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Kidney cortex apoptosis was studied with female Wistar rats treated for 10 days with gentamicin and netilmicin at daily doses of 10 or 20 mg/kg of body weight and amikacin or isepamicin at daily doses of 40 mg/kg. Apoptosis was detected and quantitated using cytological (methyl green-pyronine) and immunohistochemical (terminal(More)
Gentamicin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic, induces apoptosis in the proximal tubule epithelium of rats treated at low, therapeutically relevant doses (El Mouedden et al., Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 44, 665-675, 2000). Renal cell lines (LLC-PK(1) and MDCK-cells) have been used to further characterize and quantitate this process (electron microscopy;(More)
Many common diseases of the gas exchange surface of the lung have no specific treatment but cause serious morbidity and mortality. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by alveolar epithelial cell injury, interstitial inflammation, fibroblast proliferation and collagen accumulation within the lung parenchyma. Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF,(More)
The fibroproliferative phase of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has traditionally been regarded as a late event but recent studies that suggest increased lung collagen turnover within 24 h of diagnosis challenge this view. We hypothesized that fibroproliferation is initiated early in ARDS, characterized by the presence of fibroblast growth factor(More)
The expression of renin-angiotensin system components and the elevation of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in a number of fibrotic lung diseases suggests angiotensin II (AII) could play a role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. However, the effect of AII on lung fibroblasts has not previously been assessed and the mechanisms by which AII induces(More)
Despite recent advances in treatment, lung cancer accounts for one third of all cancer-related deaths, underlining the need of development of new therapies. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess the ability to specifically home into tumours and their metastases. This property of MSCs could be exploited for the delivery of various anti-tumour agents directly(More)
Hecker, M.* et al.: Dysregulation of the IL-13 receptor system: A novel pathomechanism in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am. Heimbeck, I. et al.: Standardized single-platform assay for human monocyte subpopulations: Lower CD14 + CD16 ++ monocytes in females. Comparison of gene expression profiles between human and mouse monocyte subsets. Blood 115, 10-19(More)