Carita Eklund

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Uterine leiomyomata (fibroids) are common and clinically important tumors, but little is known about their etiology and pathogenesis. We previously mapped a gene that predisposes to multiple fibroids, cutaneous leiomyomata and renal cell carcinoma to chromosome 1q42.3–q43 (refs 4–6). Here we show, through a combination of mapping critical recombinants,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Russian Federation is among the high-incidence countries for gastric cancer (GC), with the incidence being projected to continue increasing. Using a non-invasive blood test with four stomach-specific biomarkers (pepsinogen-I (PG-I) and -II (PG-II), amidated gastrin-17 (G-17) and Helicobacter pylori (HP) IgG antibodies) in a hospital-based(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Harmans are condensation products of acetaldehyde and biogenic amines in saliva. Like other monoamine oxidase inhibitors, harmans help maintain behavioral sensitization to nicotine and mediate the addictive potential of cigarette smoke-derived acetaldehyde. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that effective elimination of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Because of the major health problems and annual economic burden caused by cigarette smoking, effective new tools for smoking intervention are urgently needed. Our previous randomized controlled trial (RCT) provided promising results on the efficacy of slow-release L-cysteine lozenge in smoking intervention, but the study was not adequately(More)
Germ-line mutations in the p53 gene predispose individuals to LiFraumeni syndrome (LFS). The cell cycle checkpoint kinases CHK1 and CHK2 act upstream of p53 in DNA damage responses, and recently rare germ-line mutations in CHK2 were reported in LFS families. We have analyzed CHK1, CHK2, and p53 genes for mutations in 44 Finnish families with LFS,(More)
AIM To compare a new-generation fecal immunochemical test (FIT) with the leading guaiac-based test in detection of fecal occult blood (FOB) in colonoscopy-referral patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cohort of 300 patients referred for colonoscopy was examined by two different tests for FOB: ColonView quick test (CV) (FIT test for haemoglobin (Hb) and(More)
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