Prof. Dr. Anja U. Bräuer

Postal address

Faculty VI
Medicine and Health Sciences
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Carl-von-Ossietzky Str. 9-11
26129 Oldenburg

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Insight into the anatomy


Prof. Dr. Anja U. Bräuer
Specialist anatomist

+49 (0)441 798-3797

W34 0-008

Short biography

Current position

Since 2019
Vice Dean for Research
Since 2017
Director of the Department of Anatomy in the Department of Human Medicine at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Member of the Neurosensorics Research Centre

Academic training and scientific career

2014 - 2017
Deputy Director at the Institute of Anatomy and Head of the Molecular Neurobiology Research Group at the University Medical Center Rostock

2012 - 2014
Head of the molecular neurobiology working group at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Sep. 2014
Awarded the title "Fachanatomin der Anatomischen Gesellschaft" (specialist anatomist of the Anatomical Society)

2009 - 2011
Acting Head of the Institute of Cell and Neurobiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

2006 - 2012
Junior Professor for Molecular Neurobiology at the Charité - University Medicine Berlin

2004 - 2006
Research Assistant at the Institute of Cell and Neurobiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

2003 - 2004
Research Fellow Institute of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

2002 - 2003
Research Assistant at the Centre for Anatomy, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

1997 - 2002
Humboldt University of Berlin, Medical Faculty Charité, Berlin

Doctoral thesis: Regulation of lesion-induced molecules in the rat hippocampus after deafferentation using molecular biological analysis methods

Assessment: summa cum laude

Memberships in scientific societies

  • Neuroscience Society
  • German Anatomical Society

Reviewer for the following journals

  • Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Cell and Tissue Research
  • BBA - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids
  • BBA - Molecular Basis of Disease
  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Annals of Anatomy
  • Aging - clinical and experimental research


1. Gross I, Brandt N, Vonk D, Köper F, Wöhlbrand L, Rabus R, Witt M, Heep A, Plösch T, Hipp MS, Bräuer AU. (2022) Plasticity-Related Gene 5 Is Expressed in a Late Phase of Neurodifferentiation After Neuronal Cell-Fate Determination. Front Cell Neurosci. 2022 Apr 15;16:797588. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2022.797588.

2. Van Bulck M, Brandt N, Claus RA, Graeler M, Braeuer AU (2022). Aβ-Induced Alterations in Membrane Lipids Occur before Synaptic Loss Appears. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Feb 19;23(4):2300. doi: 10.3390/ijms23042300.

3. Sakr F, Dyrba M, Bräuer AU, Teipel S (2021). Association of Lipidomics Signatures in Blood with Clinical Progression in Preclinical and Prodromal Alzheimer´s Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2021 Dec 9. doi: 10.3233/JAD-201504.

4. Gray N, Limberg MM, Bräuer AU, Raap U. (2022) Novel functions of S1P in chronic itchy and inflammatory skin diseases. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2022 Mar;36(3):365-372. doi: 10.1111/jdv.17764. Epub 2021 Nov 12.

5. Gross I, Tschigor T, Salman AL, Yang F, Luo J, Vonk D, Hipp MS, Neidhardt J, Bräuer AU (2021).
A systematic expression analysis of Plasticity-Related Genes in mouse brain development brings PRG4 into play. Dev Dyn. 2021 Oct 7. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.428. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34622503.

6. Sörös P, Wölk L, Bantel C, Bräuer AU, Klawonn F, Witt K (2021) Replicability, Repeatability, and Long-term Reproducibility of Cerebellar Morphometry. Cerebellum . 2021 Jan 9. doi: 10.1007/s12311-020-01227-2. Online ahead of print.

7. Madadi A, Wolfart J, Lange F, Brehme H, Linnebacher M, Bräuer AU, Büttner A, Freiman T, Henker C, Einsle A, Rackow S, Köhling R, Kirschstein T, Müller S. (2021) Correlation between Kir4.1 expression and barium-sensitive currents in rat and human glioma cell lines. Neurosci Lett. 2021 Jan10;741:135481.doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2020.135481. Epub 2020 Nov 5.

