Peter Kuehnl

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The transfusion transmitted CMV is a possibly dangerous complication of transfusion therapy in immunodeficient patients. We therefore investigated blood donors and patients at increased risk of CMV-infection for CMV-IgG-and-IgM-antibodies. The following CMV IgG and CMV IgM prevalence rates were observed: blood donors 63.7% (0.98%), organ donors 76.9% (0%),(More)
Lysates of erythrocytes, leukocytes, lymphocytes, and extracts of sperms were investigated for the PGM1 isozymes by three techniques: starch gel electrophoresis, high voltage thin-layer agarose gel electrophresis, and thin-layer isoelectric focusing on polyacrylamide gel. On starch, only the well known common phenotypes 1, 2-1, and 2 were demonstrable. On(More)
BACKGROUND Ulcerative colitis is the only known inflammatory bowel disease associated with particular HLA alleles. Whereas the association with the HLA-DRB1*15 allele has been described in several independent studies for ulcerative colitis, no contribution of HLA alleles to susceptibility in Crohn's disease has yet been shown. AIM This study was designed(More)
Coronary artery stents can induce platelet activation by shear forces, contact to the biomaterial, and release of metal ions. This activation is one important trigger for thrombosis. Coating of stents is a possible approach to prevent this side effect. The purpose of this study was to evaluate in vitro the biocompatibility of stents coated with diamond-like(More)
HLA-DR specificities in 72 Addison's (AD) patients and 808 local controls were compared. We confirmed earlier reports that the HLA-DR3 specificity is significantly increased in AD patients. In our study a relative risk of 3.4 chi 2 = 22.5; pc = 0.01) for the disease was calculated. Analysis of HLA-DQB1 alleles in DR4+ Addison's patients with diabetes(More)
G-CSF (filgrastim) can effectively mobilize peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC) when administered during steady-state hematopoiesis. In this single center study, we compared the effectiveness of two different doses of G-CSF on the mobilization of peripheral blood stem cells in patients with Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and cancer of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Platelet function may be influenced by cigarette smoking. We therefore examined the effect of smoking on platelet hemostasis capacity (PHC) with an in vitro analyzer (PFA-100). METHODS AND RESULTS Healthy blood donors (n=54) were included in the study and divided into four groups: nonsmoking males (n=14), nonsmoking females (n=14), smoking(More)
One-hundred and two patients from the area of Hamburg, Germany, with vitiligo (photo-skin types II and III, Fitzpatrick classification, 1979), were examined for a possible association of the human lymphocyte antigen (HLA) complex with this disease. Antisera panels for the detection of 75 HLA antigens were utilized for this HLA typing (WHO Bulletin, 1988).(More)
The occurrence of common subtypes of the Gc1 gene in a German population (n = 261) was investigated by isoelectric focusing on thin layers of polyacrylamide in the pH range 4-6. Six common phenotypes designated Gc 1S, 1F, 1F-1S, 2-1S, 2-1F, and 2 are considered as gene products of three common alleles with the following frequencies: Gc1S=O.603, Gc1F=0.125,(More)