Mariann Hoyer

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Recently, gamma-interferon (IFN-gamma) has been shown to be have the capacity to activate macrophages in several murine and human systems. The studies reported here were undertaken to determine the identity of the lymphokine responsible for activation of human monocytes to a tumoricidal state. Macrophage-activating factor (MAF) activity was assessed using a(More)
Tissue engineering of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) implant with functional enthesis requires site-directed seeding of different cell types on the same scaffold. Therefore, we studied the suitability of self-assembled three-dimensional spheroids generated by lapine ACL ligament fibroblasts for directed scaffold colonization. The spheroids were(More)
The availability of autologous articular chondrocytes remains a limiting issue in matrix assisted autologous chondrocyte transplantation. Non-articular heterotopic chondrocytes could be an alternative autologous cell source. The aims of this study were to establish heterotopic chondrocyte cocultures to analyze cell-cell compatibilities and to characterize(More)
Culture of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells with purified interleukin 2 (IL-2) results in the induction of a cytotoxic population of cells capable of lysing autologous tumor cells and natural killer (NK) cell resistant tumor cell lines. The current study was undertaken to characterize biological agents which might modulate the induction of(More)
Spherical optical nanosensors, or PEBBLEs (probes encapsulated by biologically localized embedding), have been produced in sizes including 20 and 200 nm in diameter. These sensors are fabricated in a microemulsion and consist of fluorescent indicators entrapped in a polyacrylamide matrix. A generalized polymerization method has been developed that permits(More)
We have investigated the effect of HGF in vivo and in vitro in MDS using a recently developed FCM assay involving the simultaneous measurement of cell surface antigens, DNA content, and BrdUrd or IodUrd incorporation. This allows for the determination of the dynamic cell kinetic parameters: LI, T(s), and T(pot) and we observed that in vitro HGF stimulation(More)
A temporary barrier separating scaffold zones seeded with different cell types prevents faster growing cells from overgrowing co-cultured cells within the same construct. This barrier should allow sufficient nutrient diffusion through the scaffold. The aim of this study was to test the effect of two variants of collagen-based barriers on macromolecule(More)
Plasmids for high-level expression of penicillin-binding protein 6 (PBP6) were constructed, giving rise to overproduction of PBP6 under the control of the lambda pR promoter in either the periplasmic or the cytoplasmic space. In contrast to penicillin-binding protein 5 (PBP5), the presence of high amounts of PBP6 in the periplasm as well as in the cytoplasm(More)
Tissue engineering of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) implant with ACL cells requires detailed analysis of the tissue characteristics that should be mimicked. Therefore, we studied the histological and biochemical properties of rabbit derived ACLs in comparison to other knee-associated tendons that are used as autografts in men. Rabbit derived ACLs and(More)