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Zimdahl, Anna
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Niklasson, M., Andrésen, C., Helander, S., Roth, M., Zimdahl Kahlin, A., Lindqvist Appell, M., . . . Lundström, P. (2015). Robust and convenient analysis of protein thermal and chemical stability. Protein Science, 24(12), 2055-2062
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2015 (English)In: Protein Science, ISSN 0961-8368, E-ISSN 1469-896X, Vol. 24, no 12, p. 2055-2062Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We present the software CDpal that is used to analyze thermal and chemical denaturation data to obtain information on protein stability. The software uses standard assumptions and equations applied to two-state and various types of three-state denaturation models in order to determine thermodynamic parameters. It can analyze denaturation monitored by both circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy and is extremely flexible in terms of input format. Furthermore, it is intuitive and easy to use because of the graphical user interface and extensive documentation. As illustrated by the examples herein, CDpal should be a valuable tool for analysis of protein stability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2015
Keywords
protein stability; thermal denaturation; chemical denaturation; circular dichroism; fluorescence; curve fitting; protein stability software; protein denaturation software
National Category
Chemical Sciences Clinical Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124648 (URN)10.1002/pro.2809 (DOI)000368292000014 ()26402034 (PubMedID)
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Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council [2012-5136]; LiU Cancer

Available from: 2016-02-08 Created: 2016-02-08 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Haglund, S., Zimdahl Kahlin, A., Vikingsson, S., Almér, S. & Söderman, J. (2014). P658 Effects of allopurinol on thiopurine metabolism and gene expression levels in HepG2 cells. In: : . Paper presented at 9th Congress of ECCO - the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (pp. 1:S345). , 8
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Clinical Medicine
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117883 (URN)10.1016/S1873-9946(14)60777-7 (DOI)
Conference
9th Congress of ECCO - the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation
Available from: 2015-05-12 Created: 2015-05-12 Last updated: 2015-05-26
Wennerstrand, P., Mårtensson, L.-G., Söderhäll, S., Lindqvist Appell, M. & Zimdahl, A. (2013). Methotrexate binds to recombinant thiopurine S-methyltransferase and inhibits enzyme activity after high-dose infusions in childhood leukaemia. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 69(9), 1641-1649
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2013 (English)In: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, ISSN 0031-6970, E-ISSN 1432-1041, Vol. 69, no 9, p. 1641-1649Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

Important drugs in the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) are 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) and methotrexate (MTX). Thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) is a polymorphic enzyme causing variability in 6-MP response and toxicity. The aim of this study was to investigate the fluctuation in TPMT enzyme activity over time and the effect of high-dose MTX infusions on TPMT enzyme activity and 6-MP metabolites in paediatric ALL patients.

Methods

Fifty-three children with ALL treated according to the NOPHO-ALL 2000 protocol were included in the study. TPMT enzyme activity was measured at six different times starting from diagnosis until after the end of maintenance treatment. TPMT and 6-MP metabolites were measured before the initiation of high-dose MTX (HD-MTX) infusions and at 66 h post-infusion. The interaction between MTX and TPMT was investigated in vitro using recombinant TPMT protein and a leukaemic cell line.

Results

Forty percent of TPMT wild-type individuals had deceptively low TPMT enzyme activity according to genotype at the time of diagnosis. TPMT activity had decreased significantly 66 h after the start of HD-MTX infusions (−9.2 %; p = 0.013). MTX bound to recombinant TPMT protein severely inhibiting TPMT enzyme activity (remaining activity 16 %).

Conclusions

Our results show that TPMT genotyping should be performed in children with ALL, since 40 % of the children in our study who carried the wild-type TPMT gene were at risk of initial underdosing of 6-MP in cases where only TPMT enzyme activity was determined. MTX inhibits the TPMT enzyme activity after HD-MTX infusions due to protein binding.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013
Keywords
Leukaemia, 6-mercaptopurine, methotrexate, pharmacogenetics, thiopurine s-methyltransferase
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80190 (URN)10.1007/s00228-013-1521-9 (DOI)000323429900003 ()
Available from: 2012-08-22 Created: 2012-08-22 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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