Curt Pettersson

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The neurotoxic amino acid β-N-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA) is produced by most cyanobacteria. BMAA is considered as a potential health threat because of its putative role in neurodegenerative diseases. We have previously observed cognitive disturbances and morphological brain changes in adult rodents exposed to BMAA during the development. The aim of this(More)
Hydrogen bonding has been identified as an important parameter for describing drug permeability. Recently, we derived models for predicting intestinal permeability using the hydrogen bonding descriptors polar surface area (PSA) and number of hydrogen bond donors (HBD), and a lipophilicity descriptor [J. Med. Chem. 41 (1998) 4939]. We have now explored other(More)
A miniaturized apparatus for the determination of the apparent in vitro dissolution rate has been designed, constructed and characterized. The miniaturized apparatus was based on a low volume dissolution cell and a disk in a rotating magnetic bar. The disk tablet is pressed directly into the bar with a press designed and constructed for this purpose. It(More)
An enantioselective method for the determination of fluoxetine (a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and its pharmacologically active metabolite norfluoxetine has been developed for raw and treated wastewater samples. The stable isotope-labeled fluoxetine and norfluoxetine were used in an extended way for extraction recovery calculations at trace level(More)
A LC-MS/MS method for the chiral separation of metoprolol and two of its main metabolites, α-hydroxymetoprolol (α-OH-Met) and deaminated metoprolol (COOH-Met), in environmental water samples has been developed. The target bases, metoprolol and α-OH-Met, as well as the acidic metabolite (COOH-Met) were extracted from water samples by a solid phase extraction(More)
A method for enantiomeric separation of the three β-blocking agents atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol and the zwitterionic metoprolol acid, a major metabolite of both metoprolol and in environmental matrices also atenolol, has been developed. By use of supercritical fluid chromatography and the polysaccharide-based Chiralpak(®) IB-3, all four compounds were(More)
AKT is a central protein in many cellular pathways such as cell survival, proliferation, glucose uptake, metabolism, angiogenesis, as well as radiation and drug response. The three isoforms of AKT (AKT1, AKT2 and AKT3) are proposed to have different physiological functions, properties and expression patterns in a cell type-dependent manner. As of yet, not(More)
LC–MS based global metabolite profiling currently lacks detailed guidelines to demonstrate that the obtained data is of high enough analytical quality. Insufficient data quality may result in the failure to generate a hypothesis, or in the worst case, a false or skewed hypothesis. After assessing the literature, it is apparent that an analytically focused(More)
The isotope-labeled compounds fluoxetine-d₅ and norfluoxetine-d₅ were used to study matrix effects caused by co-eluting compounds originating from raw and treated wastewater samples, collected in Uppsala, Sweden. The matrix effects were investigated by the determination of matrix factors (MF) and by a post-column infusion method. The matrix factors were(More)
Drug-induced changes in mammalian cell line models have already been extensively profiled at the systemic mRNA level and subsequently used to suggest mechanisms of action for new substances, as well as to support drug repurposing, i.e., identifying new potential indications for drugs already licensed for other pharmacotherapy settings. The seminal work in(More)