Fridolin Becker

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To determine the value of a combined antibody screening for prediction of type I diabetes in a low incidence cohort, we prospectively studied 882 first-degree relatives (485 parents, 382 siblings and 15 offsprings) for up to 11 years who were not preselected for islet cell antibody (ICA) status. During the observation period, 16 individuals developed(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The hypothesis that cow's milk components may constitute environmental factors in the pathogenesis of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) is increasingly gaining in importance. This study for the first time determined, in a family study, antibodies against the most common variants of the beta-casein (A1 and A2). PATIENTS(More)
Relief shading is a method for representing the terrain in a natural, aesthetic, and intuitive manner. It is an important element of Swiss-style relief mapping, which combines contour lines, cliff drawing, relief shading and colors in accordance with an atmospheric perspective effect. This paper describes the basic principles of Swiss-style relief shading(More)
CD8+ (suppressor/cytotoxic) T lymphocyte subpopulations were studied in the peripheral blood of patients with Crohn's disease by flow cytometry analysis. Consistent with earlier reports, increased numbers of CD8+CD57+ cells were observed as compared with controls. However, expanded CD8+CD57+ cells were not found to be present in a distinct clinical subset(More)