Pekka Vilja

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We have used a biotinylated, 300-nucleotide cDNA probe which encodes the 68,000 MW neurofilament protein to detect neurofilament-specific mRNA in situ. The neurofilament message specifically demonstrates the neuronal cell bodies, in contrast to the usual antibody staining which detects their neurites. The hybridization is detected only in neuronal(More)
Previous studies have suggested that enterovirus infections during pregnancy may increase the risk of type 1 diabetes in the offspring. Our aim was to evaluate the role of first trimester enterovirus infections in a larger cohort of pregnant women. Two series of pregnant women were analyzed as follows: 948 women (series 1) and 680 women (series 2) whose(More)
Rabbit and chicken antibodies were raised against two peptides synthesized according to the structure of human 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 receptor (hVDR): rabbit alpha hVDR-103 against the N-terminal amino acids 5-18 and alpha hVDR-104 against the amino acids 172-186 in the hinge region and chicken alpha hVDR-cab11 against the amino acids 172-186,(More)
Recent immunohistochemical studies suggest that the unoccupied glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is cytoplasmic and that the ligand causes its translocation into the target cell nucleus. The subcellular location of GR is especially interesting in that other members of the steroid receptor superfamily appear to be nuclear. The intracellular distribution of GR was(More)
We have studied epithelial differentiation of the chick oviduct as induced by diethylstilbestrol (DES) and 17 beta-estradiol (E2). The proportion of goblet cells in the oviduct was slightly higher after E2 than after DES treatment. Also avidin induction by progesterone was stronger following DES than E2 priming. In the estrogen pretreated oviduct(More)
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