Sandra B. Zellmer

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Managed relocation is defined as the movement of species, populations, or genotypes to places outside the areas of their historical distributions to maintain biological diversity or ecosystem functioning with changing climate. It has been claimed that a major extinction event is under way and that climate change is increasing its severity. Projections(More)
Complex cellular networks regulate regeneration, detoxification and differentiation of hepatocytes. By combining experimental data with mathematical modelling, systems biology holds great promises to elucidate the key regulatory mechanisms involved and predict targets for efficient intervention. For the generation of high-quality quantitative data suitable(More)
The stratum corneum lipids are unique in composition and have been used frequently as a model system of the skin's lipid barrier. Automated multiple development (AMD) of high-performance thin-layer chromatography plates in combination with a 25-step gradient, based on methanol, diethyl ether and n-hexane separated the six major human plantar stratum corneum(More)
Photoprotection against sunburn and associated irradiation-induced damages of the human skin is mainly attributed to the darkening of the biochrome melanin by its oxidation. Human skin lipids were examined for an additional protection by sterols. Lipid vesicles prepared from extracted human skin lipids as well as from mixtures of typical lipids of the(More)
Highly proliferative normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHK) were isolated from human foreskin biopsies, cultivated in serum-free medium and characterized by flow cytometry. The expression of cytokeratin 19, cytokeratin 14 and vimentin indicated that the suspension contained a high percentage of undifferentiated cells of the basal epidermal layer. The(More)
The physiological function of the GPI-anchored ectoenzyme aminopeptidase P (APP) is still elusive. Most researchers suppose that this enzyme inactivates biologically active peptides like bradykinin, neuropeptide tyrosine (NPY) and others (Vanhoof et al., 1995). We demonstrate by immunohistology with a specific antibody raised in rabbits and measurement of(More)
A pronounced heterogeneity between hepatocytes in subcellular structure and enzyme activities was discovered more than 50years ago and initiated the idea of metabolic zonation. In the last decades zonation patterns of liver metabolism were extensively investigated for carbohydrate, nitrogen and lipid metabolism. The present review focuses on zonation(More)
The interaction of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine liposomes with the human stratum corneum was investigated by confocal laser scanning microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. Human skin is characterized by a high autofluorescence. By introducing appropriate optical filters the autofluorescence of the skin was depressed and the penetration profile(More)
Reconstructed human skin was prepared from human keratinoblasts. After 1 week of cultivation at the air-liquid interface a stratified layer developed, similar to native human epidermis. Liposomes with an average diameter of 50 nm, made of phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylserine (PS) and human stratum corneum lipids (hSCL) were applied on top of this(More)