Heinke Heise

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Because of the increasing need of reliable skin irritation tests and in order to reduce the number of animal experiments, in vitro alternatives have to be developed. We studied four surfactants and five metal salts for their cytotoxic potency in HaCaT cells, a spontaneously immortalized human keratinocyte line. The endpoint used to assess cellular viability(More)
There is no known effective treatment for lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. It is therefore necessary to check new methods of treatment. We treated 14 patients with testosterone propionate ointment. In 10 of 14 cases the desired result was achieved. This therapeutic effect was more effective than the results in the control group.
Expression of prostaglandin-H-synthase (PGHS) isozymes was analyzed in 50 biopsies of normal human skin and of pre-malignant and malignant skin lesions, by means of quantitative RT-PCR, immunoprecipitation and Western blotting, as well as immunohistochemistry. Normal skin constitutively expressed PGHS-1 in all cell layers of the epidermis, in endothelial(More)
The interaction of platelet talin (P-235) with mixtures of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC), dimyristoylphosphatidylglycerol (DMPG) and dimyristoylphosphatidylserine (DMPS) as well as with pure lipids was studied in reconstituted lipid bilayers. Incorporation of platelet talin into vesicles was achieved by self-assembly during cycles of freeze-thawing(More)
The presence or absence of a polysaccharide capsule on the human pathogen Neisseria (N.) gonorrhoeae is still a topic of controversy. For this reason we compared the results obtained by light microscopy (dry India ink-Fuchsin stain) and electron microscopy (Alcian blue-lanthanum nitrate stain) of encapsulated strains of N. meningitidis and Streptococcus(More)
Injections of bovine collagen are a common procedure for correction of folds in the face. However, this therapy is not free from side effects. We present a patient in whom a granulomatous inflammation occurred following implantation of this material. We therefore now insist on an observation interval of 4 weeks between test injection and actual treatment,(More)