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Maternal Seafood Consumption and Serum Levels of p.p'-DDE and PCB-153 in Mother and Child
(The University of Bergen, 2014-05-15)
Background: While seafood is a natural part of a healthy and balanced diet, it may also contain some undesirable environmental contaminants such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which can have detrimental effects ...
Growth dynamics of the vestibular schwannoma
(The University of Bergen, 2012-04-12)
Introduction: Studies concerning vestibular schwannoma (VS) are inconsistent in reporting of tumor size and growth. This means that results found in one paper using one set of definitions cannot be compared directly with ...
The immunological dilemma: Cellular innate and adaptive immune response versus human acute myeloid leukemia
(Bentham Science Publishers Ltd., 2007)
It is generally accepted that acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) patients are immunocompromized. On the other hand, antileukemic immune reactivity is important for the improved survival of AML patients treated with ...
Bioactive fatty acids and coronary heart disease. Mechanisms and clinical effects of dietary fatty acids
(The University of Bergen, 2013-06-26)
Background: A high intake of omega-3 (n-3) long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs), which are potential peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonists, has been associated with proposed favourable ...
Genome-wide copy number variation (CNV) in patients with autoimmune Addison’s disease
(BioMed Central, 2011-08-18)
Background: Addison’s disease (AD) is caused by an autoimmune destruction of the adrenal cortex. The pathogenesis is multi-factorial, involving genetic components and hitherto unknown environmental factors. The aim of ...
Betaine as a determinant of postmethionine load total plasma homocysteine before and after B-Vitamin supplementation
Objective—Betaine is a substrate in the betaine– homocysteine methyltransferase reaction, converting homocysteine to methionine. There are only sparse data on plasma betaine as a determinant of the plasma total homocysteine ...
A large community outbreak of waterborne giardiasis- delayed detection in a non-endemic urban area
(BioMed Central, 2006-05-25)
Background: Giardia is not endemic in Norway, and more than 90% of reported cases acquire the infection abroad. In late October 2004, an increase in laboratory confirmed cases of giardiasis was reported in the city of ...
Isoform identification and partial characterisation of Glutaminase in CD4+ T lymphocytes
(The University of Bergen, 2013-05-29)
The proliferating phenotype is highly glycolytic and reliant on sufficient supply and synthesis of biosynthetic intermediaries to meet the demands of rapid cell replication. Glutamine contributes to this up-regulated ...
Lung cancer in Agder counties in Southern Norway - results from a three year unselected inclusion of patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer
(The University of Bergen, 2009-11-10)
Is total immunoglobulin E and atopic sensitization associated with food-related gastrointestinal complaints?
(The University of Bergen, 2014-04-08)
Background: We have observed increased number of "IgE-armed" mast cells in duodenal mucosa of patients with food hypersensitivity, and therefore we wanted to explore whether serum total IgE levels and atopic sensitization ...