Martina Kaufmann

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Somatostatin receptors (sstrs) are G-protein-coupled receptors that mediate various physiological effects when activated by the neuropeptide somatostatin or its synthetic analogs. In addition to the well-documented antisecretory effects of sstr(2)-preferential somatostatin analogs octreotide and lanreotide, ligand binding to sstr initiates an inhibitory(More)
The commercially available tumor marker tests TPA, TPS, TPACYK and CYFRA 21-1 react with simple epithelium keratins. From clinical studies it can be deduced that the pattern of keratin recognition must be different for each of these tests. We therefore studied the reactivity of the keratin fragment combinations K8/K18 and K8/K19 in the different tests and(More)
The mouse killer cell lectin-like receptor G1 (KLRG1), the mouse homologue of the mast cell function-associated antigen (MAFA), is an inhibitory C-type lectin expressed on natural killer (NK) cells and activated CD8 T cells. Here we report the complete nucleotide sequence, alternatively spliced variants, and the physical mapping of the KLRG1 gene in the(More)
BACKGROUND Activation of somatostatin receptors (sstr1-5) by somatostatin and its analogues exerts an inhibitory effect on hormone secretion and provides the basis for the treatment of a range of endocrine diseases such as acromegaly, Cushing's disease and neuroendocrine tumors (NET). The lack of well-characterized commercially available sstr(More)
The twin forces of payors seeking fair pricing and the rising costs of developing new medicines has driven a closer relationship between pharmaceutical companies and diagnostics companies, because stratified medicines, guided by companion diagnostics, offer better commercial, as well as clinical, outcomes. Stratified medicines have created clinical success(More)
This research considers situations in which individuals explicitly form attitude judgments toward a target object after considering a sample of information. Previous research shows sample-size effects under such conditions: Increasing sample size can produce more extreme judgments. Commonly, these effects are attributed to summative processes in information(More)
BACKGROUND The m. quadriceps femoris is the strongest muscle in the human body and plays an important role in sports, activities of daily living and independence. Two older studies showed increased electromyographic (EMG) activity of the quadriceps when the dorsal extensors of the foot were pre-activated. The aim was to physiologically replicate this(More)
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