Thomas Lücke

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Thirty-two untrained men [mean (SD) age 22.5 (5.8) years, height 178.3 (7.2) cm, body mass 77.8 (11.9) kg] participated in an 8-week progressive resistance-training program to investigate the "strength–endurance continuum". Subjects were divided into four groups: a low repetition group (Low Rep, n=9) performing 3–5 repetitions maximum (RM) for four sets of(More)
In patients with acute lung injury, high levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) may be necessary to maintain or restore oxygenation, despite the fact that 'aggressive' mechanical ventilation can markedly affect cardiac function in a complex and often unpredictable fashion. As heart rate usually does not change with PEEP, the entire fall in(More)
In organotypic corticostriatal and hippocampal slice cultures from rat brain, 3-hydroxyglutaric acid but not glutaric and glutaconic acids induced neurodegeneration by activation of NMDA receptors. Electrophysiological investigations (Xenopus laevis oocytes expressing glutamate receptors; rat mixed cortex culture) revealed no direct interaction of(More)
1. In 22 anesthetized rats we studied the involvement of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and non-NMDA receptors in the generation and maintenance of hyperexcitability in spinal cord neurons with knee input that develops in the course of an acute inflammation in the knee. In all experiments one neuron with knee input was identified, and the responses to(More)
Glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase (GCDH) deficiency is a rare neurometabolic disorder that is considered treatable if patients are identified before the onset of acute encephalopathic crises. To allow early identification of affected individuals, tandem mass spectrometry-based newborn screening for GCDH deficiency has been started in Germany in 1999. We(More)
Increased abdominal pressure is common in intensive care unit patients. To investigate its impact on respiration and hemodynamics we applied intraabdominal pressure (aIAP) of 0 and 20 cm H(2)O (pneumoperitoneum) in seven pigs. The whole-lung computed tomography scan and a complete set of respiratory and hemodynamics variables were recorded both in healthy(More)
Cerebral folate transport deficiency is an inherited brain-specific folate transport defect that is caused by mutations in the folate receptor 1 gene coding for folate receptor alpha (FRα). This genetic defect gives rise to a progressive neurological disorder with late infantile onset. We screened 72 children with low 5-methyltetrahydrofolate concentrations(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of treatment according to current evidence-based recommendations on the neurological outcome of patients with glutaric aciduria type I (GA-I). METHODS Fifty-two patients identified by newborn screening (NBS) in Germany from 1999 to 2009 were followed prospectively. Neurological outcome was assessed by the occurrence of an(More)
The pathogenesis of neurological sequelae in glutaric aciduria I (GA I) is still unclear. Some evidence exists for compromised energy generation in the brain of patients with GA I resulting in 'slow-onset' excitotoxicity. Previously, we have shown a reduced activity of the mitochondrial ATPsynthase in cultured mixed cortex cells from neonatal rats incubated(More)
Patients with pyridoxine dependent epilepsy (PDE) present with early-onset seizures resistant to common anticonvulsants. According to the benefit of pyridoxine (vitamin B(6)) and recurrence of seizures on pyridoxine withdrawal, patients so far have been classified as having definite, probable, or possible PDE. Recently, PDE has been shown to be caused by a(More)