Robert Koch-Institut

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Organization: Robert Koch-Institut
Country: Germany

Top Publications

  1. pmc High prevalence of porcine Hokovirus in German wild boar populations
    Cornelia Adlhoch
    Robert Koch Institut, Centre for Biological Security ZBS1, Nordufer 20, Berlin, Germany
    Virol J 7:171. 2010
  2. pmc Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli serogroups in food and patients, Germany
    Dirk Werber
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1803-6. 2008
  3. ncbi Higher prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is associated with immigrant background among children and adolescents in Germany
    Birte Hintzpeter
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Reporting, Robert Koch Institute, D 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Nutr 138:1482-90. 2008
  4. ncbi No transmission of porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) in a long-term pig to rat xenotransplantation model and no infection of immunosuppressed rats
    Joachim Denner
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Ann Transplant 13:20-31. 2008
  5. ncbi Molecular cloning and functional characterization of the human endogenous retrovirus K113
    Nadine Beimforde
    Robert Koch Institut, ZBS 4, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Virology 371:216-25. 2008
  6. ncbi 'The Disease Detectives' : a comic perspective on outbreak investigations
    F Burckhardt
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 12:E071122.4. 2007
  7. ncbi Increasing rates of vancomycin resistance among Enterococcus faecium isolated from German hospitals between 2004 and 2006 are due to wide clonal dissemination of vancomycin-resistant enterococci and horizontal spread of vanA clusters
    Guido Werner
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    Int J Med Microbiol 298:515-27. 2008
  8. ncbi Analytical applications of Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy in microbiology and prion research
    Michael Beekes
    P24 Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, Robert Koch Institute, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Vet Microbiol 123:305-19. 2007
  9. ncbi [EsKiMo - the nutrition module in the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS)]
    G B M Mensink
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:902-8. 2007
  10. ncbi [Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents in Germany. Norm data from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey (KiGGS)]
    U Ravens-Sieberer
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:810-8. 2007

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Publications62

  1. pmc High prevalence of porcine Hokovirus in German wild boar populations
    Cornelia Adlhoch
    Robert Koch Institut, Centre for Biological Security ZBS1, Nordufer 20, Berlin, Germany
    Virol J 7:171. 2010
    ..The German PHoV sequences from wild boars showed a close relationship with sequences of isolates from Hong Kong...
  2. pmc Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli serogroups in food and patients, Germany
    Dirk Werber
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1803-6. 2008
    ..Two thirds (41/61), representing 72% of food isolates, were also found in patients. Serogroups typically isolated from patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome were rarely found in food...
  3. ncbi Higher prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is associated with immigrant background among children and adolescents in Germany
    Birte Hintzpeter
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Reporting, Robert Koch Institute, D 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Nutr 138:1482-90. 2008
    ..9; [95% CI] 2.5-14.0), Asian (OR 6.7; [95% CI] 2.2-19.8), or African (OR 7.8; [95% CI] 1.5-40.8) background. Supplementation of vitamin D beyond infancy, especially in high-risk groups, or fortification of food should be considered...
  4. ncbi No transmission of porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) in a long-term pig to rat xenotransplantation model and no infection of immunosuppressed rats
    Joachim Denner
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Ann Transplant 13:20-31. 2008
    ..However, it remains unclear whether PERVs infect transplant recipients in vivo and, if so, whether they are pathogenic. It is therefore essential to perform in vivo infection studies in animal models...
  5. ncbi Molecular cloning and functional characterization of the human endogenous retrovirus K113
    Nadine Beimforde
    Robert Koch Institut, ZBS 4, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Virology 371:216-25. 2008
    ..It carries inactivating mutations in the reverse transcriptase gene. These mutations can be reversed to reconstitute the active enzyme, but the reversion is not sufficient to reconstitute replication capacity of the virus...
  6. ncbi 'The Disease Detectives' : a comic perspective on outbreak investigations
    F Burckhardt
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 12:E071122.4. 2007
  7. ncbi Increasing rates of vancomycin resistance among Enterococcus faecium isolated from German hospitals between 2004 and 2006 are due to wide clonal dissemination of vancomycin-resistant enterococci and horizontal spread of vanA clusters
    Guido Werner
    Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    Int J Med Microbiol 298:515-27. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the increase in the rates of VREF among German hospital patients within the last 2 years might be rather complex and due to different molecular events and scenarios...
