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Lundin, Anna-Carin
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Lundin, A.-C., Aspenberg, P. & Eliasson, P. T. (2014). Trigger finger, tendinosis, and intratendinous gene expression. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 24(2), 363-368
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trigger finger, tendinosis, and intratendinous gene expression
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, ISSN 0905-7188, E-ISSN 1600-0838, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 363-368Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The pathogenesis of trigger finger has generally been ascribed to primary changes in the first annular ligament. In contrast, we recently found histological changes in the tendons, similar to the findings in Achilles tendinosis or tendinopathy. We therefore hypothesized that trigger finger tendons would show differences in gene expression in comparison to normal tendons in a pattern similar to what is published for Achilles tendinosis. We performed quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction on biopsies from finger flexor tendons, 13 trigger fingers and 13 apparently healthy control tendons, to assess the expression of 10 genes which have been described to be differently expressed in tendinosis (collagen type 1a1, collagen 3a1, MMP-2, MMP-3, ADAMTS-5, TIMP-3, aggrecan, biglycan, decorin, and versican). In trigger finger tendons, collagen types 1a1 and 3a1, aggrecan and biglycan were all up-regulated, and MMP-3and TIMP-3 were down-regulated. These changes were statistically significant and have been previously described for Achilles tendinosis. The remaining four genes were not significantly altered. The changes in gene expression support the hypothesis that trigger finger is a form of tendinosis. Because trigger finger is a common condition, often treated surgically, it could provide opportunities for clinical research on tendinosis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley, 2014
Keywords
tendinopathy; tendinosis; stenosing tendovaginitis; tendovaginitis stenosans; quantitative real-time PCR; qPCR
National Category
Orthopaedics Cell and Molecular Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106131 (URN)10.1111/j.1600-0838.2012.01514.x (DOI)000332982700018 ()
Available from: 2014-04-25 Created: 2014-04-24 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Lundin, A.-C., Eliasson, P. & Aspenberg, P. (2012). Trigger finger and tendinosis. Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume, 37(3), 233-236
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trigger finger and tendinosis
2012 (English)In: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume, ISSN 1753-1934, E-ISSN 2043-6289, Vol. 37, no 3, p. 233-236Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The pathogenesis of trigger finger has generally been ascribed to primary changes in the pulley. Histological examination of the affected tendons has rarely been done. We studied biopsies from tendons of trigger fingers from 29 patients and compared these to biopsies from six intact tendons. We used a modified Movin score, which describes the tendinosis of the Achilles tendon. Trigger finger tendons had a high score (14.2; SD, 2.2) consistent with tendinosis, while the controls were almost normal (2.5; SD, 1.9). This suggests that the tendon is also affected, and that trigger finger is a form of tendinosis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2012
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76086 (URN)10.1177/1753193411421853 (DOI)000300994100007 ()21987275 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2012-03-26 Created: 2012-03-26 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Bergman-Jungeström, M., Gentile, M., Lundin, A.-C. & Wingren, S. (1999). Association between CYP17 gene polymorphism and risk of breast cancer in young women. International Journal of Cancer, 84, 350-353
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Association between CYP17 gene polymorphism and risk of breast cancer in young women
1999 (English)In: International Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0020-7136, E-ISSN 1097-0215, Vol. 84, p. 350-353Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Long-term exposure to oestrogens is a well-recognised risk factor for breast cancer, whereas little is known about the influence of polymorphisms of genes involved in oestrogen biosynthesis and metabolism. A candidate, containing a single bp polymorphism, T→C, (designated, A2 allele), might be the CYP17 gene, which codes for an enzyme involved in oestrogen synthesis. This polymorphism creates an additional Sp1-type promoter site (CCACC box), which has been shown to be associated with increased serum oestrogen levels. We performed a case-control study, to evaluate association of the CYP17 gene polymorphism with risk of breast cancer in young women (younger than 37 years). We found a statistically significant increased risk in carriers of at least 1 A2 allele [odds ratio (OR), 2.0; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.1–3.5, p = 0.027], and a trend toward a gene-dose effect illustrated by a slightly higher risk for A2-homozygous subjects (OR, 2.8) than for heterozygous women (OR, 1.9). Furthermore, when we investigated the CYP17 genotype in relation to tumour characteristics, breast cancer patients with 1 or 2 A2 alleles tended to have lower oestrogen receptor levels (risk ratio, 0.70; CI, 0.41–1.2, p = 0.44). Our findings suggest that CYP17 gene polymorphism influences breast carcinogenesis in young women.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24933 (URN)10.1002/(SICI)1097-0215(19990820)84:4<350::AID-IJC3>3.0.CO;2-L (DOI)9339 (Local ID)9339 (Archive number)9339 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Lundin, A.-C., Söderkvist, P., Eriksson, B., Bergman-Jungeström, M. & Wingren, S. (1999). Association of breast cancer progression with a vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism. Cancer Research, 59(10), 2332-2334
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Association of breast cancer progression with a vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism
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1999 (English)In: Cancer Research, ISSN 0008-5472, E-ISSN 1538-7445, Vol. 59, no 10, p. 2332-2334Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The vitamin D3 receptor gene (VDR) contains a TaqI RFLP that is associated with increased VDR mRNA stability, increased serum levels of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-D3), and decreased risk for prostate cancer. Determination of the TaqI genotype, in a group of young women with breast cancer (n = 111; age, <37 years) and a control population (n = 130), revealed no overall association to risk for breast cancer. However, patients without TaqI site (TT genotype) showed a significantly increased risk for lymph node metastasis (relative risk, 1.8, 95% confidence interval, 1.3- 2.6). Furthermore, a tendency toward an increased survival was found among estrogen receptor-positive, tamoxifen-treated patients who were homozygous for the TaqI site (P = 0.075). We conclude that polymorphism in the VDR gene may influence tumor progression and tamoxifen treatment response in early- onset breast carcinomas.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24934 (URN)10344739 (PubMedID)9340 (Local ID)9340 (Archive number)9340 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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