Russ Baier

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1. The uterine luminal fluid of rabbits treated with estradiol and progesterone contains a protein factor with high affinity for [3-H] progesterone which is not present in the uterine secretion of control rabbits treated with estradiol. 2. This progesterone dependent factor is shown by gel filtration and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis to be identical(More)
In 352 patients who were hospitalized with symptoms of an acute appendicitis, Yersinia infection were determined in 18.2% of the cases by cultural and serological methods. Infections due to Y. enterocolitica (Y. e.) serovar 0:3 were approximately 6 times more frequent than those due to Y. e. serovar 0:9. Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (Y. pstbc.) could only be(More)
1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25D3) inhibits cell growth and induces differentiation in many cell systems by inhibition of c-myc gene expression. In the human medullary thyroid carcinoma cell line (TT), c-myc gene expression appears to be closely related to cell proliferation and differentiation. TT cells are also a well known target system for 1,25D3, which(More)
The Walker carcinosarcoma (WCS) 256 is a well-characterized rat model of humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy (HHM). We addressed the question of whether parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is the factor responsible for mediating HHM in this model. WCS 256 cells were subcutaneously implanted in female rats. We examined the plasma at days 0, 2, 4, 6,(More)
1,25(OH)2D3 (1,25D3) enhances DNA synthesis and cell proliferation in the human C-cell carcinoma cell line (TT). These effects are dependent on previous stimulation of c-myc gene expression. Since the TT cell line has lost some characteristic C-cell features, we investigated the rat rMTC 6-23 line to assess whether the 1,25D3 effects on TT cells are(More)
1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25D3), calcitonin (CT) and parathyroid hormone are the major calcium-regulating hormones. In addition, 1,25D3 has been reported to be a modulator of cell growth and differentiation in many tissues. Recently, a suppressive effect of 1,25D3 on CT secretion and synthesis in C cells was demonstrated in vivo and also in vitro, but(More)
The sensitivity against 5 antimycotics was examined with 353 yeast strains of 13 species from clinical material. The tests were carried out by means of the disc diffusion test on Bacto yeast morphology agar under standardized conditions. 33 (6.3%) of the isolates were resistant against 5-fluorocytosine, 11 (2.1%) strains showed no sensitivity against the(More)