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  • 101.
    Arnesson, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Small breast cancers: Diagnosis, prognostic factors and clinical outcome in a screening population1994Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Breast cancer ≤ 10 mm together with ductal in situ cancer of the breast (DCIS) today constitute more than 40% of screening detected breast malignancies. Prognostic factors, diagnosis and clinical outcome for invasive breast cancers ≤ 10 mm and local recurrence in DCIS were evaluated.

    Histopathological grading was done in 248 ductal breast cancers and grade III was correlated to aneuploidy, increased S-phase fraction and receptor negative tumours. Life table analysis showed a significant increase in breast cancer mortality in grade III tumours (p < 0.001).

    Hormone receptors and cytometric variables were studied in ≤ 10 mm breast cancers. Around 60% of these small cancers were evaluable. Aneuploidy was found in 52% and SPF ≥ 10 in 20%. Mean SPF was 4.8 in diploid and 7.6 in aneuploid tumours. A potentially high risk group with high SPF figures and receptor negative tumours comprise 7% of the patients.

    Diagnostic surgery was performed in 314 non-palpable breast lesions. Insufficient excisions were observed in 16 cases (5%), mostly in lesions with microcalcifications and in situ cancers ≥ 30 mm in extent. Underestimation of in situ cancers is the main reason for inadequate surgery.

    DCIS comprises approx 10% of breast malignancies. In 38 cases operated with breast preserving surgery 13% got local recurrence in median 60 months follow-up.

    Recurrence free survival in patients with ≤ 10 mm breast cancers were evaluated for 324 cases. Only 8% of these patients had adjuvant treatment. Lymph node involvement was found in 9% of screening detected and 20% in clinically detected cancers (p < 0.03). Median prospective follow-up time was 7 years and distant metastases appeared in 8 patients, local recurrence in 3. Life table analysis showed 97% overall distant recurrence free survival, 99% in node negative and 79% in node positive patients (p < 0.001).

    We can today, by grading and cytometric variables, find subgroups with high risk of recurrence after breast cancer surgery in small breast cancers. These are probably the only patients that benefit from adjuvant treatment and need follow-up outside mammography screening. Breast conserving surgery can be performed in the majority of DCIS patients.

  • 102.
    Arnesson, Lars-Gunnar
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Surgery. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, MKC - Medicin och kirurgicentrum, GE: endokir.
    Ahlgren, J
    Omitting axillary surgery for low-risk breast cancer patients. A Swedish prospective cohort study.2000In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, E-ISSN 1651-226X, Vol. 39, p. 291-294Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 103.
    Aro, Eva-Mari
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of cell biology.
    Rokka, Anne
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of cell biology.
    Vener, Alexander
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of cell biology.
    Determination of phosphoproteins in higher plant thylakoids2004In: Methods in Molecular Biology / [ed] Walker, John M., Totowa, New Jersey: Humana Press Inc , 2004, p. 271-285Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    For almost 30 years, biological scientists have come to rely on the research protocols and methodologies in the critically acclaimed Methods in Molecular Biology series. The series was the first to introduce the step-by-step protocols approach that has become the standard in all biomedical protocol publishing. Each protocol is provided in readily-reproducible step-by-step fashion, opening with an introductory overview, a list of the materials and reagents needed to complete the experiment, and followed by a detailed procedure that is supported with a helpful notes section offering tips and tricks of the trade as well as troubleshooting advice.  These hallmark features were introduced by series editor Dr. John Walker and constitute the key ingredient in each and every volume of the Methods in Molecular Biology series. Tested and trusted, all protocols from the series are indexed in Pub Med, comprehensive and reliable.

  • 104. Aspres, Nicholas
    et al.
    Anderson, Chris
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of dermatology and venereology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Venerology in Östergötland.
    Continuing professional development program. Malassezia yeasts in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis2004In: Australasian Journal of Dermatology, ISSN 0004-8380, E-ISSN 1440-0960, Vol. 45, p. 199-207Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 105. Axdorph, Ulla
    et al.
    Stenke, Leif
    Grimfors, Gunnar
    Carneskog, Jan
    Hansen, Jan
    Linder, Olle
    Ljungman, Per
    Löfvenberg, Eva
    Malm, Claes
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Hematology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Haematology UHL.
    Simonsson, Bengt
    Turesson, Ingemar
    Vilén, Lars
    Udén, Anne-Marie
    Björkholm, Magnus
    Intensive chemotherapy in patients with chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML) in accelerated or blastic phase - A report from the Swedish CML Group2002In: British Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0007-1048, E-ISSN 1365-2141, Vol. 118, no 4, p. 1048-1054Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In attempting to restore the chronic phase (CP) of chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML), the Swedish CML group utilized an intensive chemotherapy protocol for 83 patients (aged 16-79 years) in accelerated (AP, n = 22) or blastic phase (BC, n = 61). Most patients received a combination of mitoxantrone (12 mg/m2/d) and etoposide (100 mg/m2/d) together with cytosine arabinoside (1 g/m2 b.i.d) for 4 d. Overall, 39 patients (47%) achieved a second CP (CP2)/partial remission (PR). Responding patients <65 years were eligible for ablative chemotherapy followed by an allogeneic (SCT) or a double autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). Seventeen of 34 responders <65 years failed to proceed to transplantation as a result of early disease progression (n = 15) or disease-related complications (n = 2). The remaining 17 patients underwent SCT (n = 9, including four unrelated donor SCT) or ASCT (n = 8). Only one of the eight ASCT patients had a second ASCT, the remaining seven failed because of progression (n = 5) or hypoplasia (n = 2). The median duration of CP2/PR was 6 months (range 1-72 months). Five patients achieved a longer CP2/PR than CP1. The 1 year survival was 70% for SCT/ASCT patients (median survival 21 months), 50% for responding patients overall, but only 7% for non-responders (P < 0.001). Three SCT/ASCT patients are long-term survivors (65+, 66+ and 73+ months). In conclusion, approximately half of the patients achieved a CP2/PR after intensive chemotherapy, with a clear survival advantage for responders vs non-responders. Subsequent SCT/ASCT was feasible for half of the responders (<65 years), and one individual underwent double ASCT. Novel therapeutic options for CML patients in AP/BP are needed.

  • 106. Axelsson Rosén, Stina
    et al.
    Hägg, Staffan
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Clinical Pharmacology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Pharmacology.
    Eriksson, Andreas
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology.
    Lindahl, Tomas
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of clinical chemistry. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Chemistry.
    Whiss, Per A
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology.
    In vitro effects of antipsychotics on human platelet adhesion and aggregation and plasma coagulation2007In: Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology, ISSN 0305-1870, E-ISSN 1440-1681, Vol. 34, no 8, p. 775-780Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    1. Several studies suggest an association between venous thromboembolism and the use of antipsychotic drugs, especially clozapine, but the biological mechanisms are unknown. It has been suggested that antipsychotic drugs enhance aggregation of platelets and thereby increase the risk of venous thrombosis. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of clozapine and its main metabolite, N-desmethyl clozapine, as well as olanzapine, risperidone and haloperidol, on platelet adhesion and aggregation and on plasma coagulation in vitro. 2. Blood was collected from healthy subjects free of medication. Platelet adhesion to different protein surfaces and aggregation were measured in microplates. The coagulation methods of activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and prothrombin time were performed in platelet-poor plasma. 3. Clozapine was the only compound that increased platelet adhesion and aggregation and shortened APTT. The effect appeared at therapeutic concentrations and was significant but weak. 4. This weak effect of clozapine on haemostasis may explain, in part, the association of this compound and venous thromboembolism. © 2007 The Authors.

  • 107.
    Azerkan, Leila
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Bengtsson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Tømmerås, Karin
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Li, Zhao-Qi
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Mårdh, Sven
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Characterization of oxyntic glands isolated from the rat gastric mucosa2001In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, ISSN 1095-6433, E-ISSN 1531-4332, Vol. 128, no 2, p. 349-357Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A simple and reproducible method for isolating oxyntic glands from the rat gastric mucosa was developed. The mucosa was incubated with pronase and EGTA, and then treated mechanically to release glands that were separated from single cells by sedimentation. Parietal cells were identified by immunostaining using a monoclonal antibody against H,K-ATPase. The glandular cells appeared morphologically intact. By careful control of the conditions of gland isolation, long glandular structures comprising hundreds of cells surrounding the lumen were obtained. Intraperitoneal injection of Br-deoxyuridine in the rat 1.5 h before the isolation procedure resulted in glands with a labeling of cells in their neck region. The glands were viable, as demonstrated by their ability to respond to various hormones. Histamine dose-dependently stimulated the acid formation which was measured as the accumulation of [14C]aminopyrine. At 100 microM histamine the accumulation was increased 5-10-fold. At 100 nM, pentagastrin potentiated the histamine stimulated accumulation by approximately 40% but pentagastrin alone did not stimulate. The oxyntic glands obtained by the present procedure appear useful for studies on cell physiology, including regulation of acid secretion, cellular interactions, and possibly also differentiation and proliferation mechanisms since long glandular fragments that contained the proliferative zone could be isolated.

  • 108.
    Bachrach-Lindström, Margaretha
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Unosson, Mitra
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Ek, Anna-Christina
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Arnqvist, Hans
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Assessment of nutritional status using biochemical and anthropometric variables in a nutritional intervention study of women with hip fracture2001In: Clinical Nutrition, ISSN 0261-5614, E-ISSN 1532-1983, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 217-223Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background & Aims: The aim of this study of women with hip fracture was to describe nutritional status with biochemical markers and anthropometric variables, and to evaluate the effect of nutritional intervention with the intention of increasing protein and energy intake.

    Methods: The first consecutive 44 women were included, and used as controls. The next 44 were matched for age, fracture and mental state. Anthropometric variables, IGF-I, hormones and serum albumin were collected 4–6 days (baseline), 1 and 3 months after surgery. Twenty-four women filled out a 7-day food record.

    Results: At baseline, one fourth had BMI <20 kg/m2and subnormal triceps skinfold thickness. Baseline serum albumin, IGF-I and growth hormone levels were low, probably as an acute response to trauma. Women with BMI <20 kg/m2had lower IGF-I levels compared to those with higher BMI. At 3 months, one-third of both groups were protein and energy malnourished. The intervention group obtained higher daily energy percentage from fat but none of the groups reached their calculated energy need.

    Conclusions: Using biochemical markers in the acute postoperative situation to assess nutritional status is not recommended. The intervention had no impact on anthropometric or biochemical variables.

  • 109.
    Bagwell, CB
    et al.
    Verity Software House Inc., Topsham, Maine.
    Clark, GM
    Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
    Spyratos, F
    Centre René Huguenin, St.-Cloud, France.
    Chassevent, A
    Centre Paul Papin, Angers, France.
    Bendahl, PO
    The Jubileum Institute, Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Stål, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Killander, D
    The Jubileum Institute, Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Jourdan, ML
    Hôpital Bretonneau, Tours, France.
    Romain, S
    Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille, France.
    Hunsberger, B
    Verity Software House Inc., Topsham, Maine.
    Baldetorp, B
    The Jubileum Institute, Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Optimizing flow cytometric DNA ploidy and S-phase fraction as independent prognostic markers for node-negative breast cancer specimens2001In: Cytometry, ISSN 0196-4763, E-ISSN 1097-0320, Vol. 46, no 3, p. 121-135Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Developing a reliable and quantitative assessment of the potential virulence of a malignancy has been a long-standing goal in clinical cytometry. DNA histogram analysis provides valuable information on the cycling activity of a tumor population through S-phase estimates; it also identifies nondiploid populations, a possible indicator of genetic instability and subsequent predisposition to metastasis. Because of conflicting studies in the literature, the clinical relevance of both of these potential prognostic markers has been questioned for the management of breast cancer patients. The purposes of this study are to present a set of 10 adjustments derived from a single large study that optimizes the prognostic strength of both DNA ploidy and S-phase and to test the validity of this approach on two other large multicenter studies. Ten adjustments to both DNA ploidy and S-phase were developed from a single node-negative breast cancer database from Baylor College (n = 961 cases). Seven of the adjustments were used to reclassify histograms into low-risk and high-risk ploidy patterns based on aneuploid fraction and DNA index optimum thresholds resulting in prognostic P values changing from little (P < 0.02) or no significance to P < 0.000005. Other databases from Sweden (n = 210 cases) and France (n = 220 cases) demonstrated similar improvement of DNA ploidy prognostic significance, P < 0.02 to P < 0.0009 and P < 0.12 to P < 0.002, respectively. Three other adjustments were applied to diploid and aneuploid S-phases. These adjustments eliminated a spurious correlation between DNA ploidy and S-phase and enabled them to combine independently into a powerful prognostic model capable of stratifying patients into low, intermediate, and high-risk groups (P < 0.000005). When the Baylor prognostic model was applied to the Sweden and French databases, similar significant patient stratifications were observed (P < 0.0003 and P < 0.00001, respectively). The successful transference of the Baylor prognostic model to other studies suggests that the proposed adjustments may play an important role in standardizing this test and provide valuable prognostic information to those involved in the management of breast cancer patients.

