Gerald Schrenk

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The complex structure, large size, and multiple posttranslational modifications of von Willebrand factor (VWF) presented a technological challenge for the production of recombinant VWF (rVWF). Nonetheless, we developed an rVWF product for treating von Willebrand disease, whereupon rVWF is coexpressed with recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) in Chinese hamster(More)
A longer acting recombinant FVIII is expected to serve patients' demand for a more convenient prophylactic therapy. We have developed BAX 855, a PEGylated form of Baxter's rFVIII product ADVATE™ based on the ADVATE™ manufacturing process. The conjugation process for preparing BAX 855 uses a novel PEG reagent. The production process was adjusted to yield a(More)
Nonacog gamma is a new recombinant factor IX to treat factor IX deficiency. It is indicated for control of bleeding episodes, perioperative management and routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adults and children with hemophilia B. Nonacog gamma was first approved in the USA in June 2013 under the trade name RIXUBIS(More)
Recently, we reported that distinct immunoglobulin (Ig) isotypes and IgG subclasses of factor VIII (FVIII)-specific antibodies are found in different cohorts of patients with hemophilia A and in healthy individuals. Prompted by these findings, we further investigated the distinguishing properties among the different populations of FVIII-specific antibodies.(More)
Digital crimes are increasing, so is the need for improvements in digital forensics. With the growth of storage capacity these digital forensic investigations are getting more difficult. Visualization allows for displaying big amounts of data at once, so a foresic investigator is able to maintain an overlook about the whole case. Through zooming it is(More)
Atomic force microscopy is unmatched in terms of high-resolution imaging under ambient conditions. Over the years, substantial progress has been made using this technique to improve our understanding of biological systems on the nanometer scale, such as visualization of single biomolecules. For monitoring also the interaction between biomolecules, in situ(More)
INTRODUCTION FEIBA(®) consists of zymogens and traces of activated forms of procoagulant factors II, VII, IX, X, anticoagulants protein C and TFPI, and small amounts of cofactors FV, FVIII and protein S, in a balanced ratio. As shown previously, FII-FXa complex plays a key role in FEIBA's mode of action (MoA). METHODS Thrombin generation (TG) was measured(More)
Vital functions of mammals are only possible due to the behavior of blood to coagulate most efficiently in vessels with particularly high wall shear rates. This is caused by the functional changes of the von Willebrand Factor (VWF), which mediates coagulation of blood platelets (primary hemostasis) especially when it is stretched under shear stress. Our(More)
BACKGROUND Several static Bethesda-type assays are routinely used to determine ADAMTS-13-neutralizing autoantibodies in acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), but the inhibitory activity of these antibodies has not been thoroughly evaluated under the more physiologic condition of flow. OBJECTIVES We investigated whether ADAMTS-13 inhibitor(More)
FVIII is a multi-domain protein organized in a heavy and a light chain, and a B-domain whose biological function is still a matter of debate. The 3D structure of a B-domain-deleted FVIII variant has been determined by X-ray crystallography, leaving unexplained the functional nature of the flexible B-domain which could play an important role in the(More)
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