Bengt Sandstedt

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Sonic hedgehog, Patched and Gli are components of a mammalian signalling pathway that has been conserved during evolution and which has a central role in the control of pattern formation and cellular proliferation during development. Here we identify the human Suppressor-of-Fused (SUFUH) complementary DNA and show that the gene product interacts physically(More)
The previous International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) trials and studies recognized three prognostic groups of renal tumors of childhood: low risk, intermediate risk, and high risk tumors, which were further defined in the SIOP (Stockholm) Working Classification of Renal Tumors of Childhood (1994). The results of the latest SIOP Trials and(More)
To explore possible physiologic functions for the metalloproteinase collagenase-3, we have examined its temporal and spatial expression during human fetal development. Except for mesenchymal cells in the umbilical cord at 4 weeks of gestation, signal for collagenase-3 mRNA was confined to mineralizing skeletal tissue and detected in hypertrophic(More)
In the International Society of Paediatric Oncology renal tumour trials, preoperative chemotherapy has been successfully applied with resulting reduction of tumour rupture and increased favourable stage distribution of nephroblastoma. Postoperative treatment includes chemotherapy and sometimes radiotherapy in a risk-adapted approach based on histological(More)
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a 25-kDa protein initially isolated from the specific granules of human neutrophils. It is a member of the highly heterogeneous lipocalin protein family, which shares a common tertiary structure. Its synthesis is induced in gastrointestinal epithelium in association with inflammation and malignancy. To(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The aims of this study were to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and safety of cutting needle biopsy for diagnosis in children with tumors suspected for malignancy. METHODS Medical records and biopsy slides recorded from 1988 to 1999 were reviewed. One hundred ten patients had undergone a total of 147 cutting needle biopsies. The biopsy(More)
Human cathelicidin antimicrobial protein hCAP18/LL-37 is an effector molecule of the nonspecific innate immune system. hCAP18/LL-37 is present in leukocytes and is expressed in skin and other epithelia, where it is upregulated in association with inflammation and injury. In addition, antimicrobial proteins including cathelicidins have been proposed to play(More)
We have screened for mutations in exons 5-8 of the p53 gene in a series consisting of 189 patients with urinary bladder neoplasms. 82 (44%) neoplasms were lowly malignant (Ta, G1-G2a) and 106 (56%) were highly malignant (G2b-G4 or > or = T1). Only one mutation was in a lowly malignant urinary bladder neoplasm, in total we found p53 mutations in 26 (14%) of(More)
Comparisons of the developing human sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to tumors presumed to derive from these cells may suggest tumor progenitors and predict tumor biologic behavior. Classic neuroblastoma (NB) and its more highly differentiated stroma-rich subtypes, extra-adrenal sympathetic paraganglioma, and pheochromocytoma were examined for the presence(More)
BACKGROUND Present treatment for Wilms' tumour is very successful. Now, efforts are aimed at reducing toxicity and burden of treatment by shortening schedules without loss of effectiveness. The objective of this randomised trial was to assess whether postoperative chemotherapy for patients with stage I intermediate-risk and anaplastic Wilms' tumour could be(More)