Lena Bergstrom

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OmpR is a transcription factor in Escherichia coli whose function is modulated by phosphorylation in the presence of phosphorylated EnvZ, a transmembrane protein histidine kinase involved in osmosensing. Using a protein S-OmpR hybrid protein, we demonstrated that six OmpR molecules bind tandemly to the -100 to -39 sequence of ompF. This sequence consists of(More)
By use of the brain microdialysis technique we show that administration of gamma(1)-melanocyte stimulating hormone (gamma(1)-MSH) into the ventral tegmental area of anaesthetized rats causes an increase in the release of extracellular dopamine and its metabolite 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid in the nucleus accumbens, while gamma(2)-MSH causes the opposite(More)
BACKGROUND OmpR is a transcription factor that regulates the expression of the porin genes ompF and ompC in Escherichia coli. The phosphorylation state of OmpR, directed by the osmosensor EnvZ, determines its ability to bind to the upstream regulatory regions of these genes, a total of 14 phospho-OmpR binding sites. While it has been possible to study the(More)
Pheophorbide a is a photocytotoxic agent. To develop a tissue-specific, intracellularly targeted photoactive system, pheophorbide a was incorporated into immunoliposomes coated with a monoclonal antibody (T-43) directed against the T-24 bladder tumor cell line. The efficacy of this system was studied in vitro using the human bladder tumor cell line MGH-U1.(More)
Kinetic changes of inflammatory cells and major histocompatibility (MHC) antigenic markers in syngeneic and allogeneic corneal grafts in rats were studied. Syngeneic grafts demonstrated mild inflammation in the first week with macrophages and T-helper/inducer cells found in a 2:1 ratio. By week 2 fewer macrophages were seen, and by week 4 no inflammatory(More)
We propose the use of acetoxymethyl esters of pH-sensitive amphipathic photosensitizers (PS) for photodynamic therapy (PDT). These compounds may be applicable for PDT involving endocytosis of lipophilic carriers leading to lysosomal uptake of the esterified PS by target cells. Partial and/or total enzymatic de-esterification may result in the extralysosomal(More)
This study examined the efflux of endogenous serotonin and substance P-like immunoreactive material into in vivo superfusates of the rat spinal cord under quiescent conditions and during the addition of either capsaicin or p-chloroamphetamine to the superfusate. Using a method which permitted concurrent measurement of serotonin and substance P-like(More)
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