Christian Danielsson

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The aim of this study was to longitudinally characterize the distribution of cells actively expressing the progenitor transcription factor islet-1 (Isl1+) during the embryonic life, the postnatal period, and adulthood. In this study, we have used direct immunohistochemical staining toward the protein Isl1 in a longitudinal rat model. Cells actively(More)
In order to study the ability of costimulation blockade to induce tolerance to human embryonic stem cells (HESC), severe combined immunodeficient (SCID), and immunocompetent C57BL/6 mice treated with costimulation blockade received intratesticular and intramyocardial HESC transplants. All SCID mice with intratesticular HESC transplants developed teratoma.(More)
BACKGROUND The antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) phenytoin, phenobarbital, dimethadione, and carbamazepine cause a similar pattern of malformations in humans, with an increased risk after polytherapy. The teratogenicity has been linked to cardiac rhythm disturbances and hypoxic damage as a consequence of their common potential to inhibit a specific potassium ion(More)
AIMS Several drugs blocking the rapidly activating potassium (K(r)) channel cause malformations (including cardiac defects) and embryonic death in animal teratology studies. In humans, these drugs have an established risk for acquired long-QT syndrome and arrhythmia. Recently, associations between cardiac defects and spontaneous abortions have been reported(More)
In the adult organism, it is well established that hypoxia followed by reperfusion may be fatal and result in generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and subsequent tissue damage. There is also considerable evidence that temporary decrease or interruption in oxygen supply to the embryo and ROS generation during reperfusion result in tissue damage in(More)
The aims of this study were to systematically characterize the distribution, proliferation, and differentiation of Islet-1(+)(Isl1(+)) progenitor cells in the early first trimester human embryonic heart during which period most of the organogenesis takes place. In hearts of gestational week 5 to 10 Isl1(+)cells were identified and mainly clustered in the(More)
Aims were to explore if darbepoietin-alpha in mouse can induce angiogenesis and if moderate doses after myocardial infarction stimulates periinfarct capillary and arteriolar densities, cell proliferation, and apoptosis. Myocardial infarction was induced by ligation of LAD. Mouse aortic rings (0.8mm) were cultured in matrigel and the angiogenic sprouting was(More)
Drugs blocking the potassium current IKr, either as an intended pharmacologic effect (eg antiarrhythmics dofetilide and almokalant) or as an unwanted side-effect (eg antihistamine astemizole, propulsive drug cisapride, antidepressive drugs and macrolide antibiotics) are potential human teratogens. It is the contention of this paper that the existing repeat(More)
Drugs blocking the potassium current IKr of the heart (via hERG channel-inhibition) have the potential to cause hypoxia-related teratogenic effects. However, this activity may be missed in conventional teratology studies because repeat dosing may cause resorptions. The aim of the present study was to investigate an alternative protocol to reveal the(More)
Cisapride and mosapride are structurally and pharmacologically related prokinetic agents. In contrast to mosapride, cisapride causes embryonic lethality in teratology studies, and has been related to fatal cardiac arrhythmia in the adult. The arrhythmogenic potential of cisapride is linked to its potential to inhibit a specific ion channel (I(Kr)) as a side(More)