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Jytte R. Nilsson


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Associate Professor

Phone - 35 32 12 04

email - jrnilsson@zi.ku.dk

Department of Cell Biology

Research Interests

My research interest is cytotoxicology and the ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis GL in axenic cultures is used as a model cell system. The dose-related effects of xenobiotics are studied on the capacity of the cells for endocytosis and proliferation with observations on general behaviour (motility, shape). In selected concentrations, the cells are studied for fine structural changes in search of specific intracellular target sites of the xenobiotics.

Selected Publications


Nilsson JR. 1989. Tetrahymena in cytotoxicology: with special reference to effects of heavy metals and selected drugs. Eur J Protistol 25: 2-25

Nilsson JR,1995. pH-dependent effects of 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) on proliferation, endocytosis, fine structure and DNP resistance in Tetrahymena. J Euk Microbiol 42: 248-255                                                                                                                                                                    
Nilsson JR. 1996. Effects of a bismuth salt on cell proliferation, endocytosis, and fine structure of Tetrahymena. Eur J Protistol 32: 283-292

Nilsson JR. 1997. Tetrahymena recovering from a heavy accummulation of a gold salt. Acta Protozool. 36: 11-119                                                                                                                                              
Nilsson JR. 1999. Vanadate affects nuclear division and induces aberrantly-shaped cells during subsequent cytokinesis in Tetrahymena. J Euk Microbiol 46: 24-33.



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