Gunnel Lundin

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We have created protein domains with extreme surface charge. These mutated domains allow for ion-exchange chromatography under conditions favourable for selective and efficient capture, using Escherichia coli as a host organism. The staphylococcal protein A-derived domain Z (Zwt) was used as a scaffold when constructing two mutants, Zbasic1 and Zbasic2,(More)
A total of 12 mutations associated with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) have been detected in the porphobilinogen deaminase gene in Swedish AIP families. Three of them are newly discovered and unique to the Swedish population: a splice mutation in intron 6 (int6+1), a missense mutation in exon 11 (Gly216Asp) and a TG deletion in exon 14.
We have detected four different mutations in the porphobilinogen deaminase (PBGD) gene in acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) families from England, Norway, and Sweden. A splicing mutation in the first position of intron 8 (Int8 + 1) was found in a family from England and a missense mutation in exon 12 (Glu250) was detected in a Norwegian family. Two(More)
Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is an autosomal dominant metabolic disorder affecting the enzyme porphobilinogen (PBG) deaminase in the heme biosynthetic pathway. The highest prevalence of the disorder has been observed in Scandinavia, especially in northern Sweden (Lappland) where it occurs with a prevalence of 1 in 1500. Biochemical assays of the(More)
The serum levels of the low mol wt form of somatomedin-binding protein (SMBP) were 5-fold higher in both diabetic (n = 44) and nondiabetic pregnant women (n = 14) than in nonpregnant women. No difference was found between women with type 1 diabetes and those with gestational diabetes. There was a negative correlation between maternal levels of SMBP during(More)
The non-erythroid porphobilinogen deaminase (E.C. promoter was investigated according to sequence changes and transcriptional activity. The minimal promoter sequence required for maximal transcription, was localized by deletion mapping to -243 to -115 relative to the translational start site. A negative transcriptional element was found between -55(More)