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The orphan receptor ChemR23 is a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) with homology to neuropeptide and chemoattractant receptors. Tazarotene, a synthetic retinoid activating retinoic acid receptor (RAR), up-regulates tazarotene-induced gene-2 (TIG2). The function and molecular target of this protein are now described. By means of reverse pharmacology(More)
When used at low concentrations and added to the water body, water-soluble chlorophyllin (resulting from chlorophyll after removal of the phytol) and pheophorbid (produced from chlorophyllin by acidification) are able to kill mosquito larvae and other small animals within a few hours under exposure of solar radiation. Under laboratory conditions, the use of(More)
BACKGROUND The use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat osteochondral defects caused by sports injuries or disease is of particular interest. However, there is a lack of studies in large-animal models examining the benefits of chondrogenic predifferentiation in vitro for repair of chronic osteochondral defects. HYPOTHESIS Chondrogenic in vitro(More)
Natriuretic peptides (NP) constitute hormonal systems of great clinical impact. This report deals with Urodilatin (URO), a renal natriuretic peptide type A. From the gene of NP type A, a message for the preprohormone is transcribed in heart and kidney. The cardiac prohormone CDD/ANP-1-126 is synthesized in the heart atrium and processed during exocytosis(More)
A database was established from human hemofiltrate (HF) that consisted of a mass database and a sequence database, with the aim of analyzing the composition of the peptide fraction in human blood. To establish a mass database, all 480 fractions of a peptide bank generated from HF were analyzed by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Using this method, over 20000(More)
The effects of 0.8 g alcohol kg-1 on CNS processes as reflected in EEG changes were studied in controlled experiments in 14 subjects in relation to BAC levels. A Two Period Change-Over Design with repeated trials over time allowed us to ascertain the time course and to isolate alcohol-induced changes from diurnal variations and effects of sequence and(More)
BACKGROUND The use of predifferentiated mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) leads to better histological results compared with undifferentiated MSC in sheep. This raises the need for a longer term follow-up study and comparison with a clinically established method. HYPOTHESIS We hypothesized that chondrogenic in vitro predifferentiation of autologous MSC(More)
To investigate the process of metastasis, primary clinical data and disease events such as metastases, local recurrence and survival (median follow-up 9.4 years) from the Munich Cancer Registry from 1978 to 1996 were analysed. Since metastases, even from small tumours, may be initiated before the diagnosis of the primary tumour, the growth of the primary(More)
Human hemofiltrate (HF) is a source for the purification of circulating regulatory peptides. HF is obtained in large quantities during treatment of patients suffering from chronic renal failure. We have developed a large-scale method for separating peptides from amounts up to 10,000 1 HF into 300 fractions in a standardized two-step procedure, employing(More)