Renate Rupprecht

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Niemann–Pick type C disease is a fatal neurovisceral disorder linked to dysregulation in cholesterol processing. A medication for this disease is currently being tested in clinical trials. However, there is a lack of information on neuropsychological testing parameters for this disease. One aim of this pilot study was to evaluate a test battery that could(More)
Erosive mucosal lichen planus is a painful and disabling inflammatory skin disease that is highly resistant to topical treatment. We report on six patients with severe recalcitrant erosive mucosal lichen planus who benefited from topical application of tacrolimus ointment. After 4 weeks of treatment, complete resolution was observed in three cases, and(More)
The estrogen receptor α has been shown to be activated both in a ligand-dependent and in a ligand independent fashion. We investigated whether antidepressants may directly activate the estrogen receptor α or enhance ligand-dependent or ligand-independent activation of the estrogen receptor α. Whereas both ligand-dependent and ligand-independent activation(More)
Patients with a high number of atypical naevi and a personal and/or family history of melanoma are at high risk of malignant melanoma. The objective of this study was to design a special documentation and surveillance programme using epiluminescence microscopy (ELM) and digital epiluminescence microscopy (DELM) to improve the surveillance of these patients.(More)
Here, we report the first characterization and partial purification of an archaeal tRNA 3' processing activity, the RNase Z from Haloferax volcanii. The activity identified here is an endonuclease, which cleaves tRNA precursors 3' to the discriminator. Thus tRNA 3' processing in archaea resembles the eukaryotic 3' processing pathway. The archaeal RNase Z(More)
Glomus tumors (glomangiomata) are benign tumors arising from glomus cells. Multiple glomangiomata are less frequent and less painful than the solitary variant, which is usually located subungually. Nonetheless multiple glomangiomata--sometimes being sensitive to pressure and changes in temperature--may cause considerable discomfort. Treatment of multiple(More)
Six patients with granuloma faciale, including patients with multiple lesions, were treated successfully with cryosurgery. Granuloma faciale is known to be difficult to treat. Cryosurgery is an effective and minimally invasive therapy for this granulomatous inflammation of the skin. It should be considered as an alternative to dapsone.
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