Markus K. Larsson

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A rapidly growing area of genome research is the generation of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) in which large numbers of randomly selected cDNA clones are partially sequenced. The collection of ESTs reflects the level and complexity of gene expression in the sampled tissue. To date, the majority of plant ESTs are from nonwoody plants such as Arabidopsis,(More)
The pharmacokinetics and antihypertensive effects of felodipine, a new dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, were studied in elderly hypertensive patients, 67 to 79 years of age and in young healthy subjects, 20 to 34 years of age following oral administration of 5 mg twice daily to steady-state. A single intravenous dose of 3H-felodipine (0.04mg) was(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence indicates that schizophrenia is associated with brain immune activation. While a number of reports suggest increased cytokine levels in patients with schizophrenia, many of these studies have been limited by their focus on peripheral cytokines or confounded by various antipsychotic treatments. Here, well-characterized(More)
Tektins comprise a family of filament-forming proteins that are known to be coassembled with tubulins to form ciliary and flagellar microtubules. Recently we described the sequence of the first mammalian tektin protein, Tekt1 (from mouse testis), which is most homologous with sea urchin tektin C. We have now investigated the temporal and spatial expression(More)
Many types of neural tissues and sensory cells possess either motile or primary cilia. We report the first mammalian (murine testis) cDNA for tektin, a protein unique to cilia, flagella, and centrioles, which we have used to identify related proteins and genes in sensory tissues. Comparison with the sequence database reveals that tektins are a gene family,(More)
A proteomics approach has been developed aimed to allow high throughput analysis of protein products expressed from cDNA fragments (expressed sequence tags, ESTs). The concept relies on expression of gene products to generate specific antibodies for protein analysis, such as immunolocalization of the proteins on cellular and subcellular level. To evaluate(More)
The pharmacokinetics of omeprazole and its metabolites were studied in 8 healthy elderly volunteers using [14C]omeprazole. In another 6 healthy elderly volunteers, the pharmacokinetics of omeprazole were studied using unlabelled drug. Each volunteer received single doses of omeprazole intravenously (20mg) and orally (40mg) as solutions in a randomized(More)
A general system for functional analysis of cDNA-encoded proteins is described. The basic concept involves the expression in Escherichia coli of selected portions of cDNAs in an approach toward the understanding of the function of the corresponding proteins. A selected cDNA is expressed as part of a fusion protein used for immunization to elicit antibodies,(More)
There has been reported a decline in renal function with age, a decline that seems to accelerate after the age of 50. A systemically chosen sample of 70- and 75-year-old probands from the study '70-year-olds in Göteborg' have previously been examined with respect to GFR. The present study is a longitudinal follow-up of GFR in the previously examined(More)
We report the isolation and characterization of a murine gene encoding a conserved mammalian nucleolar protein. The protein, called Tsg118, has a predicted molecular mass of 59.4 kDa and a high content of basic amino acids. A homologous human gene was localized to chromosome 16p12.3. The Tsg118 protein is predominantly expressed in proliferating somatic(More)