Katrin Fricke

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In the present study, we investigate the coherence of signaling pathways leading to lipolysis in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. We observe two linear signaling pathways: one well known, acting via cAMP and protein kinase A (PKA) activation, and a second one induced by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate treatment involving protein kinase C (PKC) and MAPK. We demonstrate(More)
BACKGROUND Urodilatin (ularitide), a natriuretic peptide, is produced within the kidneys. The aim of this study was to define the role of 24-hour intravenous infusions of urodilatin in the treatment of decompensated chronic heart failure (DHF). METHODS In this randomized, double-blind, ascending-dose safety study, 24 patients with DHF (cardiac index 1.91(More)
Irinotecan (CPT-11), a camptothecin analog, is metabolized to SN-38, an active topoisomerase I inhibitor, and inactive metabolites, including APC and SN-38 glucuronide (SN-38G). A high-performance liquid chromatographic assay method to simultaneously measure the lactone and carboxylate forms of CPT-11, SN-38, SN-38G, and APC in human plasma was developed.(More)
We report the isolation of a novel human circulating proopiomelanocortin-derived peptide, VA-beta-MSH, from hemofiltrate and its pharmacological characterization. Screening for lipolytic activity in differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes led to the isolation from a hemofiltrate peptide library by alternating reverse phase and cation exchange chromatography. In(More)
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