Kathrin Thor

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The functioning of the photosynthetic apparatus of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) grown during the onset of water limitation was studied by gas-exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence to better understand the adaptation mechanisms of the photosynthetic apparatus to drought conditions. For this, cotton was grown in the field in Central Asia under well-irrigated(More)
For the efficient translocation of organic nitrogen, small peptides of two to three amino acids are posited as an important alternative to amino acids. A new transporter mediating the uptake of di- and tripeptides was isolated from Arabidopsis thaliana by heterologous complementation of a peptide transport-deficient Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutant. AtPTR1(More)
Transporters for di- and tripeptides belong to the large and poorly characterized PTR/NRT1 (peptide transporter/nitrate transporter 1) family. A new member of this gene family, AtPTR5, was isolated from Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). Expression of AtPTR5 was analyzed and compared with tissue specificity of the closely related AtPTR1 to discern their(More)
Changes in cytosolic free calcium ([Ca(2+)]cyt) are an early and essential element of signalling networks activated by the perception of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs), such as flg22. The flg22-induced calcium signal has been described on whole-plant, but not on single-cell scale so far. Also, the Ca(2+) sources and channels contributing to(More)
SUMMARY Tobacco pathogenesis-related (PR) genes of group 1 are induced during pathogen defence (hypersensitive response, HR, and systemic acquired resistance, SAR), after exogenous application of salicylic acid (SA), and by developmental cues. Likewise, SA enhances transcripts for Arabidopsis NIMIN-1 and NIMIN-2, which interact with NPR1/NIM1, a key(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The efficacy of antireflux surgery (ARS) and omeprazole treatment in the control of gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are well established. We have compared these two therapeutic options in a randomized, clinical trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred and ten patients with erosive oesophagitis were enrolled into the trial.(More)
Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the normal stratified squamous epithelium is replaced by metaplastic columnar epithelium that predisposes to the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Neoplastic progression in Barrett's esophagus occurs by a multistep process associated with genomic instability and the development of aneuploid cell(More)
OBJECTIVE This study compares outcomes following open and laparoscopic partial posterior fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease concerning perioperative course, postoperative complications, symptomatic relief, recurrent disease, and the need for reinterventional surgery. METHODS A prospective randomized trial was performed. Pre- and(More)
BACKGROUND The advent of laparoscopic cholecystectomy has resulted in an increase in common bile duct (CBD) injuries. Routine intraoperative cholangiography has been advocated to prevent these injuries. This study describes an alternative management strategy applied to a consecutive series of 1000 patients having laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS In(More)
OBJECTIVE Analysis of outcome after laparoscopic myotomy for achalasia. DESIGN Prospective audit. SETTING Teaching hospital, Sweden. SUBJECTS All patients with achalasia who had a laparoscopic myotomy without a simultaneous fundoplication. INTERVENTIONS Questionnaire, pH-measurements, radiography and manometry. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Operative and(More)