Valeska Hofmeister

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HLA-G is a non-classical MHC class I molecule with highly limited tissue distribution which has been attributed chiefly immune-regulatory functions. We previously have reported that HLA-G is expressed in inflamed muscle in vivo and by cultured myoblasts in vitro. Here, we used the in vitro models of human myoblasts or TE671 muscle rhabdomyosarcoma cells to(More)
Under a cooperative agreement between New York University and the Environmental Protection Agency, and in collaboration with the University of Sao Paulo (USP), a study is ongoing in Cubatao, Brazil, to try to establish exposure-response relationships on the impact of specific industrial effluents on respiratory function in school-age children. Cubatao,(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the micromotion under physiological loading of various acetabular components with and without screws, to determine the most suitable anchoring, cup design and optimal surface structure. Six acetabular components with varying cup geometry and surface configuration were implanted with a 2 mm press-fit into(More)
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