8. Sörös P, Wölk L, Bantel C, Bräuer AU, Klawonn F, Witt K. Replicability, repeatability, and long-term reproducibility of cerebellar morphometry. bioRxiv 2020: 2020.09.02.279786; doi: 10.1101/2020.09.02.279786.

9. Gläser A, Hammerl F, Gräler MH, Coldewey SM, Völkner C, Frech MJ, Yang F, Luo J, Tönnies E, von Bohlen Und Halbach O, Brandt N, Heimes D, Neßlauer AM, Korenke GC, Owczarek-Lipska M, Neidhardt J, Rolfs A, Wree A, Witt M, Bräuer AU.  Identification of Brain-Specific Treatment Effects in NPC1 Disease by Focusing on Cellular and Molecular Changes of Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Metabolism. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jun 24;21(12):E4502. doi: 10.3390/ijms21124502.

10. Janach GMS, Reetz O, Döhne N, Stadler K, Grosser S, Byvaltcev E, Bräuer AU, Strauss U. Interferon-γ acutely augments inhibition of neocortical layer 5 pyramidal neurons. J Neuroinflammation. 2020 Feb 22;17(1):69. doi: 10.1186/s12974-020-1722-y.

11. Seemann S, Ernst M, Cimmaruta C, Struckmann S, Cozma C, Koczan D, Knospe AM, Haake LR, Citro V, Bräuer AU, Andreotti G, Cubellis MV, Fuellen G, Hermann A, Giese AK, Rolfs A, Lukas J. Proteostasis regulators modulate proteasomal activity and gene expression to attenuate multiple phenotypes in Fabry disease. Biochem J. 2020 Jan 3

12. Brand I., Groß I., Li D., Zhang Y., Bräuer AU. Pneumatic conveying printing technique for bioprinting applications. RSCAdv., 2019, 9, 40910: DOI: 10.1039/c9ra07521f

13. Feng X, Yang F, Rabenstein M, Wang Z, Frech M, Wree A, Bräuer AU, Witt M., Gläser A., Hermann A., Rolfs A, Luo J, Stimulation of mGluR1/5 improves defective internalization of AMPA receptors in NPC1 mutant mouse, Cerebral Cortex, 2019, Oct 10

14. Gross I., Bräuer AU., Modulation of LPA Receptor Activity: the key to successful neural regeneration? Neural Regen Res, 2020 15(1):53-54

15. Breuel S., Vorm M., Bräuer AU., Owczarek-Lipska M., Neidhardt J. Combining engineered U1 snRNA and antisense oligonucleotides to improve the treatment of a BBS1 splice site mutation, Molecular Therapy - Nucleic Acids, 2019 Aug 16; 18:123-130

16. Bräuer AU, Kuhla A, Holzmann C, Wree A, Witt M. Current Challenges in Understanding the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms in Niemann-Pick Disease Type C1. Int J Mol Sci., 2019 Sep, 6;20(18)

17. Neßlauer A-M., Gläser A., Gräler M., Engelmann R., Müller-Hilke B., Frank M., Burstein C., Rolfs A., Wree A., Witt M., Bräuer AU. A therapy with miglustat, 2-hydroxypropyl-ß-cyclodextrin and allopregnanolone restores splenic cholesterol homeostasis in Niemann-Pick Disease Type C1. Lipids Health Dis., 2019 June, 18:146

18. Suckau O.*, Gross I.*, Schrötter S., Yang F., Luo J., Wree A., Chun J., Baska D., Baumgart J., Kano K., Aoki J., Bräuer AU. LPA1, LPA2, LPA4, and LPA6 receptor expression during mouse brain development. Developmental Dynamics, 2019 Mar 8

19. Meyer A,*, Gläser A.*, Bräuer AU., Wree A., Strotmann J., Rolfs A., Witt M. Olfactory performance as an indicator for protective treatment effects in an animal model of neurodegeneration, Front. Integr. Neurosci. 2018 Aug. 12;12:35