  • 110. Bakhtadze, E
    et al.
    Borg, H
    Stenström, G
    Fernlund, P
    Arnqvist, Hans
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of cell biology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Medicine, Department of Endocrinology and Gastroenterology UHL.
    Ekbom-Schnell, A
    Bolinder, J
    Eriksson, JW
    Gudbjörnsdottir, S
    Nyström, L
    Groop, LC
    Sundkvist, G
    HLA-DQB1 genotypes, islet antibodies and beta cell function in the classification of recent-onset diabetes among young adults in the nationwide Diabetes Incidence Study in Sweden2006In: Diabetologia, ISSN 0012-186X, E-ISSN 1432-0428, Vol. 49, no 8, p. 1785-1794Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims/hypothesis: The World Health Organization considers an aetiological classification of diabetes to be essential. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether HLA-DQB1 genotypes facilitate the classification of diabetes as compared with assessment of islet antibodies by investigating young adult diabetic patients. Subjects and methods: Blood samples were available at diagnosis for 1,872 (90%) of the 2,077 young adult patients (aged 15-34 years old) over a 5-year period in the nationwide Diabetes Incidence Study in Sweden. Islet antibodies were measured at diagnosis in 1,869 patients, fasting plasma C-peptide (fpC-peptide) after diagnosis in 1,522, while HLA-DQB1 genotypes were determined in 1,743. Results: Islet antibodies were found in 83% of patients clinically considered to have type 1 diabetes, 23% with type 2 diabetes and 45% with unclassifiable diabetes. After diagnosis, median fpC-peptide concentrations were markedly lower in patients with islet antibodies than in those without (0.24 vs 0.69 nmol/l, p<0.0001). Irrespective of clinical classification, patients with islet antibodies showed increased frequencies of at least one of the risk-associated HLA-DQB1 genotypes compared with patients without. Antibody-negative patients with risk-associated HLA-DQB1 genotypes had significantly lower median fpC-peptide concentrations than those without risk-associated genotypes (0.51 vs 0.74 nmol/l, p=0.0003). Conclusions/ interpretation: Assessment of islet antibodies is necessary for the aetiological classification of diabetic patients. HLA-DQB1 genotyping does not improve the classification in patients with islet antibodies. However, in patients without islet antibodies, HLA-DQB1 genotyping together with C-peptide measurement may be of value in differentiating between idiopathic type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. © Springer-Verlag 2006.

  • 111.
    Barral, A. M.
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery.
    Sjödin, H.
    Rosén, A.
    TNFα expression predicts a better outcome in thick malignant melanomaManuscript (Other academic)
  • 112. Bay-Nielsen, M
    et al.
    Nilsson, Erik
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of surgery. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Surgery in Östergötland.
    Nordin, P
    Kehlet, H
    Chronic pain after open mesh and sutured repair of indirect inguinal hernia in young males2004In: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 91, p. 1372-1376Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 113. Beggs, J
    et al.
    Jordan, S
    Ericson, Ann-Charlott
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology.
    Blomqvist, Anders
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology.
    Craig, AD
    Synaptology of trigemino- and spinothalamic lamina I terminations in the posterior ventral medial nucleus of the macaque2003In: Journal of Comparative Neurology, ISSN 0021-9967, E-ISSN 1096-9861, Vol. 459, no 4, p. 334-354Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We used the electron microscope to examine lamina I trigemino- and spinothalamic (TSTT) terminations in the posterior part of the ventral medial nucleus (VMpo) of the macaque thalamus. Lamina I terminations were identified by anterograde labeling with biotinylated dextran, and 109 boutons on 38 terminal fibers were closely studied in series of ultrathin sections. Five unlabeled terminal boutons of similar appearance were also examined in detail. Three-dimensional, volume-rendered computer models were reconstructed from complete series of serial sections for 29 boutons on 10 labeled terminal fibers and one unlabeled terminal fiber. In addition, postembedding immunogold staining for GABA was obtained in alternate sections through 23 boutons. Lamina I TSTT terminations in VMpo generally have several large boutons (mean length = 2.16 ╡m, mean width = 1.29 ╡m) that are densely packed with vesicles and make asymmetric synaptic contacts on low-order dendrites of VMpo neurons (mean diameter 1.45 ╡m). They are closely associated with GABAergic presynaptic dendrites (PSDs), and nearly all form classic triadic arrangements (28 of 29 reconstructed boutons). Consecutive boutons on individual terminal fibers make multiple contacts with a single postsynaptic dendrite and can show evidence of progressive complexity. Dendritic appendages that enwrap and invaginate the terminal bouton constitute additional anatomic evidence for secure, high-fidelity synaptic transfer. These observations provide direct ultrastructural evidence supporting the hypothesis that VMpo is a lamina I TSTT thalamocortical relay nucleus in primates that subserves pain, temperature, itch, and other sensations related to the physiological condition of the body.

  • 114. Bellisola, Guiseppe
    et al.
    Fracasso, Giulio
    Ippoliti, Rodolfo
    Menestrina, Gianfranco
    Rosén, Anders
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of cell biology.
    Soldà, Silvia
    Udali, Silvia
    Tomazzolli, Rossella
    Tridente, Giuseppe
    Colombatti, Marco
    Reductive activation of ricin and ricin A-chain immunotoxins by protein disulfide isomerase and thioredoxin reductase2004In: Biochemical Pharmacology, ISSN 0006-2952, E-ISSN 1356-1839, Vol. 67, no 9, p. 1721-1731Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Intracellular activation of ricin and of the ricin A-chain (RTA) immunotoxins requires reduction of their intersubunit disulfide(s). This crucial event is likely to be catalyzed by disulfide oxidoreductases and precedes dislocation of the toxic subunit to the cytosol. We investigated the role of protein disulfide isomerase (EC 5.3.4.1, PDI), thioredoxin (Trx), and thioredoxin reductase (EC 1.8.1.9, TrxR) in the reduction of ricin and of a ricin A-chain immunotoxin by combining enzymatic assays, SDS-PAGE separation and immunoblotting. We found that, whereas PDI, Trx, and TrxR used separately were unable to directly reduce ricin and the immunotoxin, PDI and Trx in the presence of TrxR and NADPH could reduce both ricin and immunotoxin in vitro. PDI functioned only after pre-incubation with TrxR and the reductive activation of ricin was more efficient in the presence of glutathione. Similar results were obtained with microsomal membranes or crude cell extracts. Pre-incubation with the gold(I) compound auranofin, which irreversibly inactivates TrxR, resulted in a dose-dependent inhibition of ricin and immunotoxin reduction. Reductive activation of ricin and immunotoxin decreased or was abolished in microsomes depleted of TrxR and in cell extracts depleted of both PDI and Trx. Pre-incubation of U-937, Molt-3, Jurkat, and DU145 cells with auranofin significantly decreased ricin cytotoxicity with respect to mock-treated controls (P<0.05). Conversely, auranofin failed to protect cells from the toxicity of pre-reduced ricin which does not require intracellular reduction of disulfide between the two ricin subunits. We conclude that TrxR, by activating disulfide reductase activity of PDI, can ultimately lead to reduction/activation of ricin and immunotoxin in the cell.

  • 115. Ben Rayana, Mohammed C
    et al.
    Burnett, Robert W
    Covington, Arthur K
    DOrazio, Paul
    Fogh-Andersen, Niels
    Jacobs, Ellis
    Kataky, Rity
    Külpmann, Wolf R
    Kuwa, Katsuhiko
    Larsson, Lasse
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of clinical chemistry. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Chemistry.
    Lewenstam, Andrzej
    Maas, Anton H J
    Mager, Gerhard
    Naskalski, Jerzy W
    Okorodudu, Anthony O
    Ritter, Christoph
    St John, Andrew
    Recommendation for measuring and reporting chloride by ISEs in undiluted serum, plasma or blood2006In: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, ISSN 1434-6621, E-ISSN 1437-4331, Vol. 44, no 3, p. 346-352Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The proposed recommendation for measuring and reporting chloride in undiluted plasma† or blood by ion-selective electrodes (ISEs) will provide results that are identical to chloride concentrations measured by coulometry for standardized normal plasma or blood samples. It is applicable to all current ISEs dedicated to chloride measurement in undiluted samples that meet the requirements. However, in samples with reduced water concentration, results by coulometry are lower than by ion-selective electrode due to volume displacement. The quantity measured by this standardized ISE procedure is called the ionized chloride concentration. It may be clinically more relevant than the chloride concentration as determined by coulometry, photometry or by ISE after dilution of the sample. © 2006 by Walter de Gruyter.

  • 116.
    Bendtsen, Preben
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Department of Health and Society, Division of Preventive and Social Medicine and Public Health Science. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Public Health Sciences, Centre for Public Health Sciences.
    Hultberg, J
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Department of Health and Society, Division of Preventive and Social Medicine and Public Health Science.
    Carlsson, M
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Department of Health and Society, Division of Preventive and Social Medicine and Public Health Science.
    Jones, A Wayne
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Clinical Chemistry.
    Monitoring ethanol exposure in a clinical setting by analysis of blood, breath, saliva, and urine.1999In: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, ISSN 0145-6008, E-ISSN 1530-0277, Vol. 23, p. 1446-1451Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 117.
    Bengtson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Carbohydrate dependent adhesion of leukocytes and the role of fucosyltransferase VII2003Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Galectins, E-and P-selectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins that are up regulated at inflammatory lesions. Selectins expressed ou the activated endothelium mediate transient binding to leukocyte ligands that require sequential action of α 2,3-sialyltransferases and a 1,3-fucosyltransferases. ln leukocytes α1,3 fucosyltransferase VII adds fucose to α 2,3- sialylated lactosarnine acceptors in the final step of the biosynthesis of the selectin binding epitope sialyl Lewis x.

    The finding of low sialyl Lewis x expression in polymorphonuclear leukocytes from a patient with ulcerative colitis led to the discovery of a missense mutation (G329A) in the human gene coding for α1,3 fucosyltransferase VII, FUT7. Studies including enzymatic and immunochemical analysis oftransfected cell lines and isolated polymorphonuclear leukocytes from patients confirmed that this mutation impair the ability of α1,3 fucosyltransferase VII to synthesize sialyl Lewis x. The frequency of the mutation were measured in a mixed Swedish population and found to be -1 %. One individual carrying the FUT7-G329A mutation homozygously was identified. This individual suffered from ulcer disease, noninsulin-dependent diabetes, osteoporosis, spondyloarthrosis, and Sjögren's syndrome, but the relationship between disease and the mutation is not established.

    Studies using an in vitro flow chamber assay showed that transfected B-lymphoma cells and Epstein-Barr virus transformed B cells only transcribing FUT7-G329A were not able to interact with E-selectin during flow whereas polymorphonuclear leukocytes from the FUT7-G329A homozygous individual interacted well with both P- and E selectin during flow. The mRNA level of the fucosyltransferase IV coding gene, FUT4, was found to be elevated in the homozygous individual, which resulted in elevated levels ofthe CD65s epitope. However, transfected B-lymphoma cells and Epstein- Barr virus transformed cells did not show a similar elevation of FUT4 mRNA. In in vitro studies galectin-1 and- 3 were observed to be able to recruit polymorphonuclear leukocytes during flow. This thesis gives further insight into the molecular mechanisms leading to carbohydrate dependent dynamic adhesion between polymorphonuclear leukocytes and lectins during inflammation.

