Hans Peter Marti

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The development of antifecundity and antinewborn larvae immunity in swine infected with Trichinella spiralis was investigated. In primary infections, adult female worm fecundity dropped sharply after 3 weeks, although adults could be recovered from the small intestine for at least 7 weeks after infection. In challenge infections of pigs infected previously,(More)
The potential of crude Trichinella spiralis newborn larval antigens for pig immunization was investigated. A preparation of whole newborn larvae killed by freezing and thawing, and combined with Freund's complete adjuvant, induced a high level of protection against challenge (78%), compared to a 40% resistance level in pigs immunized with excretory(More)
The influence of water velocities of less than 30 cm/s on drifting of Bulinus globosus in a natural stream was investigated. It is shown that although a low water velocity does not sweep away adhering snails, it carries away snails releasing their hold and crawling along the water surface in search of new food sources. A low water velocity therefore assists(More)
Acute cellular allograft rejection is characterized by leukocyte invasion and tissue destruction, associated with qualitative and quantitative alterations in the extracellular matrix (ECM) compartment. Metabolism of ECM proteins is mainly regulated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), that are zinc depended endoproteinases. MMP, especially basement membrane(More)
UNLABELLED METALLOPROTEINASES: The progression to end-stage kidney disease is accompanied by accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. The degradation of ECM proteins occurs by the action of proteases, notably the matrix metalloproteinases (MMP). MMP can be classified into four major groups, such as interstitial collagenases, gelatinases,(More)
Pigs were inoculated with Trichinella spiralis excretory-secretory products derived from short-term in vitro maintenance of infective muscle larvae. Intraperitoneal administration of excretory-secretory products in Freund's complete adjuvant or aluminum hydroxide induced moderate, but variable, degrees of immunity to challenge exposure in a(More)
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