Esbjörn Pettersson

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The first gene found to be amplified in human glioblastomas was EGFR at 7p12. More recently the MET gene at 7q31 was also reported amplified. We have studied chromosome 7 in a series of 47 glioblastomas by FISH, RFLP and microsatellite analysis. Four per cent (2/47) had 1 centromere, 26% (12/47) 2, 32% (15/47) 3, 4% (2/47) 4, and 34% (16/47) had(More)
Approximately 30%-35% of human glioblastomas have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene amplification. Amplicons containing the EGFR gene frequently include several unidentified adjacent genes. Amplification of adjacent genes in the absence of EGFR amplification has been documented. To define the region in detail, we produced a YAC contig map,(More)
Amplification of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) occurs in about 40% of human glioblastomas. In half of these cases, rearrangements of the amplified gene result in aberrant transcripts and proteins. The most frequent rearrangement affects the external domain of the receptor and results in nonbinding of ligand and constitutive activity. Less(More)
Human tumour xenografts maintained in nude mice are a valuable research tool. The passaging and maintenance of human tumour xenografts in immune-deficient animals are expensive and labour-intensive. This study presents a protocol that permits long-term cryopreservation of viable glioblastoma xenograft tissue pieces in liquid nitrogen. Twenty different human(More)
Behavioral, biochemical, and electrophysiological studies suggest that amperozide affects mesolimbic and mesocortical dopamine neurotransmission. The receptor binding profile of amperozide is discussed and related to behavioral and clinical, i.e., antipsychotic, effects of the drug. As previously reported, amperozide displayed high affinity for serotonin(More)
Comparative studies of the 1-piperazinecarboxamide derivative 4-[3-(4-fluorobenzoyl)propyl]-N-cyclohexyl-1-piperazinecarboxamide hydrochloride (FG5803) were made with clozapine and haloperidol. Receptor studies revealed that FG5803 potently and selectively bound to the serotonin type 2A receptors (Ki = 13 nM). FG5803 inhibited 5-hydroxytrophan- and(More)
Smoke from combustion of biomass fuels is a major risk factor for respiratory disease, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine whether exposure to wood smoke from incomplete combustion would elicit airway inflammation in humans. Fourteen healthy subjects underwent controlled exposures on two separate(More)
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