Rudollf Wank

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Schizophrenia is a mind-destructive disease. Family and twin studies have indicated an equal contribution of genetic endowment and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Recently Chlamydiaceae species has been identified as a major factor in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, suggesting defective immune responses of schizophrenic(More)
The key role of HLA polymorphism in the pathogenesis of many diseases and in determining compatibility in transplantation makes it desirable to employ automated systems for identifying HLA polymorphism. For more than one year we have used the photometer system Patimed commercially available from the Leica company. We compared the results of the conventional(More)
HLA molecules serve as identity markers for immunocompetent cells which respond to pathogens and transplant tissue antigens to distinguish self from non-self. The continuous discovery of new HLA polymorphisms which are associated with various diseases or are involved in graft rejection continuously increases the number of HLA antigens which need to be(More)
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