    List of papers
    1. Identification of a Missense Mutation (G329A; Arg110→ Gln) in the Human FUT7 Gene
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identification of a Missense Mutation (G329A; Arg110→ Gln) in the Human FUT7 Gene
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    2001 (English)In: Journal of Biological Chemistry, ISSN 0021-9258, E-ISSN 1083-351X, Vol. 276, no 34, p. 31575-31582Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The human FUT7 gene codes for the α1,3-fucosyltransferase VII (Fuc-TVII), which is involved in the biosynthesis of the sialyl Lewis x (SLex) epitope on human leukocytes. The FUT7 gene has so far been considered to be monomorphic. Neutrophils isolated from patients with ulcerative colitis were examined for apparent alterations in protein glycosylation patterns by Western blot analysis using monoclonal antibodies directed against SLex and SLex-related epitopes. One individual showed lower levels of SLex expression and an elevated expression of CD65s compared to controls. The coding regions of the FUT7 gene from this individual were cloned, and a G329A point mutation (Arg110 → Gln) was found in one allele, whereas the other FUT7 allele was wild type. No Fuc-TVII enzyme activity was detected in COS-7 cells transiently transfected with the mutated FUT7 construct. TheFUT7 Arg110 is conserved in all previously cloned vertebrate α1,3-fucosyltransferases. Polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction enzyme cleavage was used to screen 364 unselected Caucasians for the G329A mutation, and a frequency of ≤1% for this mutation was found (3 heterozygotes). Genetic characterization of the family members of one of the additional heterozygotes identified one individual carrying the G329A mutation in both FUT7alleles. Peripheral blood neutrophils of this homozygously mutated individual showed a lowered expression of SLex and an elevated expression of CD65s when analyzed by Western blot and flow cytometry. The homozygous individual was diagnosed with ulcer disease, non-insulin-dependent diabetes, osteoporosis, spondyloarthrosis, and Sjögren's syndrome but had no history of recurrent bacterial infections or leukocytosis.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47286 (URN)10.1074/jbc.M104165200 (DOI)
    Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
    2. Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes from Individuals Carrying the G329A Mutation in the α1,3-Fucosyltransferase VII Gene (FUT7) Roll on E- and P-Selectins
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes from Individuals Carrying the G329A Mutation in the α1,3-Fucosyltransferase VII Gene (FUT7) Roll on E- and P-Selectins
    2002 (English)In: Journal of Immunology, ISSN 0022-1767, E-ISSN 1550-6606, Vol. 169, no 7, p. 3940-3946Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    We recently identified several individuals carrying a missense mutation (G329A; Arg110-Gln) in the FUT7 gene encoding fucosyltransferase VII. This enzyme is involved in the biosynthesis of the sialyl Lewis x (Lex) epitope on human leukocytes, which has been identified as an important component of leukocyte ligands for E- and P-selectin. No enzyme activity was measurable in expression studies in COS-7 cells using the mutated FUT7 construct. One of the identified individuals carried this mutation homozygously. Flow cytometry analysis of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) from this individual showed a nearly complete absence of staining with mAbs directed against sialyl Lex and a diminished staining with an E-selectin IgG chimera. However, staining with P-selectin IgG chimera and Abs directed against P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 was not affected by the mutation. PMN from the homozygously mutated individual was further analyzed in an in vitro flow chamber assay. The number of rolling PMN and the rolling velocities on both E- and P-selectin were in the range of PMN from nonmutated individuals. FUT4 and FUT7 mRNA was quantified in PMN isolated from individuals carrying the FUT7 mutation. It was found that PMN from both FUT7 homozygously and heterozygously mutated individuals exhibited an elevated expression of FUT4 mRNA compared with PMN from FUT7 nonmutated individuals. The elevated expression of fucosyltransferase IV was reflected as an increased expression of the Lex and CD65s Ags on PMN from these individuals. The significance of the mutation was supported by transfection of BJAB cells.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24924 (URN)9329 (Local ID)9329 (Archive number)9329 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
    3. EBV-transformed B-cells from an individual homozygously mutated (G329A) in FUT7 do not roll on E-selectin
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>EBV-transformed B-cells from an individual homozygously mutated (G329A) in FUT7 do not roll on E-selectin
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    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The α1,3 fucosyltransferase VII (Fuc-TVII) is involved in the biosynthesis of E- and P-selectin ligands such as sialyl Lewis x on human leukocytes. Recently, individuals were characterized carrying a missense mutation (G329A; Arg110-Gln) in the FUT7 gene encoding this enzyme. The mutated FUT7 construct was not able to produce an active Fuc-TVII enzyme in transfection studies and polymorphonuclear granulocytes from an individual carrying the mutation homozygously showed severely reduced expression of sialyl Lewis x. In the present study we have established Epstein-Barr virus transformed B-celllines from this individual (SIGN) and from an individual not carrying the mutation (IWO). The cell lines were confirmed to be of B-cell origin by flow cytometry analysis. IWO cells interacted with E-selectin in an in vitro flow chamber analysis whereas SIGN cell did not. However, when SIGN cell were transfected with wild type FUT7 cDNA interaction with E-selectin could be restored. Cell surface expression of the sLex related epitopes recognized by antibodies CSLEX-1, KM-93 and HECA-452 was elevated on IWO cells compared to SIGN cells, consistent with a role of these antigens in E-selectin recognition. Despite high expression of PSGL-1 neither of the cell lines interacted with P-selectin under flow. These cell lines may be useful in the further characterization ofEselectin ligands and the obtained results encourage further studies on the consequences of the FUT7-G329A mutation in vivo.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81861 (URN)
    Funder
    Swedish Research Council, 0002Swedish Research Council, 8266
    Available from: 2012-09-24 Created: 2012-09-24 Last updated: 2012-09-24Bibliographically approved
    4. Galectin mediated tethering and arrest of neutrophils under shear flow conditions
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Galectin mediated tethering and arrest of neutrophils under shear flow conditions
    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    According to the conventional wisdom leukocyte recruitment to an inflammatory site is initiated by selectin mediated capture and rolling along the activated endothelium. The galectins are members of another family oflectins with affinity for ß-galactosides. Expressed on endothelial cells, galectin-1 and galectin-3 have been proposed to mediate cell-cell interactions during inflammation and tumor cell metastasis, and hence act as an alternative to selectins/integrins under certain circumstances. To begin testing this hypothesis, we examined the interaction of neutrophils -with a galectin-1 or galectin-3 coated surface under shear flow conditions. Both galectins were found to trigger neutrophil arrest in a dose and carbohydrate dependent manner at coating concentrations of ≥ 200 nM, and 1 dynes/cm2 wall shear stress. While, galectin-3 mediated neutrophil arrest was immediate, galectin-1 triggered a brief period of tethering before arrest. Rapidly following arrest neutrophils spread onto the galectin-coated surface. Cell spreading was accompanied by a redistribution of actin filaments, from an initial even staining with FITC-phalloidin to a more peripheral distribution in spread cells. These data suggest that galectin-1 and galectin-3 may act as adhesion molecules capturing and arresting neutrophils at sites knovvn to be less dependent on selectins and ß2integrins. They behave in part like selectins in capturing the neutrophils, but also like the integrins in triggering firm adhesion and cell spreading.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81863 (URN)
    Available from: 2012-09-24 Created: 2012-09-24 Last updated: 2012-09-24Bibliographically approved
  • 118.
    Bengtson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinical Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Larson, Cecilia
    Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Lundblad, Arne
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Clinical Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Larson, Göran
    Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Påhlsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Clinical Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Identification of a Missense Mutation (G329A; Arg110→ Gln) in the Human FUT7 Gene2001In: Journal of Biological Chemistry, ISSN 0021-9258, E-ISSN 1083-351X, Vol. 276, no 34, p. 31575-31582Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The human FUT7 gene codes for the α1,3-fucosyltransferase VII (Fuc-TVII), which is involved in the biosynthesis of the sialyl Lewis x (SLex) epitope on human leukocytes. The FUT7 gene has so far been considered to be monomorphic. Neutrophils isolated from patients with ulcerative colitis were examined for apparent alterations in protein glycosylation patterns by Western blot analysis using monoclonal antibodies directed against SLex and SLex-related epitopes. One individual showed lower levels of SLex expression and an elevated expression of CD65s compared to controls. The coding regions of the FUT7 gene from this individual were cloned, and a G329A point mutation (Arg110 → Gln) was found in one allele, whereas the other FUT7 allele was wild type. No Fuc-TVII enzyme activity was detected in COS-7 cells transiently transfected with the mutated FUT7 construct. TheFUT7 Arg110 is conserved in all previously cloned vertebrate α1,3-fucosyltransferases. Polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction enzyme cleavage was used to screen 364 unselected Caucasians for the G329A mutation, and a frequency of ≤1% for this mutation was found (3 heterozygotes). Genetic characterization of the family members of one of the additional heterozygotes identified one individual carrying the G329A mutation in both FUT7alleles. Peripheral blood neutrophils of this homozygously mutated individual showed a lowered expression of SLex and an elevated expression of CD65s when analyzed by Western blot and flow cytometry. The homozygous individual was diagnosed with ulcer disease, non-insulin-dependent diabetes, osteoporosis, spondyloarthrosis, and Sjögren's syndrome but had no history of recurrent bacterial infections or leukocytosis.

  • 119.
    Bengtson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Clinical Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Lundblad, Arne
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Clinical Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Larson, Göran
    Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine, Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden .
    Påhlsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Clinical Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes from Individuals Carrying the G329A Mutation in the α1,3-Fucosyltransferase VII Gene (FUT7) Roll on E- and P-Selectins2002In: Journal of Immunology, ISSN 0022-1767, E-ISSN 1550-6606, Vol. 169, no 7, p. 3940-3946Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We recently identified several individuals carrying a missense mutation (G329A; Arg110-Gln) in the FUT7 gene encoding fucosyltransferase VII. This enzyme is involved in the biosynthesis of the sialyl Lewis x (Lex) epitope on human leukocytes, which has been identified as an important component of leukocyte ligands for E- and P-selectin. No enzyme activity was measurable in expression studies in COS-7 cells using the mutated FUT7 construct. One of the identified individuals carried this mutation homozygously. Flow cytometry analysis of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) from this individual showed a nearly complete absence of staining with mAbs directed against sialyl Lex and a diminished staining with an E-selectin IgG chimera. However, staining with P-selectin IgG chimera and Abs directed against P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 was not affected by the mutation. PMN from the homozygously mutated individual was further analyzed in an in vitro flow chamber assay. The number of rolling PMN and the rolling velocities on both E- and P-selectin were in the range of PMN from nonmutated individuals. FUT4 and FUT7 mRNA was quantified in PMN isolated from individuals carrying the FUT7 mutation. It was found that PMN from both FUT7 homozygously and heterozygously mutated individuals exhibited an elevated expression of FUT4 mRNA compared with PMN from FUT7 nonmutated individuals. The elevated expression of fucosyltransferase IV was reflected as an increased expression of the Lex and CD65s Ags on PMN from these individuals. The significance of the mutation was supported by transfection of BJAB cells.

  • 120.
    Bengtson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Zetterberg, H.
    Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Mellberg, T.
    Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Påhlsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Larson, G.
    Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Characterization of EBV-transformed B-cells established from an individual homozygously mutated (G329A) in the FUT7α1,3-fucosyltransferase gene2005In: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, ISSN 0300-9475, E-ISSN 1365-3083, Vol. 62, no 3, p. 251-258Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The α1,3-fucosyltransferase VII (Fuc-TVII) is involved in the biosynthesis of E- and P-selectin ligands such as sialyl Lewis x (SLex) on human leukocytes. Recently, individuals were characterized carrying a missense mutation (G329A; Arg110-Gln) in the FUT7 gene encoding this enzyme. The mutated FUT7 construct produced a Fuc-TVII enzyme with impaired activity compared with the wildtype enzyme. Polymorphonuclear granulocytes from an individual carrying this mutation homozygously also showed a reduced expression of SLex. In the present study, we have established Epstein–Barr virus-transformed B-cell lines from this individual (SIGN) and from an individual not carrying the mutation (IWO). The cell lines were confirmed to be of B-cell origin by flow cytometry analysis. IWO cells interacted with E-selectin in an in vitro flow chamber analysis whereas SIGN cell did not. However, when SIGN cell was transiently transfected with wildtype FUT7 cDNA, interaction with E-selectin could be restored. Cell surface expression of the SLex-related epitopes recognized by antibodies CSLEX-1, KM-93 and HECA-452 was elevated on IWO cells compared with that on SIGN cells, consistent with a role of these antigens in E-selectin recognition. These cell lines will be useful in further characterization of E-selectin ligands and encourage further studies on the consequences of the FUT7-G329A mutation in vivo.

  • 121.
    Bengtson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Clinical Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Zetterberg, Henrik
    Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfursion Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Mellberg, Tomas
    Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfursion Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Påhlsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Clinical Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Larson, Göran
    Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfursion Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
    EBV-transformed B-cells from an individual homozygously mutated (G329A) in FUT7 do not roll on E-selectinManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The α1,3 fucosyltransferase VII (Fuc-TVII) is involved in the biosynthesis of E- and P-selectin ligands such as sialyl Lewis x on human leukocytes. Recently, individuals were characterized carrying a missense mutation (G329A; Arg110-Gln) in the FUT7 gene encoding this enzyme. The mutated FUT7 construct was not able to produce an active Fuc-TVII enzyme in transfection studies and polymorphonuclear granulocytes from an individual carrying the mutation homozygously showed severely reduced expression of sialyl Lewis x. In the present study we have established Epstein-Barr virus transformed B-celllines from this individual (SIGN) and from an individual not carrying the mutation (IWO). The cell lines were confirmed to be of B-cell origin by flow cytometry analysis. IWO cells interacted with E-selectin in an in vitro flow chamber analysis whereas SIGN cell did not. However, when SIGN cell were transfected with wild type FUT7 cDNA interaction with E-selectin could be restored. Cell surface expression of the sLex related epitopes recognized by antibodies CSLEX-1, KM-93 and HECA-452 was elevated on IWO cells compared to SIGN cells, consistent with a role of these antigens in E-selectin recognition. Despite high expression of PSGL-1 neither of the cell lines interacted with P-selectin under flow. These cell lines may be useful in the further characterization ofEselectin ligands and the obtained results encourage further studies on the consequences of the FUT7-G329A mutation in vivo.

