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Detection of early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus using lectin-based near-infrared imaging: an ex vivo study on human tissue
André A. Neves, Massimiliano Di Pietro, Maria O'Donovan, Dale J. Waterhouse, Sarah E. Bohndiek, Kevin M. Brindle, Rebecca C. Fitzgerald:
Endoscopy 2018; 50(06): 618-625

Computer-aided diagnosis for colonoscopy
Yuichi Mori, Shin-ei Kudo, Tyler M. Berzin, Masashi Misawa, Kenichi Takeda:
Endoscopy 2017; 49(08): 813-819

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is safe and effective for pediatric patients with chronic pancreatitis
Dan Wang, Ya-Wei Bi, Jun-Tao Ji, Lei Xin, Jun Pan, Zhuan Liao, Ting-Ting Du, Jin-Huan Lin, Di Zhang, Xiang-Peng Zeng, Bo Ye, Wen-Bin Zou, Hui Chen, Ting Xie, Bai-Rong Li, Zhao-Hong Zheng, Zhao-Shen Li, Liang-Hao Hu:
Endoscopy 2017; 49(05): 447–455

Improving uptake of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening: a randomized trial of nonparticipant reminders in the English Screening Programme
Kerrison Robert S, McGregor Lesley M, Marshall Sarah, Isitt John, Counsell Nicholas, Rees Col J, von Wagner Christian:
Endoscopy 2017; 49(01): 35–43

Efficacy of a multifactorial strategy for bowel preparation in diabetic patients undergoing colonoscopy: a randomized trial
Alvarez-Gonzalez MA, Flores-Le Roux JA, Seoane A, Pedro-Botet J, Carot L, Fernandez-Clotet A, Raga A, Pantaleon MA, Barranco L, Bory F, Lorenzo-Zuñiga V:
Endoscopy 2016; 48(11): 1003–1009

ERCP practitioners in China: results from national surveys in 2007 and 2013
Hu LH, Xin L, Wang LW, Qian W, Liao Z, Li ZS
Endoscopy 2016; 48(04): 358-363

Design of the Polish Colonoscopy Screening Program: a randomized health services study
Kaminski MF, Kraszewska E, Rupinski M, Laskowska M, Wieszczy P, Regula J
Endoscopy 2015; 47: 1144–1150

Integrated molecular pathology accurately determines the malignant potential of pancreatic cysts
Al-Haddad MA, Kowalski T, Siddiqui A, Mertz HR, Mallat D, Haddad N, Malhotra N, Sadowski B, Lybik MJ, Patel SN, Okoh E, Rosenkranz L, Karasik M, Golioto M, Linder J, Catalano MF
Endoscopy 2015; 47: 136–146

Colonoscopic factors associated with adenoma detection in a national colorectal cancer screening program
Lee TJW, Rees CJ, Blanks RG, Moss SM, Nickerson C, Wright KC, James PW, McNally RJQ, Patnick J, Rutter MD
Endoscopy 2014; 46: 203–211


Hormone and Metabolic Research

A Single-Center 10-Year Experience with Pasireotide in Cushing's Disease: Patients' Characteristics and Outcome.
Trementino L, Michetti G, Angeletti A, Marcelli G, Concettoni C, Cardinaletti C, Polenta B, Boscaro M, Arnaldi G
Horm Metab Res. 2016 May; 48(05): 290-298.

Diet-dependent alterations of hepatic Scd1 expression are accompanied by differences in promoter methylation.
Schwenk RW, Jonas W, Ernst SB, Kammel A, Jähnert M, Schürmann A.
Horm Metab Res. 2013 Oct; 45(11): 786-94.

Estrogen deficiency aggravates insulin resistance and induces β-cell loss and diabetes in female New Zealand obese mice.
Vogel H, Mirhashemi F, Liehl B, Taugner F, Kluth O, Kluge R, Joost HG, Schürmann A.
Horm Metab Res. 2013 Jun; 45(06): 430-5.

Bone and cellular immune system of multiparous sows are insensitive to ovariectomy and nutritive calcium shortage.
Sipos W, Kralicek E, Rauner M, Duvigneau CJ, Worliczek HL, Schamall D, Hartl RT, Sommerfeld-Stur I, Dall'Ara E, Varga P, Resch H, Schwendenwein I, Zysset P, Pietschmann P
Horm Metab Res. 2011 Jun; 43(06): 404-9.


Planta Medica

A Valuable Option for the Treatment of Respiratory Diseases: Review on the Clinical Evidence of the Ivy Leaves Dry Extract EA 575®
Lang C, Röttger-Lüer P, Staiger C
Planta Med. 2015; 81(12/13): 968-974.

Polyacetylenes from Radix et Rhizoma Notopterygii Incisi with an Inhibitory Effect on Nitric Oxide Production In Vitro.
Blunder M, Liu X, Kunert O, Winkler NA, Schinkovitz A, Schmiderer C, Novak J, Bauer R.
Planta Med 2014; 80(05): 415-418.

