Thomas Behrends

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EPSPs evoked by air puff stimulation of the hairy skin of the hindlimb or by low strength stimulation of the lateral sural nerve were facilitated by radiant heat of 50-53 degrees C but not by radiant heat of 42-43 degrees C. The results indicate that afferents from low threshold mechanoreceptors and from nociceptors of the skin converge onto common(More)
Impaired expression of selenium-containing proteins leads to perturbed thyroid hormone (TH) levels, indicating the central importance of selenium for TH homeostasis. Moreover, critically ill patients with declining serum selenium develop a syndrome of low circulating TH and a central downregulation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis. This prompted(More)
Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element for selenoprotein biosynthesis. Selenoproteins have been implicated in cancer risk and tumor development. Selenoprotein P (SePP) serves as the major Se transport protein in blood and as reliable biomarker of Se status in marginally supplied individuals. Among the different malignancies, renal cancer is(More)
The sugar part of cellular glycoconjugates and specific endogenous sugar receptors, i.e., lectins, can establish a system of biological recognition based on protein-carbohydrate interactions. An assortment of labelled (neo)glycoproteins, carrying different types of sugar moieties, is synthesized to localize respective sugar receptors. With these tools, the(More)
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