  • 122.
    Bengtsson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    In vitro studies on cholecystokinin-induced inhibition of acid formation in gastric glands2000Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The design of methods useful for the preparation of viable glands and cells from the gastric mucosa allowed detailed studies on the mechanisms that regulate gastric acid secretion. The preparation of rabbit gastric glands was the first suitable method to be used and a number of important scientific contributions have been accomplished with this method. Using this method we studied the effect of CCK-like peptides on [14C]aminopyrine accumulation stimulated by histamine, in order to fmd out whether such peptides can inhibit the production of acid in the parietal cell. We also developed a method for the study of viable rat gastric glands that allowed comparative studies in the rat species.

    In rabbit gastric glands CCK-like pep tides inhibited histamine stimulated acid formation whereas gastrin peptides were ineffective. The most potent and efficacious peptides were CCK 8 and the cholecystokinetic amphibian decapeptide cemlein reducing the maximal histamine stimulation of aminopyrine accumulation by 35-38%. The concentration of peptide necessary for eliciting inhibition was in the range of that reported to stimulate amylase secretion in similar in vitro experiments on isolated pancreatic acini, representing a well established physiological function of CCK. Analyses of somatostatin content in the incubation medium revealed that biologically active concentrations of endogenous somatostatin were released into the incubation medium. The rate of somatostatin release increased after CCK 8 or cemlein was added, whereas with G 17, the concentration of somatostatin remained unchanged. In further experiments performed with rabbit mucosal cells prepared from the gastric glands, it was demonstrated that the inhibitory property of CCK 8 only was apparent if a sufficient amount of endocrine cells were present during incubation. In highly purified fractions of parietal cells, however, a small stimulatory effect appeared, a finding that is consistent with similar capacity of gastrin and CCK stimulating the CCK2 receptors present on the parietal cell.

    A method useful for the study of rat gastric glands was developed. The viability of the rat gastric glands appeared excellent as judged by morphological characterisation and functional assessment by means of [14C]aminopyrine accumulation. Upon stimulation with a high dose of histamine the production of acid increased 5-fold over basal. Pentagastrin and CCK 8 were ineffective stimulators per se, but in combination with histamine a marked potentiation occurred. Somatostatin effectively inhibited histamine-stimulated acid formation both in rabbit and rat gastric glands.

    In conclusion, CCK-like peptides inhibit histamine stimulated acid formation in gastric glands prepared from rabbit. The inhibition is mediated in a paracrine-like mode via the release of endogenous somatostatin. A method useful for the study of viable rat gastric glands was developed. In contrast to rabbit gastric glands, CCK 8 potentiated histamine stimulation in rat glands.

    List of papers
    1. Cholecystokinin and Gastrin Inhibit Histamine Stimulated Aminopyrine Uptake in Isolated Rabbit Gastric Glands
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cholecystokinin and Gastrin Inhibit Histamine Stimulated Aminopyrine Uptake in Isolated Rabbit Gastric Glands
    1989 (English)In: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, ISSN 0300-9734, E-ISSN 2000-1967, Vol. 94, no 2, p. 111-122Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    In the present study we have analyzed if cholecystokinin (CCK) or gastrin (G) can inhibit acid production in isolated rabbit gastric glands as revealed by the aminopyrine technique.

    The results show that G 17 I, CCK 8 NS, CCK 8 S, ceruletide and CCK 39 significantly inhibit histamine induced aminopyrine accumulation. No significant inhibition was noted for G 4, G 34 and NT G 1–13. As a group the CCK peptides were more effective than the gastrin peptides in inhibiting the aminopyrine uptake. CCK 8 S and ceruletide, the most potent inhibitors, reduced histamine induced aminopyrine accumulation with an ED50 of 10−9 and 10−10 M respectively. These potencies are similar to those by which CCK peptides stimulate isolated pancreatic acini to secrete amylase. Inhibition evoked by CCK 8 S was most effective following 20–40 min of incubation time, possibly indicating that the effect is mediated by the release of an intermediate substance.

    The results may therefore indicate a role for cholecystokinin as a physiological inhibitor of acid secretion in the rabbit. The results may also contribute to explain why the potent gastric secretagogue gastrin per se fails to stimulate acid formation in gastric glands isolated from the rabbit.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79779 (URN)10.3109/03009738909178556 (DOI)
    Available from: 2012-08-14 Created: 2012-08-14 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
    2. Inhibition of acid formation and stimulation of somatostatin release by cholecystokinin-related peptides in rabbit gastric glands
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inhibition of acid formation and stimulation of somatostatin release by cholecystokinin-related peptides in rabbit gastric glands
    1989 (English)In: Journal of Physiology, ISSN 0022-3751, E-ISSN 1469-7793, Vol. 419, p. 765-774Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    1. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the role of somatostatin in the inhibition of acid production induced by caerulein and cholecystokinin (CCK) in isolated rabbit gastric glands. Acid production was estimated by the aminopyrine technique.

    2. Exogenous somatostatin 14 and somatostatin 28 (10(-7) M) reduced to a similar extent the aminopyrine uptake produced by 5 x 10(-5) M-histamine during the course of 40 min incubation.

    3. Significant inhibition of histamine-stimulated aminopyrine accumulation occurred at a somatostatin 14 concentration of 10(-9) M.

    4. Caerulein and CCK octapeptide (10(-13)-10(-7) M) were found to release somatostatin from isolated gastric glands in a dose-dependent manner. The dose-response relationships for somatostatin release and inhibition of aminopyrine uptake were similar. Thus, the half-maximal dose approximations for somatostatin release and inhibition of aminopyrine uptake were 0.5 and 1.4 x 10(-9) M respectively for CCK octapeptide and 0.9 and 2.5 x 10(-11) M for caerulein. Heptadecapeptide gastrin proved to be a very poor releaser of somatostatin in the system used. The CCK octapeptide-induced somatostatin release was time dependent and the concentrations of somatostatin that accumulated in the incubation medium were similar to those of exogenous somatostatin that were needed to evoke inhibition.

    5. The present results support the concept that cholecystokinin inhibits gastric acid secretion by releasing somatostatin from endocrine-like cells in the gastric mucosa. It is suggested that cholecystokinin-related peptides may play a physiological role in inhibiting gastric acid secretion. A similar role for gastrin is not supported by the present study.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79780 (URN)2576071 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2012-08-14 Created: 2012-08-14 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
    3. Characterization of oxyntic glands isolated from the rat gastric mucosa
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Characterization of oxyntic glands isolated from the rat gastric mucosa
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    2001 (English)In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, ISSN 1095-6433, E-ISSN 1531-4332, Vol. 128, no 2, p. 349-357Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    A simple and reproducible method for isolating oxyntic glands from the rat gastric mucosa was developed. The mucosa was incubated with pronase and EGTA, and then treated mechanically to release glands that were separated from single cells by sedimentation. Parietal cells were identified by immunostaining using a monoclonal antibody against H,K-ATPase. The glandular cells appeared morphologically intact. By careful control of the conditions of gland isolation, long glandular structures comprising hundreds of cells surrounding the lumen were obtained. Intraperitoneal injection of Br-deoxyuridine in the rat 1.5 h before the isolation procedure resulted in glands with a labeling of cells in their neck region. The glands were viable, as demonstrated by their ability to respond to various hormones. Histamine dose-dependently stimulated the acid formation which was measured as the accumulation of [14C]aminopyrine. At 100 microM histamine the accumulation was increased 5-10-fold. At 100 nM, pentagastrin potentiated the histamine stimulated accumulation by approximately 40% but pentagastrin alone did not stimulate. The oxyntic glands obtained by the present procedure appear useful for studies on cell physiology, including regulation of acid secretion, cellular interactions, and possibly also differentiation and proliferation mechanisms since long glandular fragments that contained the proliferative zone could be isolated.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24920 (URN)10.1016/S1095-6433(00)00309-3 (DOI)11223396 (PubMedID)9324 (Local ID)9324 (Archive number)9324 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
    4. Effects of cholecystokinin on acid formation in glands and cells isolated from rabbit and rat gastric mucosa
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effects of cholecystokinin on acid formation in glands and cells isolated from rabbit and rat gastric mucosa
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    2000 (English)In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, ISSN 1095-6433, E-ISSN 1531-4332, Vol. 126, no 1, p. 77-84Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Isolated gastric glands and isolated cells prepared from rabbit and rat were studied to analyse the influence of cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK 8) on histamine stimulated parietal cell acid formation as assessed by [14C]aminopyrine sequestered in acid tissue compartments. In rabbit gastric glands, CCK 8 evoked 32±6% (P<0.01) inhibition of histamine stimulated acid formation, whereas in glands prepared from rat no inhibition was recorded. Instead, CCK 8 seemed to induce a variable increase of the histamine stimulation in rat gastric glands as the aminopyrine accumulation was increased by 110±46% (P<0.1). Further studies on cell preparations derived from rabbit gastric mucosa revealed dual properties of CCK 8, eliciting either inhibition or stimulation of the parietal cell depending on the presence of endocrine cells. The results show that paracrine communication may be effective in glandular preparations, but seems to vary depending on species.

    Keywords
    Inhibition of acid, Acid secretion, Fundic glands, In vitro, Paracrine function, Parietal cells, Histamine stimulation, Somatostatin
    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24925 (URN)10.1016/S1095-6433(00)00188-4 (DOI)10908854 (PubMedID)9330 (Local ID)9330 (Archive number)9330 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
  • 123.
    Bengtsson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Azerkan, Leila
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Lundqvist, Gudmar
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Academic Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Göran
    Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Mårdh, Sven
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Effects of cholecystokinin on acid formation in glands and cells isolated from rabbit and rat gastric mucosa2000In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, ISSN 1095-6433, E-ISSN 1531-4332, Vol. 126, no 1, p. 77-84Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Isolated gastric glands and isolated cells prepared from rabbit and rat were studied to analyse the influence of cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK 8) on histamine stimulated parietal cell acid formation as assessed by [14C]aminopyrine sequestered in acid tissue compartments. In rabbit gastric glands, CCK 8 evoked 32±6% (P<0.01) inhibition of histamine stimulated acid formation, whereas in glands prepared from rat no inhibition was recorded. Instead, CCK 8 seemed to induce a variable increase of the histamine stimulation in rat gastric glands as the aminopyrine accumulation was increased by 110±46% (P<0.1). Further studies on cell preparations derived from rabbit gastric mucosa revealed dual properties of CCK 8, eliciting either inhibition or stimulation of the parietal cell depending on the presence of endocrine cells. The results show that paracrine communication may be effective in glandular preparations, but seems to vary depending on species.

  • 124. Berg, Anders
    et al.
    Bergendahl, Christina
    Lundberg, Bruno
    Tibell, Lena
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology.
    Benefiting from an open-ended experiment? A comparison of attitudes to, and outcomes of, an expository versus an open-inquiry version of the same experiment2003In: International Journal of Science Education, ISSN 0950-0693, E-ISSN 1464-5289, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 351-372Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article we compare outcomes of an open-inquiry and an expository version of a chemistry laboratory experiment at university level for 190 students. The aim of the study was to investigate if these two versions would result in different outcomes depending on the students' attitudes towards learning. We used a questionnaire to find out their attitude position prior to the laboratory experiment. The outcome in the different version of the experiment was evaluated by interviews, questions asked during the experiment and students self-evaluations. The main findings were that the open-inquiry version shows the most positive outcomes regarding learning outcome, preparation time, time spent in the laboratory and student perception of the experiment. The students with low attitude position needed more support to meet the challenge of an open-inquiry experiment, the support being a clearer explanation of the aims, and feedback from the instructor during the experiment.

  • 125.
    Berg, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Effects of nitric oxide on gastric acid secretion in human gastric mucosa: functional and morphological studies2005Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Hydrochloric acid (HCI) is secreted in high amounts by parietal cells in the human gastric mucosa and the resulting low pH constitutes an important factor for creating a suitable environment for the digestion. The normal gastric mucosa is equipped with an arsenal of protective mechanisms against the extreme chemical environment which the gastric acid creates. There are situations when the barrier function of the gastric mucosa is disrupted and gastric acid becomes potentially deleterious. Understanding the regulatory mechanisms by which the secretion of gastric acid is controlled under physiological conditions may improve future treatment in peptic ulcers, gastritis and other gastric inflammatory disorders.

    Nitric oxide (NO) has previously been found to regulate gastric acid secretion in animals. Immunohistochemical investigation of normal human gastric mucosa revealed that hitherto unknown endocrine cells in the oxyntic mucosa express nitric oxide synthase (NOS). These cells were found located in close contact with parietal cells, which suggests a paracrine effect of NO on parietal cell function.

