Anneli Pousette

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A protein in rat ventral prostate cytosol that binds estramustine [estradiol 3-bis(2-chloroethyl)carbamate) was purified to homogeneity by using chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, Sephadex G-100 (superfine), octyl-Sepharose (CL-4B, and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The estramustine-binding protein was found to have a Mr of 46,000 as estimated by gel(More)
Topical butyrate has been shown to be effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). Butyrate is derived from colonic fermentation of dietary fiber, and our aim was to study whether UC patients could safely increase the fecal butyrate level by dietary means. We enrolled 22 patients with quiescent UC (mean age, 44 years; 45% women; median time from(More)
This study was designed to define the effects of sperm preparation on sperm chromatin stability in relation to in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Semen samples used for IVF-embryo transfer (ET) in the treatment of infertility due to tubal factors were studied. Cases with semen variables below reference limits in previous samples were excluded. Sperm were(More)
BACKGROUND Firm recommendations about the way thiopurine drugs are introduced and the use of thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) and metabolite measurements during treatment in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are lacking. AIM To evaluate pharmacokinetics and tolerance after initiation of thiopurine treatment with a fixed dosing schedule in patients with(More)
The tissue distribution of [3H]estramustine, the dephosphorylated metabolite of estramustine phosphate (Estracyt), in the male rat was compared to that of [3H]estradiol 30 min and 2 hr following i.p. administration. In contrast to estradiol, estramustine was found to be efficiently concentrated in the ventral prostate gland by a soluble protein. The binding(More)
In order to test various drugs and possibly hazardous compounds on living cells in vitro a system with human spermatozoa was employed. A population of human spermatozoa was transferred into a defined medium by a swim-up procedure or by separation on a Percoll gradient. Such a population is rather homogenous with respect to motility characteristics and was(More)
The [3H]estramustine-binding macromolecule in human prostate was partially characterized using a number of chromatographic procedures. Although human estramustine-binding protein (HEMBP) had a marked tendency to aggregate in several systems, a molecular weight of about 54,000 was determined by gel filtration on Sephacryl S-200 Superfine and high-performance(More)
Recent studies have strongly indicated that at least three regions [azoospermia factor (AZF) a-c] on the long arm of the Y-chromosome code for factors involved in spermatogenesis. In order to reveal the prevalence of microdeletions in these regions in a Swedish population, 192 men consecutively referred to our andrology unit due to infertility and showing(More)
Prostatic secretion protein (PSP) or estramustine-binding protein is a major protein in rat ventral prostate. The amount of PSP was measured per mg of cytosolic protein at different ages and after castration or administration of sex hormones. The amount of PSP is relatively low before puberty (25 microgram/mg of protein) but increases at about 28 days of(More)