Henning Damm

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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)
Eleven subjects having no history of substance abuse or dependence who agreed to abstain from alcohol for one week prior to the investigation were selected to participate in the present study. On two occasions, separated by four to six weeks, blood was drawn over an 8-hour period (0, 0.5, 1, 2, 4 and 8 hours). On the first occasion, subjects were given an(More)
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)
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)
Of eight lymphoblastoid cell lines studied five were insensitive to both the anticellular and antiviral activities of human leukocyte interferon, and two were sensitive to both activities. One line could not be fully evaluated since it was not possible to study its sensitivity to the antiviral activity.
Naturally occurring beta-carbolines are lipophilic compounds which show psychotropic and physiological effects in mammals. They bind to distinct high-affinity binding sites in various mammalian tissues. However, the mechanism by which the beta-carbolines affect transmembrane signal transduction processes is still unknown. Since beta-carbolines are(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)
Human fibroblast-derived interferon (HuIFN-beta) was administered to cynomolgus monkeys i.m. (2 x 10(5) iu/kg), i.v. (2 x 10(5) iu/kg) or intrathecally (3 x 10(5) iu/monkey) or given by a 3 hr i.v. infusion (2 x 10(5) iu/kg). One hr after intrathecal administration, interferon titers in the CSF were 1000-2000 iu/ml, and declined to less than 10 iu/ml during(More)