20. Ebner L., Gläser A., Bräuer AU., Witt M., Wree A., Rolfs A., Frank M., Vollmar B., Kuhla A.Evaluation of Two Liver Treatment Strategies in a Mouse Model of Niemann-Pick-Disease Type C1.,Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 972

21. Lukas J., Cozma C., Yang F., Kramp G., Meyer A., Eichler S., Neßlauer AM., Böttcher T., Witt M.,Bräuer AU., Kropp P., Rolfs A. Glucosylsphingosine Causes Hematological and Visceral Changes in Mice—Evidence for a Pathophysiological Role in Gaucher Disease, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, Oct 20; 18(10)

22. Neubert J. and Bräuer AU., Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles: promote neuronal regenerative capacity, Neural Regen Res., 2015 Oct;(10)10:1568-9

23. Klar M., Fenske P., Rezza Vega F., Dame C.*, Bräuer AU.* The transcription factor Yin-Yang 2 alters neuronal outgrowth in vitro, Cell Tissue Res., 2015 Nov;362(2):453-60

24. Pohland M.*, Glumm R.*, Stoenica L., Höltje M., Kiwit J., Ahnert-Hilger G., Strauss U., Bräuer AU., Paul F., Glumm J. Studying axonal outgrowth and regeneration of the corticospinal tract in organotypic slice cultures, J. Neurotrauma, 2015, 7:14

25. Neubert J., Wagner S., Kiwit J., Bräuer AU.*, Glumm J.*. Effects of different superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles on murine primary brain cells. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2015, 10, 2033-2049

26. Coiro P., Stoenica L., Strauss U., Bräuer AU. Plasticity-related gene 5 expression promotes spine formation in primary neurons. J Biol Chem, 2014, July 29

27. Hübner A., Derkow K., Bräuer AU. Efficient isolation of CD8a positive T cells from postnatal mice using a combined MACS approach. J Immunol Methods, 2014  Apr:406: 110 116

28. Rupprecht A., Sittner D., Smorodchenko A., Hilse K., Goyn J., Moldzio R., Seiler A., Bräuer AU., Pohl EE. Uncoupling protein 2 and 4 expression pattern during stem cell differentiation provides new insight in their putative function. PLOS One, 2014 Feb. 11; 9 (2): e88474

29. Velmans T., Battefeld A., Geist B., Soriguera Farrés A., Strauss U., Bräuer AU. Plasticity related gene-3 promotes neurite shaft protrusion. BMC Neuroscience, 2013 Mar 19;14:36

30. Rupprecht A., Bräuer AU., Smorodchenko A., Goyn J., Hilse KE., Shabalina IG., Infante-Duarte C., and Pohl EE. Quantification of uncoupling protein 2 reveals its main expression in immune cells and selective up-regulation upon T-cell proliferation. PLOS One, 2012;7(8):e41406

31. Stadler K., Bierwirth C., Stoenica L., Battefeld A., Reetz O., Mix E., Schuchmann S., Velmans T., Rosenberger K., Bräuer AU., Lehnardt S., Nitsch R., Budt M., Wolff T., Kole MH., Strauss U., Elevation in type I interferons inhibits HCN1 and slows cortical neuronal oscillations. Cerebral Cortex, 2012 Oct 4

32. Battefeld A., Rocha N., Stadler K., Bräuer AU., and Strauss U., Distinct Perinatal Features of the Hyperpolarization-Activated Non-Selective cation current Ih in the rat cortical plate. Neural Development, 2012 Jun 13; 7(1):21

33. Vogt J., Glumm R., Schlüter L., Schmitz D., Rost BR., Streu N., Rister B., Suman Bharathi B., Gagiannis D., Hildebrandt H., Weinhold B., Mühlenhoff M., Naumann T., Savaskan NE., Bräuer AU., Reutter W., Heimrich B.*, Nitsch R.* and Horstkorte R*. Homeostatic regulation of NCAM polysialylation is critical for correct synaptic targeting, Cell Mol Life Sci, 2012 Apr;69(7):1179-91

34. Braun D., Kinne A., Bräuer AU., Sapin R., Klein MO., Köhrle J., Wirth EK.*, Schweizer U.*, Developmental and cell type-specific expression of thyroid hormone transporters in the mouse brain and in primary brain cells, Glia, 2011 Mar;59(3):463-71

