Peter S. Eggli

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Three new bisphosphonates of various chain length, namely, 4-amino-1-hydroxybutylidene-1,1-bisphosphonate (AHBuBP), 5-amino-1-hydroxypentylidene-1,1-bisphosphonate (AHPeBP), and 6-amino-1-hydroxyhexylidene-1,1-bisphosphonate (AHHexBP) were compared with 3-amino-1-hydroxypropylidene-1,1-bisphosphonate (AHPrBP), and dichloromethylene bisphosphonate as to(More)
A newly designed high-pressure freezing machine for cryofixation was established and tested (Leica EMPACT), based on ideas originally proposed by Moor & Riehle in 1968. The new machine, essentially an improved version of our prototype, pressurizes the sample to 2000 bar in a small container (using methylcyclohexane as hydraulic fluid) and at the same time(More)
We studied the early pattern of neural tube (NT) vascularization in quail embryos and chick-quail chimeras. Angioblasts appeared first in the dorsal third at Hamburger and Hamilton (HH) stage 19 as single, migrating cells. Their distribution did not correspond to a segmental pattern. After this initial dorsal immigration, endothelial sprouts invaded the NT(More)
In this study, we investigated the depth-dependent metabolic and structural responses of adult articular cartilage to large-strain, static, unconfined compression. Changes in cell biosynthetic activity and several morphometry-based structural parameters (cell density, cell volume fraction, cell surface-area density, mean cell surface area, and mean cell(More)
The structural organization of articular cartilage from the medial femoral condyle of young adult rabbits has been examined after processing according to an improved fixation procedure. By using recently developed stereological methods, a quantitative analysis of chondrocyte number, surface area, volume, and matrix volume per cell was carried out in the(More)
The cartilaginous matrix in the growth plate of the proximal tibia of rats is subdivided into various compartments according to criteria established by electron microscopic examination. In conventionally fixed specimens, the arrangement of collagen fibrils was analyzed by transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Distribution of proteoglycans and(More)
The dynamic events at the front of locomoting blebbing Walker carcinosarcoma cells [Keller and Bebie, Cell Motil. Cytoskeleton 33:241-251, 1996] are interpreted on the basis of an analysis of the actin cytoskeleton and its relationship to the plasma membrane in fixed cells using a novel double-staining procedure. The data show that blebs are formed where(More)
A new methodology was developed to measure spatial variations in chondrocyte/matrix structural parameters and chondrocyte biosynthetic activity in articular cartilage. This technique is based on the use of a laser scanning confocal microscope that can "optically" section chemically fixed, unembedded tissue. The confocal images are used for morphometric(More)
We have extracted a protein of 14 kDa from purified oocyst walls of several Eimeria species. Polyclonal antibodies were raised in rats against the 14 kDa proteins of E. acervulina and E. tenella. On immunoblots these antisera reacted in a highly specific manner with the homologous 14 kDa antigens, but not with heterologous antigens. In addition, specific(More)
The soluble Ca2+-binding protein parvalbumin (PV) is expressed at high levels in fast-twitch muscles of mice. Deficiency of PV in knockout mice (PV -/-) slows down the speed of twitch relaxation, while maximum force generated during tetanic contraction is unaltered. We observed that PV-deficient fast-twitch muscles were significantly more resistant to(More)