Pia Maerz-Weiss

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BACKGROUND The major goal of the study was to compare the genetic programs utilized by the neuropoietic cytokine Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and the neurotrophin (NT) Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) for neuronal differentiation. RESULTS The designer cytokine Hyper-IL-6 in which IL-6 is covalently linked to its soluble receptor s-IL-6R as well as NGF were used to(More)
AIMS To compare the molecular and biologic signatures of a balanced dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-α/γ agonist, aleglitazar, with tesaglitazar (a dual PPAR-α/γ agonist) or a combination of pioglitazone (Pio; PPAR-γ agonist) and fenofibrate (Feno; PPAR-α agonist) in human hepatocytes. METHODS AND RESULTS Gene expression microarray(More)
Neuronal cell death after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a complex interplay of pathological mechanisms including excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, extensive neuroinflammation, and ischemia-reperfusion injury. Pancreatitis-associated protein I (PAP I/reg2) was reported to be a survival factor for peripheral(More)
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