35.  Wierschke S., Gigout S., Horn P. Lehmann TN., Dehnicke C., Bräuer AU.* and Deisz RA.*, Evaluating reference genes to normalize gene expression in human epileptogenic brain tissues, Biochem. Bioph Res Co., 2010 Dec 17;403(3-4):385-390

36.  Kühbacher M., Bartel J., Hoppe B., Alber D., Bukalis G., Bräuer AU., Behne D., Kyriakopoulos A. The brain selenoproteome: Priorities in the hierarchy and different levels of selenium homeostasis in the brain of selenium deficient rats, J Neurochem., 2009 Apr 21

37. Trimbuch T.*, Beed P.*, Vogt J.*, Schuchmann S., Maier N., Kintscher M., Breustedt J., Schuelke M., Streu N., Kieselmann O., Brunk I., Laube G., Strauss U., Battefeld A., Wende H., Birchmeier C., Wiese S., Sendtner M., Kawabe H., Kishimoto-Suga M., Brose N., Baumgart J., Geist B., Aoki J., Savaskan NE., Bräuer AU., Chun J., Ninnemann O., Schmitz D.*, Nitsch R.* Synaptic PRG-1 modulates excitatory transmission via lipid phosphate-mediated signaling, Cell, 2009 Sep 18, 138 (6):1222-35

38. Wirth EK*, Roth S*, Blechschmidt C, Hölter S, Becker L, Racz I, Durner VG, Fuchs H, Naumann T, Bräuer AU, Köhrle J, Grüters A, Schweizer U. Neuronal 3',3,5-triiodothyronine (T3) uptake and behavioral phenotype of mice deficient in Mct8, the neuronal T3 transporter mutated in Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome, J. Neurosci., 2009 Jul. 29; 29(30):9439-49

39. Smorodchenko A.*, Rupprecht A.*, Sarilova I., Ninnemann O., Bräuer AU., Franke K., Schumacher S., Techritz S., Nitsch R., Schuelke M., Pohl EE. HHComparative analysis of uncoupling protein 4 distribution in various tissues under physiological conditions and during developmentHH, BBA-Biomembranes, 2009 Oct; 17888(10):2309-19

40. Drews D., Klar M., Dame C*, Bräuer AU.*, Developmental expression profile of the yy2 gene in mice, BMC Dev Biol. 2009 Jul 28; 9:45

41. Hoppe B.*, Bräuer AU.*, Kühbacher M., Savaskan NE., Behne D. and Kyriakopoulos A. Biochemical analysis of the selenoprotein expression in brain cell lines and in distinct brain regions Cell Tissue Res, 2008 Jun. 332(3): 403-414

42. Nürnberg A., Bräuer AU., Wettschureck N., and Offermanns S. Antagonistic regulation of neurite morphology through Gq/g11 and G12/G13, J Biol Chem, 2008 Dec. 19; 283 (51): 35526-35531

43. Kole MH, Bräuer AU, and Stuart GJ. Inherited cortical HCN1 channel loss amplifies dendritic calcium electrogenesis and burst firing in a rat absence epilepsy model J. Physiol., Jan., 15, 578 (Pt 2): 507-525, 2007

44. Savaskan NE, Rocha L, Kotter MR, Baer A, Lubec G, van Meeteren LA, Kishi Y, Aoki J, Moolenaar WN, Nitsch R, and Bräuer AU. Autotaxin (NPP-2) in the brain: cell type-specific expression and regulation during development and after neurotrauma. Cell Mol Life Sci, Jan, 64(2): 230-243, 2007

45. Savaskan NE, Borchert A, Bräuer AU and Kühn H. A role for glutathione peroxidase-4 in brain development and neuronal apoptosis. Free Radical Bio Med, Jul. 15; 43(2): 191-201, 2007

46. Dalla Puppa L., Savaskan NE., Bräuer AU, Behne D. and Kyriakopoulos A. The role of selenite on microglia migration. Ann NY Acad. Sci., Jan 1096: 179-183, 2007

