Louise Stobbe Olsen

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OBJECTIVE It is reported that Nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) activation is dysregulated in chronic inflammatory diseases like psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer, resulting in an over expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and an inhibition of apoptosis. We studied NF-kappaB activation and the induction of interleukin 8 (IL-8) and p53 gene(More)
PURPOSE To apply Karasek's Job Content Model to an analysis of the relationships between job type and perceived stress and stress behaviors in a large company during a period of reorganization and downsizing. DESIGN Cross-sectional mail-out, mail-back survey. SETTING A large Canadian telephone/telecommunications company. SUBJECTS Stratified random(More)
Somatic cell gene mutation arising in vivo may be considered to be a biomarker for genotoxicity. Assays detecting mutations of the haemoglobin and glycophorin A genes in red blood cells and of the hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase and human leucocyte antigenes in T-lymphocytes are available in humans. This MiniReview describes these assays and(More)
For Glioblastoma (GBM) patients, a number of anti-neoplastic strategies using specifically targeting drugs have been tested; however, the effects on survival have been limited. One explanation could be treatment resistance due to redundant signaling pathways, which substantiates the need for combination therapies. In GBM, both the epidermal growth factor(More)
Identification of the early signs of schizophrenia would be a major achievement for the early intervention and prevention strategies in psychiatry. Social impairments are defining features of schizophrenia. Impairments of individual layers of social competencies are frequently described in individuals with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS), who have(More)
The authors designed a scale, the Massachusetts Adolescent Level of Functioning Scale, for measuring the behavior of emotionally disturbed adolescents. Among the many uses of the scale are specifying a standard intervention for any given problem indicator and measuring the outcome. A pilot test demonstrated that the scale has broad applications for(More)
The cytotoxic and mutagenic effect of the bifunctional alkylating agent nitrogen mustard (HN2) was examined. Primary human lymphocytes were exposed to graded doses of HN2 in vitro and relative survival was determined. Mutation induction at the hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (hprt) locus was measured by cloning the exposed T-cells in(More)