Nikolaus von Stillfried

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Matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteases (TIMPs) are involved in many cell migration phenomena and produced by many cell types, including neurons and glia. To assess their possible roles in brain injury and regeneration, we investigate their production by glial cells, after brain injury and in tissue culture, and we(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammation of the gallbladder wall and mucin hypersecretion are considered to be important factors in the pathogenesis of cholesterol gallstone disease. The aim of the study was to compare mucin concentration and mucin secretagogue activity with lipid peroxidation in gallbladder bile of patients with cholesterol or pigment stones. (More)
OBJECTIVES This paper reviews evidence of an association between zinc (Zn) nutrition and Alzheimer's disease (AD) or age-associated cognitive decline. The involvement of zinc in the pathology of AD has been reported hundreds of times. It is, however, still a matter of debate whether the disease progression can be influenced by modifying zinc in the diet.(More)
E-selectin, expressed on endothelial cells, mediates adhesion of leukocytes and tumor cells to endothelium. CA19-9 (sialyl-Lewis(a)) and sialyl-Lewis(x) are specific ligands for E-selectin. We have recently shown that mucin-rich culture media from human gallbladder epithelial cells contains CA19-9. In this study, we have tested whether human biliary mucin(More)
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