Selected Publications

Selected publications

Biochemical profiling of diabetes disease progression by multivariate vibrational microspectroscopy of the pancreas. Nord C, Eriksson M, Dicker A, Eriksson A, Grong E, Ilegems E, Mårvik R, Kulseng B, Berggren PO, Gorzsás A, Ahlgren U. Scientific Reports. 2017 Jul 27;7(1):6646. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-07015-z.

Spatial and quantitative datasets of pancreatic β-cell mass in lean and obese mice. Parween S, Eriksson M, Nord C, Kostromina E, Ahlgren U. Scientific Data, 2017 Scientific Data 4, Article number: 170031.

Intra-islet lesions and lobular variations in β-cell mass expansion in ob/ob mice revealed by 3D imaging of intact pancreas. Parween S, Kostromina E, Nord C, Eriksson M, Lindström P, Ahlgren U. Scientific Reports. 2016 Oct 7;6:34885.

Ex  vivo  SPECT-OPT  multimodal  imaging  enables  accurate  evaluation  of radiotracers for β-cell mass assessments. Eter WA, Parween S, Joosten L, Frielink C, Eriksson M, Brom M, Ahlgren U, Gotthardt M. Scientific  Reports. 2016 Apr 15;6:24576. Co-senior authorship.

Sleeve gastrectomy, but not duodenojejunostomy, preserves total beta-cell mass in Goto-Kakizaki rats evaluated by three-dimensional optical projection tomography. Grong E, Kulseng B, Arbo IB, Nord C, Eriksson M, Ahlgren U, Mårvik R. Surg Endosc. 2016 Feb;30(2):532-42.

Light scattering as an intrinsic indicator for pancreatic islet cell mass and secretion. Ilegems E, van Krieken PP, Edlund PK, Dicker A, Alanentalo T, Eriksson M, Mandic S, Ahlgren U, Berggren PO. Scientific Reports. 2015 Jun 1;5:10740.

Transient cytokine treatment induces acinar cell reprogramming and regenerates functional beta cellmass in diabetic mice. Baeyens L, Lemper M, Leuckx G, De Groef S, Bonfanti P, Stangé G, Shemer R, Nord C, Scheel DW, Pan FC, Ahlgren U, Gu G, Stoffers DA, Dor Y, Ferrer J, Gradwohl G, Wright CV, Van de Casteele M, German MS, Bouwens L, Heimberg H. Nature Biotechnology, 2014 Jan;32(1):76-83.

Improving signal detection in emission optical projection tomography via single source multi-exposure image fusion. Cheddad A, Nord C, Hörnblad A, Prunskaite-Hyyryläinen R, Eriksson M, Georgsson F, Vainio SJ, Ahlgren U. Opt Express. 2013 Jul 15;21(14):16584-604.

Neurogenin 3+ Cells Contribvute to Beta Cell Neogenesis and proliferation in in injured adult mouse pancreas. Neurogenin 3+ cells contribute to β-cell neogenesis and proliferation in injured adult mouse pancreas. Van de Casteele M, Leuckx G, Baeyens L, Cai Y, Yuchi Y, Coppens V, De Groef S, Eriksson M, Svensson C, Ahlgren U, Ahnfelt-Rønne J, Madsen OD, Waisman A, Dor Y, Jensen JN, Heimberg H. Cell Death and Disease, 2013 Mar 7;4:e523.

Near infrared optical projection tomography for assessments of b-cell mass distribution in diabetes research. A. U. Eriksson 1,5, C.  Svensson1,5, A. Hörnblad1, A.  Cheddad1, 6, E. Kostromina1, M. Eriksson1, N. Norlin1,7, A. Pileggi2, J. Sharpe3, F. Georgsson4, T. Alanentalo1,8 & U. Ahlgren1 ,* J Vis Exp, 2013 Jan 12;(71). assessments-cell-mass

Pardo FN, Altirriba J, Pradas-Juni M, García A, Ahlgren U, Barberà A, Slebe JC, Yáñez AJ, Gomis R, Gasa R. The role of the Raf-1 Kinase Inhibitor Protein in the regulation of pancreatic beta cell proliferation Diabetologia, 2012 Dec;55(12):3331-40.

Cheddad A, Svensson C, Sharpe J, Georgsson F, Ahlgren U. Image Processing Assisted Algorithms for Optical Projection Tomography. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2012 Jan;31(1):1-15.

Hörnblad, A. Cheddad and U. Ahlgren. An improved protocol for optical projection tomography imaging reveals lobular heterogeneities in pancreatic islet and β-cell mass distribution. Islets, 2011, Jul-Aug;3(4):204-8. Epub 2011 Jul 1.

Andreas Hörnblad, Anna U. Eriksson, Elisabeth Sock, Robert E. Hill and Ulf Ahlgren. Impaired spleen formation perturbs morphogenesis of the gastric lobe of the pancreas. PLoS One, 2011;6(6):e21753. Epub 2011 Jun 30.

