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The hypothesis proposing that anaplerosis and cataplerosis play an important role in fuel signaling by providing mitochondrially derived coupling factors for stimulation of insulin secretion was tested. A rise in citrate coincided with the initiation of insulin secretion in response to glucose in INS-1 beta-cells. The dose dependence of glucose-stimulated(More)
Individual susceptibility to carcinogens, an important determinant of disease risk, is influenced by host factors such as the ability to repair DNA lesions. In order to identify subjects who are at high risk, we have developed a microgel electrophoresis assay for use in molecular epidemiological studies. The assay was validated in a pilot case-control(More)
The authors report the clinical, radiological and histological findings in a 63-year-old male patient who developed severe necrotizing bronchitis, necrotizing angiitis, and secondary amyloidosis of the right upper love and intermediate bronchus. The patient expired due to respiratory insufficiency. At the age of 27 years, the patient had had radiotherapy of(More)
Oxidative damage is implicated in several chronic diseases including cancer. 8-Hydroxyguanine (8-oxoG) is one of the major promutagenic DNA lesions, which is produced by reactive oxygen species, causes G:C to T:A transversions and is excised by OGG1, an 8-oxoG specific DNA glycosylase/AP-Lyase. In a nested case-control study, gDNA from 105 Caucasian primary(More)
A 60-year-old stonemason, suffering for many years from joint pains and exertional dyspnoea, developed a high fever with weight loss. Physical examination revealed reddening of light-exposed skin areas, fine rales and overly warm and reddened hand and knee joints. Abnormal laboratory findings were increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 66 mm/h,(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality and quality of life are to be assessed in patients with respiratory failure due to restrictive chest wall disease. Neither specific questionnaires, nor perspective studies are available. PATIENTS AND METHOD In a retrospective analysis records of mortality and morbidity, physical and social activity, and duration of IPPV are reviewed.(More)
In January 1987, the 4th edition of the TNM classification for malignant lung tumours by the International Union Cancer (UICC) came into effect. Thus, for the first time, a uniform worldwide staging system for lung cancer became available. In order to validate the new TNM definitions for lung cancer the data of 3,000 patients were analysed prospectively.(More)
A well-developed male baby was given infusions of 2–5 µg/kg/min of sodium nitroprusside (SNP) in the first few days after birth on account of high arterial blood pressure. After 30 h of treatment, cyanide accumulation was found to have reached a life-threatening level. IV administration of 100 mg/kg of sodium thiosulphate promptly lowered the cyanide level.(More)
To date, 25 controlled therapy studies have investigated the antidepressive effectiveness of hypericum extracts. A total of 1592 treatment cases have been included. The dosage was typically 300 to 900 mg total extract daily; the therapy duration was 2 to 6 weeks. Fifteen studies were performed comparing hypericum extracts with placebo, 10 studies as(More)