Kerstin Berg

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Dominant inheritance is presumed in 6–10% of breast and ovarian cancers. Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the most commonly identified causative genes in such families. The frequency of mutation carriers with breast/ovarian cancer depends on the population studied, and display considerable variation that coincides with ethnic and geographical(More)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by decreased levels of survival motor neuron protein (SMN). In the majority of cases, this decrease is due to absence of the SMN1 gene. Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) is a modern quantitative molecular method. Applied in SMA cases, it improves diagnostics by(More)
A full-length cDNA of the filarial nematode Acanthocheilonema viteae was isolated from a cDNA library of female worms, using a partial cDNA of the OvL3-1 gene of Onchocerca volvulus as a probe. The AvL3-1 cDNA contained an open reading frame which encoded for a protein with a theoretical molecular weight of 64 kDa. The deduced protein contained a predicted(More)
Ginkgolic acids (GAs) are alkylphenols which can be found in the fruits and leaves of Ginkgo biloba L. (Ginkgoaceae) used in herbal teas, drugs and food supplements. Standardized leaf extracts of G. biloba are widely used in the therapy of cognitive decline including Alzheimer's diseases. However, GAs are known to have cytotoxic and allergenic potential and(More)
α-, β- and γ-asarone are naturally occurring phenylpropenes that occur in different plant families, mainly in Aristolochiaceae, Acoraceae and Lauraceae. Plants containing asarones are used as flavouring ingredients in alcoholic beverages (bitters), traditional phytomedicines and the rhizome of e.g. Acorus calamus is used to prepare tea. Although α- and(More)
OBJECTIVES to identify determinants for psychiatric commitment and analyse physicians' assessment of ethical principles concerning interested groups on the decision to commit a psychiatric patient. DESIGN a prospective physician survey concerning commitment of patients brought by police to a psychiatric emergency unit. PATIENTS Two hundred consecutive,(More)