Svante Norgren

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Dentinogenesis imperfecta (DI) type II, an inherited disorder affecting dentin, has been linked to mutations in the dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) gene on chromosome 4q21. The gene product is cleaved into two dentin-specific matrix proteins, dentin sialoprotein (DSP) and dentin phosphoprotein. The aim of this investigation was to study genotypes and(More)
We report a total of 23 novel mutations of the SLC2A2 (GLUT2) gene in 49 patients with a clinical diagnosis of Fanconi-Bickel syndrome (FBS). Molecular genetic analysis has now been performed in more than 50% of the 109 FBS cases from 88 families that we have been able to locate world-wide since the original report in 1949. In these 49 patients, 33(More)
Genetic studies of the type 2 diabetes-like GK rat have revealed several susceptibility loci for the compound diabetes phenotype. Congenic strains were established for Niddm1, the major quantitative trait locus (QTL) for postprandial glucose levels, by transfer of GK alleles onto the genome of the normoglycemic F344 rat. Despite the polygenic nature of(More)
Genetic analysis of the diabetic GK rat has revealed several diabetes susceptibility loci. Congenic strains have been established for the major diabetes locus, Niddm1, by transfer of GK alleles onto the genome of the normoglycemic F344 rat. Niddm1 was dissected into two subloci, physically separated in the congenic strains Niddm1b and Niddm1i, each with at(More)
Glutathione (GSH) plays a major role in the cellular defence against oxidative stress and other vital cellular functions. It therefore seems inevitable that patients with severe depletion of GSH will not survive. However, at least some with glutathione synthetase (GS) deficiency do. This study was done to determine whether these patients have a mechanism to(More)
Glutathione synthetase (GS) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. The clinical phenotype varies widely, and nearly 30 different mutations in the GSS gene have been identified. In the present study, genotype, enzyme activity, metabolite levels and clinical phenotype were evaluated in 41 patients from 33 families. From some of the patients, data(More)
Two alternative forms of the insulin receptor with different affinities for insulin are expressed as a result of alternative splicing of RNA corresponding to exon 11 of the IR gene. The percentage of IR-RNA molecules without exon 11, encoding the high-affinity isoform, was determined by cDNA-mediated PCR amplification of RNA extracts from the quadriceps(More)
UNLABELLED The antioxidant glutathione is found in low levels in diseases in which increasing evidence implicate oxidative stress in the development of the disease, for example retinopathy of prematurity, necrotizing enterocolitis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, patent ductus arteriosus and asthma. Glutathione is metabolized in the gamma-glutamyl cycle, which(More)
Human glutathione synthetase is responsible for catalyzing the final step in glutathione biosynthesis. It is a homodimer with a monomer subunit MW of 52 kDa. Kinetic analysis reveals a departure from linearity of the Lineweaver-Burk double reciprocal plot for the binding of gamma-glutamyl substrate, indicating cooperative binding. The measured apparent K(m)(More)
This article reports a test of the hypothesis that municipalities within the County of Stockholm have varying incidence rates of type 1 diabetes (T1D), suggesting a strong etiologic environmental component to the disease. The study group included T1D patients in the age group from birth to 18 years who were diagnosed each year from 20 municipalities in(More)