Roland Bücker

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Campylobacter concisus infections of the gastrointestinal tract can be accompanied by diarrhea and inflammation, whereas colonization of the human oral cavity might have a commensal nature. We focus on the pathophysiology of C. concisus and the effects of different clinical oral and fecal C. concisus strains on human HT-29/B6 colon cells. Six oral and eight(More)
The risk of Helicobacter pylori infection is highest in childhood, but the colonization process of the stomach mucosa is poorly understood. We used anesthetized Mongolian gerbils to study the initial stages of H. pylori colonization. Prandial and postprandial gastric conditions characteristic of humans of different ages were simulated. The fraction of(More)
Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) is one of the most important vector-borne viruses in Europe and Asia. Its transmission mainly occurs by the bite of an infected tick. However, consuming milk products from infected livestock animals caused TBEV cases. To better understand TBEV transmission via the alimentary route, we studied viral infection of human(More)
The gastric H(+)/K(+)-ATPase is located within an infolding (secretory canaliculus) of the apical plasma membrane of gastric parietal cells. Our aim was to measure the pH values in the cytosol and canaliculus of the acid-secreting parietal cell and the adjacent gland lumen in situ. We used ultrafine double-barreled tip-sealed microelectrodes at high(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to trace induced gastric reflux and to examine whether it reaches the middle ear in a Mongolian gerbil model. BACKGROUND Otitis media with effusion is the most frequent middle ear disease in childhood. Gastroesophageal reflux is suspected to be a possible factor in its pathogenesis. METHODS Seventeen Mongolian(More)
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