Katrin Tomson

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BACKGROUND Angiotensin II (Ang II) plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. We have recently shown that reoxygenation following a period of anoxia causes apoptosis of cultured human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs). Ang II further enhances apoptosis of HCAECs via Ang II type 1 receptor (AT1R)(More)
Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron is commonly found in the human colon and stabilizes its ecosystem by catabolism of various polysaccharides. A model of cross-talk between the metabolism of amino acids and fructans in B. thetaiotaomicron was proposed. The growth of B. thetaiotaomicron DSM 2079 in two defined media containing mineral salts and vitamins, and(More)
Since ethanol and its metabolite, acetaldehyde, are directly neurotoxic, alcohol intake could affect the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) metabolizes acetaldehyde into acetate and also protects against oxidative stress, playing an important role in the development of AD. The activity of dopamine β(More)
Alterations in lipoproteins are involved in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). For sporadic AD, the Apolipoprotein E (APOE) is recognized as a sole genetic risk factor. Apolipoprotein A1 (APOA1) has been suggested to bind amyloid β and promoter polymorphisms of the APOA1 gene were likely to affect the onset of the disease. Apolipoprotein D(More)
The role of dietary fiber in supporting healthy gut microbiota and overall well-being of the host has been revealed in several studies. Here, we show the effect of a bacterial polyfructan levan on the growth dynamics and metabolism of fecal microbiota in vitro by using isothermal microcalorimetry. Eleven fecal samples from healthy donors were incubated in(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Several candidate genes were suggested to modify the susceptibility to both Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Symptoms of dementia are found in approximately 30% of PD patients. Both apolipoprotein E (APO E) and ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal esterase L1 (UCHL1) are neuropathogenic proteins for both diseases. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Similar clinical and pathological features have been observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease with dementia (PDD). Both the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) gene and the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) gene are candidates modifying the risk for both diseases.(More)
High or toxic tissue levels of selenium resulted from administration of the aqueous layer of an unstable injectable oil emulsion of selenium and vitamins A and D. Since selenium partitioned from hydrophobic to aqueous media in the poorly mixed product, the aqueous portions constituted a significant threat to health.
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