Ulrica Svensson

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Critical to vertebrate development is a complex program of events that establishes specialized tissues and organs from a single fertilized cell. Transitions in chromatin architecture, through alterations in its composition and modification markings, characterize early development. A variant of the H2A core histone, H2A.Z, is essential for development of(More)
The effect of lactoferrin (Lf) on bacterial growth was tested by measuring conductance changes in the cultivation media by using a Malthus-AT system and was compared with the magnitude of 125I-labeled Lf binding in 15 clinical isolates of Escherichia coli. The binding property was inversely related to the change in bacterial metabolic rate (r = 0.91) and(More)
In order to develop a model for the putative binding sites between the D2 dopamine receptor and many of its agonists, we obtained the dissociation constants of many dopaminergic agonists at the high affinity state, D2high, as well as at the low affinity state, D2low, of the receptor. [3H]Spiperone was used to label the D2 dopamine receptors in porcine(More)
In order to define the structural requirements of N-substituents of 2-aminotetralins as central dopamine receptor agonists, a series of N-alkyl- and N,N-dialkyl-substituted 2-amino-5-hydroxy- and 2-amino-5-methoxytetralins have been synthesized and evaluated. The compounds were tested biochemically and behaviorally for dopaminergic activity. From the(More)
In this investigation, the early period of adenovirus type 2 (Ad2)-HeLa cell interaction was analyzed by electron microscopy and biochemical techniques. Events observed in this period ranged from the disappearance of virions from the cell surface to their subsequent association with the cell nucleus. Destabilization of the virions attached to the intact(More)
Grb10 is a member of a recently identified family of adapter proteins that are thought to play a role in receptor tyrosine kinase-mediated signal transduction. We identified and isolated the Grb10 SH2 domain based on its interaction with the intracellular domain of the insulin receptor beta-subunit using the yeast two-hybrid system. The interaction was(More)
Many microorganisms and microbial products induce expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1 (IL-1alpha/beta) and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in macrophages, primarily by transcriptional activation. We show here, by using mouse macrophages in primary culture, that pre-treatment with dexamethasone inhibits bacteria-induced(More)
Characteristics of the cytokine response in resident mouse macrophages to certain Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria have been investigated by monitoring the expression of mRNA encoding interleukin-1 alpha and -beta (IL-1 alpha/beta) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). Expression of these cytokine mRNAs occurred within 30-60 min. Both the(More)
Thirty compounds related to the selective dopamine-autoreceptor agonist 3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-N-n-propylpiperidine have been synthesized and tested for central dopamine-autoreceptor stimulating activity. The 3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)piperidine moiety seems indispensable for high potency and selectivity. Introduction of an additional hydroxyl group into the 4(More)