Ewa Ohlsson

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MLL-fusion proteins are potent inducers of oncogenic transformation, and their expression is considered to be the main oncogenic driving force in ∼10% of human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. These oncogenic fusion proteins are responsible for the initiation of a downstream transcriptional program leading to the expression of factors such as MEIS1(More)
Two monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) reacting with different epitopes of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 core protein p24 (HIV p24) were used either singly or in combination as tracers in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. The culture supernatant of 215 samples of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 112 patients were measured for HIV p24 and(More)
Sera from 32 HIV-infected patients and 20 controls were assayed for HIV antigen (HIV-Ag) and antibodies following acid hydrolysis. Acid hydrolysis, followed by neutralization immediately prior to the assay, was found to be a simple means to solubilize immune complexes and allowed recovery of 40-50% of complexed antigen. Following acid hydrolysis, HIV-Ag(More)
Members of the TALE (three-amino-acid loop extension) family of atypical homeodomain-containing transcription factors are important downstream effectors of oncogenic fusion proteins involving the mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) gene. A well-characterized member of this protein family is MEIS1, which orchestrates a transcriptional program required for the(More)
The balance between self-renewal and differentiation is crucial for the maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Whereas numerous gene regulatory factors have been shown to control HSC self-renewal or drive their differentiation, we have relatively few insights into transcription factors that serve to restrict HSC differentiation. In the present(More)
C/EBPα (p42 and p30 isoforms) is commonly dysregulated in cancer via the action of oncogenes, and specifically in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) by mutation. Elevated TRIB2 leads to the degradation of C/EBPα p42, leaving p30 intact in AML. Whether this relationship is a cooperative event in AML transformation is not known and the molecular mechanism involved(More)
Ageing and cancer is often associated with altered T cell distributions and this phenomenon has been suggested to be the main driver in the development of immunosenescence. Memory phenotype PD-1+ CD4+ T cells accumulate with age and during leukemic development, and they might account for the attenuated T cell response in elderly or diseased individuals. The(More)
The process of blood formation, haematopoiesis, depends upon a small number of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that reside in the bone marrow. Differentiation of HSCs is characterised by decreased expression of genes associated with self-renewal accompanied by a stepwise activation of genes promoting differentiation. Lineage branching is further directed(More)
Productive infections with cytomegalovirus (CMV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were established in the Tp41ON cell line derived from a human esthesioneuroblastoma. HIV antigen expression was highest in cultures coinfected with CMV and HIV. Viral infection caused increased MHC class I antigen expression while class II and CD4 antigens remained(More)
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