Anne Charlotte Andersson

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The association of reproductive factors with hormone receptor (HR)-negative breast tumors remains uncertain. Within the EPIC cohort, Cox proportional hazards models were used to describe the relationships of reproductive factors (menarcheal age, time between menarche and first pregnancy, parity, number of children, age at first and last pregnancies, time(More)
Physical activity is associated with reduced risks of invasive breast cancer. However, whether this holds true for breast cancer subtypes defined by the estrogen receptor (ER) and the progesterone receptor (PR) status is controversial. The study included 257,805 women from the multinational EPIC-cohort study with detailed information on occupational,(More)
Some gliomas, melanomas and squamous carcinomas have large numbers of EGF receptors which could, in these cases, be used for targeting with toxic agents. We investigated whether EGF could be conjugated to dextran, which is a suitable carrier for toxic agents, without losing its ability to bind to the receptor. Dextran of 20 kDa molecular weight was(More)
Experimental evidence shows cross-talk in mammary cells between estrogen, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and their respective receptors and possible synergistic effects of estrogen receptor (ER) activation and increased IGF-I signaling with regard to breast tumor development, and epidemiological evidence suggests that circulating IGF-I levels may be(More)
Experimental evidence suggests that vitamin D might play a role in the development of breast cancer. Although the results of case-control studies indicate that circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] is inversely associated with the risk of breast cancer, the results of prospective studies are inconsistent. A case-control study embedded in the European(More)
ERV3 (HERV-R) is a complete human endogenous retrovirus located on the long arm of chromosome 7. It is expressed in several human tissues as LTR env spliced transcripts (9 and 3.5 kb). The highest level of expression is to be found in placenta and virus expression is down-regulated in choriocarcinoma cell lines. By means of in situ hybridization, the(More)
Homogenate of guinea-pig liver and human placenta, tissues known to be rich in diamine oxidase, were incubated with 14C-putrescine and the metabolites formed were determined. In the incubate of guinea-pig liver, the major metabolites were GABA and some unidentified compound(s); delta1-pyrroline and 14CO2 were also obtained. In both the maternal and fetal(More)
Knee laxity and function were investigated in a prospective study including 40 patients with acute anterior cruciate ligament injury and 11 patients with minor knee injury not involving the cruciate ligaments (controls). None of the patients had primary ligament repair. Instrumental testing (OSI, Hayward, California) of the static laxity of both knees was(More)
Cancer chemotherapy interacts with cell proliferation, but data on the relationship between cancer cell replication and the effect of adjuvant chemotherapy are scarce. We have investigated the S-phase fractions of the primary tumour from premenopausal breast cancer patients who participated in a randomised trial comparing 12 cycles of polychemotherapy (CMF)(More)
ERV3 (HERV-R) is a complete human endogenous retrovirus located on the long arm of chromosome 7. LTR-env-gene-spliced mRNA of 9 and 3.5 Kb is widely expressed in human tissues and cells, but gag-pol mRNA has not been found. Further, the env gp70 gene contains an open reading frame throughout its length and its expression has recently been detected as a(More)