Sebastian Wortmann

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The cDNA and the gene for pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) were isolated and analyzed. The gene consists of three exons and two short introns and has a similar overall structural organization as in Homo sapiens. Intron 1 (339 bp) divides the 5(') untranslated region from the coding region while intron 2 (1522 bp) is located between(More)
BACKGROUND Pre- and early clinical studies on patients with autoimmune diseases suggested that induction of regulatory T(T(reg)) cells may contribute to the immunosuppressive effects of glucocorticoids (GCs). OBJECTIVE We readdressed the influence of GC therapy on T(reg) cells in immunocompetent human subjects and naïve mice. METHODS Mice were treated(More)
The polypeptide TIP39 (tuberoinfundibular peptide of 39 residues) is a potent activator of the parathyroid hormone (PTH)-2 receptor (P2R) and an antagonist of the PTH-1 receptor (P1R). To clarify its possible physiological function(s), we studied its interaction with the human P1R and P2R and examined the expression of TIP39 in man and mouse. To find out(More)
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