Christina Wenglén

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Chondroadherin, a leucine rich repeat extracellular matrix protein with functions in cell to matrix interactions, binds cells via their α2β1 integrin as well as via cell surface proteoglycans, providing for different sets of signals to the cell. Additionally, the protein acts as an anchor to the matrix by binding tightly to collagens type I and II as well(More)
Serotonin, a highly pro-inflammatory molecule released by activated platelets, is formed by tryptophan. Tryptophan is also needed in the production of kynurenine, a process mediated by the type I interferon (IFN)-regulated rate-limiting enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO). The aim of this study was to investigate levels of serotonin in patients with(More)
Pulmonary fibrosis is characterized by excessive accumulation of connective tissue, along with activated extracellular matrix (ECM)-producing cells, myofibroblasts. The pathological mechanisms are not well known, however serotonin (5-HT) and 5-HT class 2 (5-HT2) receptors have been associated with fibrosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate(More)
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