Gertrud Kuhn

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A cDNA clone containing the entire coding region of rat apolipoprotein D (Apo D) was isolated from a cDNA library of regenerating sciatic nerve by differential hybridization. Only small amounts of Apo D mRNA were detected in noninjured mature nerve. Moderately increased levels of Apo D transcripts were found in transected nerves, which were prevented from(More)
We have isolated a 1.8 kb cDNA (pCD25) clone that encodes a transcript that is differentially expressed during nerve regeneration. Nucleotide sequence comparison indicates 89.6% homology with the recently identified murine 'growth arrest-specific' gene gas3. The open reading frame of the CD25 transcript predicts a 17 kDa protein with four putative(More)
Astrocyte-conditioned medium (ACM) supports the survival of rat E15 neocortical neurons. Using a microtiter assay for neuronal survival, we demonstrated that part of the survival activity is associated with a proteoglycan fraction obtained after two chromatographic steps: (1) preparative Q-Sepharose anion-exchange chromatography under non-denaturating(More)
The recently cloned PMP22 gene, the rat variant of the murine growth arrest-specific gene gas3, encodes a new 22 kD integral membrane glycoprotein of peripheral myelin. By means of in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry, we have (1) analyzed PMP22 expression in myelinated and nonmyelinated peripheral nerves, and (2) compared the spatio-temporal(More)
A rat cDNA clone (pCD67) isolated from a cDNA library of regenerating sciatic nerve by differential hybridization screening revealed 75% homology on the nucleic acid level and 81% homology (including conservative amino acid changes) to the deduced amino acid sequence of the core protein of human dermatan/chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan decorin (PGII, PG40,(More)
The dietary flavonol quercetin induces chloride secretion in rat intestine. To clarify the underlying mechanisms, experiments were performed in Ussing chambers with tissue from rat proximal and distal colon. Quercetin induced an increase in short-circuit current (Isc), which was largely independent of submucosal neurons, as it was not affected by the(More)
Raphanus sativus L., /7-Carotene, Carotenoid Composition, Chlorophyll a-Proteins, LightHarvesting Chlorophyll, Localization of Carotenoids, Lutein, Neoxanthin The uneven distribution of carotenoids and chlorophylls between several chlorophyllcarotenoid-proteins isolated from radish chloroplasts by SDS-polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis is described. Lutein(More)
Laminated sediments in the Shaban Deep, a brinefilled basin in the northern Red Sea, were analyzed with backscattered electron imagery. Here we present possible mechanisms involved in the formation of laminae of various types and homogenous intervals arising from the detailed investigation of multicore GeoB 7805-1 (2613.9 N and 3522.6 E; water depth 1447 m)(More)