Johann Schaller

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Angiogenesis is a complex process that involves endothelial cell proliferation, migration, basement membrane degradation, and neovessel organization. Angiostatin, consisting of four homologous triple-disulfide bridged kringle domains, has previously been shown to exhibit profound inhibition of endothelial cell proliferation in vitro and angiogenesis in(More)
BACKGROUND Parasitic wasps constitute one of the largest group of venomous animals. Although some physiological effects of their venoms are well documented, relatively little is known at the molecular level on the protein composition of these secretions. To identify the majority of the venom proteins of the endoparasitoid wasp Chelonus inanitus(More)
Amyloid beta-peptide (A beta) has been shown to activate the classical complement pathway in vitro. Here, we demonstrate that this interaction is fully capable of killing cells and damaging cellular processes in mixed hippocampal cultures from embryonic day 18 rat fetuses. Lactic acid dehydrogenase (LDH) release and morphologic changes were used to evaluate(More)
STRUCTURE OF CUPIENNIUS SALEI VENOM HYALURONIDASE Hyaluronidases are important venom components acting as spreading factor of toxic compounds. In several studies this spreading effect was tested on vertebrate tissue. However, data about the spreading activity on invertebrates, the main prey organisms of spiders, are lacking. Here, a hyaluronidase-like(More)
Infection of human foreskin cells (D-550) by the Snyder-Theilen strain of feline sarcoma virus produced small but countable foci and demonstrated "single-hit" dose-response kinetics. Significant quantitative and qualitative enhancement of focus formation was observed when the glucocorticoid hormones, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, cortisol acetate, and(More)
Exposure of adult specific-pathogen-free cats to methylnitrosourea resulted in increased susceptibility to infection by feline leukemia virus. A greater proportion of cats exposed to methylnitrosourea and feline leukemia virus (69%) became persistently viremic than those exposed to feline leukemia virus alone (17%). Segmented neutrophils were reduced by 90(More)
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