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OBJECTIVE Standard lung donor criteria have been established on opinions and individual experiences rather than on existing evidence. Since the scarcity of donor organs is one of the major limitations to lung transplantation, extension of donor lung criteria might considerably increase the donor pool. This study therefore evaluates the outcome, achieved(More)
In the summer of 1995, 30 tonnes of eel (Anguilla anguilla) died in Lake Balaton, Hungary. An investigation was carried out to find the causes of this ecocatastrophe. During this investigation, certain biochemical parameters, i.e. the blood sugar level, the acetylcholinesterase (AChE, EC 3.1.1.7), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH, EC 1.1.2.3),(More)
1. We administered the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor pravastatin at a daily dose of 1 mg kg(-1) body weight to cholesterol-fed (0.03%) heterozygous Watanabe heritable hyperlipidaemic rabbits, an animal model for heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia. 2. After 12 months of cholesterol treatment, immunohistochemistry with the(More)
We investigated the hypolipidemic property of lifibrol in male and female minipigs in a long term trial over a treatment period of 6 months. Oral dosages between 12.5 mg/kg BW and 100 mg/kg BW lifibrol resulted in a strong reduction of serum cholesterol after only two weeks of treatment. The hypocholesterolemic effect was not counterbalanced and reached(More)
Vascularization, a hallmark of tumorigenesis, is classically thought to occur exclusively through angiogenesis (i.e. endothelial sprouting). However, there is a growing body of evidence that endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and proangiogenic hematopoietic cells (HCs) are able to support the vascularization of tumors and may therefore play a synergistic(More)
Peripheral blood lymphocytes of three patients suffering from infectious mononucleosis due to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection were analysed for BLT-esterase expression in peripheral blood lymphocytes by a well established cytochemical staining method. During the acute phase of disease with presence of clinical symptoms a very high level of up to 90%(More)
Pathological and clinical studies were carried out on turkeys experimentally infected with a suspension of the spleen and intestine of birds spontaneously affected with haemorrhagic enteritis. Clinically the birds became depressed and developed a blood tinged diarrhoea. Histologically, the essential lesions were the formation of intranuclear inclusion(More)
We describe the validation of a cytochemical method to detect a cytolytic cell-specific lymphoid serine protease which can be upregulated during viral infection and allogeneic stimulation. The cytolytic cell specificity was ascertained by demonstrating a high correlation between BLT substrate-specific serine protease (SP) activity and cytotoxicity of in(More)
In the past few years, two massive eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) devastations occurred in Lake Balaton, Hungary. In 1991, 300 tons of eel perished in the western basin of the lake, while in the summer of 1995 30 tons of eel died in the eastern part of the lake. Investigations carried out to find the causes of these ecocatastrophes included measurements of(More)
PURPOSE The newly identified bone marrow-derived cell population, called lymphatic/vascular endothelial progenitor cells (LVEPC), has been shown to contribute to lymph capillary growth in experimental tumor systems. The clinical significance of these cells has not yet been investigated in a human malignancy. Our aim was to study whether peripheral blood(More)