Ulf Pettersson

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Whole-genome sequencing of the protozoan pathogen Trypanosoma cruzi revealed that the diploid genome contains a predicted 22,570 proteins encoded by genes, of which 12,570 represent allelic pairs. Over 50% of the genome consists of repeated sequences, such as retrotransposons and genes for large families of surface molecules, which include trans-sialidases,(More)
The domestic dog may be exceptionally well suited for behavioral genetic studies owing to its population history and the striking behavior differences among breeds. To explore to what extent and how behavioral traits are transmitted between generations, heritabilities and genetic correlations for behavioral traits were estimated in a cohort containing over(More)
Genome-wide demethylation has been suggested to be a step in carcinogenesis. Evidence for this notion comes from the frequently observed global DNA hypomethylation in tumour cells, and from a recent study suggesting that defects in DNA methylation might contribute to the genomic instability of some colorectal tumour cell lines. DNA hypomethylation has also(More)
Monoamine oxidase A and monoamine oxidase B (MAOA and MAOB) have been suggested to play a role in psychiatric disorders and/or behavioral traits. We have investigated whether different polymorphisms can account for variations in enzyme activity and/or mRNA levels in human brain. Whereas several association studies have been reported previously, this is the(More)
The karyotypes of three cloned stocks, CL Brener (CL), CA I/72 (CA) and Sylvio X10/7 (X10), of Trypanosoma cruzi were studied by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis followed by ethidium bromide staining and hybridization with 35 different probes, 30 of which identified single chromosomes. The chromosome-specific probes identified between 26 and 31 chromosomal(More)
The PML protein was first identified as part of a fusion product with the retinoic acid receptor alpha (RAR alpha), resulting from the t(15;17) chromosomal translocation associated with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). It has been previously demonstrated that PML, which is tightly bound to the nuclear matrix, concentrates in discrete subnuclear(More)
We have completed a genome scan of a 12-generation, 3,400-member pedigree with schizophrenia. Samples from 210 individuals were collected from the pedigree. We performed an "affecteds-only" genome-scan analysis using 43 members of the pedigree. The affected individuals included 29 patients with schizophrenia, 10 with schizoaffective disorders, and 4 with(More)
A Trypanosoma cruzi antigen which is shed into the culture medium by the trypomastigote stage of the parasite and detected in blood of acutely infected mice was cloned and characterized. We designate this antigen shed acute phase antigen (SAPA). Five protein bands with apparent molecular masses ranging from 160 to 200 kDa were detected by immunoblotting of(More)
The karyotype of Trypanosoma cruzi was studied by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) in conditions that allowed 20-25 chromosome bands to be detected. However, several of these bands were present in non-equimolar amounts, suggesting that the total chromosome number is considerably higher. The patterns obtained with the different cloned and uncloned(More)