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Inflammatory cytokines (IC) activate endothelial cell adhesiveness for monocytes and inhibit endothelial cell growth. Here we report the identification of the human guanylate binding protein-1 (GBP-1) as the key and specific mediator of the anti-proliferative effect of IC on endothelial cells. GBP-1 expression was induced by IC, downregulated by angiogenic… (More)
During angiogenesis and inflammatory processes, endothelial cells acquire different activation phenotypes, whose identification may help in understanding the complex network of angiogenic and inflammatory interactions in vivo. To this goal we investigated the expression of the human guanylate-binding protein (GBP)-1 that is highly induced by inflammatory… (More)
Bifurcation of the femur has previously b-en reported in the literature in only 12 cases. Two more cases are added, and the etiology of this congenital anomaly is discussed.
The HIV-1 RNase H can be prematurely activated by oligodeoxynucleotides targeting the highly conserved polypurine tract required for second strand DNA synthesis. This inhibits retroviral replication in cell-free HIV particles and newly infected cells. Here we extend these studies to an in vivo model of retroviral replication. Mice that are chronically… (More)
HIV-1-infected patients exhibit severe damages of the aortic endothelium, develop angioproliferative lesions such as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), and have an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and atherosclerosis. An increased adhesion of leukocytes to the endothelium is a common pathogenic parameter of AIDS-associated vascular diseases. Here we show that… (More)
Autologous transfusion was used to reduce the high demand for blood accompanied with scoliosis surgery. Half of the blood loss could be saved by intraoperative autotransfusion (35 patients). This resulted in a corresponding reduction in homologous transfusion. An elimination of the need for homologous blood could be achieved only by the combination of… (More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether the postoperative depletion or the preoperative antithrombin (AT) activity is related to the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients receiving low-molecular-weight heparin for DVT prevention after elective hip replacement surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 93 patients AT-activity and… (More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate of the efficiency of an internal fixateur used since 1998 in multisegmental spondylodesis of the lumbar spine. METHOD The prospective study included 105 patients with degenerative changes or instabilities of the lumbar spine, who underwent an anterior and posterior stabilisation of more than two segments. The… (More)
AIM Since 1994 the cementlesss AlloClasssicAdditional (ACA) total hip replacement system is used in the 1st Orthopedic Department of the Hesssing-Stiftung, Augsburg/Germany. Oblique steps on the medial and lateral side of the stem turn negative retrotorsional forces into axial forces and increase rotational stability. The new shape of the self-cutting… (More)
The aim of the present study was to find out whether idiopathic scoliosis is associated with a general reduction of the calcium salt content of the bones. The study was conducted in a scoliosis patient group of 48 individuals, using 125I densitometry.