Saskia Schoeler

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Chronic low back pain (CLBP) was shown to be associated with pathophysiological changes at several levels of the sensorimotor system. Changes in sensory thresholds have been reported but complete profiles of Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) were only rarely obtained in CLBP patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate comprehensive QST(More)
UNLABELLED Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a maternally inherited mitochondrial disorder, leading to a selective loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and degeneration of the optic nerve, which results in severe visual impairment or even blindness. The primary causes are point mutations of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic low back pain (CLBP) has been shown to be associated with various pathophysiological changes at several level of the sensorimotor system, pointing to a general hypersensitivity in CLBP patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate signs of generalized mechanical pain hypersensitivity in CLBP patients on the hand and on the(More)
The mechanism of retinal ganglion cell loss in Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is still uncertain, and a role of enhanced superoxide production by the mutant mitochondrial complex I has been hypothesized. In the present study, it was shown that LHON cybrids, carrying the np11778 mutation, became selectively more H(2)O(2) sensitive compared with(More)
UNLABELLED The pathogenesis of the selective loss of dopaminergic neurons in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) has not been understood up to now. Respiratory chain dysfunction and accumulation of mitochondrial DNA deletions to biochemically relevant levels have been observed in the dopaminergic neurons. However, respiratory chain defects have also been(More)
OBJECTIVE This article reviews novel restorative therapies for cavernous nerves that may be used to replace resected cavernous nerves at the time of pelvic surgery. METHODS A literature-based presentation (Medline search) on current nerve replacement strategies was conducted with emphasis on neurobiological factors contributing to the restoration of(More)
We investigated the effects of 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME), a promising new antitumor agent, on viable cell number and nuclear morphology of malignant glioma cells (three human and one rat glioma cell lines) and analyzed the controversial role of death recepor 5 (DR5) upregulation in 2-ME induced apoptosis. Microtiter-tetrazolium (MTT) assays showed a(More)
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