Gustav Entlicher

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PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Aseptic loosening of implants is the main complication affecting the longevity of joint prostheses. The highest proportion of loosening occurs due to osteolysis produced by the presence of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) wear particles smaller than 1 microm. These can be identified by microscopic, spectroscopic or(More)
Under defined mild conditions the reaction of the pea lectin with 2-nitrophenylsulfenyl chloride results in sulfenylation of only 2 of the 10 tryptophan residues of the lectin molecule with simultaneous loss of biological activity. Both sulfenylated tryptophan residues belong to the two heavy subunits of the lectin. Enzymic hydrolysis and separation of the(More)
Binding of five human plasma proteins (IgG, serum albumin, α(1)-acid glycoprotein, holo-transferrin, α(1)-antitrypsin) to ultra high molecular weight polyethylene wear particles (0.1-10 μm) isolated from hip periprosthetic tissues was studied in vitro. All tested plasma proteins were bound to wear particles in a similar way indicating irreversible binding.(More)
Gliomas are the most common deadly brain tumors. Human cerebral tumors express high level of alpha5beta1 integrins. As a potential new target, alpha5beta1 was investigated here in two human astrocytoma cell lines, A172 and U87MG. We found that a hypersialylated beta1 integrin was endogenously expressed in A172 cells. It forms heterodimers with alpha5(More)
The isoelectric point of the two pea isophytohemagglutinins varies from pH 5.7 to pH 8.4 depending on the composition of the buffer used. Isoelectric focusing reveals three main molecular species with pI at pH 5.90, 6.35 and 7.00. Molecular species with pI at pH 5.9 and 7.0 correspond to the two pea isophytohemagglutinins which can be obtained by(More)
It has been speculated the N(G)-hydroxy-L-arginine (OH-L-Arg), which is an intermediate in NO production from L-arginine, may be converted to NO by superoxide ion. However, there is still no direct evidence for this conversion. In the present study this was investigated using superoxide ion generated either in acellular or cellular systems. It was found(More)