Nasrin Perskvist

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In addition to direct bactericidal activities, such as phagocytosis and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), neutrophils can regulate the inflammatory response by undergoing apoptosis. We found that infection of human neutrophils with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) induced rapid cell death displaying the characteristic features of apoptosis such(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to clarify the conflicting data regarding cross-resistance and drug-resistance mechanisms for the cyclic peptide capreomycin and the aminoglycosides amikacin and kanamycin by comparing genotypes and phenotypes of clinical isolates and in vitro selected mutants of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. METHODS The genes rrs and(More)
Recent studies have shown that human neutrophils play a significant protective role in mycobacteria infection. When encountered with mycobacteria, neutrophils exhibit the typical early bactericidal responses including phagocytosis and generation of reactive oxygen intermediates (ROI), but the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. The present study(More)
A case of sudden infant death with histiocytoid cardiomyopathy and ventricular non-compaction was investigated with immunohistochemical methods. Histiocytoid cardiomyopathy is thought to be a developmental defect of the cardiomyocytes of the conduction system. In contrast to mature cardiomyocytes, the histiocytoid cells showed only weak reactions to desmin(More)
Biogenesis of phagolysosomes proceeds through a sequential series of interactions with endocytic organelles, a process known to be regulated by Rab and SNARE proteins. The molecular mechanisms underlying phagosome maturation in neutrophils are, however, not clearly understood. We investigated fusion between phagosomes containing the intracellular pathogen(More)
The phagocytic function of neutrophils is a crucial element in the host defence against invading microorganisms. We investigated phagocytosis and intracellular killing of an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis(H37Ra) by human neutrophils focusing on the role of the cytosolic free calcium concentration [Ca2+]i and certain cytosolic(More)
The distribution profile of infiltrated mast cell-subpopulations and eosinophils in the lung and heart sections of the patients who died of severe allergic hyperresponsiveness, was investigated. Four study groups were designed comprising 9 cases who died in systemic anaphylaxis (Group I), 10 asthmatic individuals whose death were assigned to acute and(More)
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a multifunctional growth factor with potent wound-healing properties that functions in the healing of chronic injuries. However, there may be a loss of HGF activity in certain chronic cases; this might be indicated by the presence of high amounts of HGF in body fluids and by the elevated expression of the HGF receptor in(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous injection of narcotic stimulants affects many cellular functions relevant for the pathophysiological mechanisms of heart failure. There is considerable evidence that mast cells (MCs), TNF-alpha, and cell death play crucial roles in the pathogenesis and progression of cardiac arrest. In this study, we examined and compared the(More)
The Swedish Cervical Cytology Biobank (SCCB) is the first national initiative of a prospective repository for liquid-based gynecological cell samples (LBC) from women participating in organized cervical cancer screening programs. Development and implementation of a nationally standardized method for the handling and long-term storage of cervical cell(More)