Learn More
Attempts to correlate behavioral learning with cellular changes, such as increased synaptic efficacy, have often relied on increased extracellular potentials as an index of enhanced synaptic strength. A recent example is the enlarged excitatory field potentials in the dentate gyrus of rats that are learning spatial relations by exploration. The altered(More)
In an earlier report, we described synchronous Ca2+ oscillations in globally stimulated, subconfluent MDCK cells [Røttingen J-A, Enden T., Camerer E., Iversen J-G., Prydz H. Binding of human factor VIIa to tissue factor induces cytosolic Ca2+ signals in J82 cells, transfected COS-1 cells, Madin-Darby canine kidney cells and in human endothelial cells(More)
We transfected the extrajunctional region of denervated soleus muscles in adult rats with neural agrin cDNA to induce myofibers to form postsynaptic-like apparatus containing acetylcholine receptor (AChR) aggregates. By 1 week approximately 30% of the AChR aggregates contained a mixture of epsilon-AChRs and gamma-AChRs while approximately 70% had only(More)
Clearance of infections caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) correlates with HCV-specific T cell function. We therefore evaluated therapeutic vaccination in 12 patients with chronic HCV infection. Eight patients also underwent a subsequent standard-of-care (SOC) therapy with pegylated interferon (IFN) and ribavirin. The phase I/IIa clinical trial was(More)
We report on the immunogenicity and clinical effects in a phase I/II dose escalation trial of a DNA fusion vaccine in patients with prostate cancer. The vaccine encodes a domain (DOM) from fragment C of tetanus toxin linked to an HLA-A2-binding epitope from prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), PSMA(27-35). We evaluated the effect of intramuscular(More)
We compared actylcholine receptor (AChR) aggregates induced by neural agrin released from transfected muscle fibers with AChR aggregates induced by transplanted axons in extrajunctional regions of denervated rat soleus muscles. Both neural agrin and transplanted axons induced multiple, irregularly distributed AChR aggregates on muscle fibers. Direct(More)
To identify intracellular signalling pathways that transduce muscle electrical activity, we have investigated the Protein Kinase A (PKA) pathway in fast and slow skeletal muscle. The slow soleus muscle (SOL) displayed approximately twice as much PKA catalytic activity and cAMP-binding compared to the fast Extensor Digitorum Longus (EDL) muscle. These(More)
Peripheral circulation is severely compromised in the advanced stages of peripheral arterial disease. Recently, it was shown that the application of -40 mmHg intermittent negative pressure (INP) to the lower leg and foot enhances macro- and microcirculation in healthy volunteers. In this case report, we describe the effects of INP treatment on four patients(More)
  • 1