Frederik Roos

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Connexins have been hypothesized to play an important role in intercellular communication within the vascular wall and may provide a mechanistic explanation for conduction of vasomotor responses. To test this hypothesis, we studied the transmission of vasomotor responses in the intact skeletal muscle microcirculation of connexin40-deficient mice(More)
Hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF) is a potent stimulator of DNA synthesis in a variety of epithelial cells, including hepatocytes, and has been implicated in liver regeneration. We show here that combining dextran sulfate with HGF/SF markedly increases the plasma concentrations of HGF/SF that are achieved during intraperitoneal infusion.(More)
In this work, the interfacing of a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-phosphate aqueous two-phase system with hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) for primary recovery of an intracellular protein was evaluated. As a model protein, a recombinant cutinase furnished with a tryptophan-proline (WP) peptide tag was used and produced intracellularly in(More)
Gap-junctional communication coordinates the behavior of individual cells in arterioles. Gap junctions are formed by connexins 40 (Cx40), Cx43, Cx37, and Cx45 in the vasculature. Previously, we have shown that lack of Cx40 impairs conduction of dilatory signals along arterioles. Herein, we examined whether hypertension is present in conscious animals and(More)
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively investigate the feasibility of fiber tracking at birth and 3 months in infants with hypoxic ischemia to detect disturbances in white matter development. This retrospective study did not require institutional review board approval. All parents gave informed consent. Diffusion-tensor magnetic resonance (MR)(More)
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a potent stimulator of DNA synthesis in cultured hepatocytes. To determine whether HGF has any activity in vivo, we have tested HGF in rats in which intrahepatic cholestasis was induced by acute administration of alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate (ANIT). The hepatotoxic effects of a single injection of ANIT were manifested 48 h(More)
To evaluate the hepatic regenerative response in patients with alcoholic liver disease, sera from 263 patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis and/or cirrhosis were analyzed for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). HGF concentration was elevated above healthy controls in 95% of the patients (median level = 2.4 ng/ml), whereas AFP(More)
In the neonatal brain, it is important to use a fast imaging technique to acquire all diffusion weighted images (DWI) for apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) calculation. Taking into account the occurrence of typical echo planar imaging (EPI) artifacts, we have investigated whether single-shot (SSh) or multishot (MSh) DWI-EPI should be preferred. In 14(More)
A giant intracranial aneurysm was diagnosed in a 10-year-old girl when she developed a right abducens nerve palsy. The aneurysm was treated successfully. Six years later, however, she presented with a progressive en coup de sabre deformity, leading to the diagnosis Parry Romberg Syndrome (PRS), a rare diagnosis characterized by hemifacial atrophy of skin,(More)
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