Tobias Forster

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The extreme aggressiveness of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) has been associated with blocked gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) and the presence of cancer stem cells (CSCs). We examined whether disturbed GJIC is responsible for a CSC phenotype in established and primary cancer cells and patient tissue of PDA using interdisciplinary(More)
Increased vascular permeability was induced by prostaglandin E2 (PGE1), arachidonic acid and compound 48/80 in male rats. Natural ACTH in a dose-dependent manner inhibited Evans blue exudation elicited by arachidonic acid or compound 48/80, however, it was ineffective against PGE1. ACTH4--10 (d-Phe7 and 1-Phe7) injected together with the prophlogistic(More)
Prostaglandin (PG) synthetase activity of rat kidney medulla microsomal fraction was determined in vitro using I-14C-arachidonic acid as substrate. Natural ACTH resulted in a dose dependent suppression of PGE2 formation in vitro. The biosynthesis of PGE2 alpha was enhanced in the presence of ACTH (cortrophin). ACTH4--10 (1-Phe7 or d-Phe7) resulted in(More)
The effect of adrenal and gonadal hormones on vascular permeability induced by intradermal injection of prostaglandins (PGs) E1, F2alfa, arachidonic acid and compound 48/80 have been examined in the rate. PGE1, arachidonic acid and compound 48/80 produced an increase in local vascular permeability. PGF2alfa decreased the action of these vasoactive agents,(More)
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