Hartmut H. Meyer

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Transrectal Doppler ultrasound was used for the noninvasive investigation of uterine blood flow in cows. Both the left and right Aa. uterinae were scanned to obtain blood flow velocity waveforms over 2 consecutive estrous cycles. Blood flow was reflected by the resistance index (RI) and the time-averaged maximum velocity (TAMV). Intra-observer(More)
Efficient RIA procedures are required for determination of prostaglandins (PGF(2alpha), PGE(2), PGI(2) and their metabolites) in bovine blood plasma to elucidate their significance in reproductive endocrinology. A new rapid efficient prepurification was developed using commercial octadecyl silicagel cartridges. Prepurification is especially necessary for(More)
Blood flow to the pancreatic islets of the anesthetized rat has been measured by application of microspheres, intravital staining of the endocrine tissue by Dithizon, and induction of organ transparency by incubation in glycerol. Thus the microspheres could be counted separately in the islet tissue and in the remaining organ. The total pancreatic blood flow(More)
Cytochrome P450 dependent epoxidation and non-enzymic lipid peroxidation of oleic acid (cis-9-octadecenoic acid) result in the formation of cis-9,10-epoxyoctadecanoic acid (cis-EODA). This oleic acid oxide has been identified indirectly in blood and urine of humans. Reliable concentrations of circulating cis-EODA have not been reported thus far. In the(More)
BACKGROUND Oleic acid is a major systemically circulating fatty acid in humans with atheroprotective and immunomodulatory properties. As of today, the contribution of individual cytochrome P450 (CYP) mono-oxygenases to the epoxidation of this fatty acid is unknown. Furthermore, the extent of the oleic acid oxidation product cis-9,10-epoxyoctadecanoic acid(More)
An enzyme immunoassay (EIA) was developed for detection of dexamethasone in equine blood. Dexamethasone 21-hemisuccinate-bovine serum albumin was used for immunization of rabbits, and prednisolone 21-hemisuccinate-horseradish peroxidase was used as enzyme conjugate. The assay had sensitivity in the low-picogram range (detection limit, 0.3 pg/well, 50%(More)
S-Nitrosothiols from low-molecular-mass and high-molecular-mass thiols, including glutathione, albumin and hemoglobin, are endogenous potent vasodilators and inhibitors of platelet aggregation. By utilizing the S-transnitrosation reaction and by using the lipophilic (pK(L) 0.78) and strong nucleophilic synthetic thiol N-acetyl cysteine ethyl ester (NACET)(More)
The chronicle of misuse of anabolics in veal calf production started with diethylstilbestrol, which was used until 1980. During the following years until 1988, illicit preparations contained various steroidal sex hormones, predominantly estradiol, 19-nortestosterone, testosterone and their esters. Since autumn 1988, the sex hormones have been replaced by(More)
We investigated the inhibitory effects of curcumin, curcumin derivatives and degradation products on OKT3-induced human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) proliferation and the role of their radical scavenging activity. OKT3-induced human PBMC proliferation was determined by measuring 3H-thymidine incorporation. Radical scavenging activity was(More)