Harald Damm

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Harman occurs in rat brain, with the highest concentration in the cerebellum and the lowest in the striatum. 2 g/kg ethanol were ineffective with respect to the concentration of harman in the brain whereas 5 g/kg ethanol caused a time-dependent increase in the cerebral cortex as well as the cerebellum. A toxic dose (8 g/kg) of ethanol elicited no change of(More)
Recent progress in the detection and tracking of moving vehicles in image sequences facilitated systematic research regarding the automatic description of complex maneuver sequences at a level of abstraction corresponding to the concepts of situations and goals. We outline the design and implementation of a coherent system which links the evaluation of(More)
Effects of ethanol on signal transduction in neuronal membranes are supposed to occur by the interaction with heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G-proteins). Several substances affect signal transduction by activation of G-proteins directly independent of receptors. We show that similar to those substances, ethanol stimulates high-affinity(More)
Tryptamine was degraded by incubation with rat brain homogenate to an unknown product. The reaction was stimulated by the nonionic detergents Triton X-100 and Lubrol PX and less by the zwitterionic detergent 3-[(3-cholamidopropyl)dimethylammonio]1-propanesulfonate (CHAPS). The same results were obtained with pig brain and bovine brain. The monoamine oxidase(More)
1-Methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-beta-carboline-1-carboxylic acid (1-carboxytetrahydroharman, 1-CTHH) has been detected in the brain of rats following intracerebroventricular injection of tryptamine and pyruvic acid. We now report the metabolism of this compound. Following intraperitoneal injection of 1-CTHH into rats, harmalan was found to be the major(More)
Based on the hypothesis of a relationship between the concentration of trace amines like tetrahydroisoquinolines (TIQ's) and beta-carbolines (BC's) in the brain and an increased voluntary ingestion of ethanol, the concentrations of ethanol, acetaldehyde and harman (a beta-carboline) were examined in a group of 20 alcoholics. The patients excreted a higher(More)
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