Veronika König

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Skin expression of the endothelial cell-specific vascular permeability factor/vascular endothelial growth factor (VPF/VEGF) as an outstanding mediator of physiologic and pathologic angiogenesis has been previously demonstrated to be subject to regulation by distinct stimuli. We explored whether the multifunctional hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor(More)
Integrin α5β1 expression is correlated with a worse prognosis in high-grade glioma. We previously unraveled a negative crosstalk between integrin α5β1 and p53 pathway, which was proposed to be part of the resistance of glioblastoma to chemotherapies. The restoration of p53 tumor-suppressor function is under intensive investigations for cancer therapy.(More)
Calcium binding sites having low affinity constants of less than 10(3) M-1 were titrated in native sarcomplasmic reticulum vesicles as well as in lipid deprived membranes and in the isolated calcium transport ATPase. Short time calcium binding measurements and the determination of the calcium binding heat allow to distinguish low affinity calcium binding(More)
Inflammation, angiogenesis and oxidative stress have been implicated in the pathogenesis of various vascular diseases. Recent evidence suggests that dimethylfumarate (DMF), an antiposriatic and anti-multiple sclerosis agent, possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-angiogenic properties. Here, we analyze the influence of DMF on TNF-α-induced(More)
In a pilot study 15 patients with cryptogenic chronic hepatitis non-A, non-B received human recombinant interferon alpha (rIFNa) at a dosage of 5 million units 3 times per week for periods of up to 4 months, followed by an additional 4-month course of treatment with 2 million units 3 times per week after an observed reduction in serum aminotransferase(More)
From September 1988 to November 1992 318 liver transplants were performed at our hospital. Of these patients 68 had end-stage cirrhosis due to non-A, non-B, hepatitis, 44 of whom (64.7%) had hepatitis C virus RNA in the serum. Of this subgroup 35 patients (79.5%) were also anti-HCV positive. Postoperatively most recipients remained anti-HCV positive and(More)
Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is a possible treatment for acute or chronic liver failure due to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, but reinfection of the graft can be a serious complication. The aim of this study was to monitor HBV markers, to analyse pre-core-/core-mutations as well as to identify the viral population causing reinfection after(More)
The influence of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-genotypes on the responsiveness to interferon- (IFN-alpha) was studied in 116 patients with proven chronic hepatitis C. 88 of 116 (76%) patients were infected with HCV-genotype 1, 7 (6%) with HCV-genotype 2, and 21 patients (18%) with HCV-genotype 3. All patients received at least 3 MU recombinant IFN-alpha-2a, 2b or(More)