Caspar Franzen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Regensburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Syphilis in composers and musicians--Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Schubert, Schumann, Smetana
    C Franzen
    Department for Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, 93042, Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:1151-7. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Leopold Mozart and the first description of erythema nodosum
    Caspar Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Franz Josef Strauss Allee, Regensburg 93051, Germany
    Arch Dermatol 144:1049-50. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint An ultrastructural and molecular study of Tubulinosema kingi Kramer (Microsporidia: Tubulinosematidae) from Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Drosophilidae) and its parasitoid Asobara tabida (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
    Caspar Franzen
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitat Regensburg, Franz Josef Strauss Allee, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    J Invertebr Pathol 91:158-67. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Morphological and molecular investigations of Tubulinosema ratisbonensis gen. nov., sp. nov. (Microsporidia: Tubulinosematidae fam. nov.), a parasite infecting a laboratory colony of Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Drosophilidae)
    Caspar Franzen
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitat Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 52:141-52. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Cell invasion and intracellular fate of Encephalitozoon cuniculi (Microsporidia)
    C Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Franz Josef Strauss Allee 11, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    Parasitology 130:285-92. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Cytokine and nitric oxide responses of monocyte-derived human macrophages to microsporidian spores
    C Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    Exp Parasitol 109:1-6. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Quantitation of microsporidia in cultured cells by flow cytometry
    Caspar Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Cytometry A 60:107-14. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint [Illness and death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). A contribution to the Mozart Year 2006]
    Caspar Franzen
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitat Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg
    Med Klin (Munich) 101:761-72. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Uptake of Encephalitozoon spp. and Vittaforma corneae (Microsporidia) by different cells
    Caspar Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    J Parasitol 91:745-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint [W. A. Mozart: his illnesses and death. A pathographic article for the Year of Mozart 2006]
    C Franzen
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitat Regensburg
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 131:2898-903. 2006

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Syphilis in composers and musicians--Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Schubert, Schumann, Smetana
    C Franzen
    Department for Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, 93042, Regensburg, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:1151-7. 2008
    ..This review presents biographies of several musicians and composers that probably suffered from syphilis...
  2. doi request reprint Leopold Mozart and the first description of erythema nodosum
    Caspar Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Franz Josef Strauss Allee, Regensburg 93051, Germany
    Arch Dermatol 144:1049-50. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint An ultrastructural and molecular study of Tubulinosema kingi Kramer (Microsporidia: Tubulinosematidae) from Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Drosophilidae) and its parasitoid Asobara tabida (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
    Caspar Franzen
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitat Regensburg, Franz Josef Strauss Allee, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    J Invertebr Pathol 91:158-67. 2006
    ..All these ultrastructural and molecular features are in concordance with the family Tubulinosematidae and the genus Tubulinosema which reinforces the recent reclassification of this microsporidium...
  4. ncbi request reprint Morphological and molecular investigations of Tubulinosema ratisbonensis gen. nov., sp. nov. (Microsporidia: Tubulinosematidae fam. nov.), a parasite infecting a laboratory colony of Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Drosophilidae)
    Caspar Franzen
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitat Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 52:141-52. 2005
    ..in one clade with the genus Brachiola forming its sister clade, which is distant from the clade containing the true Nosema spp. including Nosema bombycis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cell invasion and intracellular fate of Encephalitozoon cuniculi (Microsporidia)
    C Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Franz Josef Strauss Allee 11, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    Parasitology 130:285-92. 2005
    ..The presence of intracellular spores that have extruded their polar tube shows that some spores germinate after phagocytosis, thus escaping from the phagosomes that mature into lysosomes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cytokine and nitric oxide responses of monocyte-derived human macrophages to microsporidian spores
    C Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    Exp Parasitol 109:1-6. 2005
    ..A modulation of the nitric oxide response by intracellular microsporidia may contribute to the survival of microsporidia within the macrophage by a mechanism yet unknown...
  7. ncbi request reprint Quantitation of microsporidia in cultured cells by flow cytometry
    Caspar Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Cytometry A 60:107-14. 2004
    ..In the present study, we investigated whether FCM is a useful method for the quantitation of intracellular microsporidian spores in cultured cells...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Illness and death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). A contribution to the Mozart Year 2006]
    Caspar Franzen
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitat Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg
    Med Klin (Munich) 101:761-72. 2006
    ..However, if one gathers all known facts, there is no evidence that Mozart was murdered, and the exact cause of his death remains unclear...