    Functional studies of the effects of exogenous and endogenous NO on stimulated gastric acid secretion were performed on isolated human gastric glands. Indirect determination of gastric acid secretion by using the 14C-labeled aminopyrine (AP) technique was used. Stimulation was induced by administration of histamine or db-cAMP. Secretagogue-induced AP-accumulation in gastric glands treated with NO-donor was significantly decreased compared with untreated glands. This indicates that exogenously administered NO inhibits stimulated gastric acid secretion in humans. Inhibition of endogenous NO-production by the use of NOS-inhibitors caused an increase in AP-accumulation, which suggests that NO released from cells within the glandular epithelium exerts a physiological effect in acting as an inhibitor of stimulated gastric acid secretory activity in humans.

    Further functional and morphological investigations showed that exogenously administered cGMP induced a concentration-dependent inhibition of AP-accumulation in isolated human gastric glands similar to that induced by NO-donors. When soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC), a common target enzyme for NO, was blocked NO failed to induce inhibition. Biochemical analysis of the cGMP concentrations in isolated gastric glands after treatment with NO-donor revealed that inhibition of AP-accumulation due to NO is accompanied by an increase in glandular cGMP content. This increase was localized by immunohistochemistry to the parietal cells. These results indicates that NO inhibits secretagogue-induced gastric acid secretion in isolated human gastric glands via activation of sGC, which results in an increased concentration of cGMP in the parietal cells.

    In order to determine the cGMP-dependent mechanisms leading to diminished output of gastric acid, parietal cells were investigated with emphasis on the cytological transformations associated with stimulation of acid secretion. Isolated human gastric glands were treated with NO-donor prior to administration of histamine. The cytoskeletal rearrangement as well as the translocation and incorporation of H+/K+-ATPase into the apical membrane was studied using con focal and electron microscopy techniques. Results showed that histamine-induced F-actin rearrangement as well as the translocation of H+/K+-ATPase rich tubulovesicles to the canalicular membrane, and their fusion with the same, was unaffected by NO. The secretory canaliculi, which swell to great size as a result of histamine-treatment, were however small and unexpanded in response to treatment with NO-donor. The unexpanded canaliculi reflected the NO-induced inhibition of secretion of HCI observed in the functional studies.

    In conclusion, these results show that NO may be a physiological regulator of stimulated gastric acid secretion in humans and that this inhibition is a cGMP-dependent mechanisms which diminishes output of HCI from parietal cells without affecting stimuli-induced cytological transformations.

    List of papers
    1. Morphological support for paracrine inhibition of gastric acid secretion by nitric oxide in humans
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Morphological support for paracrine inhibition of gastric acid secretion by nitric oxide in humans
    2001 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, ISSN 0036-5521, E-ISSN 1502-7708, Vol. 36, no 10, p. 1016-1021Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Functional studies have shown that nitric oxide (NO) inhibits gastric acid secretion in a variety of species, including man. We have performed a morphological study with the intention of localizing the endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) in the human gastric mucosa.

    Methods: Fifteen healthy subjects voluntarily participated in the study, and mucosal biopsies were obtained from the cardia, corpus and antrum. The presence and localization of eNOS were studied using immunohistochemical techniques.

    Results: eNOS-immunoreactivity (eNOS-IR) is found in surface mucous cells of cardia, corpus and antrum. Unique to the oxyntic mucosa is the presence of eNOS-IR in 'endocrine-like' cells, found in close contact with parietal cells.

    Conclusions: eNOS-IR cells in close apposition to parietal cells provide morphological support for paracrine inhibition of gastric acid secretion by NO.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24926 (URN)10.1080/003655201750422594 (DOI)9331 (Local ID)9331 (Archive number)9331 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
    2. Nitric oxide-an endogenous inhibitor of gastric acid secretion in isolated human gastric glands
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nitric oxide-an endogenous inhibitor of gastric acid secretion in isolated human gastric glands
    2004 (English)In: BMC Gastroenterology, ISSN 1471-230X, E-ISSN 1471-230X, Vol. 4, no 16Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) has previously been detected in the glandular part of the human gastric mucosa. Furthermore, nitric oxide (NO) has been shown to influence gastric secretion in various animal models. The present study was conducted to investigate the influence of exogenously and endogenously derived NO on histamine- and cAMP-stimulated gastric acid secretion in isolated human oxyntic glands.

    Methods

    Oxyntic glands were isolated from human gastric biopsies and were subsequently pre-treated with NO donors and nitric oxide synthase inhibitors and then exposed to histamine or dibutyryl-cAMP (db-cAMP). The secretory response of the glands was determined as accumulation of [14C]aminopyrine.

    Results

    The histamine- or db-cAMP-induced acid secretion was attenuated by L-arginine, a known source of endogenous NO, and also by the NO-donors sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and S-nitroso-N-acetyl-penicillamine (SNAP). Pre-treatment with either of the NOS inhibitors NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) or NG-nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA) enhanced the secretory response.

    Conclusion

    Our results show that NO inhibits gastric acid secretion in isolated human gastric glands, and that there is endogenous formation of NO within the glandular epithelium in the vicinity of the parietal cells.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22394 (URN)10.1186/1471-230X-4-16 (DOI)1604 (Local ID)1604 (Archive number)1604 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
    3. Nitric oxide inhibits gastric acid secretion by increasing intraparietal cell levels of cGMP in isolated human gastric glands
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nitric oxide inhibits gastric acid secretion by increasing intraparietal cell levels of cGMP in isolated human gastric glands
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    2005 (English)In: American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, ISSN 0193-1857, E-ISSN 1522-1547, Vol. 289, no 6, p. G1061-G1066Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    We have previously identified cells containing the enzyme nitric oxide (NO) synthase (NOS) in the human gastric mucosa. Moreover, we have demonstrated that endogenous and exogenous NO has been shown to decrease histamine-stimulated acid secretion in isolated human gastric glands. The present investigation aimed to further determine whether this action of NO was mediated by the activation of guanylyl cyclase (GC) and subsequent production of cGMP. Isolated gastric glands were obtained after enzymatic digestion of biopsies taken from the oxyntic mucosa of healthy volunteers. Acid secretion was assessed by measuring [14C]aminopyrine accumulation, and the concentration of cGMP was determined by radioimmunoassay. In addition, immunohistochemistry was used to examine the localization of cGMP in mucosal preparations after stimulation with the NO donor S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP). SNAP (0.1 mM) was shown to decrease acid secretion stimulated by histamine (50 μM); this effect was accompanied by an increase in cGMP production, which was histologically localized to parietal cells. The membrane-permeable cGMP analog dibuturyl-cGMP (db-cGMP; 0.1–1 mM) dose dependently inhibited acid secretion. Additionally, the effect of SNAP was prevented by preincubating the glands with the GC inhibitor 4H-8-bromo-1,2,4-oxadiazolo[3,4-d]benz[b][1,4]oxazin-1-one (10 μM). We therefore suggest that NO in the human gastric mucosa is of physiological importance in regulating acid secretion. Furthermore, the results show that NO-induced inhibition of gastric acid secretion is a cGMP-dependent mechanism in the parietal cell involving the activation of GC.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31485 (URN)10.1152/ajpgi.00230.2005 (DOI)17277 (Local ID)17277 (Archive number)17277 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
    4. Effect of nitric oxide on histamine-induced cytological transformations in parietal cells in isolated human gastric glands
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effect of nitric oxide on histamine-induced cytological transformations in parietal cells in isolated human gastric glands
    2007 (English)In: Digestive Diseases and Sciences, ISSN 0163-2116, E-ISSN 1573-2568, Vol. 52, no 1, p. 126-136Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Previous studies have shown that nitric oxide (NO) inhibits histamine-induced gastric acid secretion in isolated human gastric glands. NO synthase has been found to be present in the human oxyntic mucosa and has been suggested to serve as a paracrine regulator of gastric acid secretion. Histamine stimulation of parietal cells induces cytoskeletal rearrangements, recruitment of H +/K +-ATPase-rich tubulovesicles to the apical membrane and expansion of intracellular canaliculi. The aim of the present study was thus to investigate (i) the effect of an NO donor on histamine-induced cytological transformations and (ii) the influence of increased [Ca 2+] i on NO-induced morphological changes in human parietal cells. Human gastric glands were isolated and subjected to the NO donor SNAP prior to histamine administration. [Ca 2+] i was increased by photolysis of the caged Ca 2+ compound NP-EGTA. The distribution of F-actin, ezrin, and H +/K +-ATPase was assessed by confocal microscopy. Ultrastructural analysis was performed using transmission electron microscopy. SNAP did not influence the histamine-induced translocation of F-actin, ezrin, and H +/K +-ATPase but prevented an increase in the canalicular size. Elevation of [Ca 2+] i in resting cells was found to mimic histamine-induced intraparietal cell transformations; however, NO-induced parietal cell morphology was unaffected by a rise in [Ca 2+] i. These results indicate that NO inhibits secretion of fluid into the canalicular lumen without affecting membrane recruitment and that this effect is Ca 2+-insensitive. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-40472 (URN)10.1007/s10620-006-9439-z (DOI)53339 (Local ID)53339 (Archive number)53339 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
  • 126.
    Berg, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Kechagias, Stergios
    Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Sjöstrand, Sven-Erik
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Ericson, Ann-Charlott
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Morphological support for paracrine inhibition of gastric acid secretion by nitric oxide in humans2001In: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, ISSN 0036-5521, E-ISSN 1502-7708, Vol. 36, no 10, p. 1016-1021Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Functional studies have shown that nitric oxide (NO) inhibits gastric acid secretion in a variety of species, including man. We have performed a morphological study with the intention of localizing the endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) in the human gastric mucosa.

    Methods: Fifteen healthy subjects voluntarily participated in the study, and mucosal biopsies were obtained from the cardia, corpus and antrum. The presence and localization of eNOS were studied using immunohistochemical techniques.

    Results: eNOS-immunoreactivity (eNOS-IR) is found in surface mucous cells of cardia, corpus and antrum. Unique to the oxyntic mucosa is the presence of eNOS-IR in 'endocrine-like' cells, found in close contact with parietal cells.

    Conclusions: eNOS-IR cells in close apposition to parietal cells provide morphological support for paracrine inhibition of gastric acid secretion by NO.

  • 127.
    Berg, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Redéen, Stefan
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Ericson, Ann-Charlott
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Sjöstrand, Sven-Erik
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Nitric oxide-an endogenous inhibitor of gastric acid secretion in isolated human gastric glands2004In: BMC Gastroenterology, ISSN 1471-230X, E-ISSN 1471-230X, Vol. 4, no 16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) has previously been detected in the glandular part of the human gastric mucosa. Furthermore, nitric oxide (NO) has been shown to influence gastric secretion in various animal models. The present study was conducted to investigate the influence of exogenously and endogenously derived NO on histamine- and cAMP-stimulated gastric acid secretion in isolated human oxyntic glands.

    Methods

    Oxyntic glands were isolated from human gastric biopsies and were subsequently pre-treated with NO donors and nitric oxide synthase inhibitors and then exposed to histamine or dibutyryl-cAMP (db-cAMP). The secretory response of the glands was determined as accumulation of [14C]aminopyrine.

    Results

    The histamine- or db-cAMP-induced acid secretion was attenuated by L-arginine, a known source of endogenous NO, and also by the NO-donors sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and S-nitroso-N-acetyl-penicillamine (SNAP). Pre-treatment with either of the NOS inhibitors NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) or NG-nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA) enhanced the secretory response.

    Conclusion

    Our results show that NO inhibits gastric acid secretion in isolated human gastric glands, and that there is endogenous formation of NO within the glandular epithelium in the vicinity of the parietal cells.

  • 128.
    Berg, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Redéen, Stefan
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Grenegård, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Ericson, Ann-Charlott
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Sjöstrand, Sven-Erik
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Nitric oxide inhibits gastric acid secretion by increasing intraparietal cell levels of cGMP in isolated human gastric glands2005In: American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, ISSN 0193-1857, E-ISSN 1522-1547, Vol. 289, no 6, p. G1061-G1066Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have previously identified cells containing the enzyme nitric oxide (NO) synthase (NOS) in the human gastric mucosa. Moreover, we have demonstrated that endogenous and exogenous NO has been shown to decrease histamine-stimulated acid secretion in isolated human gastric glands. The present investigation aimed to further determine whether this action of NO was mediated by the activation of guanylyl cyclase (GC) and subsequent production of cGMP. Isolated gastric glands were obtained after enzymatic digestion of biopsies taken from the oxyntic mucosa of healthy volunteers. Acid secretion was assessed by measuring [14C]aminopyrine accumulation, and the concentration of cGMP was determined by radioimmunoassay. In addition, immunohistochemistry was used to examine the localization of cGMP in mucosal preparations after stimulation with the NO donor S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP). SNAP (0.1 mM) was shown to decrease acid secretion stimulated by histamine (50 μM); this effect was accompanied by an increase in cGMP production, which was histologically localized to parietal cells. The membrane-permeable cGMP analog dibuturyl-cGMP (db-cGMP; 0.1–1 mM) dose dependently inhibited acid secretion. Additionally, the effect of SNAP was prevented by preincubating the glands with the GC inhibitor 4H-8-bromo-1,2,4-oxadiazolo[3,4-d]benz[b][1,4]oxazin-1-one (10 μM). We therefore suggest that NO in the human gastric mucosa is of physiological importance in regulating acid secretion. Furthermore, the results show that NO-induced inhibition of gastric acid secretion is a cGMP-dependent mechanism in the parietal cell involving the activation of GC.

