Gudrun Becker

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The direct reaction of seven pyridinium oximes with the nerve agents sarin, soman, and tabun was followed by a spectrophotometric method. The half-lives (t 1/2) of the oximes, the first- and second-order rate constants (k 1, k 2), and the maximal reaction velocity ( $\roundv $ max) were calculated according to changes in the absorbance of the zwitterion(More)
The present study analysed the response of adult female capybaras (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) to different dietary supplementation in relation to litter size per parturition and oestradiol secretion profile during pregnancy and the oestrous cycle. All four experimental groups received 'camerum' grass (Pennisetum purpureum) and water ad libitum and three of(More)
Aryl methyl sulphones of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and 3-p,p'-DDE (MeSO(2)-PCBs and 3-MeSO(2)-p,p'-DDE), PCBs and Sigma DDTs were analysed in five different tissues (blubber, nuchal fat, liver, muscle, brain) of adult male harbour porpoises from the west coast of Sweden. Two different methods for MeSO(2)-PCBs and 3-MeSO(2)-p,p'-DDE determination were(More)
The existing focusing heavy-ion microprobe at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt (Germany) has been modified to enable the targeted irradiation of single, selected cells with a defined number of ions. With this setup, ions in the range from helium to uranium with linear energy transfers (LETs) up to approximately 15,000 keV/microm can be(More)
Intracellular calcium is an important second messenger that regulates many cell functions. Recent studies have shown that calcium ions can also regulate the cellular responses to ionizing radiation. However, previous data are restricted to cells treated with low-LET radiations (X rays, gamma rays and beta particles). In this work, we investigated the(More)
The direct reaction of seven pyridinium oximes with the organophosphorus compounds (OPCs) crotylsarin, cyclosarin, and VX was studied by spectrophotometry. This method allows to quantify different parameters: (a) the half-life times (t 1/2) of the oxime-OPC reactions on the basis of the changes in the absorption at the zwitterion (betaine) peak maximum, (b)(More)
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