  9. ncbi request reprint Uptake of Encephalitozoon spp. and Vittaforma corneae (Microsporidia) by different cells
    Caspar Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    J Parasitol 91:745-9. 2005
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint [W. A. Mozart: his illnesses and death. A pathographic article for the Year of Mozart 2006]
    C Franzen
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitat Regensburg
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 131:2898-903. 2006
  11. pmc Analysis of the beta-tubulin gene from Vittaforma corneae suggests benzimidazole resistance
    Caspar Franzen
    Department for Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Franz Josef Strauss Allee 11, 93042 Regensburg Germany
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:790-3. 2008
    ..Benzimidazoles were assayed for antimicrosporidial activity and showed poor parasite inhibition...
  12. ncbi request reprint Transfer of the members of the genus Brachiola (microsporidia) to the genus Anncaliia based on ultrastructural and molecular data
    Caspar Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 53:26-35. 2006
    ..comb., Anncaliia algerae nov. comb., Anncaliia connori nov. comb., and Anncaliia gambiae nov. comb. The generic name Brachiola is submerged according to the rule of priority...
  13. ncbi request reprint In vitro cultivation of an insect Microsporidian Tubulinosema ratisbonensis in mammalian cells
    Caspar Franzen
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitat Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 52:349-55. 2005
    ..ratisbonensis rRNA sequence. As T. ratisbonensis is able to proliferate in mammalian cell cultures, it may have the opportunistic properties of other members of the family Tubulinosematidae...
  14. ncbi request reprint Blockade of TNF does not alter oxygen burst and phagocytosis of human neutrophils in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Pia Hartmann
    Department of Internal Medicine I, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Regensburg, 93042 Regenburg, Germany
    Immunobiology 209:669-79. 2005
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  15. ncbi request reprint How do microsporidia invade cells?
    Caspar Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 52:36-40. 2005
    ..The extrusion apparatus of the microsporidia has obviously ensured the success of this phylum during evolution, resulting in a group of obligate intracellular organisms, capable of infecting almost any type of host and cell...
  16. ncbi request reprint Current treatment strategies for patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma and HIV infection
    Pia Hartmann
    University Clinics Regensburg, Department of Internal Medicine I, Division of Infectious Diseases, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 4:401-10. 2004
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  17. ncbi request reprint Microsporidia: how can they invade other cells?
    Caspar Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Franz Josef Straubeta Allee 11, D 93042 Regensburg, Germany
    Trends Parasitol 20:275-9. 2004
  18. ncbi request reprint [Infectious diseases-part I: epidemiology]
    Bernd Salzberger
    Klinik I fur Innere Medizin, Universitätsklinik Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Med Klin (Munich) 99:35-42. 2004
    ..The numbers of patients newly identified with new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are not rising, but rather constant or even declining, making a large epidemic of vCJD unlikely...
  19. ncbi request reprint Phagocytosis and killing of Mycobacterium avium complex by human neutrophils
    P Hartmann
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Cologne, Germany
    J Leukoc Biol 69:397-404. 2001
    ..The newly established flow cytometry method should be useful in further studies of neutrophil function and of the role of G-CSF and other cytokines in MAC disease...
  20. ncbi request reprint Detection of polyomavirus BK and JC in children with kidney diseases and renal transplant recipients
    Andreas Muller
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:778-81. 2005
    ..Testing for polyomavirus DNA in plasma has been described as a sensitive and specific method to discover viral nephropathy in adult patients. We were now interested in polyomavirus status in a pediatric patient setting...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Infectious diseases-Part II: New agents, resistances, and treatment strategies]
    Bernd Salzberger
    Klinik I fur Innere Medizin, Universitätsklinik Regensburg, Regensburg
    Med Klin (Munich) 99:251-60. 2004
    ..With new drugs licensed for the treatment of malaria and changes in the epidemiology, the guidelines for therapy and prevention have been reformulated...
  22. ncbi request reprint Microsporidia-induced sclerouveitis with retinal detachment
    Holger Mietz
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne, 50924 Koeln, Germany
    Arch Ophthalmol 120:864-5. 2002