Paul Schmidt

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In Multiple Sclerosis (MS), detection of T2-hyperintense white matter (WM) lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become a crucial criterion for diagnosis and predicting prognosis in early disease. Automated lesion detection is not only desirable with regard to time and cost effectiveness but also constitutes a prerequisite to minimize user bias.(More)
We have generated a panel of mAbs that identify three presumably novel human dendritic cell Ags: BDCA-2, BDCA-3, and BDCA-4. In blood, BDCA-2 and BDCA-4 are expressed on CD11c(-) CD123(bright) plasmacytoid dendritic cells, whereas BDCA-3 is expressed on small population of CD11c(+) CD123(-) dendritic cells. All three Ags are not detectable on a third blood(More)
In mature and immature teratoma the treatment is surgical. The risk of recurrence can be estimated from the parameters primary site (with the coccygeal tumors being most at risk), histological grade of immaturity and completeness of the primary resection including the adjacent organ of origin (coccyx, ovary, testis etc.). In case of a microscopically(More)
Lysosomal cysteine proteinases of the papain family are involved in lysosomal bulk proteolysis, major histocompatibility complex class II mediated antigen presentation, prohormone processing, and extracellular matrix remodeling. Cathepsin L (CTSL) is a ubiquitously expressed major representative of the papain-like family of cysteine proteinases. To(More)
BACKGROUND increasing age affects aerobic capacity, with an average loss of 10% or more per decade. AIM to determine the effect of ageing on the circulatory system in middle-aged men during 33 years of physical training. METHODS 15 men initially aged 45 years took part in an exercise training programme for 25-33 years. Nine serial measurements were made(More)
We performed a pilot study including rituximab (Mabthera; IDEC-C2B8, Hoffmann-La Roche) with a sequential high-dose therapy protocol in 15 patients with follicular and three patients with mantle cell lymphoma and studied the potential of the chemoimmunotherapy to induce depletion of malignant B cells in vivo. Our treatment protocol included induction with(More)
The aim of the present study was the development of a sensitive and specific ELISA system for the quantitative and qualitative assay of chicken Ig Isotypes G, M, and A using monoclonal antibodies. Five hybridoma cell lines were developed that synthesized specific antibodies against chicken IgG and three lines each producing specific antibodies against IgM(More)
Glucocorticoid hormones influence manifold neuronal processes including learning, memory, and emotion via the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). Catecholamines further modulate these functions, although the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, we show that epinephrine and norepinephrine potentiate ligand-dependent GR transactivation in a(More)