Alastair Bierre Hansen

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The peripheral olfactory organ of the adult zebrafish, Danio rerio, was investigated by light as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy. The olfactory organ consists of several lamellae that insert into a midline raphe, thus forming an oval-shaped rosette. Sensory and nonsensory regions are located separately on each lamella. The olfactory(More)
The development of the olfactory organ of the zebrafish, from the forming of early placode to the adult organ, was investigated by electron microscopy and DiI labeling. The olfactory placode is formed by a subepidermal layer of cells. These cells differ from those of the epidermis as well as from brain cells, and they do not mingle either with epidermal or(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies concerning symptom-giving pelvic girdle relaxation in pregnancy have to our knowledge been retrospective. We wanted to 1) determine the incidence during pregnancy and the prevalence two, six, and twelve months post partum, 2) identify possible predisposing factors, and 3) determine the frequency and duration of sicklisting,(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate variations in the occurrence and removal of enterovirus and norovirus genomes, Giardia cysts, Cryptosporidium oocysts and the most commonly used faecal indicators in a Swedish wastewater pilot plant. Paired samples were taken from the inlet and outlet of each treatment line: tertiary filtration, membrane bioreactor(More)
Development of the olfactory epithelia of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, was studied by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Stages examined ranged from hatching through the end of metamorphosis. The larval olfactory organ consists of two chambers, the principal cavity and the vomeronasal organ (VNO). A third sensory chamber, the middle(More)
The bladder cancer genome harbors numerous oncogenic mutations and aberrantly methylated gene promoters. The aim of our study was to generate a profile of these alterations and investigate their use as biomarkers in urine sediments for noninvasive detection of bladder cancer. We systematically screened FGFR3, PIK3CA, TP53, HRAS, NRAS and KRAS for mutations(More)
Several lines of evidence indicate that the extent of ischemic injury is not defined immediately following arterial occlusion; rather that infarction expands over time. Episodes of spreading depression have been linked to this secondary increase in infarct volume. Tissue bordering the infarct fails to repolarize following spreading depression and is(More)
In two cases of solid and papillary neoplasm of the pancreas (SPN), positive staining for argyrophil granules, chromogranin-A, neuron-specific enolase, chymotrypsin, alpha 1-antitrypsin, vimentin, cytokeratin, and estrogen receptors was present. Ultrastructurally, neurosecretory as well as zymogenlike granules were demonstrated. Measurements of mean nuclear(More)
The aim of this ultrastructural study was to examine the human detrusor for interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC)-like cells (ICC-L) by conventional transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and immuno-transmission electron microscopy (I-TEM) with antibodies directed towards CD117 and CD34. Two main types of interstitial cells were identified by TEM: ICC-L and(More)
OBJECTIVE Growing evidence indicates that innate immunity, including toll-like receptor (TLR) signalling, plays a role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This may also apply in the case of TLR-8, which has recently been shown to reverse the immunosuppressive function of regulatory T cells. However, the role of TLR-8 in IBD is currently unknown, and(More)