Frank Siebenhaar

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Intrusion detection systems (IDS) provide security for network systems. They are used in computer networks to detect violations against security policies or unusual events that could lead towards a security thread. Telephone networks based on the internet protocol (IP) called IP telephony (IPT) are a recent development in network usage and will become a(More)
Quality of life, which is impaired in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), is influenced by comorbid mental disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and spectrum of mental disorders and to determine levels of emotional distress in patients with CSU. One hundred patients with CSU were investigated for mental disorders (by(More)
Anticancer drugs stimulate apoptosis in the hair follicles (HF) and cause hair loss, the most common side effect of chemotherapy. In a mouse model for chemotherapy-induced hair loss, we demonstrate that p53 is essential for this process: in contrast to wild-type mice, p53-deficient mice show neither hair loss nor apoptosis in the HF keratinocytes that(More)
p53 is a transcription factor mediating a variety of biological responses including apoptotic cell death. p53 was recently shown to control apoptosis in the hair follicle induced by ionizing radiation and chemotherapy, but its role in the apoptosis-driven physiological hair follicle regression (catagen) remains to be elucidated. Here, we show that p53(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic urticaria (CU) frequently exhibit positive skin test reactions to autologous serum (ASST). Therapies aimed at inducing tolerance to circulating histamine-releasing factors in ASST+ CU patients, e.g. by treatment with autologous whole blood (AWB), have not yet been tested. OBJECTIVE To test whether ASST+ CU patients can(More)
BACKGROUND Schnitzler syndrome (SchS) is a rare disease with suspected autoinflammatory background that shares several clinical symptoms, including urticarial rash, fever episodes, arthralgia, and bone and muscle pain with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS). Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes respond to treatment with interleukin-1(More)
Recently, divergent reports on the role of mast cells (MC) in different glomerular diseases have brought our attention to their role in an accelerated model of anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) glomerulonephritis (GN). Genetically MC-deficient Kit(W)/Kit(W-v) mice, MC-reconstituted Kit(W)/Kit(W-v) mice and Kit+/+ control mice were subjected to(More)
The European Competence Network on Mastocytosis (ECNM) was initiated in 2002 as a multidisciplinary and multinational cooperative approach to increase awareness and to improve diagnosis and therapy of mastocytosis. The network is composed of local centers, physicians, and scientists who have dedicated their work to patients with mastocytosis. A strategic(More)
Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disorder of the hair follicle characterized by inflammatory cell infiltrates around actively growing (anagen) hair follicles. Substance P (SP) plays a critical role in the cutaneous neuroimmune network and influences immune cell functions through the neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R). To better understand the role of SP as(More)
In the healthy mammalian CNS, mast cells (MCs) are thought to be located mostly in the thalamus. In this study, we have systematically assessed the presence of MCs in the hippocampal formation (HF) and in the thalamus of normal male and female B10.PL mice. Giemsa(+) and Toluidine Blue(+) MCs were detected by histomorphometric analyses at perivascular and(More)