Effect of costunolide and dehydrocostus lactone on cell cycle, apoptosis, and ABC transporter expression in human soft tissue sarcoma cells.
Kretschmer N, Rinner B, Stuendl N, Kaltenegger H, Wolf E, Kunert O, Boechzelt H, Leithner A, Bauer R, Lohberger B.
Planta Med. 2012 Nov; 78(16): 1749-56.



Intermolecular [2+2] Photocycloaddition of β-Nitrostyrenes to Olefins upon Irradiation with Visible Light
Mohr L-M, Bach T
Synlett efirst

Encapsulating Organic Crystals (EnOCs)
Richert C, Krupp F
Synlett 2017; 28(14): 1763-1766

Tuning the Properties of Penetrating Peptides by Oxime Conjugation
Pazo M, Fernández-Caro H, Priegue JM, Lostalé-Seijo I, Montenegro J
Synlett 2017; 28(08): 924-928

Intensified Microwave-Assisted N-Acylation Procedure – Synthesis and Activity Evaluation of TRPC3 Channel Agonists with a 1,3-Dihydro-2H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-one Core
de la Cruz GG, Svobodova B, Lichtenegger M, Tiapko O, Groschner K, Glasnov T
Synlett 2017; 28(06): 695-700

Benzylic Ammonium Ylide Mediated Epoxidations
Roisera L, Robiette R, Waser M
Synlett 2016; 27(13): 1963–1968

Bifunctional Iminophosphorane Catalyzed Enantioselective Ketimine Phospha-Mannich Reaction
Robertson GP, Farley AJM, Dixon DJ
Synlett 2016; 27(01): 21–24

One-Pot Sulfonamide Synthesis Exploiting the Palladium-Cata-lyzed Sulfination of Aryl Iodides
Flegeau EF, Harrison JM, Willis MC
Synlett 2016; 27(01): 101–105

Genome Engineering with Synthetic Copper Nucleases
Fantoni N, Lauria T, Kellett A
Synlett 2015; 26(19): 2623–2626

N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Enantioselective Annulation of Benzothiazolyl Ethyl Acetates with 2-Bromoenals
Ni Q, Xiong J, Song X, Raabe G, Enders D
Synlett 2015; 26(11): 1465-1469  

An Orthogonal Biocatalytic Approach for the Safe Generation and Use of HCN in a Multistep Continuous Preparation of Chiral O-Acetylcyanohydrins
Brahma A, Musio B, Ismayilova U, Nikbin N, Kamptmann SB, Siegert P, Jeromin GE, Ley SV, Pohl M
Synlett 2016; 27(02): 262-266 

Generation of Reactive Ketenes under Flow Conditions through Zinc-Mediated Dehalogenation
Hafner A, Ley SV
Synlett 2015; 26(11): 1470-1474  

Synthesis of New Chiral Diaryliodonium Salts
Brown M, Delorme M, Malmedy F, Malmgren J, Olofsson B, Wirth T
Synlett 2015; 26(11): 1573-1577  

A Convenient Route to 2-Bromo-3-chloronorbornadiene and 2,3-Dibromonorbornadiene
Lennartson A, Quant M, Moth-Poulsen K
Synlett 2015; 26(11): 1501-1504  

2,3-Dihydropyridin-4(1H)-ones and 3-Aminocyclohex-2-enones: Synthesis, Functionalization, and Applications to Alkaloid Synthesis
Seki H., Georg GI
Synlett 2014; 25(18): 2536-2557

One-Pot Multi-Reaction Processes: Synthesis of Natural Products and Drug-Like Scaffolds
Calder EDD, Grafton MW, Sutherland A
Synlett 2014; 25(08): 1068-1080  



Recent Advances in Transition-Metal-Catalyzed, Directed Aryl C–H/N–H Cross-Coupling Reactions
Henry MC, Mostafa MAB, Sutherland A
Synthesis efirst

50 Years of Zweifel Olefination: A Transition-Metal-Free Coupling
Armstrong RJ, Aggarwal VK
Synthesis 2017; 49(15): 3323-3336

Asymmetric Synthesis of Five-Membered Spiropyrazolones via N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC)-Catalyzed [3+2] Annulations
Li S, Wang L, Chauhan P, Peuronen A, Rissanen K, Enders D
Synthesis 2017; 49(08): 1808-1815

Enantioselective Catalytic One-Pot Synthesis of Functionalized Methyleneindanes and Methylindenes via a Michael/Conia-Ene Sequence
Philipps AR, Blümel M, Dochain S, Hack D, Enders D
Synthesis 2017; 49(07): 1538-1546

One-Pot Synthesis of 1-Substituted 1H-Isochromenes by Combining Brønsted Acid with Silver Catalysis
Bröhl NF, Kundu DS, Raabe G, Ender D
Synthesis 2017; 49(06): 1243-1254