  • 129.
    Berg, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Redéen, Stefan
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Sjöstrand, Sven-Erik
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Ericson, Ann-Charlott
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Effect of nitric oxide on histamine-induced cytological transformations in parietal cells in isolated human gastric glands2007In: Digestive Diseases and Sciences, ISSN 0163-2116, E-ISSN 1573-2568, Vol. 52, no 1, p. 126-136Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous studies have shown that nitric oxide (NO) inhibits histamine-induced gastric acid secretion in isolated human gastric glands. NO synthase has been found to be present in the human oxyntic mucosa and has been suggested to serve as a paracrine regulator of gastric acid secretion. Histamine stimulation of parietal cells induces cytoskeletal rearrangements, recruitment of H +/K +-ATPase-rich tubulovesicles to the apical membrane and expansion of intracellular canaliculi. The aim of the present study was thus to investigate (i) the effect of an NO donor on histamine-induced cytological transformations and (ii) the influence of increased [Ca 2+] i on NO-induced morphological changes in human parietal cells. Human gastric glands were isolated and subjected to the NO donor SNAP prior to histamine administration. [Ca 2+] i was increased by photolysis of the caged Ca 2+ compound NP-EGTA. The distribution of F-actin, ezrin, and H +/K +-ATPase was assessed by confocal microscopy. Ultrastructural analysis was performed using transmission electron microscopy. SNAP did not influence the histamine-induced translocation of F-actin, ezrin, and H +/K +-ATPase but prevented an increase in the canalicular size. Elevation of [Ca 2+] i in resting cells was found to mimic histamine-induced intraparietal cell transformations; however, NO-induced parietal cell morphology was unaffected by a rise in [Ca 2+] i. These results indicate that NO inhibits secretion of fluid into the canalicular lumen without affecting membrane recruitment and that this effect is Ca 2+-insensitive. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

  • 130.
    Berg, Cecilia
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hammarström, Sven
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Herbertsson, Helena
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lindström, Eva
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Svensson, Ann-Charlotte
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Söderström, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Tengvall, Pentti
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics.
    Bengtsson, Torbjörn
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Platelet-induced growth of human fibroblasts is associated with an increased expression of 5-lipoxygenase2006In: Thrombosis and Haemostasis, ISSN 0340-6245, Vol. 96, no 5, p. 652-659Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Proliferation of fibroblasts is vital for adequate wound healing but is probably also involved in different hyperproliferative disorders such as atherosclerosis and cancer. The regeneration of tissue usually starts with coagulation, involving release of mitogenic and inflammatory factors from activated platelets. This study focuses on the role of eicosanoids in the proliferative effects of platelets on human fibroblasts. We show that the phospholipase A2 inhibitor 7,7-dimethyl-5,8-eicosadienoic acid (DMDA), the combined cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX) inhibitor 5,8,11,14-eicosatetraynoic acid (ETYA) and the LOX inhibitor 5,8,11-eicosatriynoic acid (ETI) block the platelet-induced proliferation of serum starved subconfluent human fibroblasts. Anti-proliferative effects were also obtained by specific inhibition of 5-LOX with 5,6-dehydro arachidonic acid (5,6-dAA), whereas the 12-LOX inhibitor cinnamyl-3,4-dihydroxy-α-cyanocinnamate (CDC) did not affect the platelet-stimulated growth of fibroblasts. The expression of 5-LOX was analyzed by reverse-transcriptase-mediated PCR (RT-PCR), Western blotting and HPLC. 5-LOX message and protein was detected in fibroblasts but not in platelets. Incubation with platelets markedly increased, already after one hour, the expression of 5-LOX in the fibroblast culture. The increased 5-LOX activity was associated with an elevated level of the 5-LOX metabolite 5-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (5-HETE) reaching its maximum after 1-2 hours of co-incubation of fibroblasts and platelets. The 5-HETE production was reduced by the inhibitors DMDA, ETYA and ETI. In conclusion, this study suggests that platelet-stimulated proliferation of fibroblasts is mediated by an increased 5-LOX activity, which supports recent findings indicating a crucial role for this enzyme in proliferative disorders such as atherosclerosis. © 2006 Schattauer GmbH, Stuttgart.

  • 131.
    Bergdahl, Björn
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology.
    Eintrei, Christina
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Anaesthesiology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Anaesthesiology and Surgical Centre, Department of Intensive Care UHL.
    Fyrenius, Anna
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Clinical Physiology.
    Hultman, Per
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Molecular and Immunological Pathology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Pathology and Clinical Genetics.
    Theodorsson, Elvar
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of clinical chemistry. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Chemistry.
    Läkarutbildningen i Linköpings förnyas. Problembaserat lärande, basvetenskap och folkhälsa förstärks2005In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 102, no 38, p. 2654-2658Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 132. Bergendahl, Christina
    et al.
    Tibell, Lena
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of cell biology.
    Boosting complex learning by strategic assessment and course design2005In: Journal of Chemical Education, ISSN 0021-9584, E-ISSN 1938-1328, Vol. 82, no 4, p. 645-651Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A strategic selection of instruction and assessment methods geared to higher cognition levels was used to foster increasingly complex learning. Assessment results from the redesigned course show that students are capable of mastering higher-order cognitive skills relative to these objectives, however the synthesis category constitutes a threshold in students' cognitive development. No single assessment method was found to be clearly the best, yet careful selection of the method that allows higher-order thinking made it possible to develop a combination of assessments that meet objectives.

  • 133.
    Berggren, Anders
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of surgery. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Reconstruction Centre, Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand surgery UHL.
    Abdiu, Avni
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of surgery. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Reconstruction Centre, Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand surgery UHL.
    Marcusson, Agneta
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Dental Clinic. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Reconstruction Centre, Department of Oral Surgery UHL.
    Paulin, Gunnar
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Dental Clinic. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Reconstruction Centre, Department of Oral Surgery UHL.
    Letter: The nasal alar elevator: An effective tool in the presurgical treatment of infants born with cleft lip2005In: Plastic and reconstructive surgery (1963), ISSN 0032-1052, E-ISSN 1529-4242, Vol. 115, no 6, p. 1785-1787Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    [No abstract available]

  • 134.
    Berggren, Magnus
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Burns. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Reconstruction Centre, Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand surgery UHL.
    Joost-Davidsson, A
    Lindstrand, J
    Nylander, Göran
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Burns. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Reconstruction Centre, Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand surgery UHL.
    Povlsen, B
    Reduction in the need for operation after conservative treatment of osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint: a seven year prospective study.2001In: Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery, ISSN 2000-656X, E-ISSN 2000-6764, Vol. 35, p. 415-417Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 135. Bergh, Jonas
    et al.
    Wiklund, Tom
    Erikstein, Björn
    Lidbrink, Elisabet
    Lindman, Henrik
    Malmström, Per
    Kellokumpu-Lehtinen, Pirkko
    Bengtsson, Nils-Olof
    Söderlund, Gustaf
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Oncology UHL.
    Anker, Gun
    Wist, Erik
    Ottosson, Susanne
    Salminen, Eeva
    Ljungman, Per
    Holte, Harald
    Nilsson, Jonas
    Blomqvist, Carl
    Wilking, Nils
    Tailored fluorouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide compared with marrow-supported high-dose chemotherapy as adjuvant treatment for high-risk breast cancer: A randomised trial2000In: The Lancet, ISSN 0140-6736, E-ISSN 1474-547X, Vol. 356, no 9239, p. 1384-1391Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Chemotherapy drug distribution varies greatly among individual patients. Therefore, we developed an individualised fluorouracil, epirubicin, cyclophosphamide (FEC) regimen to improve outcomes in patients with high-risk early breast cancer. We then did a randomised trial to compare this individually tailored FEC regimen with conventional adjuvant chemotherapy followed by consolidation with high-dose chemotherapy with stem-cell support. Methods: 525 women younger than 60 years of age with high-risk primary breast cancer were randomised after surgery to receive nine cycles of tailored FEC to haematological equitoxicity with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) support (n=251), or three cycles of FEC at standard doses followed by high-dose chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, thiotepa, and carboplatin (CTCb), and peripheral-blood stem-cell or bone-marrow support (n=274). Both groups received locoregional radiation therapy and tamoxifen for 5 years. The primary outcome measure was relapse-free survival, and analysis was by intention to treat. Findings: At a median follow-up of 34.3 months, there were 81 breast-cancer relapses in the tailored FEC group versus 113 in the CTCb group (double triangular method p=0.04). 60 deaths occurred in the tailored FEC group and 82 in the CTCb group (log-rank p=0.12). Patients in the CTCb group experienced more grade 3 or 4 acute toxicity compared with the tailored FEC group (p<0.0001). Two treatment-related deaths (0.7%) occurred in the CTCb group. Six patients in the tailored FEC group developed acute myeloid leukaemia and three developed myelodysplastic syndrome. Interpretation: Tailored FEC with G-CSF support resulted in a significantly improved relapse-free survival and fewer grade 3 and 4 toxicities compared with marrow-supported high-dose chemotherapy with CTCb as adjuvant therapy of women with high-risk primary breast cancer.

  • 136.
    Berglind, Mari
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of dermatology and venereology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Venerology in Östergötland.
    Ignatova, Simone
    Levin, Lars-Åke
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Health Technology Assessment. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Larkö, Olle
    Rosdahl, Inger
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of dermatology and venereology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Venerology in Östergötland.
    Uppskattning av antal patienter med basalcellscancer i Sverige under 2003 samt kostnader för diagnostik och behandling2006Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    SSI:s vetenskapliga UV-råd skall ge myndigheten råd om det vetenskapliga underlaget beträffande sambandet UV-strålning och biologiska effekter. Vidare ligger i uppdraget att ge vägledning inför SSI:s ställningstagande i frågor av policykaraktär. Rådet har under året haft följande ledamöter: docent Harry Beitner, docent Yvonne Brandberg, meteorolog Weine Josefsson, professor Olle Larkö, professor Ulrik Ringborg (ordförande), docent Bernt Lindelöf, professor Per Söderberg, professor Rune Toftgård, docent Johan Hansson och docent Johan Westerdahl. Till rådet har adjungerats myndighetsspecialist Lars-Erik Paulsson.

    Alla tre hudcancerformer - malignt melanom, skivepitelcancer och basalcellscancer – ökar i Sverige och internationellt. Gemensamt för alla tre formerna är att ökningen sammanhänger med exposition av solens UV-strålning, den viktigaste yttre riskfaktorn. Av detta följer att modifiering av UV-exposition, framför allt genom ändrade solvanor i befolkningen, bör kunna leda till en minskning av förekomsten av hudcancer. Primär prevention genom förebyggande insatser med syfte minskad UV-exposition, bedöms vara ett betydelsefullt sätt att motverka uppkomsten av alla tre formerna av hudcancer.

    Ett annat gemensamt drag hos dessa tre tumörformer är nyttan av tidig diagnostik. Ett tidigt avlägsnande av en hudcancer innebär mindre sjukvårdsinsatser och, för framför allt malignt melanom, minskad risk för tumörspridning. Tumörutvecklingen sker ofta via förstadier och ökad kunskap om dessa leder till möjligheter att avlägsna förstadier innan dessa har hunnit bli elakartade tumörer. Denna form av tidigdiagnostik gränsar till den primära preventionen.

    Av de tre formerna hudcancer är det i första hand malignt melanom som kan förorsaka död i sjukdomen. Ett väsentligt mål med förebyggande insatser är därför att minska dödligheten. För alla tre formerna kan insjuknande förorsaka betydande besvär för patienten. På grund av den rikliga förekomsten av maligna hudtumörer är sjukvårdskostnader betydande. Därför är mål för förebyggande insatser också minskad morbiditet och sjukvårdskostnader. Förutom hudcancer orsakar solens UV-strålning betydande problem i form av ögonskador.

    I årets rapport redovisas (1) epidemiologiska aspekter av malignt hudmelanom, som under senare år uppvisar en stegrad ökningstakt; (2) maligna melanom hos barn och ungdomar; (3) förslag till studier av skivepitelcancer och yrke; (4) förekomst och kostnader för medicinsk handläggning av patienter med basalcellscancer, som visar höga incidenssiffror och höga kostnader; (5) lymfom och UV-strålning; (6) UV-strålning och katarakt, betydelsefullt med förebyggande åtgärder; (7) förslag till workshop om cellulära effekter av UV-strålning; (8) rekommendation att använda den uppgraderade versionen av European Code Against Cancer; (9) UV-strålning och vitamin D, viss UV-dos är av nytta; (10) dosrat och fraktioner av UV-strålning i relation till utveckling av hudcancer och hos möss, påverkar ej preventiva strategier; (11) debatt om ökad solexposition eventuellt skulle leda till förbättrad överlevnad för melanompatienter ändrar ej preventiva strategier; (12) synpunkter på primär prevention från 6th World Conference on Melanoma, Vancouver, 2005.

