Wendelin Frick

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The insulin signal transduction cascade provides a number of sites downstream of the insulin receptor (IR) for cross-talk from other signaling pathways. Tyrosine phosphorylation of the IR substrates IRS-1/2 and metabolic insulin-mimetic activity in insulin-responsive cells can be provoked by soluble phosphoinositolglycans (PIG), which trigger redistribution(More)
Caveolae and caveolin-containing detergent-insoluble glycolipid-enriched rafts (DIG) have been implicated to function as plasma membrane microcompartments or domains for the preassembly of signaling complexes, keeping them in the basal inactive state. So far, only limited in vivo evidence is available for the regulation of the interaction between(More)
The insulin receptor-independent insulin-mimetic signalling provoked by the antidiabetic sulfonylurea drug, glimepiride, is accompanied by the redistribution and concomitant activation of lipid raft-associated signalling components, such as the acylated tyrosine kinase, pp59(Lyn), and some glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins (GPI-proteins). We(More)
The plasma concentrations and urinary excretion of dihydroergotamine and its metabolites have been measured after a single oral administration of 3 mg tritium-labelled drug to 6 male volunteers. The plasma level of non-volatile radioactivity declined biphasically with α- and β-phase half-lives of 2.1 h and 32.3 h, respectively. The peak plasma concentration(More)
Signaling molecules downstream from the insulin receptor, such as the insulin receptor substrate protein 1 (IRS-1), are also activated by other receptor tyrosine kinases. Here we demonstrate that the non-receptor tyrosine kinases, focal adhesion kinase pp125(FAK) and Src-class kinase pp59(Lyn), after insulin-independent activation by phosphoinositolglycans(More)
At the Orthopaedic Department of the University of Basel, a total of 540 cemented Müller titanium alloy (Ti6Al7Nb) Straight Stems were inserted between 1989 and 1993. A cohort of 120 consecutive patients (66 women, 54 men) with 126 prostheses operated on between March and December 1989 were followed clinically and radiologically in a prospective manner for(More)
Administration of gangliosides has been reported to stimulate regeneration of motoneurons and of central dopaminergic and cholinergic neurons. To shed light on the mechanism by which gangliosides mediate the effects on cholinergic neurons, we studied their actions on cultures of cells dissociated from the septal area of fetal rat brains. These cultures(More)
Small membrane vesicles released from large adipocytes and harbouring the glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored (GPI-) AMP-degrading protein CD73 have previously been demonstrated to stimulate the signal-induced esterification of free fatty acids into neutral lipids suggesting a role of these so-called adiposomes (ADIP) in the paracrine regulation of lipid(More)
Phosphoinositolglycan (PIG) molecules have been implicated to stimulate glucose and lipid metabolism in insulin-sensitive cells and tissues in vitro and in vivo. The structural requirements for this partial insulin-mimetic activity remained unclear so far. For establishment of a first structure-activity relationship, a number of PIG compounds were(More)
A novel molecular mechanism for the regulation of lipid metabolism by palmitate, H2O2 and the anti-diabetic sulfonylurea drug, glimepiride, in rat adipocytes was recently elucidated. It encompasses the translocation of the glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored (GPI-) and (c)AMP degrading enzymes Gce1 and CD73 from detergent-insoluble glycolipid-enriched(More)