udiger Wirth

Learn More
Ovarian sex steroids profoundly modulate the gonadotropin pulsatile secretion in women. A gonadotropin pulsatility determined in the absence of any considerable ovarian sex steroid feedback, as in postmenopausal women (PMW), may thus represent the unrestrained activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. We hypothesized that increases in the gonadotropin(More)
Failure mode and eeects analysis (FMEA) is an important method for preventive quality assurance. But even 30 years after its introduction in the aerospace industry and despite more than 10 years of experience in using this method in development, FMEA is still a challenge for many companies. This paper analyses the problems with the conventional way of(More)
The synthetic opioid peptide analog Tyr-D-Ala-Gly-N-methyl-Phe-Gly-ol (DAMGO), which is a mu opioid receptor-selective agonist, was quantified in ovine plasma samples with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOFMS), using delayed extraction and a reflectron. The internal standard was pentadeuterated DAMGO.(More)
Interleukin 3 (IL 3) is produced by T lymphocytes and T cell lines (EL 4), as well as by a monomyelocytic cell line (WEHI 3), and it activates lymphocytes as well as mast cells. Recently we have demonstrated that epidermal cells (EC) perform monocyte/macrophage-like functions through the release of an interleukin 1-like immunomodulating mediator (EC-derived(More)
In 1971/72 eighty-seven psychoneurotic and psychosomatic patients of the Psychosomatic Outpatient Department at the University Clinic of Hamburg-Eppendorf attained an indication for short-term psychotherapy. Nineteen patients did not accept our offer despite a sufficient prognosis; they form the nontreated control group. The remaining 68 patients were(More)
To investigate effects of prolonged dopaminergic antagonism on LH pulsatile secretion, 22 normal cycling women (10 in the early follicular phase (days 3 and 4), 6 in the late follicular phase (days 10 to 13), 6 in the midluteal phase (days 6 to 8 after ovulations) and 8 postmenopausal women were studied before and during 8-h dopamine receptor blockade(More)
Pain after chronic transection of the spinal cord is hypothesized to develop because of a hyperactivity in nociceptive neurones rostral to the lesion. One of the key substances in central nervous nociceptive processing is nitric oxide (NO). It has been demonstrated to tonically inhibit the background activity of dorsal horn neurones. Here, we show that in(More)
Although considerable evidence points towards a pivotal role for the endogenous opioid peptides (EOP) in the neuroendocrine regulation of GnRH-LH secretion, the effects of prolonged opioidergic blockade on LH pulsatile activity during the menstrual cycle have not been thoroughly investigated. Accordingly, 10 women in the early follicular phase (EFP, days 3(More)