Jeannette Wolfswinkel

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The use of the synthetic progestin medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) for estrus prevention in the dog can result in overproduction of growth hormone, suppression of plasma glucocorticoid levels, and the induction of mammary tumors. Proligestone (PROL) was claimed to be devoid of these unwanted side effects. In the present study, the binding characteristics(More)
BACKGROUND Intervertebral disc (IVD) disease is a common spinal disorder in dogs and degeneration and inflammation are significant components of the pathological cascade. Only limited studies have studied the cytokine and chemokine profiles in IVD degeneration in dogs, and mainly focused on gene expression. A better understanding is needed in order to(More)
INTRODUCTION Strategies for biological repair and regeneration of the intervertebral disc (IVD) by cell and tissue engineering are promising, but few have made it into a clinical setting. Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 7 (rhBMP-7) has been shown to stimulate matrix production by IVD cells in vitro and in vivo in animal models of induced IVD(More)
Pituitary surgery generates pituitary tissue for histology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biological research. In the last decade, the pathogenesis of pituitary adenomas has been extensively studied in humans, and to a lesser degree in dogs, and tumor oncogenesis has been studied in knock-out mice, often by means of quantitative reversed-transcriptase(More)
Measurement of plasma osmolality (Posm) and plasma vasopressin (VP) concentration in response to hypertonicity is regarded as the gold standard for the assessment of VP release in polyuric conditions. Yet the interpretation of the VP curve as a function of Posm may be hampered by the occurrence of VP pulses. To determine whether VP is secreted in a(More)
The production and release of GH has been demonstrated in a variety of extra-pituitary tissues. In this respect insulin-producing pancreatic tumours are also of interest because it has been observed that GH may promote islet cell proliferation. However, these effects have only been related to GH of pituitary origin and the possibility of local production of(More)
Progesterone and estradiol play a crucial role in the control of mammary gland proliferation and tumour formation in the dog. However, little is known whether steroid metabolizing enzymes are present within the canine mammary gland that may play a modulating role in the bioavailability of progesterone and estrogen. In this study we investigated the(More)
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