Johannes Wohlrab

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BACKGROUND A persistent erythema and edema of the midthird and upper aspect of the face, which bears some resemblance to Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome and rosaceous lymphedema, has been characterized as morbus morbihan (MM) by French dermatologists. The disease of yet unknown cause starts with recurrent facial edema of short duration, which ultimately leads(More)
The living, not-cornified part of the epidermis consists mainly of keratinocytes. The control mechanisms of proliferation and differentiation are only partly understood. Similarly, the influence of ionic channels of the cell membrane on the proliferation of keratinocytes remains unclear. Preliminary investigations point to a relation between the opening of(More)
In the present study, the distribution of ionotropic glutamate receptors of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-receptor type was immunohistochemically demonstrated in healthy human skin (n = 22) and healthy buccal mucosa (n = 20). Moreover, the intracellular calcium concentration of HaCaT-cells and native human keratinocytes were studied under the influence of(More)
BACKGROUND Omeprazole has recently been described as a modulator of tumour chemoresistance, although its underlying molecular mechanisms remain controversial. Since pancreatic tumours are highly chemoresistant, a logical step would be to investigate the pharmacodynamic, morphological and biochemical effects of omeprazole on pancreatic cancer cell lines. (More)
Ceramides are sphingolipids consisting of sphingoidbases, which are amide-linked to fatty acids. In the stratum corneum, they represent the major constituent of the free extractable intercellular lipids and play a significant role in maintaining and structuring the water permeability barrier of the skin. Using thin layer chromatography, which represents the(More)
Ionotrope glutamate receptors of the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor type are expressed on keratinocytes and influence the intracellular calcium concentration. The importance of NMDA receptors in pathophysiological processes in the skin is, however, still unclear. Epidermal distribution patterns of NMDA receptors were investigated in dermatoses with(More)
In the present study, we characterized the distribution of human cationic amino acid transporters 1 (hCAT1) and 2 (hCAT2) in healthy skin and compared it to psoriatic skin lesions by means of immunohistochemistry. Moreover, we tested the hypothesis that l-arginine and l-ornithine influence the expression and synthesis of hCAT1 and hCAT2 in cell culture(More)
BACKGROUND Sneddon's syndrome is defined as a combination of idiopathic livedo racemosa generalisata and symptoms of cerebrovascular defect. The disease usually starts with vascular symptoms in the epidermis, with neurological deficits becoming evident later. For this reason, histological examination of skin biopsies and determination of arteriolar(More)