Heidi Kaastrup Müller

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The precursor of F0-ATPase subunit 9 was bound to mitochondria in the absence of a mitochondrial membrane potential (delta psi). Binding was mediated by a protease-sensitive component on the mitochondrial surface. When delta psi was reestablished, bound precursor was directly imported without prior release from the mitochondrial membranes. A chimaeric(More)
Microsomes were prepared from surgical wedge biopsy specimens of the livers of 49 patients and from intact liver lobes of 9 kidney transplant donors with the objective of defining interindividual differences in the content and activities of six monooxygenase activities and their relationship to a common genetic defect in drug metabolism known as(More)
There is accumulating evidence that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of depression. Decreased serum levels have been reported in major depression, and a correlation between BDNF reduction and the severity of the disease was found. Moreover, in post-mortem hippocampal tissue, increased levels of BDNF(More)
Reverse transcription coupled with the polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used for the detection and differentiation of pestiviruses. For this purpose, one primer pair was selected from a highly conserved region of the genome of pestiviruses. Using these primers (PEST 1-PEST 2), DNA fragments of between 72 and 74 bp could be amplified from all(More)
Prolonged stress has been associated with altered synaptic plasticity but little is known about the molecular components and mechanisms involved in the stress response. In this study, we examined the effect of chronic restraint stress (CRS) on the expression of genes associated with synaptic vesicle exocytosis in rat prefrontal cortex and hippocampus. Rats(More)
The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants act by inhibiting pre-synaptic reuptake of serotonin (5-HT) leading to elevated synaptic 5-HT concentrations. However, despite extensive efforts little is known about the protein-ligand interactions of serotonin transporter (SERT) and inhibitors. To identify domains and individual(More)
The genetically controlled polymorphism causing decreased metabolism of debrisoquine is closely related to that of the metabolism of bufuralol and numerous other drugs and has important clinical consequences. A sensitive in vitro assay was developed which quantifies the production of 1'-hydroxy-bufuralol (carbinol) from bufuralol in human liver microsomes.(More)
BACKGROUND Secreted factors from epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) have been implicated in the development of cardiomyocyte dysfunction. This study aimed to assess whether alterations in the secretory profile of EAT in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) affect contractile function and insulin action in cardiomyocytes. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
Stress engenders the precipitation and progression of affective disorders, while stress-related release of excitatory mediators is implicated in the degenerative pathology observed especially in the hippocampus of patients with severe depression. Nitric oxide (NO) release following stress-evoked N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor activation modulates(More)
In the search for new drug targets, that may help point the way to develop fast-acting treatments for mood disorders, we have explored molecular pathways regulated by ketamine, an NMDA receptor antagonist, which has consistently shown antidepressant response within a few hours of administration. Using Sprague-Dawley rats we investigated the effects of(More)