47. Schridde U*, Strauss U*, Bräuer AU*, and van Luijtelaar G. Environmental manipulations early in development alter seizure activity, Ih and HCN1 protein expression later in life. Eur J Neurosci., 23(12):3346-3358, 2006

48. Peeva GP*, Angelova SK*, Guntinas-Lichius O, Streppel M, Irintchev A*, Schütz U, Popratiloff A, Savaskan NE, Bräuer AU, Alvanou A, Nitsch R, and Angelov DN*. Improved outcome of facial nerve repair in rats is associated with enhanced regenerative response of motoneurons and augmented neocortical plasticity. Eur J Neurosci., 24 (8): 2152-2162, 2006

49. Schäfer M., Bräuer AU, Savaskan NE, Rathjen FG, and Brümmendorf T. Neurotractin/Kilon promotes neurite outgrowth and is expressed on reactive astrocytes after entorhinal cortex lesion. Mol Cell Neurosci., 29(4):580-90, 2005

50. Bajorat R, Bräuer AU, Wasner U, Rolfs A, and Strauss U. Functional significance of HCN2/3 mediated Ih in striatal cells at early developmental states. J Neurosci. Res. 82 (2):206-13, 2005

51. Strauss, U.*, Kole MH.*, Bräuer AU., Pahnke J., Bajorat R., Rolfs, A., Nitsch R., and Deisz RA. An impaired neocortical Ih is associated with enhanced excitability and epilepsy. Eur J Neurosci. Jun;19(11):3048-58, 2004

52. Bräuer, AU., Nitsch R. and Savaskan NE. Identification of macrophage/ microglia activation factor (MAF) associated with late endosomes/lysosomes in microglial cells. FEBS Lett., 9;563(1-3):41-8, 2004

53. Meier, S., Bräuer, AU., Heimrich, B., Nitsch, R. and Savaskan, NE. Myelination in the hippocampus during development and following lesion. Cell Mol Life Sci, 61(9):1082-94, 2004

54. Savaskan, NE*, Bräuer, AU*, and Nitsch, R. Molecular cloning and expression regulation of PRG-3, a new member of the plasticity-related gene family. Eur J Neurosci., 19(1):212-20, 2004

55. Bräuer AU.*, Savaskan NE.*, Kühn H., Prehn S., Ninnemann O., and Nitsch R. Is PRG1 a new lipid phosphatase? Nat Neurosci Comment, 7 (8), 2004

56. Bräuer, AU., Savaskan, NE., Plaschke, M, Ninnemann, O. and Nitsch, R. The role of CCK in the course of de- and regeneration after lesion in the hippocampus: molecular evidence revealed by differential display-RT-PCR. Neuroscience;121(1):111-21, 2003

57. Bräuer AU.*, Savaskan NE.*, Kühn H., Prehn S., Ninnemann O., and Nitsch R. A new phospholipid phosphatase, PRG-1 is involved in axonal growth and regenerative sprouting. Nat Neurosci., 6(6):572-8, 2003

58. Eyüpoglu, IY.*, Savaskan, NE.*, Bräuer, AU.*, Nitsch, R. and Heimrich, B. Identification of neuronal cell death in a model of degeneration in the hippocampus. Brain Res Brain Res Protoc, 11(1):1-8, 2003

59. Savaskan, NE.*, Bräuer, AU.*, Kühbacher, M., Eyüpoglu, IY., Kyriakopoulos, A., Ninnemann, O., Behne, D. and Nitsch, R. Selenium dificiency increases susceptibility for glutamate-unduced excititoxicity. FASEB J, 17(1):112-4, 2003

60. Meier, S., Bräuer, AU., Heimrich B., Schwab, M., Nitsch, R. and Savaskan, NE. Molecular analyses of Nogo genes in the hippocampus during development and following lesion. FASEB J, 17(9):1153-5, 2003

61. Bräuer, AU.*, Savaskan, NE.*, Plaschke, M., Ninnemann, O. and Nitsch, R. Perforant path lesion induces up-regulation of stathmin mRNA, but not SCG10 mRNA, in the adult rat hippocampus. Neuroscience; 102 (3): 515-11126, 2001

