David Berglund

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BACKGROUND The immunosuppressive properties of regulatory T cells have emerged as an attractive tool for the development of immunotherapies in various disease contexts, e.g. to treat transplantation induced immune reactions. This paper focuses on the process of obtaining and functionally characterizing CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ regulatory T cells and Tr1 cells from(More)
A device designed to measure the forces and moments transmitted through prostheses of persons with lower limb amputation is presented. The sensing unit design is an advancement over previous prosthesis force measurement devices in that it is very thin (19 mm) and lightweight (527.5 g, including signal-conditioning instrumentation). The disk-shaped(More)
BACKGROUND Kidney recipients maintaining a prolonged allograft survival in the absence of immunosuppressive drugs and without evidence of rejection are supposed to be exceptional. The ERA-EDTA-DESCARTES working group together with Nantes University launched a European-wide survey to identify new patients, describe them and estimate their frequency for the(More)
Phenylketonuria is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by elevated concentrations of phenylalanine. Elevated phenylalanine concentrations can impair intellectual functions and the disease is treated with a lifelong diet and frequent monitoring of plasma phenylalanine concentrations. Previous in vitro studies have demonstrated the feasibility of(More)
Improper activation of the immune system contributes to a variety of clinical conditions, including autoimmune and allergic diseases as well as solid organ and bone marrow transplantation. One approach to counteract this activation is through adoptive therapy with regulatory T cells (Tregs). Efforts to manufacture these cells have led to good maunfacturing(More)
We and others have previously described signatures of tolerance in kidney transplantation showing the differential expression of B cell-related genes and the relative expansions of B cell subsets. However, in all of these studies, the index group-namely, the tolerant recipients-were not receiving immunosuppression (IS) treatment, unlike the rest of the(More)
Many forms of adoptive T cell therapy are on the verge of being translated to the clinic. To gain further insight in their immunomodulating functions and to optimize future clinical trials it is essential to develop techniques to study their homing capacity. CD4+ T cells were labeled using [(111)In]oxine, and the radioactive uptake was determined in vitro(More)
BACKGROUND The increase of live kidney donation (LKD) demands that we scrutinize its long-term consequences. Socialized medicine in Sweden has allowed us to survey long-term consequences of LKD with a high response rate. METHODS Between 1974 and 2008, 455 LKDs were performed; 28 donors were deceased and 14 had moved abroad at the time of the survey. Of(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been associated with increased local inflammation in the affected brain regions, and in some studies also with elevated levels of proinflammatory cytokines in peripheral blood. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is known to promote a more effector-oriented phenotype in the T-cell compartment, increasing with age. The aim of this study was to(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the cytokine composition and anti-inflammatory effects of allogeneic serum preparations for improved use as serum eye drops. METHODS Serum of 15 healthy blood donors was extensively screened for cytokines, including IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-9, IL-10, IL-12p70, IL-13, IL-15, 1L-17A, E and F, IL-21, IL-22, IL-23, IL-27,(More)