Isabell Seibert

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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Artemisia annua contains the well-known antimalarial compound artemisinin, which forms the backbone of the global malaria treatment regime. In African countries a tea infusion prepared from Artemisia annua has been used for the treatment of malaria only for the past 10-20 years. Several informal claims in Africa exist that the(More)
The pharmacodynamics of the loaded compounds defines clinical failure or success of a drug-eluting device. Various limus derivatives have entered clinics due to the observed positive outcome after stent implantation, which is explained by their antiproliferative activity resulting from inhibition of the cytosolic immunophilin FK506-binding protein 12.(More)
DRB1*08 haplotypes have not been known to carry a DRB3 gene. We have found a patient suffering from liver disease who has a novel HLA haplotype of DRB1*0801 with DRB3*0202 as established by family segregation. These two genes were confirmed by sequencing. DR8 and DR52 antigen specificities were serologically detected, indicating expression of these genes.
Organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) and particularly the two members of the OATP1B family are known for their role in pharmacokinetics. Both SLCO1B3 and SLCO1B1 are located on chromosome 12 encompassing the gene locus SLCO1B7. Hitherto, this particular gene has been assumed to be a pseudogene, even though there are published mRNA sequences(More)
South Africa being home to more than 35% of the world's Helichrysum species (c.a. 244) of which many are used in traditional medicine, is seen potentially as a significant resource in the search of new anti-HIV chemical entities. It was established that five of the 30 Helichrysum species selected for this study had significant anti-HIV activity ranging(More)
Variable amounts of non-specific amplification may occur in HLA PCR-SSP typing, and this can be significantly reduced by the use of AmpliTaq Gold. In an effort to achieve an optimal balance between specificity and efficiency of the PCR amplification for both HLA alleles and the internal control, we designed a system of timed-release activity by combining(More)
In the renal proximal tubule the secretion and reabsorption of glomerularly filtrated compounds is realized by a functional network of uptake and efflux transporters. The activity and localization of several transporters expressed at the apical tubular membrane are regulated by the membrane-associated protein PDZ domain-containing 1 (PDZK1). We aimed to(More)
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