Peter Lorenzen

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In this paper, we present a Bayesian framework for both generating inter-subject large deformation transformations between two multi-modal image sets of the brain and for forming multi-class brain atlases. In this framework, the estimated transformations are generated using maximal information about the underlying neuroanatomy present in each of the(More)
BACKGROUND Farm milk consumption has been identified as an exposure that might contribute to the protective effect of farm life on childhood asthma and allergies. The mechanism of action and the role of particular constituents of farm milk, however, are not yet clear. OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the farm milk effect and determine responsible milk(More)
The accurate and automated measuring of durations of certain human embryo stages is important to assess embryo viability and predict its clinical outcomes in in vitro fertilization (IVF). In this work, we present a multi-level embryo stage classification method to identify the number of cells at every time point of a time-lapse microscopy video of early(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to generate and identify potential anti-inflammatory peptides from bovine β-casein with enzyme preparations from cod and hog. Furthermore, the potential of cod trypsin, derived from fishery by-products, to produce these bioactive peptides for replacement of non-food-grade tosyl phenylalanyl chloromethyl ketone(More)
This paper presents a general framework for analyzing structural and radiometric asymmetry in brain images. In a healthy brain, the left and right hemispheres are largely symmetric across the mid-sagittal plane. Brain tumors may belong to one or both of the following categories: mass-effect, in which the diseased tissue displaces healthy tissue; and(More)
The construction of population atlases is a key issue in medical image analysis, and particularly in brain mapping. Large sets of images are mapped into a common coordinate system to study intra-population variability and inter-population differences, to provide voxel-wise mapping of functional sites, and to facilitate tissue and object segmentation via(More)
The present paper reports on studies concerned with furnishing evidence for peptide synthesis in the course of in vitro proteolysis. To this end, the oxidized chain B from insulin (INS) (S = 5% in demineralized water) was subjected to tryptic proteolysis (E/S = 1/50; pH 5; 37 degrees C; 24 h). HPLC-as well as amino acid-and sequence analytical studies have(More)
BACKGROUND There is still a considerable controversy regarding optimal treatment for patients with acute type B aortic dissection. Patients with complicated disease are particularly challenging for cardiovascular treatment. Early surgery for acute dissections of the descending aorta with life-threatening complications is known to carry a high mortality.(More)
Several bioactive peptides are encrypted within the sequence of major milk proteins, requiring enzymatic proteolysis for release and activation. The present study aimed at the identification of potential anti-inflammatory activities in tryptic hydrolysates of bovine β-casein. Inflammatory processes involve in most cases an activation of Nuclear factor(More)