R. Hentges

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We examined the intrathecal production of immunoglobulins (Ig) G, A, and M in 16 patients with Behçet's disease, 13 of whom have CNS involvement, and in 40 neurologic controls. Oligoclonal IgA and IgM bands were mainly detected in CSF samples from patients with active neuro-Behçet's disease and were documented to disappear when neurologic manifestations(More)
Because of inversion symmetry and particle exchange, all constituents of homonuclear diatomic molecules are in a quantum mechanically non-local coherent state; this includes the nuclei and deep-lying core electrons. Hence, the molecular photoemission can be regarded as a natural double-slit experiment: coherent electron emission originates from two(More)
Interleukin (IL)-2 has well-recognized effects on cerebral endothelial cells and, therefore, may mediate disruption of the blood-brain barrier in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). To evaluate the in vivo relationship of the IL-2 system to blood-brain barrier impairment in MS, levels of IL-2 and soluble IL-2 receptors (sIL-2R) in cerebrospinal fluid(More)
The in vivo relationship of interleukin-2 (IL-2) to the local humoral immune response within the central nervous system (CNS) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is hitherto largely unknown. Intrathecal levels of IL-2 and soluble IL-2 receptors (sIL-2R) were correlated to the local CNS synthesis of immunoglobulin G, A, D, and M isotypes in 70 patients(More)
There is increasing evidence that soluble IgD has a certain role in the humoral immune response within the central nervous system. We report herein the results of a combined clinical, magnetic resonance imaging, and immunopathologic study to determine the clinical importance of intrathecal IgD synthesis. Intrathecal synthesis of IgD (detected through the(More)
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