Gabriele Borchert

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Using a highly sensitive immunofluorometric procedure, we measured the total prostate-specific antigen (PSA) concentration in 632 sera obtained from female blood donors and women with idiopathic hirsutism, breast cancer or benign breast diseases. A total of 50 sera with total PSA > 15 ng l(-1) were fractionated by high-performance liquid chromatography(More)
We have analyzed matched serum and breast cyst fluid samples for total PSA from 148 patients with fibrocystic breast disease. We have also determined the molecular forms of PSA (free PSA and PSA bound to alpha1-antichymotrypsin) in 78 breast cyst fluid samples. We found that total PSA can be detected in all cyst fluids and in about 75% of female sera. The(More)
We developed mouse monoclonal antibodies (Abs) against pepsinogen C with highly purified antigen isolated from gastric mucosa. The Abs were used to construct a two-site sandwich-type assay for pepsinogen C with time-resolved fluorometry as a detection technique. The assay has a detection limit of 0.1 microgram/L and is precise (within-run and day-to-day CVs(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify pepsinogen C (PEPC) and prostaglandin D synthase (PGDS) in breast cyst fluid and examine if these two parameters can be used for breast cyst type classification. DESIGN AND METHODS We quantified PEPC and PGDS in 92 and 50 breast cyst fluids, respectively, using previously established immunofluorometric procedures. We then examined if(More)
OBJECTIVE Since short action potentials and short refractory periods facilitate the induction of atrial reentry, this maladaptation has been proposed as the pathophysiological basis of the frequent immediate recurrences of atrial fibrillation (IRAF) after internal cardioversion. However, short-term reverse electrophysiological changes of the atria after(More)
OBJECTIVES The subcellular localization of the breast cancer susceptibility gene product BRCA1 has been controversial. Discrepant results have been reported during the past 3 years, partially because of the unavailability of highly specific reagents for BRCA1 protein. Our objective was to characterize the BRCA1-like immunoreactivity that is detected in(More)
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