Gerald Reiner

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The efficient execution of the in-store logistics related to fast-moving, sensitive and essential items is challenging, and crucial for grocery retailers' sales, profits and image. This paper insights into the nature of in-store logistics processes related to diary products in different grocery store formats and to suggest a multi-analysis approach to make(More)
BACKGROUND It has recently been shown that the lactation-induced inflammatory state in the liver of dairy cows is accompanied by activation of the nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) pathway, which regulates the expression of antioxidant and cytoprotective genes and thereby protects tissues from inflammatory mediators and reactive oxygen species(More)
BACKGROUND Convincing evidence exist that carnitine synthesis and uptake of carnitine into cells is regulated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARA), a transcription factor which is physiologically activated during fasting or energy deprivation. Sows are typically in a negative energy balance during peak lactation. We investigated the(More)
Disaster preparedness has been recognized as a central element in reducing the impact of disasters worldwide. The usual methods of preparedness, such as pre-positioning relief inventory in countries prone to disasters, are problematic because they require high investment in various locations, due to the uncertainty about the timing and location of the next(More)
BACKGROUND In rats, it has been observed that treatment with activators of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) disturbs metabolic adaptations during lactation, which in turn lead to a reduction of milk fat content and gains of litters during the suckling period. It has not yet been investigated whether agonists of PPARα are impairing milk(More)
Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is among the most important pathogens worldwide in pig production. The agent can cause severe economic losses due to decreased performance, acute or chronic pleuropneumonia and an increased incidence of death. Therapeutics cannot be used in a sustainable manner, and vaccination is not always available, but discovering more(More)
This study investigates the genetic development of the German Krofdorfer Forst red deer population, located in the federal state of Hesse, by genotyping red deer hunted between 1960 and 1984 (“ancient” population) and between 2002 and 2012 (“extant” population). Krofdorfer Forst belongs to the smaller red deer areas in Hesse, with a census size in spring of(More)
Lactating sows have been shown to develop typical signs of an inflammatory condition in the liver during the transition from pregnancy to lactation. Hepatic inflammation is considered critical due to the induction of an acute phase response and the activation of stress signaling pathways like the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced unfolded protein(More)
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2) is the etiologic agent of porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD). PCV-2 is classified into three genotypes. Here, we present the complete genomic sequences of two PCV-2 isolates (KM and H026) with an unusual sequence duplication in the rep gene coding for viral replicase proteins.