Marcus Werner

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Several studies have shown that thyroid hormones are able to influence selected immune responses such as cell mediated immunity, differentiation of B lymphocytes and the activity of NK cells. These hormones can also regulate the metabolism of glucose and glutamine in rat macrophages and their effects seem to occur mainly through the Krebs cycle. Alterations(More)
BACKGROUND Alport syndrome is a hereditary disorder of basement membranes especially affecting the kidneys, ears, and eyes. Some patients who undergo renal transplantation lose their kidneys as a result of posttransplant anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease. METHODS In the present study, we analyzed serum from 21 unselected Alport patients(More)
Objects of known brightness, like type Ia supernovae (SNIa), can be used to measure distances. If a massive object warps spacetime to form multiple images of a background SNIa, a direct test of cosmic expansion is also possible. However, these lensing events must first be distinguished from other rare phenomena. Recently, a supernova was found to shine much(More)
We compared the effects of high and low dosages of antithyroid drugs in 113 patients with Graves' hyperthyroidism. The patients were randomly divided into 2 groups. In group A, 65 patients received either methimazole (MMI): 60 +/- 14.5 mg/day (mean +/- SD); range 40-100 mg/day, or propylthiouracil (PTU): 693 +/- 173 mg/day; range 500-1200 mg/day. These high(More)
The authors studied 389 Graves' hyperthyroid patients receiving either high propylthiouracil (PTU) or methimazole (MMI) daily doses or low doses to evaluate whether adverse effects were related to the thionamide drugs or its daily dose regimen. Group 1 patients (n = 286) received high PTU (728 +/- 216 mg/day, n = 92) or MMI (60 +/- 19 mg/day, n = 94) doses,(More)