Oliver Andres

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Measles virus (MV) infects endothelial cells of the skin, the brain and other organs during acute or persistent infections. Endothelial cells are supposed to play an important role in virus spread from the blood stream to surrounding tissues. CD46 and CD150 (signalling lymphocytic activation molecule, SLAM) have been described as cellular receptors for(More)
Gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) has been shown to be increased in sera from patients with acute measles and after vaccination, to exhibit protective functions in brains of patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, and to mediate a noncytolytic clearance of measles virus (MV) from rodent brains. In order to reveal a possible intracellular antiviral(More)
Acute Graft-versus-Host-Disease (GvHD) is a potentially life-threatening complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. If not treated early and adequately, the complex immunological mechanisms may lead to a self-perpetuating cycle of alloreactivity, which is then associated with a high mortality. Here we assessed the cytokine profile on a daily(More)
BACKGROUND Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by oculocutaneous albinism and platelet dysfunction. We report on a novel HPS6 homozygous frameshift variant (c.1919_1920delTC; p.Val640Glyfs*29) in a nonconsanguineous Caucasian family with two affected siblings (index patients) who presented with oculocutaneous(More)
Haemophiliacs and extremely premature infants are both at an increased risk for intracranial haemorrhage; both conditions might be further elevating the risk. We report a case of a very immature preterm-infant of 26 gestational weeks (birth weight 635 g) with severe haemophilia A. Furthermore, we provide an overview of the published literature on this(More)
Inherited disorders of platelet function are a heterogeneous group. For optimal prevention and management of bleeding, classification and diagnosis of the underlying defect are highly recommended. An interdisciplinary guideline for a diagnostic approach has been published (AWMF # 086-003 S2K; Hämostaseologie 2014; 34: 201-212). Underlying platelet disorder,(More)
Platelets are not only centrally involved in haemostasis, but also in antimicrobial defence and inflammation. Since evaluation of platelet physiology in the particular patient group of preterm and term neonatal infants is highly restricted for ethical reasons, there are hardly any data available in healthy and much less in extremely immature or ill(More)
A 9-month-old infant presented with fatal pneumococcal sepsis and attenuated inflammation indices. Even in septic conditions, flow cytometry-based CD62L shedding test on granulocytes proved to be a fast and reliable diagnostic tool for the detection of a defect in the innate immunity. Confirmatory immunologic and genetic assays identified an(More)