  • 137.
    Bergman, Hanna
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Intraocular and intracranial transplantation of neural tissue: Studies on hypothalamic and hippocampal neuros1995Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous studies has demonstrated the possibility to transplant monoaminergic neurons intracranially and to the anterior chamber of the eye, where these neurons continue to develop into functional, transmitter expressing cells. In the present study, investigations were undertaken to examine the development of transplanted hypothalamic and hippocampal neurons in the rat. The intention was to examine synaptic maturation in the isolated brain tissue and the possibility of histaminergic neurons to survive transplantation intraocularly and intracranially into the denervated hippocampus. Properties such as fiber ingrowth into eo-transplanted tissue, electrophysiological activity and histaminergic H3-receptor response, and influence of hypothalamic tissue on eo-transplanted tissues were evaluated. Synaptic maturation was studied using an immunoblot assay of the synapsin I and II proteins and synapsin immunohistochemistry. The hypothalamic grafts were examined with immunohistochemistry and histamine assay of the levels of histamine in the transplants. Electrophysiological recordings of single cell activity was used to study the effect of H3-receptor agonist and antagonist. The isolated intra ocular transplants of hippocampal tissue developed significant amounts of synapsin proteins with an overall distribution pattern as in the hippocampus in situ. Histaminergic neurons in the hypothalamic transplants survived transplantation both intraocularly and intracranially. The neurons were found to send neurites into the host iris and into eo-grafted CNS tissue. The hypothalamic transplants were also found to have a stimulatory effect on the growth of eo-grafted hippocampal tissue and on pyramidal cell differentiation. Neurons within the hypothalamic transplants exhibited spontaneous activity that was suppressed upon agonist stimulation of H3-receptors. These findings demonstrate that histaminergic neurons grow and develop in transplanted hypothalamic tissue and that neurons in these transplants expressed histamine and functional H3-receptors.

  • 138.
    Bergman, Malin
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Genetic polymorphism and breast cancer risk in young women2004Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women in the western world. Although the disease is rare in young women, it is one of the main causes of death at young age. The early onset breast cancer has demonstrated more aggressive pathological features than the late onset disease. These observations have raised the hypothesis that the biological background may differ between age categories.

    Breast carcinogenesis is a micro-evolutionary process that requires accumulation of DNA-damage and other epigenetic changes that promote cell survival and proliferation. The complexity of the disease makes it difficult to identify specific risk factors. Nevertheless, a large and compelling body of epidemiological and experimental data suggests that the cumulative dose of oestrogen is one key factor in the aetiology. Also, substantial data indicates that oxidative stress, from phosphorylation or other metabolic processes, is involved in the development of breast cancer. In young women, there is a strong genetic influence of breast cancer risk and beside mutations in highly penetrant genes, polymorphisms in a number of crucial genes may modify an individual's risk. Such modifier genes, associated with a more modest risk and high prevalence in the population, may contribute to a large proportion of the disease in the population. Identification of such predisposing polymorphisms may be an important step forward in identifiying individuals at risk. In the present thesis genetic polymorphisms in four different genes and their relation to early onset breast cancer, were analysed.

    In the first study, a polymorphism with a TaqI restriction site in the vitamin D3 receptor (VDR) gene was studied. VDR and its ligand, 1,25(OH)2D3, have been suggested to be important factors for differentiation of the breast epithelium and may suppress mammary tumorigenesis. The presence of a TaqI restriction site has been shown to correlate with increased transcriptional activity and mRNA stability of VDR, as well as high serum levels of 1,25(OH)2D3 and this high receptor activity may be protective against breast cancer. In the present study VDR TaqI polymorphism did not predict risk of early onset breast cancer. However, the results indicate an association between lymph node metastasis and genotype. In the second study, a promoter polymorphism in the CYP17 gene, which may influence the oestrogen synthesis, has been analysed. The polymorphism was correlated to the risk of early onset breast cancer, and the risk increased in a dose dependent manner. The fmdings indicated also a trend for risk allele carriers to have ER-negative and large tumours. Oestrogens are metabolized to potentially carcinogenic catecholoestrogens, which could be inactivated by and O-methylation, catalysed by Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT). This gene contains a variant which encode for a protein with decreased activity and is therefore predicted to be a risk allele. In the third study, the investigation of allele frequencies of the polymorphic COMT gene did not show any epidemiological evidences of implication in breast cancer. Finally; increasing numbers of studies indicate an important role for MnSOD in a number of cancer cell types. A genetic variant of MnSOD results in a less efficient transport into the mitochondria which may lead to an insufficient scavenging of free radicals. In this study, the mitochondrial targeting polymorphism was associated with risk of breast cancer in young women.

    In conclusion, genetic polymorphism in crucial genes may have impact on the risk of early onset breast cancer. Furthermore, some genotypes seems to influences the progression and outcome of the disease.

    List of papers
    1. Association of breast cancer progression with a vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism
    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
    2. Association between CYP17 gene polymorphism and risk of breast cancer in young women
    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
    3. Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) gene polymorphism and breast cancer risk in young women
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) gene polymorphism and breast cancer risk in young women
    2001 (English)In: British Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0007-0920, E-ISSN 1532-1827, Vol. 85, no 6, p. 859-862Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Oestrogen exposure has long been considered to be a main risk factor of breast cancer. More recently, interest has also focused on the possible carcinogenic influence from oestrogen metabolites, such as catechol oestrogens. O-methylation, catalysed by Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT), is one pathway by which the potentially carcinogenic catechol oestrogens can be inactivated. The gene coding for COMT protein contains a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), resulting in an amino acid shift Val Met, which has been shown to determine high- and low-activity configuration of the enzyme. We hypothesized that the low-activity allele, COMTMet, may be implicated in early onset breast cancer. In the present case–control study, including 126 young breast cancer patients ( 36 years) and 117 healthy female blood donors, we analysed the association between COMTMet genotype and risk of breast cancer. No significant difference in the frequency of low-/high-activity alleles was found between cases and controls, indicating that the polymorphism, as a single factor, may not contribute to breast carcinogenesis in young women.

    Keywords
    Catechol-O-Methyltransferase, COMT, genetic polymorphism, breast cancer, early onset, catechol oestrogens
    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24935 (URN)10.1054/bjoc.2001.2009 (DOI)9341 (Local ID)9341 (Archive number)9341 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
    4. Polymorphism in the manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) gene and risk of breast cancer in young women
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Polymorphism in the manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) gene and risk of breast cancer in young women
    2005 (English)In: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, ISSN 0171-5216, E-ISSN 1432-1335, Vol. 131, no 7, p. 439-444Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is one of the major enzymes implicated in the cellular defence against reactive oxygen species. Low expression of MnSOD has been observed in different cancer tissues and several reports have shown that overexpression of MnSOD inhibits growth in various human cancer cells. These observations suggest that MnSOD is involved in carcinogenesis. A polymorphism (Ala-9Val) in the mitochondrial targeting sequence (MTS) of the MnSOD gene has been proposed to affect protein localization and thereby influence cellular defence against superoxide radicals.

    Methods: In the present case-control study, including 118 early onset breast cancer patients (≤36 years) and 174 age-matched controls, the MTS polymorphism and loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in the locus of MnSOD were analysed.

    Results: We found that individuals with MnSODVal/Val and MnSODVal/Ala genotypes showed an increased risk of breast cancer (OR, 2.7; 95% CI, 2.2–5.5, p=0.01, OR, 3.0; 95%CI, 1.4–6.5, p=0.002). Moreover, 45% of the informative cases expressed allelic loss at the chromosomal locus of the MnSOD gene. No correlation was found between LOH and the genotype.

    Conclusion: The present study suggests that MnSOD may be implicated in breast carcinogenesis in young women.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31124 (URN)10.1007/s00432-004-0663-7 (DOI)16858 (Local ID)16858 (Archive number)16858 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
  • 139.
    Bergman, Malin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Ahnström, Marie
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Palmebäck Wegman, Pia
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Wingren, Sten
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Polymorphism in the manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) gene and risk of breast cancer in young women2005In: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, ISSN 0171-5216, E-ISSN 1432-1335, Vol. 131, no 7, p. 439-444Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is one of the major enzymes implicated in the cellular defence against reactive oxygen species. Low expression of MnSOD has been observed in different cancer tissues and several reports have shown that overexpression of MnSOD inhibits growth in various human cancer cells. These observations suggest that MnSOD is involved in carcinogenesis. A polymorphism (Ala-9Val) in the mitochondrial targeting sequence (MTS) of the MnSOD gene has been proposed to affect protein localization and thereby influence cellular defence against superoxide radicals.

    Methods: In the present case-control study, including 118 early onset breast cancer patients (≤36 years) and 174 age-matched controls, the MTS polymorphism and loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in the locus of MnSOD were analysed.

    Results: We found that individuals with MnSODVal/Val and MnSODVal/Ala genotypes showed an increased risk of breast cancer (OR, 2.7; 95% CI, 2.2–5.5, p=0.01, OR, 3.0; 95%CI, 1.4–6.5, p=0.002). Moreover, 45% of the informative cases expressed allelic loss at the chromosomal locus of the MnSOD gene. No correlation was found between LOH and the genotype.

    Conclusion: The present study suggests that MnSOD may be implicated in breast carcinogenesis in young women.

  • 140.
    Bergman, Malin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Thompson, Lilian
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada.
    Dabrosin, Charlotta
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Flaxseed and its lignans inhibit estradiol-induced growth, angiogenesis, and secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor in human breast cancer xenografts in vivo2007In: Clinical Cancer Research, ISSN 1078-0432, E-ISSN 1557-3265, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 1061-1067Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent stimulator of angiogenesis, which is crucial in cancer progression. We have previously shown that estradiol (E2) increases VEGF in breast cancer. Phytoestrogens are potential compounds in breast cancer prevention and treatment by poorly understood mechanisms. The main phytoestrogens in Western diet are lignans, and flaxseed is a rich source of the mammalian lignans enterodiol and enterolactone.

    Experimental Design: In the present study, ovariectomized mice were treated with continuous release of E2. MCF-7 tumors were established and mice were fed with basal diet or 10% flaxseed, and two groups that were fed basal diet received daily injections with enterodiol or enterolactone (15 mg/kg body weight).

    Results: We show that flaxseed, enterodiol, and enterolactone counteracted E2-induced growth and angiogenesis in solid tumors. Extracellular VEGF in vivo, sampled using microdialysis, in all intervention groups was significantly decreased compared with tumors in the basal diet group. Our in vivo findings were confirmed in vitro. By adding enterodiol or enterolactone, E2-induced VEGF secretion in MCF-7 cells decreased significantly without agonistic effects. The increased VEGF secretion by E2 in MCF-7 cells increased the expression of VEGF receptor-2 in umbilical vein endothelial cells, suggesting a proangiogenic effect by E2 by two different mechanisms, both of which were inhibited by the addition of lignans.

    Conclusions: Our results suggest that flaxseed and its lignans have potent antiestrogenic effects on estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer and may prove to be beneficial in breast cancer prevention strategies in the future.

  • 141. Bergman, Vivi
    et al.
    Leanderson, Per
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Pain and Occupational Centre, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Centre.
    Starkhammar, Hans
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Oncology UHL.
    Tagesson, Christer
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Pain and Occupational Centre, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Centre.
    Urinary excretion of 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine and malondialdehyde after high dose radiochemotherapy preceding stem cell transplantation2004In: Free Radical Biology & Medicine, ISSN 0891-5849, E-ISSN 1873-4596, Vol. 36, no 3, p. 300-306Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The urinary excretion of the hydroxylated DNA base 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and the lipid peroxidation product malondialdehyde (MDA) was monitored in 11 patients with hematological malignancies undergoing total body irradiation and high-dose chemotherapy preceding bone marrow transplantation. Nine patients showed a prompt increase in urinary 8-OHdG (8-25 times the initial baseline level) on days 0-7 after irradiation onset, the excretion then decreased during the aplastic period and increased again when engraftment took place (in 7 patients). A significant positive correlation was found between urinary 8-OHdG and whole blood leukocyte count, both on day 5 (p = .04, r = .72) and on day 22 (p = .009, r = .80) after irradiation onset. One patient who lacked the first peak of 8-OHdG excretion showed low blood leukocyte counts (less than 2×109/l) before therapy onset, this patient, however, later had a successful engraftment and then also showed considerable increases in both 8-OHdG excretion and leukocyte count. These observations suggest leukocytes play a part in the excretion of 8-OHdG after conditioning therapy preceding bone marrow transplantation. As opposed to the biphasic 8-OHdG excretion, the excretion of MDA showed a single peak appearing on days 11-19 after radiochemotherapy onset, i.e., during the period in which the patients suffered from cytopenia, mucositis, and other side effects of the treatment. It is suggested, therefore, that these clinical manifestations are associated with increased lipid peroxidation. Altogether, these findings illustrate the utility of serial urinary samples for monitoring oxidative stress due to conditioning therapy in clinical practice. They also demonstrate that different oxidative stress markers may behave quite differently regarding their appearance in the urine after whole-body oxidative stress.

