Jerry L. Maier

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Until recently, Panton–Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains were considered to be rare in Germany [1, 2]. However, data collected retrospectively (122 cases in the period 1995–2003) and prospectively (127 cases in 2004) for the geographical region of southeast Bavaria indicate that PVL-positive MRSA(More)
The first description of ligand-independent activating mutations in the KIT gene, which encodes the tyrosine-kinase KIT, greatly improved our understanding of gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) biology. The therapeutic success in GIST has made tyrosine kinase inhibitors a "paradigm of targeted therapy". Deciphering resistance mechanisms in GIST has had(More)
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