Tatjana Fink

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The human neutrophil and monocyte-derived serine protease homologues neutrophil elastase (NE), proteinase 3 (PR3), and azurocidin (AZU) are involved in a variety of immune defense reactions. NE and PR3 assist in the destruction of phagocytosed microorganisms, cleave the important connective-tissue protein elastin, and generate chemotactic activities by(More)
Light microscopic immunohistochemistry was employed to elucidate and compare the presence, distribution, and coexistence of various peptides, neuroendocrine markers and enzymes of the catecholamine pathway in nerves supplying lymphoid tissues in a variety of mammalian species. All lymphoid organs and tissues receive innervation by fibers containing(More)
Letters The Reemergence of Aedes aegypti in Arizona To the Editor: Aedes aegypti, primarily an urban, tropical mosquito, is a competent vector of dengue and yellow fever viruses. In the early 1900s, Ae. aegypti was found in every country in the Western Hemisphere except Canada. In the United States, repeated attempts to eradicate it have failed, and the(More)
Cosmid clones containing the genes for the human and murine natural killer cell serine protease Met-ase (gene symbol GZMM; granzyme M) were identified by screening human and murine cosmid libraries with rat Met-ase (RNK-Met-1) cDNA. The human gene has a size of 7.5 kb and an exon-intron structure identical to that of serine protease genes located on human(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Changes in innervation pattern and neuropeptide content have been shown in chronic pancreatitis (CP), including increased neuronal expression of growth-associated protein 43 (GAP-43). We used GAP-43 as an established marker of neuronal plasticity and correlated histological findings with pain scores of patients with CP. METHODS In tissue(More)
The distribution and relative proportions of neuropeptide Y (NPY)- and [Met]enkephalyl-Arg-Gly-Leu (ME-RGL)-containing sympathetic neurones in the rat superior cervical ganglion (SCG) and their projections to submaxillary lymph nodes (SLN) were determined by retrograde tracing and immunocytochemistry. Three subpopulations of neurones were detected in the(More)
The structure of the murine lamin B2 gene has been analyzed by cloning, sequencing and hybridization techniques, including in situ hybridization. The gene exists in single copy on the distal arm of chromosome 10 and comprises at least 15 kb, containing 12 exons and 11 introns. The transcriptional start point, as determined by primer extension analysis and(More)
By the use of light microscopic (LM) immunohistochemistry, the presence of peptides and of dopamine beta-hydroxylase (DBH) in nerves supplying mammalian (guinea pig, rat, cat, pig, mouse, human) lymph nodes were examined. In all species, lymph nodes of various somatic and visceral regions were found to contain nerve fibers which stained for neuropeptide Y(More)
By the use of light microscopic (LM) immunohistochemistry the distribution of tachykinin (TK)-, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)- and neuropeptide Y (NPY)-like immunoreactivity in nerves supplying the mammalian (rat, mouse, guinea-pig, cat) thymus gland has been determined. There were no interspecies variations. Fibres staining for TK and CGRP(More)
A cDNA library constructed with poly(A)+ RNA from human scalp was screened with selected fragments of both murine type I and type II hair keratin cDNAs. Two keratin clones, one type I, phKI-2, and one type II, phKII-1, were isolated and sequenced. In Northern blots, cDNA probes containing the 3'-noncoding sequences of the clones specifically hybridized to(More)