Sarah Nielsen

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Structural damage of the central nervous system (CNS) often leads to severely disabling residual symptoms despite effective antiviral therapy during Herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSVE). Edematous space-occupying lesions are pathological and neuroradiological well-known phenomena for this disease. The molecular mechanisms of brain edema development in(More)
Aquaporins transport water through membranes of various tissues, thereby playing crucial roles in a number of physiological processes. Aquaporin 1 (AQP1, also known as CHIP, channel forming integral membrane protein of 28 kDa) is the first identified protein to function as a water channel and has been recently shown to be present in the rat retina. This(More)
PURPOSE Water channel proteins are important pathways for water movements across cell membranes, including those in the corneal endothelium that contribute to the fluid transport mechanism essential in maintaining corneal transparency. This study was conducted to identify and locate the water channel protein(s) in cultured bovine corneal endothelial cells(More)
Aquaporins (AQPs) are water channel proteins responsible for water homeostasis and important for proper functioning of all body systems, including reproductive structures. This study was designed to determine their localization and quantitative changes in the pig ovary during different stages of the estrous cycle and early pregnancy. The expression of AQP(More)
During aging, uncontrolled epithelial cell proliferation in the uterus results in endometrial hyperplasia and/or cancer development. The mTOR signaling pathway is one of the major regulators of aging as suppression of this pathway prolongs lifespan in model organisms. Genetic alterations in this pathway via mutations and/or amplifications are often(More)
Ovarian cancer is a disease of older women. However, the molecular mechanisms of ovarian aging and their contribution to the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer are currently unclear. mTOR signalling is a major regulator of aging as suppression of this pathway extends lifespan in model organisms. Overactive mTOR signalling is present in up to 80% of ovarian(More)
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the most deadly gynaecological disease largely because the majority of patients are asymptomatic and diagnosed at later stages when cancer has spread to other vital organs. Therefore, the initial stages of this disease are poorly characterised. Women with BRCA1/2 mutations have a genetic predisposition for developing OC, but not all(More)
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