62. Bräuer, AU.*, Savaskan, M.*, Kole, MHP.*, Plaschke, M., Monteggia, L., Nestler, E., Simbürger, E., Deisz, R., Ninnemann, O. and Nitsch, R. Molecular and functional analysis of hyperpolarization-activated pacemaker channels in the hippocampus after entorhinal cortex lesion. FASEB J; 15: 2689-2701, 2001

63. Savaskan, NE.*, Eyüpoglu, IY*, Bräuer, AU.*, Plaschke, M., Ninnemann, O., Nitsch, R. and Skutella T. Entorhinal cortex lesion studied with the novel dye fluoro-jade. Brain Res. May 2; 864(1): 44-51, 2000

64. Bräuer, AU.*, Savaskan, NE.*, Plaschke, M., Prehn, S., Ninnemann, O. and Nitsch, R. IG-molecule Kilon shows differential expression pattern from LAMP in the developing and adult rat hippocampus. Hippocampus 10(6): 632-44, 2000

65. Savaskan, NE.*, Skutella, T.*, Bräuer, AU., Plaschke, M., Ninnemann, O. and Nitsch, R. Outgrowth-promoting molecules in the adult hippocampus after perforant path lesion. Eur J Neurosci. Mar; 12(3): 1024-32, 2000


1. Strauss U. and Bräuer AU. Current views on regulation and function of plasticity-related genes (PRGs/LPPRs) in the brain. BBA – Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids. Special Issue: Lysophospholipids, Biochim Biophys Acta., 2013 Jan;1831(1):133-8

2. Bräuer AU and Nitsch R. Plasticity-related genes (PRGs/LRPs): A brain-specific class of lysophospholipid-modifying proteins. BBA – Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids. Special Issue: Lysophospholipids, Biochim Biophys Acta., 2008 Sep;1781(9):595-600

3. Bräuer AU. and Savaskan NE. Molecular actions of selenium in the brain: neuroprotective mechanisms of an essential trace element. Rev Neuroscience; 2004 15(1):19-32

4. Schweizer, U., Bräuer AU., Köhrle J., Nitsch R., and Savaskan NE. Selenium and brain function: a poorly recognized liaison. Brain Res Brain Res Rev., 2004 Jul;45(3):164-78

*Contributed equally as first or senior author.


1. D.N. Brindley and A.U. Bräuer
Chapter 12 Lipid Mediators and Modulators of Neuronal Function: Lysophosphatidate and Lysolipids Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology,
Neural Lipids, 2010, Part 3, 289-310, DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-30378-9_12,
A. Lajtha, G. Tettamanti, & G. Goracci (eds.)


1. Inventor(s): BERGHOF, Kornelia; GASCH, Alexander; BRÄUER, Anja; GRÖNEWALD, Cordt: WILBORN, Freimut; ROLFS, Arndt Applicant(s): BioteCon Gesellschaft für biotechnologische Entwicklung und Consulting mbH, Tegeler Weg 33, D-10589 Berlin, Deutschland
Titel: Amino acid sequences and method for isolating bacteries from the type genus Pseudomonas
Application Number:WO9912949A2  

2. Inventor(s): NITSCH, Robert; NINNEMANN, Olaf; BRÄUER, Anja; SAVASKAN, Nicolai Applicant(s): Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, vertreten durch den Verwaltungsdirektor des Universitätsklinikums Charite, Berlin, Deutschland
Titel: Plasticity related Gene (PRG): Eine neue Klasse nervenspezifischer Membranproteine mit wachstumsregulierenden Eigenschaften.
Application Number: CH060/2002

3. Patentanmeldung läuft: Inventor(s): BRÄUER Anja und STRAUSS Ulf Applicant(s): Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, vertreten durch den Verwaltungsdirektor des Universitätsklinikums Charite, Berlin, Deutschland
Titel: Verfahren zur Analyse eines Phospholipidprofils im Liquor als diagnostisches Verfahren für neurologische Erkrankungen
Application Number: CH580/2011

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