Thomas Söllradl

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The effectiveness of antipredator defenses is greatly influenced by the environment in which an organism lives. In aquatic ecosystems, the chemical composition of the water itself may play an important role in the outcome of predator-prey interactions by altering the ability of prey to detect predators or to implement defensive responses once the predator's(More)
Increased blood glucose concentrations promote reactions between glucose and proteins to form advanced glycation end-products (AGE). Circulating AGE in the blood plasma can activate the receptor for advanced end-products (RAGE), which is present on both endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). RAGE exhibits a complex signaling that involves(More)
Tendons are dense connective tissues that attach muscles to bone with an indispensable role in locomotion because of their intrinsic properties of storing and releasing muscle- generated elastic energy. Tenomodulin (Tnmd) is a well-accepted gene marker for the mature tendon/ligament lineage and its loss-of -function in mice leads to a phenotype with(More)
In high-resolution surface plasmon (SPR) imaging, lateral resolution is limited along the direction of plasmon propagation by the longitudinal decay length. Though SPR systems can achieve sub-micrometer resolution, the decay length causes a degradation in the images in the direction of plasmon propagation akin to a blurring artifact, with ringing along(More)
The development of structural defences, such as the fortification of shells or exoskeletons, is a widespread strategy to reduce predator attack efficiency. In unpredictable environments these defences may be more pronounced in the presence of a predator. The cladoceran Daphnia magna (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Cladocera) has been shown to develop a bulky(More)
Label-free biosensing methods are very effective for studying cell signaling cascade activation induced by external stimuli. Assays generally involve a large number of cells and rely on the underlying assumption that cell response is homogeneous within a cell population. However, there is an increasing body of evidence showing that cell behavior may vary(More)
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