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Determination of cortisol in saliva and serum by a luminescence-enhanced enzyme immunoassay.
A new luminescence-enhanced enzyme immunoassay (LEIA) has been developed and validated for the direct measurement of cortisol in saliva and serum. It has been demonstrated that this LEIA has a veryExpand
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Simple, rapid and sensitive determination of epinephrine and norepinephrine in urine and plasma by non-competitive enzyme immunoassay, compared with HPLC method.
BACKGROUND Measurement of the concentration of the free catecholamines epinephrine (adrenalin) and norepinephrine (noradrenalin) in humans is used for the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and relatedExpand
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Multicenter Study on the Diagnostic Value of a New RIA for the Detection of Free Plasma Metanephrines in the Work‐Up for Pheochromocytoma
Abstract:  Available laboratory test methods for the detection of elevated concentrations of catecholamines and their metabolites in urine and/or plasma are not always sensitive enough for theExpand
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Genetic identification and functional validation of FcγRIV as key molecule in autoantibody‐induced tissue injury
Autoantibody‐mediated diseases are clinically heterogeneous and often fail conventional therapeutic strategies. Gene expression profiling has helped to identify new molecular pathways in theseExpand
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Repetitive Immunization Breaks Tolerance to Type XVII Collagen and Leads to Bullous Pemphigoid in Mice
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a subepidermal autoimmune blistering disease of the elderly associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. As unspecific immunosuppressants are still the mainstay ofExpand
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Generation of antibodies of distinct subclasses and specificity is linked to H2s in an active mouse model of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.
Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is an autoimmune blistering disease, characterized by antibodies to type VII collagen (COL7). EBA can be induced in mice by immunization with a fragment of theExpand
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Evaluation of a New Simple and Rapid Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Kit for Neopterin Determination
Abstract A new commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit has been evaluated for the measurement of neopterin concentrations in serum, plasma and urine. This competitiveExpand
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Diagnostic significance of free salivary testosterone measurement using a direct luminescence immunoassay in healthy men and in patients with disorders of androgenic status
The accurate measurement of testosterone remains a challenge. The determination of the blood testosterone concentrations in serum by conventional immunoassays is inaccurate in men and even more so inExpand
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Anaerobic metabolism in the lugworm Arenicola Marina L.: The transition from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism
Abstract After onset of anaerobic conditions Arenicola Marina does not switch immediately to typical anaerobiosis. The adaptation occurs in three steps. 1. 1. In the first 3 hr the phosphagen storesExpand
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Animal models for autoimmune bullous dermatoses
Abstract:  Autoimmune bullous dermatoses are a group of severe diseases, which are clinically characterized by blisters and erosions of skin and/or mucous membranes. In order to investigate theExpand
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