Marieke Hafner

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Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) biosynthesis by the myocardium in response to several diseases has not been solely associated with activation of the immune system but may also serve as a stress response in the context of neurohumoral gene activation. In this regard, beneficial as well as adverse effects of the cytokine on injured myocardium have(More)
A series of 23 N-(Pyridin-3-yl)benzamides was synthesized and evaluated for their potential to inhibit human steroid-11β-hydroxylase (CYP11B1) and human aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2). The most potent and selective CYP11B2 inhibitors (IC(50) values 53-166 nM) were further evaluated for their potential to inhibit human CYP17 and CYP19, and no inhibition was(More)
Fibroblast growth in the scar and surviving tissue is a key element of the remodeling post myocardial infarction. The regulation of fibroblast growth after acute myocardial infarction remains to be determined. Recently, Angiotensin II has been demonstrated to be a mitogen for neonatal cardiac fibroblasts. In this study adult rat cardiac fibroblasts were(More)
Human keratinocytes are exposed to strong physical changes, and have the potentiality to react to external stimuli by switching on adaptation mechanisms. In hyperosmotically shocked keratinocytes a rapid and strong increase in calcium has been observed. We showed that this increase could not be prevented by growing the cells in medium devoid of calcium and(More)
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