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Dietary linoleic acid induces obesity through excessive endocannabinoid activity
(The University of Bergen, 2012-03-23)
Background: Dietary intakes of the n-6 fatty acid linoleic acid (LA, 18:2n-6) have increased dramatically during the 20th century. Replacing fish oil (FO) with vegetable oil (VO) in feed for farmed fish introduces LA and ...
Severity of Giardia infection associated with post-infectious fatigue and abdominal symptoms two years after
(BioMed Central, 2009-12-15)
Background: A high rate of post-infectious fatigue and abdominal symptoms two years after a waterborne outbreak of giardiasis in Bergen, Norway in 2004 has previously been reported. The aim of this report was to identify ...
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)
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 ...
Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I. Novel diagnostic assays and immune regulation
(The University of Bergen, 2012-02-10)
Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I (APS-I) is a rare, monogenetic recessively inherited disease caused by mutations in the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene. The patients display different endocrine and ectodermal ...
Do gastrointestinal complaints increase the risk for subsequent medically certified long-term sickness absence? The HUSK study
(BioMed Central, 2011-07-29)
Background: Gastrointestinal complaints are very common in the general population and very often co-occur with common mental disorders. We aimed to study the prospective impact of gastrointestinal complaints on long ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...