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personal page M. Kasper








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email:     michael.kasper@tu-dresden.de

Personal data

1973-1978 Study of Microbiology at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Germany)
1983 Doctoral thesis in Biological Sciences (Ph.D.).
The dissertation was done about the immune status of patients with breast and stomach cancer,
Faculty of Science, University Leipzig
1980-1985 Postgradual education in immunology for the degree „Fachbiologe der Medizin“
1988 Acquisition of the "habilitation" degree
(in Germany an extended second dissertation that qualifies for becoming a full professor,
generally connected with the "venia legendi" - licence to teach-)
1978-1992 Dept. of Clinical Pathology, District Hospital Görlitz
1990 Research Fellow,
Dr. B. Lane, ICRF Laboratories, South Mimms., London, UK;
Dr. Gudat, Institute of Pathology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
1992-1996 Research Fellow, Dept. of Pathology, Medical Faculty,Technical University of Dresden
1996-present        Professor of Anatomy, Dept. of Anatomy, Mediacal Faculty, TU Dresden


Gross anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy, histology

Research projects

  • Immune status of stomach and mammary cancer
  • Distribution of intermediate filaments during development and under pathological conditions (for example: eye, pituitary gland, neuroectodermal tissues)
  • Pathomechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension
  • Role of caveolin-1 and P2X receptors in lung and heart cells

Selected publications

  1. Kasper, M., Stosiek, P., Typlt, H., and Karsten, U. (1987). Histological evaluation of three new monoclonal anti-cytokeratin antibodies. 1. Normal tissues. Eur J Cancer Clin Oncol 23, 137-47
  2. Kasper, M., and Karsten, U. (1988). Coexpression of cytokeratin and vimentin in Rathke's cysts of the human pituitary gland. Cell Tissue Res 253, 419-24
  3. Kasper, M., Moll, R., Stosiek, P., and Karsten, U. (1988). Patterns of cytokeratin and vimentin expression in the human eye. Histochemistry 89, 369-77
  4. Kasper, M., and Viebahn, C. (1992). Cytokeratin expression and early lens development. Anat Embryol (Berl) 186, 285-90
  5. Kasper, M., Gunthert, U., Dall, P., Kayser, K., Schuh, D., Haroske, G., and Muller, M. (1995). Distinct expression patterns of CD44 isoforms during human lung development and in pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 13, 648-56
  6. Kasper, M., and Haroske, G. (1996). Alterations in the alveolar epithelium after injury leading to pulmonary fibrosis. Histol Histopathol 11, 463-83
  7. Kasper, M., and Fehrenbach, H. (2000). Immunohistochemical evidence for the occurrence of similar epithelial phenotypes during lung development and radiation-induced fibrogenesis. Int J Radiat Biol 76, 493-501
  8. Drab, M., Verkade, P., Elger, M., Kasper, M., Lohn, M., Lauterbach, B., Menne, J., Lindschau, C., Mende, F., Luft, F. C., Schedl, A., Haller, H., and Kurzchalia, T. V. (2001). Loss of Caveolae, Vascular Dysfunction, and Pulmonary Defects in Caveolin-1 Gene-Disrupted Mice. Science 9, 9.
  9. Kasper, M., Sims, G., Koslowski, R., Kuss, H., Thuemmler, M., Fehrenbach, H., and Auten, R. L. (2002). Increased surfactant protein D in rat airway goblet and Clara cells during ovalbumin-induced allergic airway inflammation. Clin Exp Allergy 32, 1251-8
  10. McElroy, M. C., and Kasper, M. (2004). The use of alveolar epithelial type I cell-selective markers to investigate lung injury and repair. Eur Respir J 24, 664-73
  11. Barth K, Kasper M (2009) Membrane compartments and purinergic signalling: occurrence and function of P2X receptors in lung. FEBS J 276:341-353
Last modified: 21.04.2010 11:23
Author: Torsten Schwalm

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