (biotransformation) to the 2,3-epoxide metabolite for carcinogenicity; however, it is unknown if biotransformation is a prerequisite for AFB1 embryotoxicity. Cultured day 10 rat embryos were exposed(More)