  8. ncbi Analytical applications of Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy in microbiology and prion research
    Michael Beekes
    P24 Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, Robert Koch Institute, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Vet Microbiol 123:305-19. 2007
    ..This article sets out to give a review of current examples of the analytical potential of FT-IR spectroscopy in microbiology and prion research...
  9. ncbi [EsKiMo - the nutrition module in the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS)]
    G B M Mensink
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:902-8. 2007
    ..By connecting these nutrition data with other health data from KiGGS, comprehensive analyses of relationships between nutrition and health are possible...
  10. ncbi [Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents in Germany. Norm data from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey (KiGGS)]
    U Ravens-Sieberer
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:810-8. 2007
    ....
  11. ncbi [Distribution, duration and temporal trend of breastfeeding in Germany. Results of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS)]
    C Lange
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:624-33. 2007
    ..The results emphasises the necessity to further promote breastfeeding, especially to support the socially disadvantaged, and most of all to encourage a positive attitude towards breastfeeding in the society...
  12. ncbi [The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS): study management and conduct of fieldwork]
    H Holling
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:557-66. 2007
    ..The concept of quality management covered action of internal and independent external quality control monitoring each data collecting and data processing step as well as the training courses...
  13. ncbi Validation of surveillance in the intensive care unit component of the German nosocomial infections surveillance system
    I Zuschneid
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:496-9. 2007
    ..The mean sensitivity was 66% (median, 81%), and the mean specificity was 99.4% (median, 99.6%)...
  14. ncbi [Hospital hygiene: possibilities and limits of consultation with the Robert Koch Institute concerning routine inquiries]
    A Nassauer
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:359-67. 2007
  15. pmc Detection of Balamuthia mandrillaris DNA by real-time PCR targeting the RNase P gene
    Albrecht F Kiderlen
    Robert Koch Institute, Cellular Immunology Unit P22, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Microbiol 8:210. 2008
    ..Rapid, specific, sensitive, and reliable detection requiring little pathogen-specific expertise is an absolute prerequisite for a successful therapy and a welcome tool for both experimental and epidemiological research...
  16. pmc Potential determinants of obesity among children and adolescents in Germany: results from the cross-sectional KiGGS Study
    Christina Kleiser
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Reporting, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 9:46. 2009
    ..The aim of the present paper is to identify potential determinants of obesity and risk groups among 3- to 17-year old children and adolescents to provide a basis for effective prevention strategies...
  17. doi [Differences in European influenza pandemic preparedness plans, how important are they and what are the underlying reasons?]
    Walter Haas
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 52:193-202. 2009
    ..Regional and local initiatives for cross-border measures and crisis management will play a central role in achieving successful influenza pandemic preparedness in Europe...
  18. pmc Epidemiology of reported Yersinia enterocolitica infections in Germany, 2001-2008
    Bettina M Rosner
    Robert Koch Institute, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:337. 2010
    ..We present recent data on the epidemiology of reported yersiniosis in Germany...
  19. doi [Variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (vCJD) : Epidemiology and prevention from human to human secondary transmission]
    M Beekes
    Transmissible Spongiforme Enzephalopathien, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 53:597-605. 2010
    ..This article provides an overview of the surveillance and epidemiology of vCJD and outlines public health strategies for the risk assessment and risk management of this novel BSE-associated prion disease in humans...
  20. doi [Health and old age: taking stock from the perspective of health reporting]
    A C Sass
    Abt für Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsberichterstattung, Robert Koch Institut, Postfach 650261, 13302, Berlin, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 53:404-16. 2010
    ..Research is needed, because of the specificity of health problems in the elderly, including the survey methodology and the selection of suitable indicators...
  21. pmc Highly variable use of diagnostic methods for sexually transmitted infections-results of a nationwide survey, Germany 2005
    Andreas Gilsdorf
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 10:98. 2010
    ....
  22. doi [The promotion of resilience and protective factors in children of alcoholics and drug addicts]
    S Jordan
    Fachgebiet Gesundheit von Kindern und Jugendlichen, Präventionskonzepte, Abteilung Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsberichterstattung, Robert Koch Institut, Postfach 650261, 13302, Berlin, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 53:340-6. 2010
    ..The "stress-strain-coping-support" model is suitable for the theoretical concept of preventive measures for children of alcoholics and drug addicts...
