Lisbeth Nyström

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The brain is protected against invading pathogens by the blood-brain barrier, and also by its own innate defence system consisting of microglia and neurons in a coordinated network. Antimicrobial peptides are a part of the innate immune system at epithelial surfaces, and may also have important functions in the brain. Recently, we characterized the rat(More)
Glutathione transferases from rat kidney cytosol were purified about 40-fold by chromatography on S-hexylglutathione linked to epoxy-activated Sepharose 6B. Further purification by fast protein liquid chromatography with chromatofocusing in the pH interval 10.6-7.6 resolved five major peaks of activity with 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene as the second(More)
Recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF), produced as inclusion bodies in genetically transformed Escherichia coli cells was purified to homogeneity by a three-step chromatographic procedure involving hydrophobic interaction, ion exchange and gel filtration. Each purification step is reproducible and well suited for(More)
Several lines of evidence point to the existence of unpolymerised actin in non-muscle cells. Ultrastructural examination reveals both a variety of actin filament bundles and actin in a controversial organisational state. Arguments are cited that this material, which at least in part is found close to the plasma membrane, represents unpolymerised actin(More)
A liquid chromatographic method with electrochemical detection is described for the determination of the 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) neurotoxins 5,6-dihydroxytryptamine (5,6-DHT) and 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine (5,7-DHT) in rat brain tissue. This method has also been used for the determination of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid, homovanillic acid and 5-HT in other(More)
Membrane interactions are critical for the successful use of inorganic nanoparticles as antimicrobial agents and as carriers of, or co-actives with, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). In order to contribute to an increased understanding of these, we here investigate effects of particle size (42-208 nm) on layered double hydroxide (LDH) interactions with both(More)
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