Stefanie Foerster

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Seroepidemiological and animal studies, as well as demonstration of viable bacteria in atherosclerotic plaques, have linked Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection to development of chronic vascular lesions and coronary heart disease. Inflammation and immune responses are dependent on host recognition of invading pathogens. The recently identified cytosolic Nod(More)
UNLABELLED Male Long-Evans rats sustained injections of 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine (5,7-DHT) into the fimbria-fornix and the cingular bundle or/and intraseptal injections of 192 IgG-saporin to induce serotonergic or/and cholinergic hippocampal denervations; Sham-operated rats served as controls. Four to ten weeks after lesioning, we measured (i). the(More)
INTRODUCTION Eczematous reactions to type I allergy-inducing antigens are documented in a subgroup of patients with atopic eczema. Yet, the underlying immunological mechanisms are not well understood. MATERIAL AND METHODS To delineate the effect of native pollen grains on human skin of healthy and atopic individuals we performed patch tests (atopy patch(More)
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