Karsten Frenzel

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OBJECTIVE One mechanism underlying the link between multiple sclerosis (MS) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) might be a direct CNS infection. Viral CNS infections cause elevated antibody indices (AIs). Elevated EBV AIs were found in MS; however, patients with MS frequently show a polyspecific intrathecal immune response with elevated antiviral AIs. To(More)
BACKGROUND Dust of green coffee beans is known to be a relevant cause for occupational allergic disorders in coffee industry workers. Recently, we described the first coffee allergen (Cof a 1) establishing an allergenic potential of green coffee dust. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to identify allergenic components of green coffee in order to enhance inhalative(More)
The implication of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) in the mediation of the immune response to inflammatory stimuli has been shown in different neurological syndromes. The neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) and the myelin associated glycoprotein (MAG) are functionally important CNS-cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) and members of the immunoglobulin gene(More)
The human gamma delta T cell receptor (TCR) is normally expressed on lymphoid tissue. Since expression of different molecules of the T cell system has been described for human brain cells, we examined the expression of CD4 and TCR gamma delta antigens with a panel of various anti-gamma delta TCR monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and an anti-CD4 mAb using(More)
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