  23. pmc German cancer statistics 2004
    Jörg Haberland
    Robert Koch Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Reporting, Papestrasse 62 66, 12101 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Cancer 10:52. 2010
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  24. pmc Smoking, physical inactivity, and obesity: associations with social status
    Thomas Lampert
    Robert Koch Institut Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 107:1-7. 2010
    ..The author analyzed social-status-specific differences in tobacco smoking, physical inactivity, and obesity among men and women aged 18 years and above in Germany...
  25. doi Lymphocryptovirus phylogeny and the origins of Epstein-Barr virus
    Bernhard Ehlers
    Research Group Molecular Genetics and Epidemiology of Herpesviruses, Robert Koch Institut, D 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Gen Virol 91:630-42. 2010
    ..2 million years ago...
  26. doi Nuclear functions of the influenza A and B viruses NS1 proteins: do they play a role in viral mRNA export?
    Jana Schneider
    Robert Koch Institute, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Vaccine 27:6312-6. 2009
    ..Here, we review functions of the NS1 proteins of influenza A and B viruses and discuss the emerging evidence supporting a role of these viral factors in the export of viral mRNAs...
  27. doi Low ankle-brachial index predicts cardiovascular risk after acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack
    Markus A Busch
    Department of Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, General Pape Strasse 64, 12101 Berlin, Germany
    Stroke 40:3700-5. 2009
    ....
  28. doi High HEV presence in four different wild boar populations in East and West Germany
    Cornelia Adlhoch
    Robert Koch Institut, Center for Biological Safety, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Vet Microbiol 139:270-8. 2009
    ..Two full-length genomes of subtypes 3i and 3e from two different geographic regions were generated. The wild boar is discussed as one of the main sources of human autochthonous infections in Germany...
  29. pmc Studies on membrane topology, N-glycosylation and functionality of SARS-CoV membrane protein
    Daniel Voss
    Institute of Virology, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Virol J 6:79. 2009
    ....
  30. doi Seroprevalence and molecular epidemiology of enterovirus 71 in Germany
    Sabine Diedrich
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Arch Virol 154:1139-42. 2009
    ..This shows the importance of monitoring the diversity of one of the most relevant neurotropic enteroviruses...
  31. ncbi Pitfalls in diagnosing human poxvirus infections
    Andreas Nitsche
    Robert Koch Institute, Center for Biological Safety, ZBS 1, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Virol 38:165-8. 2007
  32. ncbi Vibrio vulnificus wound infections after contact with the Baltic Sea, Germany
    C Frank
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 11:E060817.1. 2006
  33. pmc SARS coronavirus detection
    Andreas Nitsche
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1300-3. 2004
    ..The assays consider all currently available SARS-CoV sequences and are optimized for two prominent real-time PCR platforms...
  34. ncbi Analysing myocardial tissue from explanted hearts of heart transplant recipients and multi-organ donors for the presence of parvovirus B19 DNA
    Oliver Donoso Mantke
    Robert Koch Institut, Nordufer 20, D 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Virol 31:32-9. 2004
    ..Reports of PVB19 infection as a causative agent of paediatric or adult inflammatory cardiac diseases, or of cardiac transplant rejection are rare...
  35. ncbi Yeast DNA sequences initiating gene expression in Escherichia coli
    Astrid Lewin
    Robert Koch Institut, Nordufer 20, Berlin 13353, Germany
    Microbiol Res 159:19-28. 2004
    ..Our results demonstrate that the probability of transcription of transferred eukaryotic DNA in bacteria is extremely high and does not require the insertion of the transferred DNA behind a promoter of the recipient genome...
  36. pmc Frequent detection of viral nucleic acids in heart valve tissue
    Oliver Donoso Mantke
    Centre for Biological Safety, Robert Koch Institut, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 42:2298-300. 2004
    ..These findings, compared with clinical history and histologic and serologic analysis, demonstrate the importance of viral safety measures in heart valve banking...
  37. ncbi Infant feeding practices in western Tanzania and Uganda: implications for infant feeding recommendations for HIV-infected mothers
    Gabriele Poggensee
    German Agency for Technical Co operation, PMTCT Project, Berlin, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 9:477-85. 2004
    ....
  38. ncbi Early determinants of childhood overweight and adiposity in a birth cohort study: role of breast-feeding
    K E Bergmann
    Robert Koch Institute, Epidemiology and Health Reporting, Health of Children and Adolescents, Berlin, Germany
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:162-72. 2003
    ..The prevalence of adiposity in childhood is increasing. Is breast-feeding protective as suggested by cross-sectional studies?..
