Karsten Petersen

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The maintenance of pluripotency of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) requires a high efficiency of self-renewal. During in vitro propagation, however, spontaneous differentiation occurs frequently, and there is also a risk of chromosomal changes. In this study, we assessed the properties of hESCs after long-term culture at ambient air and 5% oxygen growth(More)
In September 2003, legislation approved in Denmark legalized work on surplus human embryos from IVF for clinical purposes to establish human embryonic stem (ES) cell cultures. The aim of this study was to establish such stem cell lines. Fresh surplus embryos were donated after informed consent from the donors. Embryos were cultured into blastocysts and(More)
A number of recent studies have described sex differences in the relative size of the hippocampus that are associated with sex differences in the use of space. Voles, kangaroo rats, and cowbirds all exhibit a sex difference in relative size of the hippocampal formation that is correlated with a sex difference in spatial behaviour. We wished to determine(More)
The FATE gene maps to Xq28 where one case of a translocation breakpoint has been found in an infertile man. Moreover, the FATE promoter contains a putative SF-1-binding site, and FATE has been proposed as representing a target gene of SF-1 in testicular development or germ cell differentiation. This study presents a complete mutational screening of the FATE(More)
Normal rats offered a choice between scented and unscented food pellets: (a) avoid food scented with toluene (an aromatic organic solvent) or 2-propylthietane (a component of the anal scent gland secretions of weasels); (b) prefer food scented with cadaverine (a diamine component of the odor of rotting flesh); but (c) neither prefer nor avoid food scented(More)
This paper continues our examination of Trojan horses on the Internet; their prevalence, technical structure and impact. It explores the type and scope of threats encountered on the Internet-throughout history until today. It examines user attitudes and considers ways in which those attitudes can actively affect your organization's vulnerability to(More)
Unlesioned rats exploring a black-white two compartment box spent most of the time in the covered, black half of the box and only little time in the uncovered, white half (67 s/5 min). Large radio-frequency lesions of the amygdala or hippocampus did not alter this pattern of exploration, but rats with hippocampus lesions were more active than the other two(More)