Pascal Klein

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The effect of ketanserin, an antagonist of 5-HT2A receptor of serotonin, added to the culture medium, on basal and LH-stimulated testosterone secretion was studied in primary cultures of adolescent rat Leydig cells. Ketanserin decreased the basal secretion of testosterone but showed an insignificant influence on the LH-stimulated process. It can be(More)
In order to characterize chemically the serologically well-defined antigens shared by thymocytes and nervous tissue of mice and rats, different solubilization procedures have been tested. Treatment of thymocyte membranes with urea-Nonidet-P40 (NP40) proved to be the most valuable method, since nearly 100% of the antigen was solubilized essentially without(More)
The tissue distribution of P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and the structurally related cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is apparently mutually exclusive, particularly in epithelial; where one protein is expressed the other is not. To study the possible function(s) of Pgp and its potential effects on CFTR expression in epithelia, HT-29 colon(More)
The present study was performed to examine Ca2+-dependent and cell-swelling-induced ion conductances in a polarized bronchial epithelial cell line (16HBE14o-). Whole-cell currents were measured in fast and slow whole-cell patch-clamp experiments in cells grown either on filters or on coated plastic dishes. In addition the transepithelial voltage (V te) and(More)
A mathematical model of B lymphocyte differentiation, based on experimental results, has been developed. The model focuses on the role of antigen in initiating and regulating B cell differentiation while other mechanisms, acting in concert with antigen but the functioning of which can be circumvented under appropriate conditions, are not considered. The(More)
A simple mathematical model has been derived, describing the irreversible inactivation of immature B cells by high doses of antigen during induction of tolerance, and the antigen-independent replacement of B cells by differentiation of their precursors. The latter leads to recovery from tolerance, the rate of which can be used to assess the rate of B cell(More)
Human hybridomas secreting monoclonal antibodies in a stable manner are difficult to develop. The main difficulties are the restricted techniques for B-cell immortalization, the low number of sensitized B cells in peripheral blood, and the impossibility, for ethical reasons, to immunize humans with most antigens. Phage display has proved to be a powerful(More)
We describe in this work a sensor-based learning platform which supports both the teacher and the learner during exercises. We use a combination of eye tracker, sensor pen and exercise texts to capture the progress of learners. The eye tracker retrieves information about the gaze, for example reading or scanning for key words; the sensor pen captures trends(More)
The morphology of the principal sections of the gastrointestinal system of two Antarctic seals with different dietary habits, namely, the Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) and the crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus), has been investigated. Histologically examined by light microscopy, the tissue layers of the gastrointestinal tract of both seals are(More)