Iridium-Catalyzed C4-Alkylation of 2,6-Di-tert-butylphenol by Using Hydrogen-Borrowing Catalysis
Frost JR, Cheong CB, Donohoe TJ
Synthesis 2017; 49(04): 910-916

Diastereoselective Synthesis of Spiro[pyrazolone-4,3′-tetrahydrothiophenes] via a Sulfa-Michael/Aldol Domino Reaction
Joie C, Deckers K, Enders D
Synthesis 2016; 48(23): 4091–4098

Asymmetric Synthesis of Tetrahydrobenzofurans and Annulated Dihydropyrans via Cooperative One-Pot Organo- and Silver-Catalysis
Kaya U, Chauhan P, Deckers K, Puttreddy R, Rissanen K, Raabe G, Ender D
Synthesis 2016; 48(19): 3207-3216

Asymmetric Organocatalytic Synthesis of 4-Aminoisochromanones via a Direct One-Pot Intramolecular Mannich Reaction
Vetica F, Fronert J, Puttreddy R, Rissanen K, Enders D
Synthesis 2016; 48(24): 4451–4458

Diastereoselective Gold(I)-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of Oxo-1,5-enynes 5-enynes
Callejaa P, Muratorea ME, Jiméneza T, Echavarren AM
Synthesis 2016; 48(19): 3183–3198

Synthesis of 3-Aryl-1-aminopropane Derivatives: Lithiation–Boryl-ation–Ring-Opening of Azetidinium Ions
Casoni G, Myers EL, Aggarwal VK
Synthesis 2016; 48(19): 3241–3253

A General and Direct Reductive Amination of Aldehydes and Ketones with Electron-Deficient Anilines
Pletz J, Berg B, Breinbauer R
Synthesis 2016; 48(09): 1301–1317

Asymmetric Synthesis of Spiro Tetrahydrothiophene-indan-1,3-diones via a Squaramide-Catalyzed Sulfa-Michael/Aldol Domino Reaction
Mahajan S, Chauhan P, Blümel M, Puttreddy R, Rissanen K, Raabe G, Enders D
Synthesis 2016; 48(08): 1131–1138

Synthesis of 5-Hydroxymethylcytidine- and 5-Hydroxymethyl-uridine-Modified RNA
Riml C, Micura R
Synthesis 2016; 48(08): 1108–1116

An Asymmetric Organocatalytic Quadruple Domino Reaction Employing a Vinylogous Friedel–Crafts/Michael/Michael/Aldol Condensation Sequence
Philipps AR, Fritze L, Erdmann N, Enders D
Synthesis 2015; 47(16): 2377-2384

Organocatalytic Asymmetric Domino Michael/Henry Reaction of Indolin-3-ones with o-Formyl-β-nitrostyrenes
Mahajan S, Chauhan P, Loh CCJ, Uzungelis S, Raabe G, Enders D
Synthesis 2015; 47(07): 1024-1031

Organocatalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Dihydroisoquinolinones via a One-Pot Aza-Henry–Hemiaminalization–Oxidation Sequence
Hahn R, Jafari E, Raabe G, Enders D
Synthesis 2015; 47(04): 472-480

Asymmetric N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Annulation of 2-Alkenylbenzothiazoles with α-Chloro AldehydesN-Methyl-d-aspartate Receptor Allosteric Modulators
Song X, Ni Q, Zhu C, Raabe G, Enders D
Synthesis 2014; 46(03): 421-428

Asymmetric Organocatalytic Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Spirocyclohexane Indandiones via a One-Pot Michael/Michael/Aldol Sequence
Blümel M, Chauhan P, Vermeeren C, Dreier A, Lehmann C, Enders D
Synthesis 2015; 47(22): 3618-3628

Synthesis of a Series of Novel 3,9-Disubstituted Phenanthrenes as Analogues of Known N-Methyl-d-aspartate Receptor Allosteric Modulators
Irvine MW, Fang G, Eaves R, Mayo-Martin MB, Burnell ES, Costa BM, Culley GR, Volianskis A, Collingridge GL, Monaghan DT, Jane DE
Synthesis 2015; 47(11): 1593-1610

Gas-Phase Synthesis of Pyrazolo[3,4-b]pyridin-4-ones
Mackay M, Nortcliffe A, McNab H, Hulme AN
Synthesis 2015; 47(02): 242-248

An Asymmetric Organocatalytic Quadruple Cascade to Tetraaryl-Substituted 2-Azabicyclo[3.3.0]octadienones
Joie C, Deckers K, Raabe G, Enders D
Synthesis 2014; 46(11): 1539-1546

Asymmetric Synthesis of Functionalized Dihydro- and Tetrahydropyrans via an Organocatalytic Domino Michael–Hemiacetalization Reaction
Urbanietz G, Atodiresei I, Enders D
Synthesis 2014; 46(09): 1261-1269

Organocatalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Functionalized 1,3,5-Triarylpyrrolidin-2-ones via an Aza-Michael/Aldol Domino Reaction
Joie C, Deckers K, Enders D
Synthesis 2014; 46(06): 799-808