Wolfgang Müller-Ruchholtz

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The chemosensory identity of mice, rats, and humans is determined partly by polymorphic genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). In inbred strains of mice as well as in seminatural populations MHC-associated mating preferences selectively influence reproductive success. To explore MHC-associated chemosignals in relation to otherwise genetically(More)
Total immunoreactive insulin (IRI) is conventionally determined by radioimmunoassays. IRI measurement in rats can be made more sensitive, accurate, and practical, as demonstrated by a new modified enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). It is characterized by indirect binding of an anti-insulin antibody by an antiglobulin antibody and uses the principle(More)
Allogeneic transplantation of peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC) makes the general anaesthesia of the donor unnecessary and may result in more rapid engraftment and faster recovery of the immune system. We have studied G-CSF-mediated PBPC mobilization in healthy donors and analysed the cellular composition of the resulting PBPC grafts. PBPC grafts(More)
Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) is a replication-defective parvovirus which is being explored as a vector for gene therapy because of its broad host range, excellent safety profile, and durable transgene expression in infected hosts. rAAV has also been reported by several groups to induce little or no immune response to its encoded transgene(More)
Clinical data have suggested that graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) plays a crucial role in the antileukemic effects of bone marrow grafts. We investigated (a) whether bone marrow cells unable to induce GVHD can effect graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) activity and (b) whether such antileukemic capacity depends on the presence of T lymphocytes in the graft. Balb/c(More)
IL-12 is a novel cytokine with interesting features regarding its potential usefulness in peripheral blood stem cell transplantation and leukemia immunotherapy. We used cryopreserved leukemia cells of 18 patients with acute myelogenous (n= 14) or lymphocytic (n= 4) leukemia to investigate the effect of IL-12, alone or in combination with IL-2, on the(More)
Studies on subjective body odour ratings suggest that humans exhibit preferences for human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-dissimilar persons. However, with regard to the extreme polymorphism of the HLA gene loci, the behavioural impact of the proposed HLA-related attracting signals seems to be minimal. Furthermore, the role of HLA-related chemosignals in same- and(More)
The modification and efficiency of a technique for cell separation is described. This technique combines the specificity of serologic reactions with the strength and physical selectivity of a magnetic field. A monoclonal HLA-BW6 antibody was coupled to 400 nm diameter Fe3O4 containing albumin microspheres via surface-incorporated St. aureus Protein-A. The(More)
Apart from their well-known function of antigen presentation in the form of peptides, major histocompatibility antigens (MHC) have been found to be unique markers of individual body odors in murine experimental models. In the current study we examined the nature and expression of soluble human MHC class I molecules in body fluids. Biochemical analysis of(More)