Karola Trescher

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OBJECTIVE Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kappaB) orchestrates genes involved in inflammation and extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling following myocardial infarction (MI). The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of overexpression and mode of function of IkappaB, the natural inhibitor of NF-kappaB, on ECM remodeling in a rat model of(More)
AIMS Skeletal myoblasts are used in repair of ischaemic myocardium. However, a large fraction of grafted myoblasts degenerate upon engraftment. Colony-stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1) accelerates myoblast proliferation and angiogenesis. We hypothesized that CSF-1 overexpression improves myoblast survival and cardiac function in ischaemia-induced heart failure.(More)
OBJECTIVES Currently available cardioplegic solutions provide excellent protection in patients with normal surgical risk; in high-risk patients, however, such as in emergency coronary artery bypass surgery, there is still room for improvement. As most of the cardioplegic solutions primarily protect myocytes, the addition of substances for protection of the(More)
Experimental animal models of brain death increasing intracranial pressure (ICP) by inflating an intracranial placed balloon-catheter are well established and used in transplant-associated studies. Our aim was to develop an experimental mouse model of brain death (BD) and to compare explosive and gradual brain death induction under ICP monitoring. We(More)
Aim Skeletal myoblasts are used in repair of ischemic myocardium. However, a large fraction of grafted myoblasts degenerate upon engraftment. Colony-stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1) accelerates myoblast proliferation and angiogenesis. We hypothesized that CSF-1 overexpression improves myoblast survival and cardiac function in ischemia-induced heart failure.(More)
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