Sonali Beckmann

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1. A detoxification trial was administered to a female worker from a capacitor factory who had been exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other lipophilic industrial chemicals. 2. The patient presented with severe abdominal complaints, chloracne, liver abnormalities, and a spontaneous nipple discharge of approximately 50 ml d-1. 3. PCB levels were(More)
There is still a need of support for nonpharmacologic treatment of uncomplicated, mild-to-moderate essential hypertension. We investigated whether a low sodium-based diet implemented by a nutritionist could lower blood pressure and affect sympathetic activity. Middle-aged, otherwise healthy men with never-treated essential hypertension (n = 95) were(More)
The effect of lipid lowering diet on low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor activity has been studied in freshly isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 16 hypercholesterolemic male subjects during a three weeks' dietary intervention trial. The participants were randomized to an intervention group or to a control group. The subjects in the(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS First I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisor Torsten Schubert for the knowledge and inspiration that he has granted me during my doctoral studies. His guidance and support during the development of this work has been very much appreciated. I am grateful to Tilo Strobach for his encouragement and valuable help. I especially(More)
RT4-AC cells express both neuronal and glial properties and undergo cell-type conversion in culture to three distinct derivatives, described as either neuronal-like or glial-like. A coordinate induction of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and S100 protein and GFAP gene expression is coordinately induced by cAMP. In addition, for the first time we(More)
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