Wolfgang Platzer

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although GPR55 is potently activated by the endogenous lysophospholipid, L-alpha-lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI), it is also thought to be sensitive to a number of cannabinoid ligands, including the prototypic CB1 receptor antagonists AM251 and SR141716A (Rimonabant). In this study we have used a range of functional assays to compare(More)
The directional migration of neutrophils towards inflammatory mediators, such as chemokines and cannabinoids, occurs via the activation of seven transmembrane G protein coupled receptors (7TM/GPCRs) and is a highly organized process. A crucial role for controlling neutrophil migration has been ascribed to the cannabinoid CB(2) receptor (CB(2)R), but(More)
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) encodes the seven transmembrane(7TM)/G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) US28, which signals and endocytoses in a constitutive, ligand-independent manner. Here we show that, following endocytosis, US28 is targeted to the lysosomes for degradation as a consequence of its interaction with the GPCR-associated sorting protein-1(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Heteromerization of GPCRs is key to the integration of extracellular signals and the subsequent cell response via several mechanisms including heteromer-selective ligand binding, trafficking and/or downstream signalling. As the lysophosphatidylinositol GPCR 55 (GPR55) has been shown to affect the function of the cannabinoid receptor(More)
Die Universität Innsbruck bewahrt einen einzigartigen prähistorischen Fund: eine vollständige, erstaunlich gut erhaltene 5300 Jahre alte Gletscherleiche. Wir berichten über die Gewinnung menschlicher archäologischer Gewebeproben unter Verwendung modernster minimal-invasiver computerunterstützter 3D-Navigationstechniken. Neben Erfüllung der üblichen(More)
The corpse of a Late Neolithic individual found in a glacier in Oetztal is unusual because of the intact nature of all body parts that resulted from the characteristics of its mummification process and its protected geographical position with regard to glacier flow. Anthropological data indicate that the man was 25 to 40 years old, was between 156 and 160(More)
The authors introduce a new system of preservation and storage of anatomical material. The system accomplishes the following demands: (1) avoidance of fungi on section material, (2) alternative application of various preservation fluids, (3) utmost flexibility of storage capacity, (4) clearness and easy control, (5) elimination of unpleasant smell, (6)(More)
PURPOSE In September 1991, a mummified corpse was discovered soon after it was released by the receding ice of the Similaun glacier in the Tyrolean Alps. This body proved to be an astonishingly well-preserved man from the late Neolithic Age or early Bronze Age. To preserve the fragile mummy, scientific investigations were required to be as noninvasive and(More)
BACKGROUND Prostaglandin (PG) D(2) is substantially involved in allergic responses and signals through the 7 transmembrane-spanning/G protein-coupled receptors, chemoattractant receptor-homologous molecule expressed on T(H)2 cells (CRTH2), and D-type prostanoid (DP) receptor. OBJECTIVE Although the proinflammatory function of CRTH2 is well recognized and(More)