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Two missense mutations (A53T and A30P) in the gene encoding the presynaptic protein alpha-synuclein (asyn) are associated with rare, dominantly inherited forms of Parkinson's disease (PD) and its accumulation in Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites. As an initial step in investigating the role of asyn in the pathogenesis of PD, we have generated C57BL/6 transgenic(More)
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE The complexity of cardiac surgery requires continuous training, education and information addressing different individuals: physicians (cardiac surgeons, residents, anaesthesiologists, cardiologists), medical students, perfusionists and patients. Efficacy and efficiency of education and training will likely be improved by the use of(More)
We have analyzed the brain distribution of the rat 5-HT4 receptor mRNA. A receptor specific probe was used for in situ hybridization of rat brain sections. Abundant expression of the 5-HT4 receptor mRNA was observed in the olfactory system, striatum, medial habenula and the hippocampal formation, while faint or no specific signals could be detected in most(More)
Currently not much is known about the distribution and function of the phosphodiesterase type 7 (PDE-7) enzyme. Therefore, we carried out an extensive distribution analysis of the rat and human PDE-7 byin situ hybridization as well as RT-PCR. We isolated a partial rat cDNA clone that is highly homologous to the sequence of the human PDE-7 gene. RT-PCR(More)
A new technological approach for supplying hypoxic chronic wounds with oxygen is a moist wound treatment with aqueous solutions containing tissue compatible oxygen binders. This facilitates diffusion of oxygen, necessary for the healing process, from the surroundings (room air through an open-porous wound padding) into the ulcerous tissue. A product that is(More)
UNLABELLED Chronic wounds are an increasing problem in our ageing population and can arise in many different ways. Over the past decades it has become evident that sufficient oxygen supply is an essential factor of appropriate wound healing. Sustained oxygen deficit has a detrimental impact on wound healing, especially for patients with chronic wounds. This(More)
Chronic leg ulcers can be a challenge to treat and long-term therapy a significant cost factor in western public health budgets. Objective wound assessment assays enabling selection of appropriate wound therapy regimes would be desirable. Oxygenation status in ulcer tissue has obtained increased attention as a relevant factor in wound healing. To increase(More)
Die Sauerstoffversorgung von chronischen hypoxischen Wunden findet als ein wichtiger Aspekt in der Wundtherapie zunehmend Beachtung. Ziel ist es, durch ergänzende Therapieansätze in der direkten Wundbehandlung eine deutliche Verbesserung und Beschleunigung der Abheilung zu erreichen. In den Behandlungsablauf von Patienten mit Ulcus cruris venosum wurde eine(More)
Painful acute cysts in the natal cleft or lower back, known as pilonidal sinus disease, are a severe burden to many younger patients. Although surgical intervention is the preferred first line treatment, postsurgical wound healing disturbances are frequently reported due to infection or other complications. Different treatment options of pilonidal cysts(More)