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See detailCD95-ligand on peripheral myeloid cells activates Syk kinase to trigger their recruitment to the inflammatory site.
Letellier, Elisabeth UL; Kumar S; Sancho-Martinez I et al

in Immunity (2010), 32

Injury to the central nervous system initiates an uncontrolled inflammatory response that results in both tissue repair and destruction. Here, we showed that, in rodents and humans, injury to the spinal ... [more ▼]

Injury to the central nervous system initiates an uncontrolled inflammatory response that results in both tissue repair and destruction. Here, we showed that, in rodents and humans, injury to the spinal cord triggered surface expression of CD95 ligand (CD95L, FasL) on peripheral blood myeloid cells. CD95L stimulation of CD95 on these cells activated phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) and metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) via recruitment and activation of Syk kinase, ultimately leading to increased migration. Exclusive CD95L deletion in myeloid cells greatly decreased the number of neutrophils and macrophages infiltrating the injured spinal cord or the inflamed peritoneum after thioglycollate injection. Importantly, deletion of myeloid CD95L, but not of CD95 on neural cells, led to functional recovery of spinal injured animals. Our results indicate that CD95L acts on peripheral myeloid cells to induce tissue damage. Thus, neutralization of CD95L should be considered as a means to create a controlled beneficial inflammatory response. [less ▲]

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See detailModulation of disease risk according to a cathepsin D / apolipoprotein E genotype in Parkinson's disease.
Schulte, T.; Bohringer, S.; Schols, L. et al

in Journal of neural transmission (Vienna, Austria : 1996) (2003), 110(7), 749-55

Aspartyl protease Cathepsin D (CTSD) has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) due to interference with protein degradation mechanisms. A C224T (A38V ... [more ▼]

Aspartyl protease Cathepsin D (CTSD) has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) due to interference with protein degradation mechanisms. A C224T (A38V) polymorphism in exon 2 of the CTSD gene is reported to be associated with an increased risk for AD. The partially overlapping pathology between AD and Parkinson's disease (PD) led us to investigate the role of this polymorphism in PD. Using association studies in 457 German PD patients and 340 controls we found no evidence for direct association between the CTSD genotype and PD. However, stratification for the apolipoprotein E (APOE) epsilon4 allele suggests a protective effect of the CTSD T-allele in PD (OR = 0.24, p = 0.002). Our findings suggest interference of CTSD and APOE polymorphisms in the pathogenesis of PD, in the sense of modulating disease risk. [less ▲]

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See detailSurface Induced Order in Organic and Anorganic Materials on Nano-Structured Poly-tetrafluoroethylene.
Krüger, Jan-Kristian UL; Fischer, C.; Baller, Jörg UL et al

in Frontiers in Science and Technology, Advanced Physics Studies Press (2000),7th FSRC FERROELECTRICS-2000 (2000)

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See detailSurface-induced organization of linear molecules on nanostructured polytetrafluoroethylene: Crystalline state of poly[vinylidenefluoride-trifluoroethylene].
Krüger, Jan-Kristian UL; Heydt, B.; Fischer, C. et al

in Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (1997), 55(6), 3497-3506

Highly crystalline and uniaxial-oriented polytetrafluoroethylene films, nanostructured in one dimension, were used to produce a fully crystalline, thermoreversible morphology in the ferroelectric ... [more ▼]

Highly crystalline and uniaxial-oriented polytetrafluoroethylene films, nanostructured in one dimension, were used to produce a fully crystalline, thermoreversible morphology in the ferroelectric copolymer poly[vinylidenefluoride-trifluoroethylene]. The resulting state is built up of regularly stacked lamellar crystals of about 100 nm thickness and lateral dimensions of about 6 μm. [less ▲]

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See detailSecond-order elasticity of liquid crystals within their nematic state at high frequencies
Krüger, Jan-Kristian UL; Grammes, C.; Jiménez, R. et al

in Physical Review. E : Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics (1995), 51(3), 2115-2128

Within this work we present Brillouin and ultrasonic investigations performed on the liquid crystals p-methoxybenzylidene p-(n-butylaniline) (MBBA), p-azoxyanisol (PAA), 4-cyano-4-n-alkylbiphenyles (nCB ... [more ▼]

Within this work we present Brillouin and ultrasonic investigations performed on the liquid crystals p-methoxybenzylidene p-(n-butylaniline) (MBBA), p-azoxyanisol (PAA), 4-cyano-4-n-alkylbiphenyles (nCB), and 4-n-pentoxybenzylidene-4'-n-octoaniline (5O.8). Special attention has been paid to the evolution of a significant splitting of the two longitudinal polarized acoustic modes within the nematic phase. Angle-resolving Brillouin spectroscopy allowed the determination of the complete stiffness tensors and hence a discussion of the propagation of quasitransverse polarized acoustic modes in the nematic state of liquid crystals. We analyze the behavior of the eigenvectors of the relevant acoustic modes and discuss their significance for the propagation of quasishear modes. For 5O.8 we report an acoustic instability within its nematic state. We confirm the existence of a universal thermal relaxation mechanism of weak activation energy for the nematic state of classical liquid crystals. The observed hypersonic anisotropy is discussed in terms of that relaxation mechanism and is compared with that of glass-forming liquid crystals. [less ▲]

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See detailUniversal relaxation behavior of classical liquid crystals at hypersonic frequencies.
Grammes, C.; Krüger, Jan-Kristian UL; Bohn, K.-P. et al

in Physical Review. E : Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics (1995), 51

Within this work we present comparative Brillouin and ultrasonic investigations of p-methoxybenzylidene p-(n-butylaniline), p-azoxyanisol, and 4-cyano-4’-pentyl-biphenyl performed in the vicinity of the ... [more ▼]

Within this work we present comparative Brillouin and ultrasonic investigations of p-methoxybenzylidene p-(n-butylaniline), p-azoxyanisol, and 4-cyano-4’-pentyl-biphenyl performed in the vicinity of the nematic-isotropic transition. We confirm the existence of a universal hypersonic relaxation mechanism of weak activation energy and a related significant splitting of the two principal longitudinal acoustic modes within the nematic phase. Brillouin refractometry is proposed as a method to determine the magnitude of the nematic order parameter simultaneously with the second-order elastic stiffness constants. The origin of the hypersonic anisotropy is discussed in terms of thermal relaxations and the evolution of the nematic order parameter. [less ▲]

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