W. Lindenmaier

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Angiogenesis is essential in bone fracture healing for restoring blood flow to the fracture site. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptor have been implicated in this process. Despite the importance of angiogenesis for the healing processes of damaged bones, the role of VEGF signaling in modulation of osteogenic differentiation in human(More)
Preeclampsia (PE) is characterized by widespread endothelial damage with hypertension, proteinuria, glomeruloendotheliosis and elevated soluble Flt-1 (sFlt-1), a natural occurring antagonist of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Cancer patients receiving anti-VEGF therapy exhibit similar symptoms. We suggested that a decrease in circulating sFlt-1(More)
A method for cloning mRNAs has been used which results in a high yield of recombinants containing complete 5'-terminal mRNA sequences. It is not dependent on self-priming to generate double-stranded DNA and therefore the S1 nuclease digestion step is not required. Instead, the cDNA is dCMP-tailed at its 3'-end with terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase(More)
Standardization of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) manufacturing is urgently needed to enable translational activities and ultimately facilitate comparison of clinical trial results. In this work we describe the adaptation of a proprietary method for isolation of a specific umbilical cord tissue-derived population of MSCs, herein designated by its(More)
The pathogenesis of fibrosis, especially involving post-translational modifications of collagen, is poorly understood. Lysyl hydroxylase 2 (long) (LH2 (long)) is thought to play a pivotal role in fibrosis by directing the collagen cross-link pattern. Here we show that LH2 (long) exerts a bimodal function on collagen synthesis in human dermal fibroblasts.(More)
MSCs derived from the umbilical cord tissue, termed UCX, were investigated for their immunomodulatory properties and compared to bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs), the gold-standard in immunotherapy. Immunogenicity and immunosuppression were assessed by mixed lymphocyte reactions, suppression of lymphocyte proliferation and induction of regulatory T cells.(More)
Covalently closed extrachromosomal deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was isolated from alpha-hemolytic wild-type strains of Escherichia coli. Most strains examined were able to transfer the hemolytic property with varying frequencies to nonhemolytic recipient strains. Out of eight naturally isolated alphahemolytic E. coli strains, four contained a set of three(More)
Although a T-cell response in human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-immune individuals exists against the most abundantly expressed protein pp65 of the virus matrix, less is known about the determinants that evoke this response. The aim of the study was to identify regions within HCMV pp65 (ppUL83) that contain sequences for the cellular immune response by the use(More)
Image stitching is the process of combining multiple images to produce a panorama or larger image. In many biomedical studies, including those of cancer and infection, the use of this approach is highly desirable in order to acquire large areas of certain structures or whole sections, while retaining microscopic resolution. In this study, we describe the(More)
The function of lymph nodes is greatly influenced by their unique microanatomy, in which distinct subpopulations of cells are compartmentalized by a meshwork of reticular cells and fibres, specialized blood and lymphatic vessels and nerves. Using antibodies against extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins (fibronectin, collagen IV and laminin), proteoglycan(More)