Folker Wenzel

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BACKGROUND During platelet storage, alterations of the platelet function, 'platelet storage lesion', can be observed resulting in a reduced platelet viability. The release of soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) by platelets reflects different aspects of platelet metabolism and activity. Therefore, we used the sCD40L release to test for functional platelet loss in(More)
Principally, there are two reasons why the pharmacological response to antiplatelet drugs should be measured: on the one hand, an insufficient inhibition of platelet function may result in atherothrombotic complications; on the other hand, an excessive inhibition of platelet function may lead to bleeding complications. The clinical importance to measure the(More)
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EH) is an increasing problem in modern industrial societies. As crawling sensations are frequently mentioned by EH patients alterations in cutaneous microcirculation possibly linked to exposure to magnetic fields might be involved in the development of such sensations and further dysesthesias. In seven healthy volunteers(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet (PLT)-derived cytokines, such as soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L), play an important role in the development of adverse transfusion reactions associated with the administration of PLT products. In this study, we determined sCD40L concentration and release capacity in patients with thrombocytopenia before and after receiving a PLT(More)
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are promising biomarkers for diagnosis and therapy in systemic cancer. However, their infrequent and unreliable detection, especially in nonmetastatic cancer, currently impedes the clinical use of CTCs. Because leukapheresis (LA) targets peripheral blood mononuclear cells, which have a similar density to CTCs, and usually(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the function of transplant kidneys in situ, and to detect pathologic changes, using volume-selective phosphorous NMR spectroscopy (31P MRS). Localized 31P MR spectra were obtained from 37 patients using a whole-body MR scanner with a combination of surface coils, adiabatic excitation pulses, and a modified(More)
Calibrated automated thrombin generation measurement in clotting plasma (endogenous thrombin potential, ETP) is being used increasingly to monitor the effects of anticoagulant drugs. Calibrated automated thrombography measures the concentration of thrombin in clotting plasma by monitoring the cleavage of a fluorogenic substrate(More)
PURPOSE Gamma irradiation of red blood cell (RBC) concentrates is routinely used to prevent transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease. So far, the effects of ionizing radiation on RBC structure and function and especially the proteome are not fully understood. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN RBC concentrates were irradiated with 30 Gy and stored for 1 or 15(More)
The storage of packed red blood cells (RBCs) is associated with the development of morphological and biochemical changes leading to a reduced posttransfusion functionality and viability of the cells. Within this study, 2D DIGE and high-resolution/high-accuracy Orbitrap MS were used to analyze the storage-induced changes of the cytosolic RBC proteome and(More)