A case-control study was performed to assess the potential influence of CYP19 Arg(264)Cys and CYP1B1 Leu(432)Val polymorphisms on breast cancer risk in a series of Korean breast cancer patients and controls. The results suggest that the CYP19 Arg(264)Cys polymorphism modifies breast cancer risk (OR=1.5, 95% CI=1.1-2.2), especially in association with… (More)
This study examined the degree to which visual /p,b,m/ are different in production and perception. A simple kinematic measure of orofacial motion derived from optical flow analysis of video demonstrates systematic differences between the three bilabials. Perceptual evaluation of /p,b,m/ presented audiovisually in degraded acoustics shows that identification… (More)
Since immunohistochemical studies indicated the presence of interleukin-6 in the cortices of patients with Alzheimer's disease, we were interested in the eventual biological effects of this cytokine on neuronal cells. We found that interleukin-6 and interleukin-1 induced metallothionein expression in a human neuronal (SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma) cell line. In… (More)
Until now the susceptibility of human skin to detrimental effects of solar radiation (e.g. photoaging) has mostly been assigned to the type of radiation and to the skin type. We have raised the question whether the circadian rhythm plays a role in the susceptibility of human dermal fibrob-lasts (HDF) to IRA (760–1440 nm). IRA accounts for one third of the… (More)
We investigated the occurrence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) eosinophilia in patients with ventriculo-abdominal shunt systems with regard to possible infection. For this purpose, we examined the CSF of 83 children at the time of shunt obstruction or malfunction. In 32 children (38.6%) we found more than 4% of eosinophil granulocytes in the CSF with a maximum… (More)
Case-report on an intracranial dermoid with reference to origin, symptoms, diagnostics, therapy and prognosis of that during the childhood rarely diagnosed tumor.