Markus Tannheimer

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Chick embryo fibroblasts cultured on a collagen matrix exert tractional forces leading to the contraction of unrestrained, floating collagen gels and to the development of tension in attached, restrained gels. On a restrained, attached collagen gel the fibroblasts synthesize large quantities of tenascin-C, whereas in a floating, contracting gel tenascin-C(More)
Thirteen healthy European mountaineers (11 male, 2 female) participated in the 62-day German-Pakistani Research Expedition to Broad Peak (8047 m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. During ascent, base camp stay and approach to the summit, oxygen saturation was measured by pulse oximetry at rest, during exercise and during sleep; in addition, questionnaires on high(More)
The extracellular matrix (ECM) provides mechanical support to tissues and is a substrate for cell adhesion and differentiation. Cells bind to ECM via specific cell surface receptors such as integrins. When engaging with ECM ligands, these receptors can activate signal transduction pathways within the cells and may act as mechanochemical transducers. Thus,(More)
In order to describe how high altitude affects the body during a one night stay at 4000m experiments were performed in a hypobaric chamber and compared to a study on Dachstein (mountain in Austria, 2700m). Ten subjects had to perform a reaction time task at different altitudes. The EEG and ECG were recorded simultaneously. Additionally, the oxygen(More)
The human organism is exposed to considerable hypoxic stress at high altitudes. Our intention was to investigate if a special breathing pattern with expiration against the resistance of pursed lips leads to an elevation in oxygen saturation (SaO2). For the first time ever, oxygen saturation was measured continuously during the initial situation, during(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate initial treatment and risk factors for amputation-free survival in patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI). DESIGN Prospective clinical cohort study at a single vascular surgical centre in Germany. METHODS Data on 104 consecutive patients (115 ischaemic limbs) presenting with their first episode of CLI were collected(More)
The gene encoding glycoprotein B (gB) of murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) strain Smith was identified, sequenced, and expressed by recombinant vaccinia virus. The gB gene was found adjacent to the polymerase gene, as it is in the genome of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). The open reading frame consists of 2,784 nucleotides capable of encoding a protein of 928(More)
The assessment of an individual's degree of acclimatization to altitude is difficult. This is particularly applicable to military operations that have to be performed at altitude. This study describes a new and simple test that allows for the determination of an individual's risk for high-altitude illness at higher altitudes. The prediction is based on the(More)
The organism is exposed to a considerable hypoxic stress at high altitude, and the well-known polyglobulia is an effective strategy to sustain oxygen delivery to the tissue at reduced saturation of hemoglobin. In general, an increasing erythropoiesis is thought to be the reason, although this increase of red blood count can be observed after a short time of(More)
INTRODUCTION Each year, 40 million tourists worldwide are at risk of getting acute mountain sickness (AMS), because they travel to altitudes of over 2500 m. As asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is a nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor, it should increase pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) and raise the risk of acute mountain sickness and high-altitude(More)