Matthias Anders

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OBJECTIVE Irisin has recently been introduced as a novel myokine which reverses visceral obesity and improves glucose metabolism in mice. However, regulation of irisin in humans in relation to renal and metabolic disease has not been comprehensively studied. DESIGN AND METHODS Serum irisin levels were quantified by ELISA and correlated with anthropometric(More)
OBJECTIVE Progranulin has recently been introduced as a novel adipokine inducing insulin resistance and obesity. In the current study, we investigated renal elimination, as well as association of the adipokine with markers of the metabolic syndrome. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Progranulin serum levels were quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(More)
Glaucoma affected the ability to detect low-contrast, flickering patterns ('DRC' measurement). DRC patterns were foveally viewed, of low spatial frequency, and flickering at 8 hertz. Interocular comparisons were performed in control subjects, in ocular hypertensives, and in glaucoma patients with asymmetric damage. Interocular differences in DRC tended to(More)
Background Follistatin-like 3 (FSTL3) is a novel cytokine that regulates insulin sensitivity and counteracts activin/myostatin signalling. In the present study, regulation of FSTL3 in renal dysfunction was investigated in both human chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney dysfunction (AKD). Furthermore, mFSTL3 expression was analysed in(More)
Antidepressants, particularly tricyclic (TCA) antidepressants, may have cardiotoxic effects, such as cardiac arrhythmias, especially in patients with cardiovascular diseases. For most of TCA, no exact correlation between dosage, plasma levels and changes of ECG parameters of standard ECG has been found. So far, no relationship between dosulepine plasma(More)
By using a continuous wave argon laser in a multiburn fashion, successful iridectomies were achieved in 42 out of 45 phakic eyes with either acute or chronic angle-closure glaucoma. Five of the successful procedures required multiple sittings on different days or abandonment of the primary treatment site in favor of an alternate site, or both, to attain(More)
OBJECTIVE Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-21 has recently been introduced as a circulating adipokine which reverses insulin resistance and obesity in rodents. In this study, regulation of FGF-21 in renal dysfunction was elucidated in both chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney dysfunction (AKD). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Serum concentrations of total(More)
Short-wavelength quantum cascade laser (QCL) sources, based on transversely integrated giant nonlinearity have been designed and fabricated. Devices consist of an injectorless GaInAs/AlInAs/InP pump QCL and a passive two-well based nonlinearity grown on top of the pump active region. The nonlinearity was designed to possess a giant nonlinear response for(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The adipokine adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (AFABP) is positively associated with the development of the metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. We hypothesized that AFABP also increases with deteriorating renal function. METHODS AND RESULTS Serum AFABP levels were quantified by enzyme linked(More)
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