Michaela Rupprecht

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Incidence, extent, and time of seed loss after retropubic I-125 implantation was assessed in 52 patients treated for prostatic carcinoma. Radiographic controls up to 62 months were done to evaluate losses. Ninety percent of all patients lost seeds, averaging 8% of total implant number. Loss most frequently occurred within the first month by transurethral(More)
Understanding the in vivo dynamics of protein localization and their physical interactions is important for many problems in biology. To enable systematic protein function interrogation in a multicellular context, we built a genome-scale transgenic platform for in vivo expression of fluorescent- and affinity-tagged proteins in Caenorhabditis elegans under(More)
Alterations in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system are well documented in affective disorders. In depression these include increased secretion of cortisol, an insufficient suppressibility of cortisol by dexamethasone, a blunted corticotropin (ACTH) response to corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and a dysfunction of the glucocorticoid(More)
Atopic eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which shares some psychological and neuroendocrine disturbances with patients suffering from depression. In view of recent findings of an attenuated response of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system in patients with atopic eczema during a human corticotropin-releasing hormone (hCRH) challenge(More)
In view of recent investigations concerning alterations of thyroid function in depression, the pre- and postdexamethasone levels of T3, T4, and TSH of 14 patients during depression and after recovery were studied, in addition to those of 27 healthy controls. A reduction of T3 and TSH levels was shown to be dependent on the depressive state, with a tendency(More)
The therapeutic value of regular physical exercise for patients with atopic eczema (AE) and other chronic inflammatory dermatoses has not yet been investigated systematically. At our institution an adjuvant group sports programme for voluntary inpatients has been in place for 3 years. Using a standardized questionnaire we found positive psychological(More)
DNA-DNA-homology values were determined under restrictive to relaxed reassociation conditions with type strains and some additional strains of coagulase-negative staphylococci belonging to ten different species. The immunological relationship of the catalases present in the type strains of these species was also determined by applying double immunodiffusion(More)
In order to evaluate the possible effect of glucocorticoids as neuromodulators of the hypothalamic-pituitary-somatotropic system in depression, cortisol, growth hormone (GH), and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) concentrations were studied before and after oral administration of 1 mg dexamethasone at 11 p.m. in 16 patients during depression and after(More)
Protein homology studies with catalase as a reference point were carried out with coagulase-positive staphylococci belonging to Staphylococcus aureus, S. intermedius and S. hyicus. Antisera against catalases of S. aureus ATCC 12600 and S. aureus ATCC12601 reacted very weakly employing double immunodiffusion and quantitative microcomplement-fixation assay(More)
Although minor disturbances of the circadian serum cortisol rhythm and diminished excretion of steroid metabolites have been reported in patients with atopic dermatitis, test assays regarding subtle neuroendocrine alterations have not been employed so far. We therefore studied the serum concentrations of cortisol, prolactin and adrenocorticotropin under(More)