Kristin Holmgren

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N-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may be associated with increased risk of colon cancer, whereas n-3 PUFAs may have a protective effect. We examined the effects of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid and arachidonic acid on the colon carcinoma cell lines SW480 derived from a primary tumour, and SW620 derived from a metastasis of the same(More)
Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) induces the fusion of cytoplasmic vesicles containing water channels with the apical membrane of the toad bladder granular cell. Fusion is accompanied by a 30% depolymerization of F-actin. We have used confocal microscopy to determine the region in the cell that undergoes depolymerization. Bladders were mounted in a split chamber,(More)
Historic medicinal practice has defined Cat's Claw, also known as Una de Gato or Uncaria tomentosa, as an effective treatment for several health disorders including chronic inflammation, gastrointestinal dysfunction such as ulcers, tumors and infections. The efficacy of Cat's Claw was originally believed, as early as the 1960s, to be due to the presence of(More)
Fifty-nine patient sera with antibodies against human polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocyte (PMN) antigens, as determined primarily by indirect immunofluorescence microscopy (IIF) screening, were further analysed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA). The antibodies were primarily characterized by their immunomorphological staining patterns on(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of fish oil on growth of colon cancer in nude mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS Xenografts were initiated in mice receiving a standard diet or diets modified with corn or fish oil. After 3 weeks, mice were sacrificed, tumours were removed and processed for lipid analysis, histopathology and high(More)
The identity and proportional distribution of immunoglobulin A1 (IgA1) protease-producing streptococci in the oral and pharyngeal microflora were studied. A collection of 459 streptococcal strains, including reference strains of Streptococcus species, and fresh isolates from human dental plaque and buccal and pharyngeal mucosa were identified by biochemical(More)
To identify patients at risk for progressive joint damage, there is a need for early diagnostic tools to detect molecular events leading to cartilage destruction. Isolation and characterization of distinct cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) fragments derived from cartilage and released into synovial fluid will allow discrimination between different(More)
We have studied the effect of maturation to small intestinal-like epithelial cells of the human colonic carcinoma cell line HT29 on the lateral mobility of different representative membrane components (lipid, proteins), as assessed with fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP). Maturation was induced in vitro in the HT29 cells by replacing glucose(More)
Pichia stipitis CBS 6054 was cultivated in chemostat cultures under aerobic and oxygen-limited conditions with xylitol alone, a mixture of xylitol and glucose and a mixture of xylitol and xylose. Xylitol metabolism was strictly respiratory and no ethanol was formed. Simultaneous feeding of xylitol and glucose and xylitol and xylose to oxygen-limited(More)
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