Sandra Ebeling

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Airborne particulate matter (PM) of varying size and composition is known to cause health problems in humans. The iron oxide Fe(3)O(4) (magnetite) may be a major anthropogenic component in ambient PM and is derived mainly from industrial sources. In the present study, we have investigated the effects of four different size fractions of magnetite on(More)
In the present study, we attempted to replicate the finding of an increased frequency of HLA-A2 in men with early-onset (less than or equal to 60 years) Alzheimer disease (AD). HLA data obtained on 167 patients (including 19 men with early-onset AD) from three geographic regions (North Carolina, Great Britain, and Finland) failed to replicate the result. A(More)
BACKGROUND Birch bark has a long lasting history as a traditional medicinal remedy to accelerate wound healing. Recently, the efficacy of birch bark preparations has also been proven clinically. As active principle pentacyclic triterpenes are generally accepted. Here, we report a comprehensive study on the underlying molecular mechanisms of the wound(More)
Streptomyces strains are producing many important secondary metabolites, in many cases used as pharmaceutical drugs. Though the usage of these bacteria for the production of fuel has never been described. We could show, that the expression of two artificial ethanologenic genes of Zymomonas mobilis in different actinomycetes strains resulted in the(More)
Ambient airborne particulate matter is known to cause various adverse health effects in humans. In a recent study on the environmental impacts of coal and tire combustion in a thermal power station, fine crystals of PbSO(4) (anglesite), ZnSO(4)·H(2)O (gunningite), and CaSO(4) (anhydrite) were identified in the stack emissions. Here, we have studied the(More)
In order to extend our knowledge of factors important in the surface activity of melittin, cysteine was substituted for lysine-21 and lysine-21/glutamine-25 in a pair of synthetic peptide analogues. The first of these changes resulted in only modest effects on secondary structure (determined in 50% trifluoroethanol), emulsification and surface tension(More)
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