Christoffer K.-J. Stark

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The fate of intraperitoneally injected or implanted male rat bone marrow-derived stromal cells inside female sibling host animals was traced using Y-chromosome-sensitive PCR. When injected intraperitoneally, Y-chromosome-positive cells were found in all studied organs: heart muscle, lung, thymus, liver, spleen, kidney, skin, and femoral bone marrow with a(More)
Beta-lactamases produced by two anaerobic bacterial strains,Bacteroides ovatus Ax34:1 andClostridium butyricum NBL3, were shown to be significantly inducible under anaerobic conditions in subinhibitory concentrations of cefoxitin. The induction ratio of beta-lactamase production forBacteroides ovatus was 2.6 and forClostridium butyricum 1.6. Incubation of(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated four potential gallium-68 (68Ga)-labeled tracers for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of myocardial perfusion in comparison with oxygen-15-labeled water ([15O]water) in healthy pigs. Four hexadentate salicylaldimine ligands derived from bis(3-aminopropyl)ethylenediamine (BAPEN) that showed promise in previous rat experiments(More)
P53 protein plays an important role in regulation of the cell cycle. Recently, a role in tumour genesis has also been suggested. The protein is induced after various forms of DNA damage. Immunohistochemical detection of p53 protein showed positive cells in human skin after UV-irradiation, in mouse skin after benzo[a]pyrene treatment and in mouse spleen,(More)
BACKGROUND Levosimendan is a calcium sensitizer that has been shown to prevent myocardial contractile depression in patients post cardiac surgery. This drug exhibits an anti-apoptotic property; however, the underlying mechanism remains elusive. In this report, we characterized the myocardial protective of levosimendan in preventing cardiomyocyte apoptosis(More)
OBJECTIVES Diabetes induces osteoporosis and during osteoporosis, vertebral bone marrow (VBM) adipose tissue amount increases. The association between this adiposity and bone marrow metabolism is unclear. Here, we compared VBM glucose metabolism and fat content in healthy and diabetic pigs, in vivo, using positron emission tomography (PET), in-phase and(More)
Mucus-producing tumours of the appendix or mucoceles can, if left untreated, lead to dissemination of its contents into the peritoneal cavity causing substantial morbidity to the patient. Symptoms for complicated mucoceles can mimic those of acute appendicitis and the final diagnosis is most likely made intraoperatively. We here present a case that is, to(More)
AIMS Large animal models are needed to study disease mechanisms in heart failure (HF). In the present study we characterized the functional, metabolic, and structural changes of myocardium in a novel pig model of chronic myocardial infarction (MI) by using multimodality imaging and histology. METHODS AND RESULTS Male farm pigs underwent a two-step(More)
The general opinion that hemoglobin is only a carrier protein for oxygen and carbon dioxide has been challenged by several recent studies showing hemoglobin expression in other cells than those of the erythroid series, for example, in macrophages. We discovered β-globin expression in rat experimental granulation tissue induced by subcutaneously implanted(More)
Thymosin β4 (Tβ4) is a peptide known for its abilities to protect and facilitate regeneration in a number of tissues following injury. Its cardioprotective effects have been evaluated in different animal models and, currently, a clinical trial is being planned in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction. This paper focuses on the effects of Tβ4(More)