Julia N Kaiser

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We have extended the principle of optical tweezers as a noninvasive technique to actively sort hydrodynamically focused cells based on their fluorescence signal in a microfluidic device. This micro fluorescence-activated cell sorter (microFACS) uses an infrared laser to laterally deflect cells into a collection channel. Green-labeled macrophages were sorted(More)
Based on high-resolution diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTI) tractographic analyses in 39 healthy adult subjects, we derived patterns of connections and measures of volume and biophysical parameters, such as fractional anisotropy (FA) for the human middle longitudinal fascicle (MdLF). Compared to previous studies, we found that the cortical(More)
The cardiovascular and antihypertensive activities of the novel orally active non-sulfhydryl converting enzyme (CE) inhibitor 2-[N-[(S)-1-Ethoxycarbonyl-3-phenyl-propyl]-L-alanyl] -(1S,3S,5S)-2-azabicyclo[3.3.0]octane-3-carboxylic acid (Hoe 498) were evaluated in several experimental preparations. The hemodynamic profile of Hoe 498 in anesthetized animals(More)
Systemic application of therapeutics to the CNS tissue often results in subtherapeutic drug levels, because of restricted and selective penetration through the blood–brain barrier (BBB). Here, we give a detailed description of a standardized technique for intrathecal drug delivery in rodents, analogous to the technique used in humans. The intrathecal drug(More)
OBJECTIVE Posttraumatic integration of articular cartilage at fracture sites is essential for mechanical stability of cartilage, and ruptured cartilage is a prerequisite for early osteoarthritis. This study was undertaken to investigate effects on articular cartilage integration mediated by steroid hormones, interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), and combinations(More)
Cellular autofluorescence, though ubiquitous when imaging cells and tissues, is often assumed to be small in comparison to the signal of interest. Uniform estimates of autofluorescence intensity obtained from separate control specimens are commonly employed to correct for autofluorescence. While these may be sufficient for high signal-to-background(More)
The alkaloid 13-hydroxylupanine-2-pyrrolcarbonic acid ester (Hoe 933) from the Madagascan plant Cadia ellisiana has an hypotensive and antiarrhythmic effect. The hypotensive effect in dogs, monkeys, and rats anaesthetized with barbiturates reaches its maximum with 0.2 mg/kg i.v. However, the hypotensive effect is much weaker in conscious animals. The(More)
Two hallmarks of chronic multiple sclerosis lesions are the absence of significant spontaneous remyelination and primary as well as secondary neurodegeneration. Both characteristics may be influenced by the presence of inhibitory factors preventing myelin and neuronal repair. We investigated the potential of antibodies against Nogo-A, a well-known(More)