Lars-Gunnar Hammarström

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BACKGROUND Epidemiologic studies of the families of patients with ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T), a recessive genetic neurologic disorder caused by mutation of the ATM gene, suggest that heterozygous carriers of an ATM mutation are at increased risk of cancer. A population-based study of cancer incidence in A-T families with unbiased selection and tracing of(More)
Organophosphonates such as isopropyl metylphosphonofluoridate (sarin) are extremely toxic as they phosphonylate the catalytic serine residue of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), an enzyme essential to humans and other species. Design of effective AChE reactivators as antidotes to various organophosphonates requires information on how the reactivators interact(More)
Epidemiological studies have consistently shown elevated rates of breast cancer among female blood relatives of patients with ataxia telangiectasia (AT), a rare autosomal recessive disease. A large proportion of the members of AT families are carriers of AT-causing gene mutations in ATM (Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated), and it has been hypothesised that(More)
(2005) Breast and other cancers in 1445 blood relatives of 75 Nordic patients with ataxia telangiectasia. (2005) Cancer risks and mortality in heterozygous ATM mutation carriers. Sir, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this interesting letter, which addresses some important methodological issues in studies of risk factors with post hoc genotyping.(More)
Collagen al(I) mRNA is composed of two variants of 5 and 6 kb, differing in the length of the 3' untranslated region. In this work, the nucleotide sequences of the two rat mRNA variants were compared, and their expression pattern in cells forming bone, dentin, and cementum were analyzed. The sequences were determined from cDNA inserts of tooth and bone(More)
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