Jörg Kriegsmann

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AIMS The introduction of clearly defined histopathological criteria for a standardised evaluation of the periprosthetic membrane, which can appear in cases of total joint arthroplasty revision surgery. METHODS Based on histomorphological criteria, four types of periprosthetic membrane were defined: wear particle induced type (detection of foreign body(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been thought to be largely a T-cell-mediated disease. To evaluate the role of T-cell-independent pathways in RA, we examined the interaction between isolated RA synovial fibroblasts and normal human cartilage engrafted into SCID mice in the absence of T cells and other human cells. The expression of cartilage-de grading enzymes(More)
The aseptic prosthetic loosening of hip and knee prosthesis is the most important cause of implant insufficiency. Bone loss as a result of the biological effect of wear particles is the main cause of such loosening. Wear particles develop their biological activity along different cellular pathways, above all via macrophages, foreign body giant cells as well(More)
The most important long-term complication in total joint replacements is aseptic osteolysis. Wear particles such as polyethylene (PE) debris are considered to be one of the causes that play a central role. Several studies indicated that PE can be visualised in paraffin-embedded tissue sections not only by polarised light, but also after oil red staining. To(More)
Anderson–Fabry disease is a rare, X-chromosomal lipid storage disorder caused by a deficiency of lysosomal α-galactosidase A. Clinical manifestations of Anderson–Fabry disease include excruciating pain in the extremities (acroparaesthesia), skin vessel ectasia (angiokeratoma), corneal and lenticular opacity, cardiovascular disease, stroke and renal failure,(More)
In the study of carcinogenesis most interest has focused on carcinomas, as they represent the majority of human cancers. The recognition of the adenoma-carcinoma sequence both in humans and in animal experimental models has given the field of basic oncology the opportunity to elucidate individual mechanisms in the multistep development of carcinoma. The(More)
OBJECTIVE As one of the important active barriers in the human organism, endothelial cells (EC) play a central role in the biological reaction to a variety of stimuli, e.g. during the induction and regulation of inflammation, as well as in the reaction to transplantation and biomaterial implantation. In the study of endothelial function, the most widely(More)
Abstract Objective. The aim of this study was to analyze the expression of apoptosis-related molecules in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovium, with special emphasis on the apoptosis accelerator Bax. Methods. Immunohistochemical analysis of Bax, Bcl-2, and Bcl-xL was performed in tissue specimens of patients with RA and compared to normal synovial tissue.(More)
OBJECTIVE MRL-Fas(lpr) mice spontaneously develop an autoimmune disease that mimics systemic lupus erythematosus in humans. Infiltrating T cells expressing interferon-gamma (IFNgamma) are responsible for the autoimmune kidney destruction in MRL-Fas(lpr) mice, and interleukin-18 (IL-18) released by mononuclear phagocytes stimulates T cells to produce the(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) is expressed in synovial tissue of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. VCAM-1-protein has been demonstrated in nonvascular cells beside a vascular expression of this molecule. There are conflicting results about the nonvascular cell types expressing VCAM-1. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN For the evaluation of(More)