Inga Alice Laursen

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OBJECTIVE Diagnostic factors are needed to improve the currently used serum CA125 and risk of malignancy index (RMI) in differentiating ovarian cancer (OC) from other pelvic masses, thereby achieving precise and fast referral to a tertiary center and correct selection for further diagnostics. The aim was to evaluate serum Human Epididymis protein 4 (HE4)(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the clinical significance of low serum concentrations of mannose-binding lectin (MBL) in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) during initial cancer chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS 80 consecutive, newly diagnosed, and unselected AML patients (age 18-77 yr) undergoing remission induction chemotherapy. The patients were examined(More)
Al(OH)3 is the most common adjuvant in human vaccines, but its mode of action remains poorly understood. Complement involvement in the adjuvant properties of Al(OH)3 has been suggested in several reports together with a depot effect. It is here confirmed that Al(OH)3 treatment of serum depletes complement components and activates the complement system. We(More)
The interaction between C1q and the chaperone calreticulin was studied under various conditions. When both proteins were present in equal amounts in solution, no interaction could be demonstrated. However, C1q immobilized on a hydrophobic surface, exposed to heat-treatment or bound to immunoglobulins (Igs) showed a strong, rapid and specific binding of(More)
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a validated and sensitive method for detection of human autoantibodies, but may have problems with specificity. Non-specific binding is a well-known problem often observed in tests for autoantibodies, when sera are incubated on plastic surfaces, e.g. an ELISA plate. To understand the mechanisms underlying(More)
Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is an important component of innate immunity that can bind to certain sugar residues on the surface of many types of pathogenic micro-organisms. On binding, MBL generates opsonic activity mainly through activation of the complement system. Genetically determined MBL deficiency is very common and can be associated with increased(More)
BACKGROUND No studies have compared the performance of equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), where the declining GFR typically is followed for many years or even decades. This was the purpose of the present investigation. METHODS 101 ADPKD patients with chronic(More)
Gc globulin, also called vitamin D-binding protein, is a plasma protein involved in the extracellular actin-scavenger system, vitamin D transport and possibly also other biological activities. Low levels of Gc globulin have been found to correlate with multiple organ failure and non-survival of patients with fulminant hepatic failure and trauma. Here, we(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the first trimester levels of pregnancy-specific beta-1-glycoprotein (SP1) in pregnancies with adverse outcome. Furthermore, to determine the screening performance for adverse outcome using SP1 alone and in combination with other first trimester markers including proMBP and PAPP-A. METHODS A case-control study was conducted in a(More)
Mannose-binding lectin (MBL)-deficient children with cancer may benefit from substitution of the innate immune protein MBL during chemotherapy-induced neutropaenia. We determined the safety and pharmacokinetics of MBL substitution in a phase II study in MBL-deficient children. Twelve MBL-deficient children with cancer (aged 0-12 years) received infusions of(More)