  39. ncbi Characteristics and association with disease of two major subclones of Shiga toxin (Verocytotoxin)-producing strains of Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 that are present among isolates from patients in Germany
    Lothar Beutin
    Division of Emerging Bacterial Pathogens, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 44:337-46. 2002
    ..The results indicate that STEC O157 PT2 and PT8 strains form two distinct subclones which are dominating in Germany and other European countries...
  40. ncbi The dual role of wild phages for horizontal gene transfer among Salmonella strains
    Wolfgang Rabsch
    Robert Koch Institut, Wernigerode Branch, National Reference Centre for Salmonellae and Other Enterics, Burgstrasse 37, D 38855 Wernigerode, Germany
    Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr 115:355-9. 2002
    ..This is one reason for the successful application of phage typing in Salmonella epidemiology since the 50s...
  41. ncbi Evaluation of the VTEC-Screen "Seiken" test for detection of different types of Shiga toxin (verotoxin)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in human stool samples
    Lothar Beutin
    Division of Emerging Bacterial Pathogens, Department of Biological Safety, Robert Koch Institute, Nordufer 20, D 13353, Berlin, Germany
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 42:1-8. 2002
    ..Overall, however, the test was found to be accurate, rapid and easy to perform, thus being suitable for the routine screening of clinical stool specimens for STEC...
  42. ncbi Epidemiological data of cryptococcosis in Austria, Germany and Switzerland: part of the ECMM survey in Europe. European Confederation of Medical Mycology
    K Tintelnot
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Mycoses 44:345-50. 2001
    ..This is part of the ECMM survey in Europe...
  43. pmc Aseptic meningitis in Germany associated with echovirus type 13
    S Diedrich
    National Reference Laboratory for Poliomyelitis and Enteroviruses, Robert Koch Institute, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 1:14. 2001
    ..Echovirus type 13 which has not been isolated in Germany over a long period of time was the predominant enterovirus serotype associated with different local outbreaks of aseptic meningitis in Germany in 2000...
  44. ncbi Quantitative detection of Toxoplasma gondii DNA in human body fluids by TaqMan polymerase chain reaction
    O Kupferschmidt
    Robert Koch Institut, Parasitologie Mykologie, Nordufer 20, D 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Clin Microbiol Infect 7:120-4. 2001
    ..A new quantitative polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR) was designed to detect Toxoplasma DNA in human body fluid samples...
  45. ncbi Characterisation of PCV-2 isolates from Spain, Germany and France
    A Mankertz
    Robert Koch Institut, P24 Xenotransplantation, Nordufer 20, 13353, Berlin, Germany
    Virus Res 66:65-77. 2000
    ..PCR screening of randomly collected organ samples from German pigs not affected with PMWS, revealed a rate of infection with PCV-1 of 5% and with PCV-2 of 26.8%, while blood samples showed a lower incidence...
  46. ncbi Glycopeptide resistant Staphylococcus
    W Witte
    National Reference Center for Staphylococci, Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany
    J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health 51:370-3. 2004
    ..at the same site of the affected patients could be established. The frequency of VISA (GISA) among MRSA in Central Europe is still low (<0.1%); no VRSA have been detected until now...
  47. ncbi [Social inequality and smoking behavior in Germany]
    T Lampert
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:1033-42. 2004
    ..The results point out that health inequalities can partly be explained by different smoking habits and, therefore, underline the necessity of a differentiated and group-specific tobacco prevention and tobacco control policy...
  48. ncbi Follow-up of epidemiological data of cryptococcosis in Austria, Germany and Switzerland with special focus on the characterization of clinical isolates
    K Tintelnot
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Mycoses 47:455-64. 2004
    ..In the three isolates of the genotype VNAD3 a genotype-specific sequence pattern was detected. Two autochthonous infections due to Cr. gattii could indicate that the genotype VGIV with the ITS type 'Asia 2' might be endemic in Europe...
  49. ncbi Endotheliotropic elephant herpesvirus, the first betaherpesvirus with a thymidine kinase gene
    Bernhard Ehlers
    Molekulare Genetik und Epidemiologie von Herpesviren, Robert Koch Institut, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Gen Virol 87:2781-9. 2006
    ..This peculiarity might contribute to the fulminant pathogenicity of ElHV-1, but also provide a crucial enzymic activity for developing an efficient antiviral therapy with currently available nucleoside analogues...
