Hans-Albert Braun

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In guinea pigs, dose-dependent febrile responses can be induced by injection of a high (100 micro g/kg) or low (10 micro g/kg) dose of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into artificial subcutaneously implanted Teflon chambers. In this fever model, LPS does not enter the systemic circulation from the site of localized tissue inflammation in considerable(More)
Intestinal damage and severe diarrhea are serious side effects of cancer chemotherapy and constrain the usage of most such therapies. Here we show that interleukin-33 (IL-33) mediates the severe intestinal mucositis in mice treated with irinotecan (CPT-11), a commonly used cancer chemotherapeutic agent. Systemic CPT-11 administration led to severe mucosal(More)
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