Anna Pettersson

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The BB (BioBreeding) rat is one of the best models of spontaneous autoimmune diabetes and is used to study non-MHC loci contributing to Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes in the diabetes-prone BB (BBDP) rat is polygenic, dependent upon mutations at several loci. Iddm1, on chromosome 4, is responsible for a lymphopenia (lyp) phenotype and is essential to(More)
Iddm 1 in the BioBreeding (BB) rat designates the genomic region on rat Chromosome (Chr) 4 that harbors the gene causing peripheral T cell lymphopenia (Lyp) and diabetes (Jacob et al. 1992). We here report the generation of a novel congenic Lyp/Lyp Dr rat line, in which iddm 1 has been introgressed onto the diabetes-resistant BB/Dr background. This was(More)
The genetic etiology of Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus is complicated by the apparent presence of several diabetes susceptibility genetic regions. Type 1 diabetes in the inbred BioBreeding (BB) rat closely resembles the human disorder and was previously shown to involve two genes: the lymphopenia (lyp) region on Chromosome (Chr) 4 and RT1 u in(More)
A review of standoff detection technologies for explosives has been made. The review is focused on trace detection methods (methods aiming to detect traces from handling explosives or the vapours surrounding an explosive charge due to the vapour pressure of the explosive) rather than bulk detection methods (methods aiming to detect the bulk explosive(More)
We report the results of a study based on 1,428 patients with eating disorders treated at 6 clinics. These patients were consecutively referred over 18 years and used inpatient and outpatient treatment. The subjects were diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. Patients practiced a normal eating(More)
Raman spectroscopy is a laser-based vibrational technique that can provide spectral signatures unique to a multitude of compounds. The technique is gaining widespread interest as a method for detecting hidden explosives due to its sensitivity and ease of use. In this letter, we present a computationally efficient classification scheme for accurate standoff(More)
Despite political efforts, diffuse pollution from agriculture continues to be the single largest source of nitrogen (N) emissions into the aquatic environment in many countries and regions. This fact, and the recent enactment of a new Swedish environmental code, led to the design of a study targeted at the evaluation of new N pollution abatement strategies.(More)
Good visual quality and precise accommodation are required to be able to focus objects at distance and near, and are essential in order to be able to perform most tasks in life. Most eyes are not ideal eyes, i.e., they have different refractive errors which distort the produced image. The well-known refractive errors (lower order aberrations), myopia,(More)
Construction of a genetic linkage map of the laboratory rat, Rattus norvegicus, establishes the rat as a genetic model. Allele sizes were reported for 432 simple sequence length polymorphisms (SSLPs) genotyped in 12 different substrains belonging to nine different inbred strains of rats. However, these nine strains represent only a fraction of the more than(More)