Sebastian Wosch

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A duplication of the gene for myelin protein PMP22 is by far the most common cause of the hereditary demyelinating neuropathy CMT1A. A role for PMP22 in cell growth in addition to its function as a myelin protein has been suggested because PMP22 is homologous to a gene specifically upregulated during growth arrest. Furthermore, transfected rat Schwann cells(More)
Previous experimental observations indicate that inhibition of voltage-dependent K+ currents suppresses proliferation of normal Schwann cells. In the present study we tested the opposite relationship, i.e., whether Schwann cells from tumors with abnormally high rates of proliferation would have an increase in membrane K+ currents. Whole-cell membrane(More)
Extra-gonadal role of gonadotropins has been re-evaluated over the last 20 years. In addition to pituitary secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), the CNS has been clearly identified as a source of hCG acting locally to influence behaviour. Here we demonstrated that human retina is producing this gonadotropin that acts(More)
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