Ursula Schmid

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Increased activity of the renin angiotensin system with enhanced levels of angiotensin II leads to oxidative stress with endothelial dysfunction, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. Epidemiologic studies revealed a higher cancer mortality and an increased kidney cancer incidence in hypertensive patients. Because elevated angiotensin II levels might(More)
Upon infection with intracellular bacteria, nucleotide oligomerization domain protein 2 recognizes bacterial muramyl dipeptide and binds, subsequently, to receptor-interacting serine/threonine kinase 2 (RIPK2), which activates immune responses via the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) and extracellular signal-regulated(More)
Cerebral malaria is a severe complication of human malaria and may lead to death of Plasmodium falciparum-infected individuals. Cerebral malaria is associated with sequestration of parasitized red blood cells within the cerebral microvasculature resulting in damage of the blood-brain barrier and brain pathology. Although CD8+ T cells have been implicated in(More)
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