  • 142.
    Bergman-Jungeström, Malin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Gentile, Massiliano
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Lundin, Anna-Carin
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Wingren, Sten
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Association between CYP17 gene polymorphism and risk of breast cancer in young women1999In: International Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0020-7136, E-ISSN 1097-0215, Vol. 84, p. 350-353Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 143.
    Bergman-Jungeström, Malin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Wingren, Sten
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) gene polymorphism and breast cancer risk in young women2001In: British Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0007-0920, E-ISSN 1532-1827, Vol. 85, no 6, p. 859-862Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Oestrogen exposure has long been considered to be a main risk factor of breast cancer. More recently, interest has also focused on the possible carcinogenic influence from oestrogen metabolites, such as catechol oestrogens. O-methylation, catalysed by Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT), is one pathway by which the potentially carcinogenic catechol oestrogens can be inactivated. The gene coding for COMT protein contains a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), resulting in an amino acid shift Val Met, which has been shown to determine high- and low-activity configuration of the enzyme. We hypothesized that the low-activity allele, COMTMet, may be implicated in early onset breast cancer. In the present case–control study, including 126 young breast cancer patients ( 36 years) and 117 healthy female blood donors, we analysed the association between COMTMet genotype and risk of breast cancer. No significant difference in the frequency of low-/high-activity alleles was found between cases and controls, indicating that the polymorphism, as a single factor, may not contribute to breast carcinogenesis in young women.

  • 144. Bergström, J
    et al.
    Helander, A
    Jones, A Wayne
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Clinical Chemistry.
    Ethyl glucuronide concentrations in two successive urinary voids from drinking drivers: Relationship to creatinine content and blood and urine ethanol concentrations2003In: Forensic Science International, ISSN 0379-0738, E-ISSN 1872-6283, Vol. 133, no 1-2, p. 86-94Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The concentrations of alcohol in blood (BAC) and two successive urine voids (UAC) from 100 drunk drivers were compared with the concentration of ethyl glucuronide (EtG), a minor metabolite of ethanol in urine, and the urinary creatinine content as an indicator of dilution. The subjects consisted of 87 men with mean age 42.2 ▒ 14.2 years (▒standard deviation, S.D.) and 13 women with mean age 42.5 ▒ 14.4 years. Ethanol was measured in blood and urine by headspace gas chromatography (GC) and EtG was determined in urine by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). The mean UAC was 2.53 ▒ 1.15g/l for first void compared with 2.35 ▒ 1.17g/l for second void, decreasing by 0.18 ▒ 0.24g/l on average (P < 0.001 in paired t-test). The ratios of UAC/BAC were 1.35 ▒ 0.25 for first void and 1.20 ▒ 0.16 for second void and the difference of 0.15 ▒ 0.27 was statistically significant (P < 0.001). The UAC/BAC ratio was not correlated with creatinine content of the urine specimens, whereas the concentration of urinary EtG was positively correlated with creatinine (r=0.64 for first void and r=0.62 for second void). The UAC was not correlated with urinary EtG directly (r=-0.03 for first void and r=0.08 for second void) but after adjusting for the relative dilution of the specimens (EtG/creatinine ratio) statistically significant positive correlations were obtained (r=0.58 for first void and r=0.57 for second void). The dilution of the urine, as reflected in creatinine content, is important to consider when EtG measurements are interpreted. The excretion of EtG in urine, like glucuronide conjugates of other drugs, is influenced by diuresis. EtG represents a sensitive and specific marker of acute alcohol ingestion with applications in clinical and forensic medicine. ⌐ 2003 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 145. Bergström, Joakim
    et al.
    Murphy, Charles
    Eulitz, Manfred
    Weiss, Deborah
    Westermark, Gunilla
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology.
    Solomon, Alan
    Westermark, Per
    Codeposition of apolipoprotein A-IV and transthyretin in senile systemic (ATTR) amyloidosis2001In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, ISSN 0006-291X, E-ISSN 1090-2104, Vol. 285, no 4, p. 903-908Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Protein material was extracted from amyloid-rich sections of formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded heart tissue from an individual with senile systemic amyloidosis, known to contain wild-type transthyretin as major amyloid fibril protein. Amino acid sequence analysis of tryptic peptides of this material revealed in addition to transthyretin sequences, also amino acid sequence corresponding to an N-terminal fragment of apolipoprotein A-IV. In immunohistochemistry, an antiserum to a synthetic apolipoprotein A-IV peptide labeled amyloid specifically. This peptide formed spontaneously amyloid-like fibrils in vitro and enhanced fibril formation from wild-type transthyretin. We conclude that several apolipoproteins, including apolipoprotein A-IV, may be important minor amyloid constituents, promoting fibril formation.

  • 146. Bergström, Maria
    et al.
    Nilsson, Mikael
    Isaksson, Roland
    Rydén, Ingvar
    Påhlsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of cell biology.
    Ohlson, Sten
    Lectin affinity capillary electrophoresis in glycoform analysis applying the partial filling technique2004In: Journal of chromatography. B, ISSN 1570-0232, E-ISSN 1873-376X, Vol. 809, no 2, p. 323-329Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The study of protein glycosylation and its significance in biological interactions is a field of growing interest. This work demonstrates a lectin-based separation of protein glycoforms of α1-acid glycoprotein (AGP or orosomucoid) with capillary electrophoresis. Glycoform analysis was performed with a "partial filling technique" with the lectin Concanavalin A (Con A) as affinity ligand. Con A separated human AGP into two peaks, the first peak included AGP glycoforms without biantennary glycans, and the second peak represented the fraction that had one or more biantennary glycans. The applicability of the method was demonstrated with the analysis of AGP from clinical samples and AGP treated with N-glycosidase F. The AGP separation was also used as a reporter system to estimate the dissociation constant (KD) between Con A and a competing sugar. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 147. Berhelsen, K
    et al.
    Hansen, S
    Rosenberg, Per
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Oncology UHL.
    Advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: 1998 consensus statement.1999In: Annals of Oncology, ISSN 0923-7534, E-ISSN 1569-8041, Vol. 10, p. 87-92Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 148. Bernsen, Monique R
    et al.
    Smetsers, Toon
    van der Westerlo, Els
    Ruiter, Dirk
    Håkansson, Leif
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Oncology UHL.
    Gustafsson, Bertil
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Pathology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Pathology and Clinical Genetics.
    van Kuppevelt, Toin
    Krysander, Lennart
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Burns. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Reconstruction Centre, Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand surgery UHL.
    Rettrup, Björn
    Håkansson, Annika
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Oncology UHL.
    Heparan sulphate epitope-expression is associated with the inflammatory response in metastatic malignant melanoma2003In: Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, ISSN 0340-7004, E-ISSN 1432-0851, Vol. 52, no 12, p. 780-783Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Heparan sulphate (HS) represents a heterogeneous class of molecules on cell membranes and extracellular matrices. These molecules are involved in a variety of biological processes, including immune responses, through their binding and functional modulation of proteins. Recently a panel of HS-epitope-specific, human single chain antibodies have been generated by phage display, facilitating analysis of the structural heterogeneity of HS in relation to pathological conditions. In a pilot study a heterogeneous staining pattern in melanoma metastases was observed with one of the clones (EW4G1). Using a double-staining technique, the expression of this epitope was studied in 12 metastatic melanoma lesions in relation to the presence of a CD3 + cell infiltrate. Different staining patterns with EW4G1 were observed in the different lesions. The different staining patterns were associated with the presence and pattern of inflammation with CD3+ cells. A pronounced staining pattern of blood vessels with EW4G1 was associated with a more or less brisk presence of CD3+ cells, while a pronounced staining of tumour cells or tumour cell matrix or absence of staining with EW4G1 was associated with absence of CD3+ cells. These results suggest a dualistic role for HS in the recruitment and intratumoural migration of CD3+ cells, depending on the location of expression of its epitope recognized by EW4G1. Further characterization of the structural diversity of HS and its function in T-cell recruitment and migration is therefore warranted, since detailed understanding of this relation may provide new targets for therapeutic intervention, such that better homing and migration of T cells (in)to tumours might be achieved in immunologically based treatment strategies.

  • 149. Bernsen, MR
    et al.
    Håkansson, Leif
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Oncology UHL.
    Gustafsson, Bertil
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Pathology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Pathology and Clinical Genetics.
    Krysander, Lennart
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Burns. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Reconstruction Centre, Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand surgery UHL.
    Rettrup, B
    Ruiter, D
    Håkansson, Annika
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Oncology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Oncology UHL.
    On the biological relevance of MHC class II and B7 expression by tumour cells in melanoma metastases2003In: British Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0007-0920, E-ISSN 1532-1827, Vol. 88, no 3, p. 424-431Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A large number of studies have indicated that specific immune reactivity plays a crucial role in the control of malignant melanoma. In this context, expression of MHC I, MHC II and B7 molecules by melanoma cells is seen as relevant for the immune response against the tumour. For a better understanding of the biological relevance of MHC II and B7 expression by tumour cells in metastatic melanoma, we studied the expression of these molecules in melanoma metastases in relation to the inflammatory response, regression of the tumour and survival from 27 patients treated with biochemotherapy (30 mg m-2 Cisplatin and 250 mg m-2 decarbazine (dimethyl-triazene-imidazole-carboxamide, DTIC) on days 1-3 i.v., and 107 IU IFN-a2b 3 days a week s.c., q. 28d). In 19 out of 27 lesions studied, we found expression of MHC II by the tumour cells, while only in one out of II tumour biopsies obtained from untreated metastatic melanoma patients, MHC II expression was detected. Expression of B7.1 and B7.2 by tumour cells was found in nine out of 24 and 19 out of 24 lesions, respectively. In all cases where B7.1 expression was found, expression of B7.2 by the tumour cells was also seen. In general, no or only few inflammatory cells positive for B7 were found. Expression of MHC II by tumour cells was positively correlated with the presence of tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes, regression of the lesion, and with time to progression (TTP) and overall survival (OS) of the patient. However, no significant correlation between B7.1 or B7.2 expression and regression of the tumour, TTP or OS was found. In light of other recent findings, these data altogether do support a role as biomarker for MHC II expression by tumour cells, however, its exact immunological pathomechanism(s) remain to be established. ⌐ 2003 Cancer Research UK.

  • 150. Berois, Nora
    et al.
    Blanc, Etienne
    Ripoche, Hugues
    Mergui, Xénia
    Trajtenberg, Felipe
    Cantais, Sabrina
    Barrois, Michel
    Dessen, Philippe
    Kågedal, Bertil
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Division of clinical chemistry. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Chemistry.
    Bénard, Jean
    Osinaga, Eduardo
    Raguénez, Gilda
    ppGalNAc-TI3: A new molecular marker of bone marrow involvement in neuroblastoma2006In: Clinical Chemistry, ISSN 0009-9147, E-ISSN 1530-8561, Vol. 52, no 9, p. 1701-1712Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: To identify new molecular markers of bone marrow dissemination in human neuroblastoma (NB), we studied the transcriptome profiles of malignant neuroblasts established from the human MYCN-amplified IGR-N-91 model. Methods: This experimental model includes human neuroblastoma cells derived from & subcutaneous stage 4 disease, myocardium (Myoc) and bone marrow (BM) metastatic cells. Results: Gene expression profiles obtained with Agilent oligo microarrays revealed a set of 107 differentially expressed genes in the metastatic neuroblasts. This set included up-regulated genes involved in chemoresistance, cell motility, neuronal structure/signaling, and the recently characterized GALNT13 gene encoding a glycosyltransferase that initiates mucin-type O-glycosylation. Because the glycosylation process is involved in the progression of primary tumor to metastatic disease, we investigated whether the most strongly upregulated gene, GALNT13, might be a marker of bone marrow involvement in stage 4 NB patients. Importantly, in the BM of healthy adults no GALNT13 transcript was detected with analysis by quantitative (n = 3) and nested reverse transcription-PCR (n = 4) assays. In contrast, GALNT13 transcripts were detected in 23/23 cytologically involved BM samples obtained at diagnosis of stage 4 NB patients and in 5/27 cytologically noninvolved BM samples obtained from patients with stage 1-4 and 4S and treated stage 4 NB. The quantitative measurements of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), ganglioside D2 synthase, dopa decarboxylase, and GALNT13 transcript values were compared in the same NB patients, and the results showed that GALNT13 expression was most highly correlated to poor clinical outcome at diagnosis. Conclusion: We propose ppGalNAc-T13 as a new informative marker for the molecular diagnosis of BM involvement and the follow-up of minimal residual disease in NB patients. © 2006 American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

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