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Articles by Gregor Bötticher in JoVE
Isolation of Human Islets from Partially Pancreatectomized Patients
Gregor Bötticher1, Dorothèe Sturm1, Florian Ehehalt1, Klaus P. Knoch2, Stephan Kersting1, Robert Grützmann1, Gustavo B. Baretton3, Michele Solimena2, Hans D. Saeger1
1Department of GI-, Thorax- and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, University of Technology Dresden, 2Molecular Diabetology, Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden, 3Department of Pathology, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, University of Technology Dresden
The supply of type 2 diabetic islets for research is insufficient. Here we share our protocol for isolating islets from patients undergoing partial pancreatectomy. This approach represents a unique venue for obtaining islets from type 2 diabetic and clinically matched non-diabetic subjects in adequate numbers for basic and clinical studies.
Other articles by Gregor Bötticher on PubMed
Incidence of Periodontitis Recurrence in Treated Patients with and Without Cultivable Actinobacillus Actinomycetemcomitans, Prevotella Intermedia, and Porphyromonas Gingivalis: a Prospective Study
Journal of Periodontology. Jun, 1991 | Pubmed ID: 1870068
A total of 98 adults previously treated for moderate to advanced periodontitis and on a trimonthly recall schedule were screened for the presence of critical levels of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Prevotella (Bacteroides) intermedia, and Porphyromonas (Bacteroides) gingivalis. Patients with at least 2 positive sites were placed in a positive group and patients without or with low levels of these bacteria in a negative group. During the 30-month study the incidence of disease recurrence was greater in the positive group, but did not reach statistical significance. Positive patients with deeper pockets tended to be at greater risk of developing recurrent disease than those with shallower pockets. In the positive group only, both A. actinomycetemcomitans recovery and antibody levels to A. actinomycetemcomitans strain NCTC 9710 (serotype c) were inversely correlated with disease recurrence. The presence of A. actinomycetemcomitans and P. intermedia above critical levels did not reliably predict future episodes of disease recurrence in this population. The sparse recovery of P. gingivalis did not permit us to assess its diagnostic value. With the exception of P. gingivalis, for which insufficient data were available, the results indicate that the presence or absence of the above bacterial species cannot of itself serve as a reliable predictor of future episodes of recurrent disease in a population of treated patients on a regular trimonthly recall schedule.
A Sero-epidemiological Survey on the Occurrence of Opisthorchiid Liver Flukes in Red Foxes ( Vulpes Vulpes) in Berlin, Germany
Parasitology Research. Aug, 2003 | Pubmed ID: 12743797
Serum samples collected from red foxes in the city of Berlin between 1996 and 1999 were analysed for the presence of antibodies against Opisthorchis felineus and Metorchis bilis using an indirect ELISA. Out of 1,000 specimens, 30.6% and 46.5% reacted positively with specific O. felineus and M. bilis antigens, respectively. Seroprevalence in adult foxes was always higher than in juveniles. While no significant differences were observed in adult foxes throughout the period, in juvenile specimens seroprevalence declined from 1996 to 1997, then stayed at a comparable level in 1998 and increased in 1999. A varying availability of fresh cyprinid fish in different years seems to be the reason for changes in seroprevalence. By grouping the samples from juvenile foxes by season, antibodies against both Metorchis and Opisthorchis antigens started to appear between April and June, increased between July and September()and reached a level comparable to adult foxes in the October to December quarter. The lowest seroprevalence was found in Pankow, which is the district with the lowest share of the surface water.
Biomacromolecules. May-Jun, 2005 | Pubmed ID: 15877349
Gastric mucin is a glycoprotein known to undergo a pH-dependent sol-gel transition that is crucial to the protective function of the gastric mucus layer in mammalian stomachs. We present microscope-based dynamic light scattering data on porcine gastric mucin at pH 6 (solution) and pH 2 (gel) with and without the presence of tracer particles. The data provide a measurement of the microscale viscosity and the shear elastic modulus as well as an estimate of the mesh size of the gel formed at pH 2. We observe that the microscale viscosity in the gel is about 100-fold lower than its macroscopic viscosity, suggesting that large pores open up in the gel reducing frictional effects. The data presented here help to characterize physiologically relevant viscoelastic properties of an important biological macromolecule and may also serve to shed light on diffusive motion of small particles in the complex heterogeneous environment of a polymer gel network.