Sten Even Erlandsen

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BACKGROUND Pemetrexed, a multi-folate inhibitor combined with a platinum compound is the first-line treatment of malignant mesothelioma, but median survival is still one year. Intrinsic and acquired resistance to pemetrexed is common, but its biological basis is obscure. Here we report for the first time a genome-wide profile of acquired resistance in the(More)
Previous studies show that octreotide LAR causes regression of gastric ECL-cell carcinoids, reducing both number and size of tumours. This study examines the molecular mechanisms behind the antiproliferative effect of octreotide on the oxyntic mucosa. Female rats received octreotide LAR for 21 days. Serum gastrin was measured and tissue samples for RNA(More)
The regulated endocrine-specific protein 18 (RESP18) has previously been localized to different endocrine cells and neurons, in particular the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. It is found in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum and is degraded at the post-ER pre-Golgi compartment, and a role in processing of secreted peptides has been hypothesized. The(More)
BACKGROUND Gene expression profiling from blood is sensitive to technology choices. For example, the main blood RNA collection systems-the PAXgene and Tempus tubes-differently influence RNA expression signatures. The aim of this study was to establish a common RNA isolation protocol for these two systems and investigate if it could reduce the differences in(More)
The oxyntic proliferative isthmus zone contains the main stem/progenitor cells that provide for physiological renewal of the distinct mature cell lineages in the oxyntic epithelium of the stomach. These cells are also proposed to be the potential cells-of-origin of gastric cancer, although little is known about their molecular characteristics and specific(More)
We present a Bayesian hierarchical model for quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) data, aiming at relative quantification of DNA copy number in different biological samples. The model is specified in terms of a hidden Markov model for fluorescence intensities measured at successive cycles of the polymerase chain reaction. The efficiency of(More)
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