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Amyloid precursor protein (APP) can be proteolytically processed along two pathways, the amyloidogenic that leads to the formation of the 40-42 amino acid long Alzheimer-associated amyloid β (Aβ) peptide and the non-amyloidogenic in which APP is cut in the middle of the Aβ domain thus precluding Aβ formation. Using immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry(More)
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is known to harbour genetic risk factors for type 1 diabetes (T1D) additional to the class II determinants HLA-DRB1, -DQA1 and -DQB1, but strong linkage disequilibrium (LD) has made efforts to establish their location difficult. This study utilizes a dataset generated by the T1D genetics consortium (T1DGC), with(More)
The main genetic predisposition to type 1 diabetes (T1D) is known to be conferred by the HLA-DRB1, -DQA1 and -DQB1 genes in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). Other genetic factors within this complex are known to contribute, but their identity has often been controversial. This picture is shared with several other autoimmune diseases (AIDs).(More)
PURPOSE Approximately 600 teenagers and young adults, TYAs (ages 15-29), are newly diagnosed with cancer in Sweden every year and treated in many different units. The knowledge about TYAs is limited and there might be a need for a new approach in the care for this particular age group. The purpose of this study was to identify requirements TYAs in Sweden(More)
BACE1 is a key enzyme for amyloid-β (Aβ) production, and an attractive therapeutic target in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here we report that BACE1 inhibitors have distinct effects on neuronal Aβ metabolism, inducing a unique pattern of secreted Aβ peptides, analyzed in cell media from amyloid precursor protein (APP) transfected cells and in cerebrospinal(More)
Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) allows the study of interactions of fluorescently labeled ligand with receptors in living cells at single-molecule detection sensitivity. From the autocorrelation functions of fluorescence intensity fluctuations, the diffusion time of molecules through the confocal volume is analyzed, and from that, the molecular(More)
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN This review of 88 articles in three international journals was undertaken for the purpose of investigating the methodology for perceptual speech assessment in patients with cleft palate. The articles were published between 1980 and 2000 in the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, the International Journal of Language and Communication(More)
The high-risk human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1, DQA1 and DQB1 alleles cannot explain the entire type 1 diabetes (T1D) association observed within the extended major histocompatibility complex. We have earlier identified an association with D6S2223, located 2.3 Mb telomeric of HLA-A, on the DRB1(*)03-DQA1(*)0501-DQB1(*)0201 haplotype, and this study aimed(More)
Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) is a progressive neurodegenerative lysosomal disease with altered cellular lipid trafficking. The metabolism of amyloid-β (Aβ) - previously mainly studied in Alzheimer’s disease - has been suggested to be altered in NPC. Here we aimed to perform a detailed characterization of metabolic products from the amyloid precursor protein(More)
BACKGROUND Allergy to laboratory animals is a well-known occupational hazard. The aim was to investigate the frequency of allergic sensitization and respiratory symptoms among pet shop staff and to document their work environment. METHODS Subjects (n = 59) from 24 pet shops were investigated with a questionnaire and lung function tests and skin prick(More)