Annika Kaisdotter Andersson

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Insulin resistance is characterized by specific changes of the composition of fatty acids in the serum lipids and in the skeletal muscle membranes. Impaired insulin sensitivity is associated with high proportions of palmitic (16:0) acid and low levels of linoleic (18:2 n-6) acid in serum. In addition, there are apparent changes of the fatty acid desaturase(More)
OBJECTIVES Hyperhomocysteinaemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We explored possible determinants of plasma homocysteine and cysteine concentrations amongst middle-aged and elderly subjects. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS Of 501 35-95-year-old randomly selected residents of Lund and Malmö, Sweden, 244 (49%; 131 men, 113 women) were(More)
Gene expression analyses were performed on 121 consecutive childhood leukemias (87 B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemias (ALLs), 11 T-cell ALLs and 23 acute myeloid leukemias (AMLs)), investigated during an 8-year period at a single center. The supervised learning algorithm k-nearest neighbor was utilized to build gene expression predictors that could(More)
Homocysteine is a probably atherogenic amino acid, the fasting and post-methionine load serum concentrations of which have been reported to be much lower in premenopausal women than in men and postmenopausal women. This difference has been proposed to explain the reduced proneness of premenopausal women to vascular disease. We measured both free and total(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke patients frequently manifest moderate hyperhomocysteinemia. In most published studies, plasma homocysteine was measured at least 1 month after stroke (or the interval was not reported). To determine whether plasma homocysteine concentrations change in the acute phase, we compared acute-phase values with both convalescent-phase(More)
Islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP)-derived amyloid is frequently deposited in the islets of Langerhans in patients with chronic non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). When human islets were implanted under the renal capsule in nude mice, amyloid occurred in 73% of the grafts within 2 weeks. In this study, we compare the deposition of amyloid in(More)
Hematologic malignancies are characterized by fusion genes of biological/clinical importance. Immortalized cell lines with such aberrations are today widely used to model different aspects of leukemogenesis. Using cDNA microarrays, we determined the gene expression profiles of 40 cell lines as well as of primary leukemias harboring 11q23/MLL rearrangements,(More)
We used gene expression profiling, mutation analyses of FGFR3 and TP53, and LOH analyses of chromosome 9 and the TP53 region on chromosome arm 17p, to molecularly characterize 75 Ta and T1 bladder carcinomas. We identified four major cellular processes related to cell cycle, protein synthesis, immune response, and extra cellular components that contribute(More)
In this study, we syngeneically transplanted islets to three different implantation sites of diabetic and nondiabetic rats, then 9-12 weeks later we measured the blood perfusion and compared the tissue partial pressure of oxygen (PO2) levels of these transplanted islets to endogenous islets. Modified Clark microelectrodes (outer tip diameter 2-6 microm)(More)
BACKGROUND It has previously been observed that the insulin-producing cells of human pancreatic islets are more resistant to alloxan-, streptozotocin-, nitroprusside-, or cytokine-induced injury than those of mouse and rat islets. MATERIALS AND METHODS Human pancreatic islets were obtained from heart-beating organ donors. The expression of the stress(More)