Matthew C. Naumann

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The authors studied retrospectively 23 recurrent meningiomas of a total series of 277 intracranial meningiomas operated upon in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Würzburg, between 1983 and 1989. All tumours were diagnosed by CT scan or MRI and operated upon using modern neurosurgical operation technology such as CUSA, Neodym-YAG-laser and if(More)
The gamma subunit of rod-specific cGMP phosphodiesterase 6 (PDE6gamma), an effector of the G-protein GNAT1, is a key regulator of phototransduction. The results of several in vitro biochemical reconstitution experiments conducted to examine the effects of phosphorylation of PDE6gamma on its ability to regulate the PDE6 catalytic core have been inconsistent,(More)
Steroid receptor binding activity was evaluated in specimens of 28 human cerebral meningiomas using a dextran coated charcoal (DCC) assay. Oestrogen receptor (ER) binding activity at significant levels (> 10 fmol/mg protein) could be detected only in three postmenopausal females (11% positive cases) at low levels. Positive progesterone receptor (PR) binding(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to compare outcomes between patients undergoing decompression only versus decompression and instrumented fusion for primary spinal infections. METHODS Records of patients with a diagnosis of primary spinal infection who underwent surgical management at our institution during a 10-year period were reviewed. Patients were divided into 2(More)
In vertebrate rods, dark and light conditions produce changes in guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP) and calcium (Ca(2+) ) levels, which are regulated by the opposing function of several proteins. During the recovery of a bright flash, guanylate cyclase (GUCY) helps raise cGMP to levels that open cGMP-gated calcium sodium channels (CNG) to increase(More)
Vigabatrin (VGB) is a commonly prescribed antiepileptic drug designed to inhibit GABA-transaminase, effectively halting seizures. Unfortunately, VGB treatment is also associated with the highest frequencies of peripheral visual field constriction of any of the antiepileptic drugs and the mechanisms that lead to these visual field defects are uncertain.(More)
The light-dependent decrease in cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in the rod outer segment is produced by a phosphodiesterase (PDE6), consisting of catalytic α and β subunits and two inhibitory γ subunits. The molecular mechanism of PDE6γ regulation of the catalytic subunits is uncertain. To study this mechanism in vivo, we introduced a modified Pde6g(More)
INTRODUCTION The number of noninvasive diagnostic tests for bladder cancer has increased tremendously over the last years with a large number of experimental and commercial tests. Comparative analyses of tests for diagnosis, follow-up, and recurrence detection of bladder cancer were performed retrospectively as well as prospectively, unicentrically, and(More)
The inhibitory subunit of rod cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) phosphodiesterase, PDE6γ, is a major component of rod transduction and is required to support photoreceptor integrity. The N74A allele of PDE6γ has previously been shown in experiments carried out in vitro to reduce the regulatory inhibition on the PDE6 catalytic core subunits, PDE6αβ. This(More)