Turid M. Pedersen

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BACKGROUND In addition to lowering cholesterol, statins are thought to beneficially modulate inflammation. Several chemokines including CXCL1/growth-related oncogene (GRO)-α, CXCL8/interleukin (IL)-8 and CCL2/monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 are important in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and can be influenced by statin-treatment. Recently, we(More)
Traditionally, platelets are known to play an important role in hemostasis, thrombosis, and wound healing, but increasing evidence suggests that activated platelets also may promote inflammation. Platelet-induced modulation of inflammation seems to involve platelet expression of ligands in the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily such as CD40 ligand and(More)
The behavior of the ubiquitous estuarine planktotrophic spionid polychaete larvae Polydora ciliata was studied. We describe ontogenetic changes in morphology, swimming speed and feeding rates and have developed a simple swimming model using low Reynolds number hydrodynamics. In the model we assumed that the ciliary swimming apparatus is primarily composed(More)
The electronic structure of Zn 1−x Co x O ͑x = 0.02, 0.06, and 0.10͒ diluted magnetic semiconductors is investigated using soft x-ray emission spectroscopy and first-principles calculations. X-ray absorption and emission measurements reveal that most Co dopants are incorporated at the Zn sites and that free charge carriers are absent over a wide range of Co(More)
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