Alina J Andersen

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Uncontrolled complement activation can induce many inflammatory and life threatening conditions. Accordingly, the role of complement in initiation of adverse reactions to polymers and nanoparticulate drug carriers is receiving increasing attention and has prompted extensive 'structure-immune performance' relationship studies in nanomedicine research at many(More)
The frequency of infection in 197 patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery and having either no blood transfusion, transfusion with whole blood, or filtered blood free from leucocytes and platelets was investigated in a prospective randomized trial. Natural killer cell function was measured before operation and 3, 7 and 30 days after surgery in 60(More)
Since their introduction, poly(ethylene glycol)-phospholipid (PEG-PL) conjugates have found many applications in design and engineering of nanosized delivery systems for controlled delivery of pharmaceuticals especially to non-macrophage targets. However, there are reports of idiosyncratic reactions to certain PEG-PL engineered nanomedicines in both(More)
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are receiving considerable attention in site-specific drug and nucleic acid delivery, photodynamic therapy, and photoacoustic molecular imaging. Despite these advances, nanotubes may activate the complement system (an integral part of innate immunity), which can induce clinically significant anaphylaxis. We demonstrate that(More)
Mitochondria were isolated from biopsies of the biceps femoris muscle of Danish landrace pigs. Three groups of animals were compared: (1) normal pigs; (2) pigs that were homozygous with respect to the gene Hal(n)/Hal(n) coding for the porcine malignant hyperthermia syndrome; and (3) heterozygote animals. A newly developed micro-method for preparation and(More)
In a randomized prospective controlled trial involving 311 patients undergoing acute or elective colorectal surgery, the efficacy and safety of two different single dose and one triple dose regimen of antibiotic prophylaxis, as well as the influence of blood transfusion on postoperative infectious complications, were studied. Postoperative infectious(More)
Flow cytometric DNA analysis was performed on unfixed frozen tissue samples from 48 cases of invasive breast cancer (IC) with a predominance of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). In 15 cases the samples contained only the DCIS component, in 17 cases only the IC component, whereas in 16 cases separate samples from the DCIS as well as the IC part within the(More)
UNLABELLED Carboxylated (4%) multi-walled carbon nanotubes were covalently functionalized with poly(ethylene glycol)₁₀₀₀ (PEG₁₀₀₀), PEG₁₅₀₀ and PEG₄₀₀₀ with a PEG loading of approximately 11% in all cases. PEG loading generated non-uniform and heterogeneous higher surface structures and increased nanotube width considerably, but all PEGylated nanotube(More)
A method for isolation of mitochondria from 25-100 mg skeletal muscle is described. The instrumental developments include a refined homogenization setup, special handling techniques, and equipment for biopsy storage. The preparation medium was a standard ionic medium. All fractions were assayed for marker enzymes and the data used in optimization of the(More)
A probe for simultaneous measurement of cross-sectional area and pressure was used to elucidate biomechanical wall properties during anal distension. Measurements in distal sphincter regions demonstrated a high resistance to stretch and a large hysteresis compared to proximal sphincter regions. Resistance to stretch decreased during anal distension(More)