Steffen Benzing

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BACKGROUND In the involved epidermis of patients with atopic dermatitis, changes in the metabolism of eicosanoids with increased quantities of the arachidonic acid (AA)-derived lipoxygenase products have been observed. Free eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), a fish oil-derived alternative (n-3) fatty acid, may compete with AA, resulting in an anti-inflammatory(More)
Recent reports discuss the altered bone homeostasis in cigarette smokers, being a risk factor for osteoporosis and negatively influencing fracture healing. Cigarette smoke is known to induce oxidative stress in the body via an increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). These increases in ROS are thought to damage the bone-forming osteoblasts.(More)
SCOPE Polyphenolic constituents of green tea (Camellia sinensis) have been shown to be potent scavengers of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Thus, this study was designed to assess its effects after liver ischemia-reperfusion. METHODS AND RESULTS Fasted Sprague-Dawley rats were gavaged with different concentrations of green tea extract (GTE) 2 h before 90(More)
Background. Several approaches have been proposed to pharmacologically ameliorate hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). This study was designed to evaluate the effects of a preconditioning oral nutritional supplement (pONS) containing glutamine, antioxidants, and green tea extract on hepatic warm IRI in pigs. Methods. pONS (70 g per serving, Fresenius(More)
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