Michael Oellerich

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Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is primarily metabolized to a phenolic glucuronide (MPAG) as well as to two further minor metabolites: an acyl glucuronide (AcMPAG) and a phenolic glucoside (MPAG1s). This study presents investigations of the formation of these metabolites by human liver (HLM), kidney (HKM), and intestinal (HIM) microsomes, as well as by recombinant(More)
In 2007, a consortium of European experts on tacrolimus (TAC) met to discuss the most recent advances in the drug/dose optimization of TAC taking into account specific clinical situations and the analytical methods currently available and drew some recommendations and guidelines to help clinicians with the practical use of the drug. Pharmacokinetic,(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms in NAD[P]H:quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1) and glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) have been reported to be associated with an increased risk for environmentally and/or occupationally induced renal and bladder cancers. Genetic factors related to chronic nephropathy and to urinary bladder or renal cancer development in Balkan endemic(More)
Although glucuronidation is generally considered a detoxification route of drug metabolism, the chemical reactivity of acyl glucuronides has been linked with the toxic properties of drugs that contain carboxylic acid moieties. It is now well documented that such metabolites can reach appreciable concentrations in blood. Furthermore, they are labile, undergo(More)
BACKGROUND Tacrolimus is metabolized predominantly to 13-O-demethyltacrolimus in the liver and intestine by cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A). Patients with high concentrations of CYP3A5, a CYP3A isoenzyme polymorphically produced in these organs, require higher doses of tacrolimus, but the exact mechanism of this association is unknown. METHODS cDNA-expressed(More)
Patient and graft survival following renal transplantation have improved markedly over the past decade, meaning that physician attention has turned more towards minimizing short- and long-term toxicities associated with immunosuppressive regimens. Gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events are common following renal transplantation and all immunosuppressive(More)
The secreted proteomes of a three week old culture of an Indian (190/96) and a German (DAYA) Aspergillus fumigatus isolate were investigated for reactivity with IgG and/or IgE antibodies derived from pooled allergic broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) patients' sera. Two dimensional Western blotting followed by mass spectrometric analysis of the reactive(More)
BACKGROUND Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from grafts in the circulation of transplant recipients is a potential biomarker of rejection. Its usefulness was investigated after heart transplantation during the maintenance phase by use of microarrays and massive parallel sequencing of donor and recipient DNA. Disadvantages of these methods are high costs, long(More)