Fredrik Wolfhagen Sand, Andreas Hörnblad Jenny K. Johansson, Christina Lorén, Josefina Edc sbagge, Anders Ståhlberg, Judith Magenheim, Ohad Ilovich, Eyal Mishani, Yuval Dor, Ulf Ahlgren and Henrik Semb. Growth-limiting role of endothelial cells in endoderm development. Developmental Biology, 2011, Apr 15;352(2):267-77.

Tomas Alanentalo, Andreas Hörnblad, Sofia Mayans, Anna Karin Nilsson, James Sharpe , Åsa Larefalk, Ulf Ahlgren., Dan Holmberg. Co-senior authorship. Quantification and 3-D imaging of the insulitis-induced destruction of β-cells in murine Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes, 2010 Jul;59(7):1756-64.

Alanentalo T, Lorén C. E, Larefalk Å, Sharpe J, Holmberg D and Ahlgren U. High resolution 3D imaging of islet-infiltrate interactions based on optical projection tomography assessments of the intact adult mouse pancreas. J Biomed Opt, 2008 Sept/Oct; 13(5):054070-1-054070-4.

Alanentalo T, Asayesh A, Morrison H, Loren CE, Holmberg D, Sharpe J, Ahlgren U. Tomographic molecular imaging and 3D quantification within adult mouse organs. Nature Methods, 2007 Jan; 4(1):31-3.

Amir Asayesh, James Sharpe, Robert P Watson, Jacob Hecksher-Sørensen, Nicholas D Hastie, Robert E Hill and Ulf Ahlgren. Spleen versus pancreas: strict control of organ interrelation-ship revealed by analyses of Bapx1-/- mice. Genes & Development, 2006 Aug 15;20(16):2208-13.

Norlin S., Ahlgren U and Edlund H. Nuclear Factor-KB Activity in b-Cells Is Required for Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Secretion. Diabetes, 2005, 54: 125-132.

Hecksher-Sorensen J, Watson RP, Lettice LA, Serup P, Eley L, De Angelis C, Ahlgren U, Hill RE. The splanchnic mesodermal plate directs spleen and pancreatic laterality, and is regulated by Bapx1/Nkx3.2. Development. 2004 Oct;131(19):4665-75.

Sharpe J, Ahlgren U, Perry P, Hill B, Ross A, Hecksher-Sorensen J, Baldock R, Davidson D. Optical projection tomography as a tool for 3D microscopy and gene expression studies. Science. 2002 Apr 19;296(5567):541-5.

Ahlgren U, Jonsson J, Jonsson L, Simu K, Edlund H. beta-cell-specific inactivation of the mouse Ipf1/Pdx1 gene results in loss of the beta-cell phenotype and maturity onset diabetes. Genes & Development 1998 Jun 15;12(12):1763-8.

Ahlgren U, Pfaff SL, Jessell TM, Edlund T, Edlund H. Independent requirement for ISL1 in formation of pancreatic mesenchyme and islet cells. Nature. 1997 Jan 16;385(6613):257-60.

Apelqvist A, Ahlgren U, Edlund H. Sonic hedgehog directs specialised mesoderm differentiation in the intestine and pancreas. Current Biology, 1997 Oct 1;7(10):801-4.

Ahlgren U, Jonsson J, Edlund H. The morphogenesis of the pancreatic mesenchyme is uncoupled from that of the pancreatic epithelium in IPF1/PDX1-deficient mice. Development. 1996 May;122(5):1409-16.

Reviews and book chapters

A. Hörnblad, C. Nord, S. Parween, J. Ahnfelt-Rønne & U. Ahlgren, The Pancreas. Kaufman’s Atlas of Mouse Development, Supplement, 1st Edition With Coronal Sections Edited by: R. Baldock, M. Kaufman, J. Bard, D.R. Davidson and G. Morriss-Kay, Elsevier. 2015, ISBN : 9780128000434

Ulf Ahlgren, Exploring the pancreas with optical projection tomography, Imaging Med. Feb 2012, Vol. 4, No. 1, Pages 5-7 (editorial)

Junghyo Jo, Manami Hara, Ulf Ahlgren, Robert L. Sorenson, and Vipul Periwal. Mathematical models of pancreatic islet size distributions. Islets, 4:1, 1–10; January/February, 2012

U. Ahlgren and E. Kostromina. Imaging the pancreatic b-cell. In “Type 1 diabetes” Intech publishers 2011, ISBN: 987-953-307-362-0. 

Gotthardt M and Ahlgren U. Approaches for imaging of islets: recent advances and future prospects, in The Islets of Langerhans. Editor Shahidul Islam, Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010, 654:39-57.

Holmberg D and Ahlgren U. Imaging the pancreas: From ex vivo to non-invasive technology. Diabetologia, 2008 Dec;51(12):2148-54.

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