Karin Edvardsson

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Transcriptional effects of estrogen result from its activation of two estrogen receptor (ER) isoforms; ERalpha that drives proliferation and ERbeta that is antiproliferative. Expression of ERbeta in xenograft tumors from the T47D breast cancer cell line reduces tumor growth and angiogenesis. If ERbeta can halt tumor growth, its introduction into cancers may(More)
Estrogen receptor beta (ERbeta) is the predominant ER in the colorectal epithelium. Compared with normal colon tissue, ERbeta expression is reduced in colorectal cancer. Our hypothesis is that ERbeta inhibits proliferation of colon cancer cells. Hence, the aim of this study has been to investigate the molecular function of ERbeta in colon cancer cells,(More)
Several studies suggest estrogen to be protective against the development of colon cancer. Estrogen receptor β (ERβ) is the predominant estrogen receptor expressed in colorectal epithelium and is the main candidate to mediate the protective effects. We have previously shown that expression of ERβ reduces growth of colorectal cancer in xenografts. Little is(More)
Breast cancers are sensitive to hormones such as estrogen, which binds to and activates estrogen receptors (ER) leading to significant changes in gene expression. microRNAs (miRNA) have emerged as a major player in gene regulation, thus identification of miRNAs associated with normal or disrupted estrogen signaling is critical to enhancing our understanding(More)
BACKGROUND In vivo models of uremia are important tools to study numerous aspects of acute and chronic kidney disease. Mouse models are pivotal because most genetically engineered animal models are mice, which allow dissecting the impact of selected target genes in renal failure. Adenine-based protocols to induce renal failure are available in rats, but(More)
There is epidemiological, animal and in vitro evidence that estrogen receptor β (ERβ) can mediate protective effects against colon cancer, but the mechanism is not completely understood. Previous research has indicated critical pathways whereby ERβ acts in an antitumorigenic fashion. In this study, we investigate ERβ's impact on the microRNA (miRNA) pool in(More)
In decision theory goals are usually taken as given inputs to the analysis, and the focus is on finding the most efficient means to achieve the goals. But where goals are set with the purpose of achieving them, it is important to know what properties they should possess in order to be successful (or achievement-inducing). Four such properties (or(More)
INTRODUCTION Mammary stem cells are bipotential and suggested to be the origin of breast cancer development, but are elusive and vaguely characterized. Breast tumors can be divided into subgroups, each one requiring specific treatment. To determine a possible association between mammary stem cells and breast cancer, a detailed characterization of the(More)
In Sweden, environmental policy is essentially carried out through a system of environmental objectives adopted by Parliament in the late 1990s. This system contains principles, objectives, interim targets, strategies, and follow-up mechanisms, which together provide a solid ground for increased efficiency and improved prioritization in environmental(More)