Matthias W Laschke

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Despite success with BRAFV600E inhibitors, therapeutic responses in patients with metastatic melanoma are short-lived because of the acquisition of drug resistance. We identified a mechanism of intrinsic multidrug resistance based on the survival of a tumor cell subpopulation. Treatment with various drugs, including cisplatin and vemurafenib, uniformly(More)
This design case presents and discusses the <i>Shower Calendar</i>, a "persuasive" concept for reducing the con-sumption of water for showering. It starts from a dis-cussion of different types of feedback employed by earlier design cases. Based on this, we designed the <i>Calendar</i> concept as an ambient, persistent and indi-vidualized feedback. A field(More)
The implantation of biomaterials into the human body has become an indispensable part of almost all fields of modern medicine. Accordingly, there is an increasing need for appropriate approaches, which can be used to evaluate the suitability of different biomaterials for distinct clinical indications. The dorsal skinfold chamber is a sophisticated(More)
BACKGROUND Increased leukocyte-endothelial cell interaction (LE) and deterioration of capillary perfusion represent key mechanisms of septic organ dysfunction. The type of volume support, however, which may be used during septic disorders, remains controversial. Using intravital microscopy, the authors studied the effect of different regimens of clinically(More)
BACKGROUND Angiogenesis, i.e. the development of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, represents an integral part in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. During the last decade, an increasing number of studies have therefore focused on the anti-angiogenic treatment of the disease. The present review provides a systematic overview of these studies and(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The key challenge in tissue engineering is the establishment of an efficient vascularization for tissue constructs guaranteeing long-term survival and function. Vascularization may be achieved by the stimulation of angiogenesis or the inosculation of preformed microvascular networks within the implants to the host microvasculature. The(More)
BACKGROUND; Endometriosis is a complex disease with a multifactorial pathogenesis, which is crucially dependent on the development of new blood vessels. Based on the current literature, the present review highlights the fact that the neovascularization of endometriotic lesions is not only driven by angiogenesis, but also involves de novo formation of(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize microcirculatory actions of activated protein C in an endotoxemia rodent model that allows in vivo studies of microvascular inflammation and perfusion dysfunction. DESIGN Animal study using intravital microscopy. SETTING Animal research facility. SUBJECTS Male Syrian golden hamsters, 6-8 wks old with a body weight of 60-80 g.(More)
Endometriosis, the presence of endometrial tissue at ectopic sites, is a highly prevalent gynecological disease severely affecting a patient's quality of life. To analyze the mechanisms involved in the disease and to identify new molecular targets for effective therapies, small animal models are an important approach. Herein, we report the first use of(More)
In tissue engineering, the generation of tissue constructs comprising preformed microvessels is a promising strategy to guarantee their adequate vascularisation after implantation. Herein, we analysed whether this may be achieved by seeding porous scaffolds with adipose tissue-derived microvascular fragments. Green fluorescent protein (GFP)-positive(More)