Agneta Andersson

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A study of sea ice biota was carried out in the Gulf of Bothnia (northern Baltic Sea) during the winter of 1989–1990. Samples (ice cores) were taken at a coastal station at regular time intervals during the ice season. Chlorophyll a concentration, algal species distribution, bacterial numbers, and primary and bacterial production were measured. Colonization(More)
Vibrio cholerae is the causal bacterium of the diarrheal disease cholera, and its growth and survival are thought to be curtailed by bacteriovorous predators, e.g., ciliates and flagellates. We explored Caenorhabditis elegans as a test organism after finding that V. cholerae can cause lethal infection of this nematode. By reverse genetics we identified an(More)
That 3alpha-hydroxy-5alpha/beta-pregnane steroids (GABA steroids) have modulatory effects on the GABA-A receptor is well known. In behavioral studies in animals high exogenous dosages give concentrations not usually reached in the brain under physiological conditions. Animal and human studies show that GABA-A receptor-positive modulators like barbiturates,(More)
BACKGROUND Neurosteroids have been proposed to play an important role in the interaction between alcohol and GABA(A) receptors and for the symptomatology of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The primary aim of this study was to investigate possible alcohol-induced changes in allopregnanolone serum concentrations across different menstrual cycle phases(More)
The behavioral effects of allopregnanolone (3α-hydroxy-5α-pregnan-20-one) in women are not known. Allopregnanolone, a neuroactive steroid secreted by the mammalian ovary, exerts its anesthetic, anxiolytic, and sedative/hypnotic effects through potentiation of GABAA receptors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the behavioral effects of(More)
The aim of this study was to longitudinally characterize the distribution of cells actively expressing the progenitor transcription factor islet-1 (Isl1+) during the embryonic life, the postnatal period, and adulthood. In this study, we have used direct immunohistochemical staining toward the protein Isl1 in a longitudinal rat model. Cells actively(More)
Recent studies have suggested that human embryonic stem cells (HESC) are immune-privileged and may thereby circumvent rejection. The expression of immunologically active molecules was studied by DNA microarray analysis and by flow cytometry. HESC were transplanted into immunologically competent mice and traced by fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH)(More)
Autotrophic and heterotrophic growth characteristics of a nano-flagellate were investigated. The flagellate,Ochromonas sp., was isolated from the northern Baltic Sea. Autotrophic growth was poor. Axenically pregrown flagellates did not increase significantly in cell number during incubation in different inorganic media. The number of flagellates remained(More)
High intakes of whole grain foods are inversely related to the incidence of coronary heart diseases and type 2 diabetes, but the mechanisms remain unclear. Our study aimed to evaluate the effects of a diet rich in whole grains compared with a diet containing the same amount of refined grains on insulin sensitivity and markers of lipid peroxidation and(More)
Energy intake covering energy expenditure is essential for performance as well as for health aspects in endurance athletes. This study was performed to determine the energy needs for elite cross country skiers during a week of training and to demonstrate whether energy balance could be maintained. Energy intake was calculated from weighed dietary records(More)