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  • 1
    Keywords: OPTIMIZATION ; RECEPTOR ; CELLS ; IN-VITRO ; CELL ; COMBINATION ; VITRO ; GENE ; GENES ; BIOLOGY ; ASSAY ; CELL-LINE ; LINE ; NETHERLANDS ; RECEPTORS ; ER ; signaling ; SCIENCE ; methods ; ANDROGEN RECEPTOR ; CHEMICALS ; ANTAGONISTS ; ANDROGEN ; androgens ; in vitro ; reporter gene assay ; RANGE ; ANDROGEN-RECEPTOR ; PANEL ; Prevalidation ; ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS ; REPORTER ; Hershberger assay ; Androgen reporter gene assay ; BIOASSAYS ; HUMAN CELL-LINE
    Abstract: To date there are no validated methods available to test androgenicity or antiandrogenicity in vitro. A problem with testing androgenicity using reporter genes is the possibility by other steroid receptors than androgen receptors to activate the same reporter gene, thereby lowering selectivity. To avoid this we have established a robust and very selective method, the AR CALUX reporter gene assay, to test androgenic and antiandrogenic activity of compounds in vitro. This assay uses a human U2-OS cell line stably transfected with the human androgen receptor and an androgen receptor responsive reporter gene. We optimized protocols to be used in combination with AR CALUX cells and carried out an in house prevalidation. In addition we successfully transferred this assay to another laboratory, leading to comparable test results with a panel of androgen receptor agonists and antagonists. The assay was able to readily rank a range of chemicals on the basis of their EC50 values. The CALUX assay was found to be selective for androgens and seemed not influenced by signaling through other steroid receptors.
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 20438827
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  • 2
    ISSN: 1432-1076
    Keywords: Key words Sacral dysgenesis ; Anal stenosis ; Currarino syndrome ; Chromosome
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract Most cases of sacral dysgenesis are considered to be sporadic events. We present two families in whom the presence of associated clinical features prompted specific investigation of chromosome 7, leading to the identification of an underlying chromosome 7q deletion causing sacral dysgenesis. All affected individuals had microcephaly and developmental delay. Detailed cytogenetic studies confirmed that all three affected individuals had a deletion of chromosome 7q associated with their sacral dysgenesis, developmental delay and related problems. The three affected patients were studied clinically, radiologically and cytogenetically. Eleven unaffected individuals from the two families were also investigated by genetic studies, specifically evaluating chromosome 7. Conclusion It is important that detailed family history, evaluation of associated malformations and the overall clinical picture be considered in identifying the underlying diagnosis in cases of anal stenosis/sacral agenesis. The cases we present demonstrate the value of detailed chromosome studies in such situations.
    Type of Medium: Electronic Resource
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  • 3
    ISSN: 1433-0407
    Keywords: Schlüsselwörter Farbkodierte Duplex-Sonographie ; Fibromuskuläre Dysplasie ; intimale Variante ; A. carotis ; Key words Ultrasonography ; -doppler ; -color ; Fibromuscular-dysplasia-diagnosis ; Carotid-artery-diseases
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Description / Table of Contents: Summary Traditionally, intra-vitam diagnosis of fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) of brain supplying arteries is a domain of conventional selective angiography. We are aware of only two publications reporting of ultrasound displayed intimal and medial variants of carotid artery FMD, in one case each. We present a patient in whom color-coded duplex-sonography revealed a web-like carotid artery bulb stenosis meeting the specific criteria of a subtype of intimal FMD.
    Notes: Zusammenfassung Die intra vitam Diagnose der fibromuskulären Dysplasie (FMD) hirnversorgender Arterien gilt als eine Domänie der selektiven Katheterangiographie. Bislang liegen nur zwei Mitteilungen über die Diagnose der FMD durch B-Bild- beziehungsweise Duplex-Sonographie der A. carotis vor, eine davon mit Darstellung eines membranösen intimalen Subtyps der FMD. Wir konnten bei einem Patienten die spezifischen Kriterien einer septalen intimalen FMD des Bulbus caroticus Duplex-sonographisch dokumentieren.
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  • 4
    ISSN: 1432-2102
    Keywords: Schlüsselwörter CTA ; Spiral-CT ; Dissektion ; ACI ; Key words CT angiography ; Spiral CT ; Dissection ; ICA
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Description / Table of Contents: Summary Purpose: To evaluate the role of CT angiography (CTA) in the diagnosis of dissection of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Methods: In 21 patients who were clinically or sonographically suspected of having a dissection of the ICA, we performed CTA covering the extracranial course of the ICA. Our technique included spiral scanning (Picker PQ 2000), slice thickness 3 mm, index 1.5 mm, pitch factor 1.25, tube voltage 130 kV, amperage 125 mA, i. v. bolus injection of 100 ml nonionic contrast medium, injection rate 4 ml/s and scan delay 15 s. Spiral data were processed using a workstation (Picker Voxel Q) to calculate 3D “angiographic” reconstructions, maximal intensity projections and multiplanar reconstructions. In 20 of the 21 patients transfemoral angiography was performed, and in all patients cw-Doppler ultrasonography of the carotid arteries was performed. Results: Sensitivity of CTA in acute extracranial dissection of the ICA was 100 % (14/14). One patient had a pseudoaneurysm of the ICA, two patients had excessive kinking and one patient showed an atheromatous carotid ulcer. DSA could confirm this in all cases. One intracranial ICA dissection, not covered by the scan field, was missed by CTA. CTA source images demonstrated mural thickening and eccentric luminal narrowing in cases of dissection. 3D reconstructions showed tapering of the ICA. Conclusion: CTA is a reliable tool in the diagnosis of ICA dissection. Further studies comparing CTA, MRI and duplex ultrasound are necessary.
    Notes: Zusammenfassung Ziel der vorliegenden Studie war es, den Stellenwert der CT-Angiographie (CTA) bei der Diagnose von Dissektionen der A. carotis interna (ACI) zu ermitteln. Die Befunde der CTA wurden mit Ergebnissen der digitalen Subtraktionsangiographie (DSA) und der cw-Dopplersonographie (cw-DS) verglichen. Wir untersuchten 21 Patienten mit klinischem oder dopplersonographischem Verdacht auf eine ACI-Dissektion. Bei akuter extrakranieller ACI-Dissektion war die Sensitivität der CTA 100 % (14/14). Eine intrakranielle ACI-Dissektion wurde durch die CTA nicht erfaßt, da sie außerhalb des Scanbereichs lag. Die in der cw-DS unspezifischen pathologischen Befunde konnten mit der CTA geklärt werden. Häufigster Befund in der CTA war eine exzentrische Lumeneinengung und Wandverdickung sowie eine spitzauslaufende Verschmächtigung (sog. tapering) in der dreidimensionalen (3D-) Rekonstruktion. Die CTA ist bei akuter extrakranieller Karotisdissektion eine verläßliche und wenig invasive Untersuchungsmethode. Vergleichende Studien mit CTA, Duplexsonographie und Magnetresonanztomographie (MRT) sollten noch durchgeführt werden.
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