René Ramseger

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Clustering or overexpression of the transmembrane form of the extracellular matrix proteoglycan agrin in neurons results in the formation of numerous highly motile filopodia-like processes extending from axons and dendrites. Here we show that similar processes can be induced by overexpression of transmembrane-agrin in several non-neuronal cell lines.(More)
The transmembrane form of agrin (TM-agrin) is primarily expressed in the CNS, particularly on neurites. To analyze its function, we clustered TM-agrin on neurons using anti-agrin antibodies. On axons from the chick CNS and PNS as well as on axons and dendrites from mouse hippocampal neurons anti-agrin antibodies induced the dose- and time-dependent(More)
Overexpression or clustering of the transmembrane form of the extracellular matrix heparan sulfate proteoglycan agrin (TM-agrin) induces the formation of highly dynamic filopodia-like processes on axons and dendrites from central and peripheral nervous system-derived neurons. Here we show that the formation of these processes is paralleled by a partitioning(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Treatment of children with growth disorders with recombinant human growth hormone is necessary for improved outcomes, including final height. METHODS Adherence data from the Observational Study Saizen®-online, recorded with the easypod™ device collected between October 2009 and May 2011, were analyzed in pediatric patients receiving(More)
Oxymetazoline and xylometazoline are both used as nasal mucosa decongesting α-adrenoceptor agonists during a common cold. However, it is largely unknown which of the six α-adrenoceptor subtypes are actually present in human nasal mucosa, which are activated by the two alpha-adrenoceptor agonists and to what extent. Therefore, mRNA expression in human nasal(More)
The nasal decongestant oxymetazoline (OMZ) exhibits anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties (I. Beck-Speier et al., J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2006;316:842-851). In a follow up study, we hypothesized that OMZ generates pro-resolving lipoxins being paralleled by production of immune-modulating prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) and anti-inflammatory(More)
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