Göran Larsson

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Amyloid diseases are characterized by an aberrant assembly of a specific protein or protein fragment into fibrils and plaques that are deposited in various organs and tissues, often with serious pathological consequences. Non-neuropathic systemic amyloidosis is associated with single point mutations in the gene coding for human lysozyme. Here we report that(More)
Ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) catalyzes the de novo synthesis of deoxyribonucleotides. Eukaryotes have an alpha(2)beta(2) form of RNR consisting of two homodimeric subunits, proteins R1 (alpha(2)) and R2 (beta(2)). The R1 protein is the business end of the enzyme containing the active site and the binding sites for allosteric effectors. The R2 protein is a(More)
T70N human lysozyme is the only known naturally occurring destabilised lysozyme variant that has not been detected in amyloid deposits in human patients. Its study and a comparison of its properties with those of the amyloidogenic variants of lysozyme is therefore important for understanding the determinants of amyloid disease. We report here the X-ray(More)
Exosomes are nano-sized extracellular vesicles, released from various cells, which can stimulate or repress responses in targets cells. We recently reported that cultured cardiomyocytes are able to release exosomes and that they, in turn, are involved in facilitating events in target cells by alteration of gene expression. We investigated whether external(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To further elucidate the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc) an experimental avian model was used. The University of California at Davis line 200 (UCD-200) chickens spontaneously develop a SSc-like disease that has most features of human SSc with vascular effects, inflammation, autoimmunity, and fibrosis. The first signs of disease in(More)
15N-(1)H NMR spectroscopy has been used to probe the dynamic properties of uniformly (15)N labeled Escherichia coli ribosomes. Despite the high molecular weight of the complex ( approximately 2.3 MDa), [(1)H-(15)N] heteronuclear single-quantum correlation spectra contain approximately 100 well resolved resonances, the majority of which arise from two of the(More)
Hyaluronan (HA) is a linear non-sulfated polysaccharide mainly found in the extracellular matrix. The size of HA can vary from a few disaccharides up to at least 25,000 units, reaching molecular weights of 10 10(3) kDa. HA has many biological functions, and both its size and tissue concentration play an important role in many physiological and pathological(More)
The usual analysis of (15)N relaxation data of proteins is straightforward as long as the assumption can be made that the backbone of most residues only undergoes fast (ps), small amplitude internal motions. If this assumption cannot be made, as for example for proteins which undergo domain motions or for unfolded or partially folded proteins, one needs a(More)
BACKGROUND Hyaluronan (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan located in the interstitial space which is essential for both structural and cell regulatory functions in connective tissue. We have previously shown that HA synthesis is up-regulated in a rat model of experimental cardiac hypertrophy and that cardiac tissue utilizes two different HA synthases in the(More)