Lorenz Armbruster

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Peroxisomes are essential in cellular metabolism as their dysgenesis or defects in single enzymes or impairment of multiple peroxisomal enzymatic functions have been found in several inherited metabolic diseases with serious clinical sequelae. The assembly and formation of these cytoplasmic organelles constitute a major and intriguing research topic. In the(More)
Using cloned Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA) and oriP elements from the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in conjunction with liver-specific growth media, we have constructed an EBNA-producing line of well-differentiated human hepatoma cells (Hep-EBNA-2) and appropriate EBV-oriP vectors. These vectors, pBEDC1 and pBEUG1, were maintained as free(More)
Considering the biological reactivity of pure quartz in lung cells, there is a strong interest to clarify the cellular effects of respirable siliceous dusts, like bentonites. In the present study, we investigated the cellular uptake and the cytotoxic potential of bentonite particles (Ø< 10 μm) with an α-quartz content of up to 6% and different chemical(More)
Crystalline silica has been classified as a human carcinogen, but there is still considerable controversy regarding its fibrogenic and carcinogenic potential. In the present study, we investigated the genotoxic potential of bentonite particles (diameter < 10 microm) with an a-quartz content of up to 6% and different chemical modifications (alkaline, acidic,(More)
Three liver-specific growth media, respectively free of arginine (Arg-), tyrosine (Tyr-) and glucose (G-), have been used to characterize cells of the rat H4IIEC3, human HepG2 and mouse BW hepatoma lines. Cells of clone FaO, a derivative of line H4IIEC3, freely grew in Tyr- and G- media, and gave rise to stable variants in Arg- conditions. Cells of line(More)
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