Uta Böhm

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Our experiments suggest that in the development of plant dust-induced fibrosing alveobronchiolitis--Scadding's fibrosing alveolitis--the cellulose content of plant dusts has a decisive aetiological role. Namely, the wood dust (pine) and the cellulose induced morphologically identical granulomatous inflammation and fibrosis, whereas the fibre-free extract of(More)
The study investigated the influence of L-carnitine on the formation of malondialdehyde, an indicator of lipid peroxidation, in isolated Langendorff rat hearts. Earlier investigations of hemodynamic parameters and the recovery of ATP and creatine phosphate, carried out by means of 31P-NMR spectroscopy, had demonstrated that, depending on the composition of(More)
Serum immunoglobulin and antibacterial antibody concentrations have been determined in 50 patients 2 to 20 years after posttraumatic splenectomy. The serum levels of IgG, IgA and IgM were found to be significantly greater in the group of posttraumatic splenectomy patients than in that of the healthy controls. The serum IgE concentrations did not differ(More)
Beginning with the neuroepithelium of the vomeronasal organ, the accessory olfactory system in rodents runs parallel to the main olfactory system and is specialized in the detection of pheromones. Only a small number of vomeronasal agonists carrying pheromonal information have been identified this far. These structurally diverse classes of chemicals include(More)
The aim of the study was to create subgroups among psoriatic arthritis patients on the basis of dermatological features, clinical pattern of arthritis, and laboratory, immunological and radiological findings. Data on 100 patients were expressed in a standardised form and entered into hierarchical cluster analysis according to Ward's method. Seven subgroups(More)
By means of a double polyethylene glycol (PEG) precipitation and PRIST technique IgE was detected in 3% PEG precipitates and in the immune complex enriched fractions purified by solid-phase Clq adsorption from sera of 11 of 20 patients with Felty's syndrome. No correlation was found between the occurrence of complexed IgE and total protein content of the(More)
The anti-platelet activity of beta-2-microglobulin (beta 2m) specific autoantibodies isolated from sera of patients with autoimmune diseases was tested in direct and ADP-induced aggregation assays. It was established that human anti-beta 2m autoantibodies and heterologous rabbit anti-beta 2m antibodies evoke a dose-dependent aggregation of human platelets.(More)
The occurrence and composition of complexed beta2-microglobulin (beta2m) in sera and synovial fluids of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus patients and control persons was investigated. Beta2m-containing complexes were detected in immune complex (IC)-enriched fractions isolated by precipitation with 3% polyethylene glycol 6000, in the(More)