Jens Dyring Christensen

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Dietary restriction (DR) retards aging and extends the maximum lifespan of laboratory mice and rats. To determine whether DR has similar actions in a primate species, we initiated a study in 1989 to investigate the effects of a 30% DR in 30 adult male rhesus monkeys. In 1994, an additional 30 females and 16 males were added to the study. Although the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the concentration of beta-nucleoside triphosphate is lower in the basal ganglia of depressed subjects. METHOD In vivo 31P magnetic resonance spectra were acquired from a 45-cm3 region surrounding the basal ganglia of 35 unmedicated depressed subjects and 18 comparison subjects. RESULTS(More)
Uncontrolled trials indicate that treatment of condylomata acuminata with the carbon dioxide laser is effective and probably superior to conventional surgical treatment. We performed a controlled study of refractory condylomata acuminata to clarify whether this is the case. In this randomised trial 21 patients were treated with the carbon dioxide laser and(More)
BACKGROUND Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy was used to determine the effects of intravenous cocaine or placebo administration on human basal ganglia water and metabolite resonances. METHODS Long echo time, proton magnetic resonance spectra of water and intracellular metabolites were continuously acquired from an 8-cm(3) voxel centered on the left(More)
Phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P MRS) at 1.5 T was performed on nine polysubstance abusing men. All nine patients met DSM-III-R criteria for concurrent cocaine and heroin dependence, were neurologically normal, were negative for the human immunodeficiency virus, and had normal clinical brain MRI scans. Patients were scanned 2-7 days after(More)
We have investigated proton magnetic resonance spectra of the basal ganglia in 41 medication-free outpatients with major depression, prior to starting an 8-week standardized trial of open-label fluoxetine, and 22 matched comparison subjects. Upon completing the trial, depressed subjects were classified as treatment responders (n = 18) or nonresponders (n =(More)
Electrical stimulation of the cerebellar fastigial nucleus (FN) in spontaneously hypertensive (SHR), Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) and Fisher rats reduced, by approximately 50%, the infarctions produced by occlusion of the middle cerebral artery. Blockade of ATP-dependent potassium (K-ATP) channels with glibenclamide (i.c.v.) abolished salvage only in the SHR rat.(More)
A study was made of 20 cilia and sebum from 20 nasal follicles from each of 86 persons. In a normomaterial aged 20-30 years. Demodex folliculorum was present in the nasal follicles in 25% and in the cilia in 29% of the subjects. This is consistent with the very high incidence we found 10 years ago. Systemic erythromycin treatment did not erradicate the(More)
Diethyldithiocarbamate chelates nickel and accelerates its excretion in the urine. Disulfiram (Antabuse) splits into two molecules of sodium diethyldithiocarbamate after absorption. Oral administration of disulfiram tablets starting with 50 mg a day with a gradual increase in dosage to 100 mg more than than twice a day readily cleared the eczema in three(More)
A proton magnetic resonance spectral editing technique is presented that uses PRESS excitation to achieve spatially localized measurements of brain gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). The homonuclear difference spectroscopy technique employs a frequency selective inversion pulse to suppress the creatine resonance at 3.0 ppm. The timing of this pulse is(More)