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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to get a general idea of the antibody prevalence of toxoplasmosis within the different agegroups of the population of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. 4854 serums (collected between 1994 and 1996) from different institutions of the federal state were investigated with the "Toxo-Competitions Test LTXC)" at the Mini-Vidas(More)
Endocrine and immune system are strongly correlated. Hormonal contraceptive drugs influence humoral, cellular and mucosal immunity in different kind and in dependency of the relationships between estrogens and gestagens. At present most authors support the opinion that estrogens are responsible for immunosuppressive features. This review summarizes(More)
BACKGROUND This prospective study (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Study 0319) examines the use of three-dimensional conformal external beam radiation therapy to deliver accelerated partial breast irradiation. Reproducibility, as measured by technical feasibility, was the primary end point with the goal of demonstrating whether the technique is widely(More)
Antibodies of IgA-class against influenza viruses were detected by an enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) in uterus homogenates and uterus lavage fluids of NMRI-mice following immunization. Immunization was performed twice by the oral route within 14 days using a live influenza vaccine (A/PR/8/34, H1N1). Specific antibodies were estimated in homogenates as well as(More)
Several pesticides used as herbicides, insecticides and fungicides are known to be endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). In three pair-matched studies we found changes in sex hormone concentrations and T-lymphocytes in relation to acute and chronic pesticide exposure. After acute exposure, 1 day later the concentrations of testosterone and especially(More)
Concentration of orosomucoid, pregnancy associated alpha 2-glycoprotein (alpha 2-PAG), Schwangerschaftsprotein 1 (SP1), placental specific-tissue protein 10 (PP10), placental specific-tissue protein 12 (PP12), alpha 1-Fetoprotein (AFP) were estimated in serum samples of 83 patients with lung cancer of stages II-IV. The proteins were determined by means of(More)
The characteristics of the tumor marker CASA (Cancer Associated Serum Antigen) during the menstrual cycle were analysed. We investigated whether hormonal influences in women and the score of this tumor marker ought to be considered. It could be demonstrated in regularly ovulating women that CASA is not influenced by physiological alterations of the hormonal(More)
First results of the immunoelectrophoretic detection of an early pregnancy associated protein (EPAP) are reported. For this a rabbit antiserum was produced against a serum fraction, which had early pregnancy factor activity, and used for rocket immunoelectrophoresis. By this method 95.3 per cent of 64 sera from patients with intact pregnancies were(More)
We have examined the predictive value of measurements of CASA (Cancer Associated Serum Antigen) levels in patients with breast carcinoma. The measurement uses monoclonal antibodies that bind to an epitope on the polymorphic epithelial mucin. CASA levels were of less value compared with the levels of other tumor markers (CA 15-3, CA 549 and CEA) in the(More)
BACKGROUND Weight gain during pregnancy is an important parameter that is related to a number of perinatal outcomes. We aimed to analyse the relationships between weight gain during pregnancy, duration of pregnancy, and the somatic classification of the neonates as small, appropriate, or large for gestational age (SGA, AGA, LGA). MATERIAL AND METHODS Data(More)