Vigdis Nygaard

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Peroxiredoxins (Prx) are thiol-dependent antioxidants containing one (1-cysteine [-Cys]) or two (2-Cys) conserved Cys residues that protect lipids, enzymes, and DNA against reactive oxygen species. In plants, the 1-Cys Prxs are highly expressed during late seed development, and the expression pattern is dormancy related in mature seeds. We have expressed(More)
We have isolated a gene, AtPer1, from the dicotyledon Arabidopsis thaliana, which shows similarity to the 1-cysteine (1-Cys) peroxiredoxin family of antioxidants. In higher plants, members of this group of antioxidants have previously only been isolated from monocotyledons. It has been suggested that seed peroxiredoxins protect tissues from reactive oxygen(More)
The possibility of performing microarray analysis on limited material has been demonstrated in a number of publications. In this review we approach the technical aspects of mRNA amplification and several important implicit consequences, for both linear and exponential procedures. Amplification efficiencies clearly allow profiling of extremely small samples.(More)
The peroxiredoxin antioxidant gene AtPER1 has been considered to be specifically expressed in the embryo and aleurone layer during maturation and desiccation stages of development, and in the mature seed, typically for late embryogenesis-abundant (lea) transcripts. In the abscisic acid-insensitive abi3-1 mutant, the AtPER1 transcript level is strongly(More)
UNLABELLED MArray is a Matlab toolbox with a graphical user interface that allows the user to analyse single or paired microarray datasets by direct input of the raw data output file from image analysis packages, such as QuantArray or GenePiX. The application provides simple procedures to manually evaluate the quality of each measurement, multiple(More)
Tumor cells have the ability to exploit stromal cells to facilitate metastasis. By using malignant melanoma as a model, we show that the stroma adjacent to metastatic lesions is enriched in the known metastasis-promoting protein S100A4. S100A4 stimulates cancer cells to secrete paracrine factors, such as inflammatory cytokines IL8, CCL2 and SAA, which(More)
Global mRNA amplification has become a widely used approach to obtain gene expression profiles from limited material. An important concern is the reliable reflection of the starting material in the results obtained. This is especially important with extremely low quantities of input RNA where stochastic effects due to template dilution may be present. This(More)
A limiting factor of cDNA microarray technology is the need for a substantial amount of RNA per labeling reaction. Thus, 20–200 micro-grams total RNA or 0.5–2 micro-grams poly (A) RNA is typically required for monitoring gene expression. In addition, gene expression profiles from large, heterogeneous cell populations provide complex patterns from which(More)