Ingvild Birschmann

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OBJECTIVES Platelets, specialized adhesive cells, play key roles in normal and pathological hemostasis through their ability to rapidly adhere to subendothelial matrix proteins (adhesion) and to other activated platelets (aggregation), functions which are inhibited by nitric oxide (NO). Platelets have been reported to be regulated not only by exogenous(More)
The gene products (peroxins) of at least 29 PEX genes are known to be necessary for peroxisome biogenesis but for most of them their precise function remains to be established. Here we show that Pex15p, an integral peroxisomal membrane protein, in vivo and in vitro binds the AAA peroxin Pex6p. This interaction functionally interconnects these two hitherto(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, several selectively acting anticoagulants, including the direct thrombin inhibitors (DTI; argatroban, dabigatran) and the factor Xa inhibitors (rivaroxaban, apixaban, fondaparinux), have been developed. With their clinical application increasing, it is of interest to evaluate their interference with classical haemostaseological(More)
Recent medical advances suggest that the cellular natriuretic peptide/cGMP and NO/cGMP effector systems represent important signal transduction pathways especially in the cardiovascular system. These pathways also appear to be very interesting targets for the possible prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Exciting candidates for prevention include(More)
BACKGROUND Thromboembolic and bleeding events in patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) are still a major cause of complications. Therefore, the balance between anti-coagulant and pro-coagulant factors needs to be tightly controlled. The principle hypothesis of this study is that different pump designs may have an effect on hemolysis and(More)
The AAA-peroxins Pex1p and Pex6p play a critical role in peroxisome biogenesis but their precise function remains to be established. These two peroxins consist of three distinct regions (N, D1, D2), two of which (D1, D2) contain a conserved approximately 230 amino acid cassette, which is common to all ATPases associated with various cellular activities(More)
Understanding the cellular mechanisms of platelet activation and their pharmacologic modulation is of major interest for basic and clinical research. Here we introduce a comprehensive human platelet repository (PlateletWeb) for systems biologic analysis of platelets in the functional context of integrated networks. Functional, drug, and pathway associations(More)
BACKGROUND Point-of-care testing (POCT) of coagulation has been proven to be of great value in accelerating emergency treatment. Specific POCT for direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) is not available, but the effects of DOAC on established POCT have been described. We aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of Hemochron® Signature coagulation POCT to(More)
BACKGROUND Benign nephrosclerosis (bN) is the most prevalent form of hypertensive damage in kidney biopsies. It is defined by early hyalinosis and later fibrosis of renal arterioles. Despite its high prevalence, very little is known about the contribution of arteriolar vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) to bN. We examined classical and novel candidate(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Specific coagulation assays for non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) are relatively slow and often lack availability. Although specific point-of-care tests (POCT) are currently not available, NOAC are known to affect established coagulation POCT. This study aimed at determining the diagnostic accuracy of the CoaguChek(More)