Hannelore Held

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(14)C-labeled tuberculin purified protein derivative ((14)C-tuberculin PPD) has been prepared from culture filtrates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis var. hominis grown in a culture medium containing uniformly labeled (14)C-amino acids. With a mixture of (14)C-amino acids (an acid hydrolysate of (14)C-Chlorella protein) in the medium, the recoveries of (14)C(More)
The following results were obtained in a long-term retrospective study including 250 patients with focal sclerosing glomerulonephritis: 1. The renal survival rate (RSR) was 90% at 5 years and 67% at 10 years, the average period of observation being 4.7 years. 2. Univariate analysis revealed that the following morphologic and clinical parameters are(More)
Some parameters affecting the standardization of a tuberculin preparation have been evaluated and it has been shown that: 1) The loss of tuberculoprotein on the surfaces of containers is in the order of 0.15 mug/cm2 and the 0.18 mug/cm-2 for glass and plastic surfaces respectively, and that this loss can be prevented by the addition of a nonionic(More)
Immunohistochemical detection of C5b-9(m) is a reliable marker of very early cell necroses due to myocardial infarction. However, it is conceivable that it is also present in myocardial cell necroses caused by other types of hypoxic injury or by direct external trauma. If so, this would greatly limit the diagnostic value of C5b-9(m) in forensic practice. To(More)
For some time it has been known that the adsorption of tuberculin to glass is a source of practical difficulties in tuberculin testing; for example, it leads to a loss of potency in diluted tuberculin PPD preparations used in the intracutaneous method of skin testing. The authors have correlated decreasing biological potency with decreasing radioactivity in(More)
Tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) has been prepared by seven different precipitation methods from culture filtrate of Mycobacterium tuberculosis var. hominis. It was found to contain 48 to 99% tuberculoprotein, depending on the method of precipitation. The remaining percentage is represented by nucleic acid, polysaccharide, and ash. Activation(More)
The purpose of the present work was two-fold: firstly, to collect data on the effect that air may have on the biological potency of a dilute solution of tuberculin PPD (5 TU/dose), and secondly, to find out whether or not the solubility of a tuberculin PPD preparation stored in powder form would be affected by air over a long period of time. It was shown(More)
The biological potency of 15 commercially available tuberculin solutions prepared from a master batch of tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) (PPD-CT68) and using a newly formulated diluent (Connaught diluent) containing 0.0005% Tween 80 as an anti-adsorption agent and 0.3% phenol as a preservative, was determined after storage for various intervals(More)
Biologically active (14)C-labeled purified protein derivative ((14)C-PPD) has been prepared from the culture filtrates of seven species of mycobacteria, namely Mycobacterium tuberculosis Johnston strain (PPD), M. bovis BCG (PPD-BCG), M. avium (PPD-A), M. kansasii (PPD-Y), M. intracellulare (PPD-B), M. scrofulaceum (PPD-G), and M. fortuitum (PPD-F). These(More)