Patrick Carolus Baer

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Adipose tissue as a stem cell source is ubiquitously available and has several advantages compared to other sources. It is easily accessible in large quantities with minimal invasive harvesting procedure, and isolation of adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (ASCs) yields a high amount of stem cells, which is essential for stem-cell-based(More)
The characterization of adipose-derived stromal/stem cells (ASCs) remains difficult due to the lack of a definitive and unique cellular marker. Therefore, a combination of markers is necessary to identify the cells. No comprehensive analysis of the immunophenotype of expanded plastic adherent ASCs has been published. Therefore, the aim of this study was to(More)
Adult human stem cells are employed in novel treatments and bio-artificial devices. Recent studies have identified an abundant source of stem cells termed adipose-derived adult stem (ADAS)-cells in the subcutaneous adipose tissue. Under appropriate culture conditions ADAS-cells differentiate to various cell types, including chondrocytes, adipocytes, and(More)
Adipose tissue is a rich, ubiquitous and easily accessible source for multipotent stromal/stem cells and has, therefore, several advantages compared to other sources of mesenchymal stromal/stem cells. Several studies have tried to identify the origin of the stromal/stem cell population within adipose tissue in situ. This is a complicated attempt because no(More)
Renal tubular epithelial cells (RTC) form a barrier between the host and ascending microbes in upper urinary tract infection. Previous studies have shown the ability of the kidney to produce defensins--antimicrobial peptides that play a pivotal role in unspecific host defense. To further clarify the role of renal epithelium for direct antibacterial activity(More)
Human renal proximal and distal (thick ascending limb and early distal convoluted tubule) epithelial cells have been isolated according to their specific antigen expression. The cells were well characterized by flow cytometry, enzyme cytochemistry and electron microscopy and cultured for up to 3 months. Cultured tubular cells coexpressed cytokeratin and(More)
Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) possess a multilineage differentiation potential, can be used from an autologous origin, and are, therefore, attractive candidates for clinical applications to repair or regenerate damaged tissues and organs. Adipose tissue as a stem cell source is ubiquitously available and has several advantages compared with other(More)
The estrogen receptor (ER) mixed agonists tamoxifen and raloxifene have been shown to protect against bone loss in ovariectomized rats. However, the mechanism by which these compounds manifest their activity in bone is unknown. We have used a series of in vitro screens to select for compounds that are mechanistically distinct from tamoxifen and raloxifene(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS The potential of cultured adipose-derived stem cells (ASC) in regenerative medicine and new cell therapeutic concepts has been shown recently by many investigations. However, while the method of isolation of ASC from liposuction aspirates depending on plastic adhesion is well established, a standard expansion medium optimally maintaining the(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine which regulates immune responses and host defence mechanisms. IL-6 has been found to be increased in certain inflammatory conditions of the kidney, in which tubular epithelial cells play a pivotal role. Human renal tubular cells express IL-6. Until now no data about the effect of the(More)