Robert Sucher

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Increased neopterin concentrations are established in patients with an activated cellular (= Th1-type) immune response which includes allograft rejection, viral infection and autoimmune disorders as well as various malignant tumors. In patients with several types of cancer, neopterin concentrations in body fluids like urine, serum/plasma or ascites parallel(More)
Heterogeneity of mitochondria has been reported for a number of various cell types. Distinct mitochondrial subpopulations may be present in the cell and may be differently involved in physiological and pathological processes. However, the origin and physiological roles of mitochondrial heterogeneity are still unknown. In mice skeletal muscle, a much higher(More)
Costimulatory blockade of CD28-B7 interaction with CTLA4Ig is a well-established strategy to induce transplantation tolerance. Although previous in vitro studies suggest that CTLA4Ig upregulates expression of the immunoregulatory enzyme IDO in dendritic cells, the relationship of CTLA4Ig and IDO in in vivo organ transplantation remains unclear. In this(More)
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has gained popularity and acceptance among bariatric surgeons, mainly due its low morbidity and mortality. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of SG on weight loss, and to determine the postoperative course, clinical presentation and treatment of complications after SG. Between January 2006 and(More)
We report a transplant of the left lateral liver segments with two arteries for a pediatric recipient from a live donor. A six-month-old female patient was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis secondary to biliary atresia and scheduled for LDLT (father as donor). Left lateral hepatectomy was performed at the donor site. The dissection of the left HA, which(More)
Reconstructive transplantation represents a bona fide option for select patients with devastating tissue loss, which could better restore the appearance, anatomy, and function than any other conventional treatment currently available. Despite favorable outcomes, broad clinical application of reconstructive transplantation is limited by the potential side(More)
GRUNDLAGEN: Viele junge Chirurgen sind heutzutage verunsichert in ihrer Entscheidung ob sie sich für eine akademisch wissenschaftliche Laufbahn entscheiden und aktiv klinische- und Grundlagenwissenschaft betreiben sollen. METHODIK: Dieser Review basiert auf persönlichen Erfahrungen und einer PubMed Literatursuche. ERGEBNISSE: Anhand der Erfahrungen eines(More)
BACKGROUND Simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation is widely accepted as an optimal therapeutic option for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and end-stage renal disease, but the indication for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is still controversially discussed. METHODS Twenty-one T2DM recipients of a first combined(More)
Survival signaling by RAF occurs through largely unknown mechanisms. Here we provide evidence for the first time that RAF controls cell survival by maintaining permissive levels of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) and Ca(2+). Interleukin-3 (IL-3) withdrawal from 32D cells resulted in ROS production, which was suppressed by activated C-RAF.(More)
Ischemia (I) and reperfusion (R) trigger a series of events, which culminate in severe injury to the transplanted organ. Cell death resulting from the formation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) coupled with the perturbation of mitochondrial Ca2+ homeostasis is central to the development of IR-associated tissue damage. We and others have shown(More)