Sebastian Becher

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Myocardial necrosis triggers inflammatory changes and a complex cytokine cascade that are only incompletely understood. The chemokine receptor CCR1 mediates inflammatory recruitment in response to several ligands released by activated platelets and up-regulated after myocardial infarction (MI). Here, we assess the effect of CCR1 on remodelling after MI(More)
The aim of this study has been to characterize adult human somatic periodontium-derived stem cells (PDSCS) isolated from human periodontium and to follow their differentiation after cell culture. PDSCS were isolated from human periodontal tissue and cultured as spheres in serum-free medium. After 10 days the primary spheres were dissociated and the(More)
The serum of 2 patients suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) repeatedly demonstrated a positive antibody reaction against rat alveolar type II cells isolated by the use of a combination of elastase and trypsin for disaggregation and a Percoll density gradient for purification. Neither of the other 8 IPF patients examined nor any of the(More)
Periodontium-derived stem cells (pdSCs) can be cultured as dentospheres and differentiated into various cells of the neuronal lineage such as glial cells, thereby demonstrating their stem cell state. This study investigated whether pdSCs could be differentiated into the osteogenic lineage and, if so, whether these cells are able to regenerate periodontal(More)
Two monoclonal antibodies (MnAb) directed against the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and major outer membrane protein (MOMP) of Chlamydia trachomatis were produced for use in indirect immunofluorescence (IFI). The specificity of the antibodies was determined by Dot-blot, Immunoblotting (IB) and IFI onto culture cells infected with C. trachomatis and IFI onto(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective study evaluated soft-tissue grafting as a surgical treatment option for peri-implantitis in case of unsuitable basic skeletal morphology of the alveolar bone and lack of keratinized mucosa. METHODS Twenty-eight patients (21 females, 7 males, at a mean age 59.4 years) were included with a total of 54 implants. All implants(More)
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