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Eriksson, Birgitta
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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.

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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
Magnusson, A. K., Eriksson, B. & Tham, R. (1998). Effects of the GABA agonists baclofen and THIP on long-term compensation in hemilabyrinthectomised rats. Brain Research, 795(1-2), 307-311
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effects of the GABA agonists baclofen and THIP on long-term compensation in hemilabyrinthectomised rats
1998 (English)In: Brain Research, ISSN 0006-8993, E-ISSN 1872-6240, Vol. 795, no 1-2, p. 307-311Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Horizontal eye movements, elicited by sinusoidal rotation in darkness, were recorded with a magnetic search coil technique in pigmented rats, hemilabyrinthectomised 8–12 weeks before the investigation. Separate gains during rotation towards the lesioned side (LS) and the intact side (IS) were calculated by a computer program, demonstrating an asymmetry. Systemic single administration of the GABAB agonist baclofen caused a dose-related temporary rebalancing of the compensatory eye movements to the LS and the IS. At an optimal dose of 14 μmol/kg b.wt symmetry was achieved by excitation of eye movements during rotation to the LS and depression during rotation to the IS. Administration of the GABAA agonist THIP did not obviously reduce the asymmetry. It is suggested that stimulation of GABAB receptors modifies the tonic imbalance between the bilateral vestibular nuclei and/or the central processing of the input from the peripheral sensory organs.

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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84752 (URN)10.1016/S0006-8993(98)00329-1 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-10-19 Created: 2012-10-19 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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