Ann Kristofferson

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The characterization of naturally occurring variations in the human genome has evoked an immense interest during recent years. Variations known as biallelic Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) have become increasingly popular markers in molecular genetics because of their wide application both in evolutionary relationship studies and in the(More)
Among 33 patients with endocrine pancreatic tumors due to multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1), 19 (58%) patients had hypergastrinemia, 7 (21%) patients had hyperinsulinism, and 7 (21%) patients had clinically non-functioning lesions. At least one gross tumor was found in all patients undergoing pancreatic surgery, including those with negative(More)
The present study was undertaken to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and burden of illness due to pain and its treatment for patients with peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP). It is the first step in finding reliable instruments/targets to evaluate treatment outcome in this patient population. Study population consisted of 126 patients(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the psychometric properties of two generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments, the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) in a group of patients with chronic peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP). The sample consisted of 126 adults (56 men and 70 women) with PNP(More)
Existing murine models for cutaneous herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection have limited relevance to recurrent disease in humans, since the infection is usually primary rather than reactivated and infection occurs in the absence of an established immune response. To obtain a reproducible model to study the effects of topical antiviral therapy on(More)
The herpesvirus DNA polymerase inhibitor foscarnet, applied topically, and the anti-herpesvirus guanosine analogue buciclovir, given orally, decreased virus replication and disease development in primary skin infections of mice caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). If the same tissues were infected via sensory nerves, following zosteriform spread(More)
Previously, we found a retroviral sequence, HML-6.2BC1, to be expressed at high levels in a multifocal ductal breast cancer from a 41-year-old woman who also developed ovarian carcinoma. The sequence of a human genomic clone (HML-6.28) selected by high-stringency hybridization with HML-6.2BC1 is reported here. It was 99% identical to HML-6.2BC1 and gave the(More)
A mouse model is presented giving boosterable IgE antibody responses preceding the IgG antibody responses without using adjuvants. Groups of CBA mice were injected subcutaneously with minute doses of penicilloyl bovine gammaglobulin, 3.8-94 ng daily for one or two 10-day periods. Some groups of animals were simultaneously given Bordetella pertussis bacteria(More)
The results revealed the presence of high molecular weight impurities in commercially available penicillins, measured with a radioimmuno assay. The impurities had penicilloyl specificity and induced antibody formation in mice when the contaminated penicillin was administered in 50 mg/kg body weight daily for ten day periods with a 20 to 30 day interval.(More)