Heidi Gerber

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The cellular nature of the giant eosinophilic cells of tuber and of the cells comprising subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) in tuberous sclerosis (TS) remains unclear. To assess the characteristics of these lesions, 13 tubers and 6 SEGA were immunohistochemically studied with glial and neuron-associated antigens. In addition to conventional(More)
BACKGROUND Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a dominant causative agent of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS), a multifactorial disease complex with putative immunosuppressive characteristics. Little is known about adaptive PCV2-specific immune responses in infected pigs. Therefore, the T and B cell responses following PCV2 infection in(More)
Dendritic cells (DC), which are essential for inducing and regulating immune defenses and responses, represent the critical target for vaccines against pathogens such as foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV). Although it is clear that FMDV enters epithelial cells via integrins, little is known about FMDV interaction with DC. Accordingly, DC internalization of(More)
The effect of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) on growth fractions of ex vivo meningiomas is demonstrated in using the Ki-67 monoclonal antibody in three cases of meningiomas operated on in two stages and in meningioma specimens from a group of eight patients operated on in one single stage after MPA therapy. Growth fractions in samples from five(More)
Neurodynamics refers to the mechanical and physiological components of the nervous system and the interconnections between them (Shacklock, 1995). This is a phase 1 pilot trial investigating the immediate effect of a neurodynamic treatment as compared to a sham treatment in eight participants with low back pain. Primary outcome measures included: H-reflex(More)
A 60-year-old patient presenting with the typical features of progressive sensory neuronopathy and subsequent intestinal pseudo-obstruction was found to have antineuronal nuclear antibodies (ANNA-I or Anti-Hu). These findings were suggestive of a paraneoplastic syndrome, but neither clinically nor at autopsy could a neoplasm be detected. Neuropathological(More)
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