  50. pmc Assignment of Staphylococcus isolates to groups by spa typing, SmaI macrorestriction analysis, and multilocus sequence typing
    B Strommenger
    Wernigerode Branch, Robert Koch Institute, Burgstr 37, D 38855 Wernigerode, and Department of Periodontology, University Hospital Munster, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2533-40. 2006
    ..aureus epidemiology, especially because of ease of use and the advantages of unambiguous sequence analysis as well as reproducibility and exchange of typing data...
  51. ncbi Diagnosing benign and malignant lesions in breast tissue sections by using IR-microspectroscopy
    Heinz Fabian
    Robert Koch Institute, P25, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1758:874-82. 2006
    ..Based on these results, the potential of the IR-microspectroscopic approach for diagnosing breast tissue lesions is discussed...
  52. ncbi Good news for Marburg virus workers
    Stephan Becker
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin 13353, Germany
    Lancet 367:1373-4. 2006
  53. ncbi Nosocomial transmission of hepatitis C virus from an anesthesiologist to three patients--epidemiologic and molecular evidence
    K Stark
    Robert Koch Institut Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Arch Virol 151:1025-30. 2006
    ..HCV sequencing demonstrated that all four persons were infected by the same strain. The precise mode of transmission could not be elucidated but hygienic standards had been severely neglected...
  54. ncbi [Distribution and patterns of tobacco consumption in Germany]
    T Lampert
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 48:1231-41. 2005
    ..These results underline the necessity for comprehensive tobacco prevention and tobacco control, and this means not only general measures but also initiatives focusing on specific target groups...
  55. ncbi High prevalence of cardiotropic viruses in myocardial tissue from explanted hearts of heart transplant recipients and heart donors: a 3-year retrospective study from a German patients' pool
    Oliver Donoso Mantke
    Centre for Biological Safety, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:1632-8. 2005
    ....
  56. ncbi T-cell costimulatory molecules: optimal targets for the treatment of allergic airway disease with monoclonal antibodies
    Richard Kroczek
    Molecular Immunology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:906-9. 2005
    ..Furthermore, arguments are put forward that strongly favor an immunodepletion strategy as compared to an immunoblockade approach, when heading for a specific, long-lasting therapy of chronic allergic airway disease...
  57. ncbi First external quality assurance of antibody diagnostic for SARS-new coronavirus
    Matthias Niedrig
    Robert Koch Institute, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Virol 34:22-5. 2005
    ..The overall results clearly demonstrate that serological diagnosis of SARS-CoV remains at an early stage of development, with further technical improvements required, particularly with respect to the use of SARS specific EIAs...
  58. ncbi Viral infectivity is maintained by an RNA protection buffer
    Christine Uhlenhaut
    Center for Biological Safety, Robert Koch Institute, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Virol Methods 128:189-91. 2005
    ....
  59. ncbi Detection of vaccinia virus DNA on the LightCycler by fluorescence melting curve analysis
    Andreas Nitsche
    Robert Koch Institut, Zentrum für Biologische Sicherheit 1, Nordufer 20, D 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Virol Methods 126:187-95. 2005
    ..In addition, an internal amplification control is described that allows reliable interpretation of results...
  60. pmc Building a sentinel surveillance system for sexually transmitted infections in Germany, 2003
    V Bremer
    Robert Koch Institut, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Seestrasse 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Sex Transm Infect 81:173-9. 2005
    ..Since 2001, only syphilis and HIV are notifiable in Germany. A sentinel surveillance system has been set up to assess the occurrence and trends of STIs and identify risk groups...
  61. ncbi Environmental implications of gene flow from sugar beet to wild beet--current status and future research needs
    Detlef Bartsch
    Robert Koch Institute Center for Gene Technology, Nordufer 20, 13533 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Biosafety Res 2:105-15. 2003
    ..In general, there is still a great need to harmonize worldwide monitoring systems by the development of appropriate methods to evaluate the environmental impact of introgressed transgenes...
  62. ncbi Genotyping of measles virus isolates from central Europe and Russia
    S Santibanez
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Med Virol 58:313-20. 1999
    ..We also analysed MV obtained from a case of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) in 1995 in Turkey. A comparison of this sequence with published sequences implied that this SSPE case was associated with a new genetic lineage of MV...