Elisabet Berglöf

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Rat fetal ventral mesencephalic organotypic cultures have demonstrated two morphologically different dopamine nerve fiber growth patterns, in which the initial nerve fibers are formed in the absence of astrocytes and the second wave is guided by astrocytes. In this study, the presence of subpopulations of dopamine neurons, other neuronal populations, and(More)
AIM Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening disturbance of immunoregulation. HLH comprises primary and acquired forms with different disease severity. A large proportion of deaths occur early into treatment. We investigated association with early death for laboratory and clinical parameters before the start of and 2 weeks into(More)
The recently discovered IL-1F9 (IL-1H1) is a putative member of the interleukin (IL)-1 family of cytokines that has been shown to activate nuclear factor-kappa B (NFkappaB) in Jurkat cells transfected with the orphan receptor IL-1 receptor-related protein (IL-1Rrp)2. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate expression of IL-1Rrp2 and to(More)
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is a potent factor for the ventral mesencephalic dopamine neurons. However, studies on the Gdnf gene deleted (Gdnf(-/-)) mouse have been limited to fetal tissue since these mice die prematurely. To evaluate long-term effects of Gdnf gene deletion, this study involves co-grafts of ventral mesencephalon (VM)(More)
Grafting fetal ventral mesencephalon has been utilized to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. One obstacle in using this approach is the limited outgrowth from the transplanted dopamine neurons. Thus, it is important to evaluate factors that promote outgrowth from fetal dopamine neurons. Proteoglycans (PGs) are extracellular matrix molecules that(More)
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder where dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra of ventral mesencephalon undergo degeneration. In addition to the loss of dopamine neurons, noradrenaline neurons in the locus coeruleus degenerate, actually to a higher extent than the dopamine neurons. The interaction between these two nuclei is yet not(More)
Severe congenital neutropenia (SCN) is characterized by low blood neutrophil counts, early bacterial infections, and risk of leukaemia development. As yet, no population-based incidence estimates of SCN have been reported. Children less than 16 years of age with SCN were sought in Sweden during the 20-year period 1987-2006 by a questionnaire to all Swedish(More)
Supplementation of antioxidants to the diet has been proved to be beneficial in aging and after brain injury. Furthermore, it has been postulated that the locus coeruleus promotes survival of dopamine neurons. Thus, this study was performed to elucidate the effects of a blueberry-enriched diet on fetal ventral mesencephalic tissue in the presence or absence(More)
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