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Peter Nilsson


Biträdande professor




Therése Klingstedt, Linda Lantz, Hamid Shirani, Junyue Ge, Jorg Hanrieder, Ruben Vidal, Bernardino Ghetti, Peter Nilsson (2024) Thiophene-Based Ligands for Specific Assignment of Distinct Aß Pathologies in Alzheimer's Disease ACS Chemical Neuroscience Continue to DOI
Greta Elovsson, Therése Klingstedt, Mikaela Brown, Peter Nilsson, Ann-Christin Brorsson (2024) A Novel <i>Drosophila</i> Model of Alzheimer's Disease to Study Aß Proteotoxicity in the Digestive Tract International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Vol. 25, Article 2105 Continue to DOI
Linnea Björk, Robert Selegård, Marcus Bäck, Per Hammarström, Mikael Lindgren, Peter Nilsson (2024) Amino-Acid Side-Chain Nanoarchitectonics for Tuning the Chiroptical Properties and Supramolecular Structure of Pentameric Oligothiophenes ChemPhotoChem Continue to DOI
Maria Calvo-Rodriguez, Elizabeth K. Kharitonova, Austin C. Snyder, Steven S. Hou, Maria Virtudes Sanchez-Mico, Sudeshna Das, Zhanyun Fan, Hamid Shirani, Peter Nilsson, Alberto Serrano-Pozo, Brian J. Bacskai (2024) Real-time imaging of mitochondrial redox reveals increased mitochondrial oxidative stress associated with amyloid ß aggregates in vivo in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease Molecular Neurodegeneration, Vol. 19, Article 6 Continue to DOI
Cristina Nunez-Diaz, Emelie Andersson, Nina Schultz, Dovile Poceviciute, Oskar Hansson, Peter Nilsson, Malin Wennstrom (2024) The fluorescent ligand bTVBT2 reveals increased p-tau uptake by retinal microglia in Alzheimer's disease patients and <i>App</i><SUP>NL-F/NL-F</SUP> mice Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, Vol. 16, Article 4 Continue to DOI


Peter Nilsson.

Peter Nilsson’s molecules shine a light on Alzheimer’s research

“Even though I’m a professor now, I still spend a lot of time in the lab, as I know that when I’m working hands on, that’s when I get the new ideas,” says Peter Nilsson. He develops tracer molecules that are used in research into Alzheimer’s disease.

Microscopy image of protein aggregates stained green and red with the tracer molecules.

Tracer molecules can distinguish between very similar brain diseases

Two diseases that affect the brain, Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy, show the same characteristics. Scientists have now shown that tracer molecules developed at LiU can distinguish between these diseases.

Microscope image showing wellow and blue staining of irregular shapes.

New method gives hope in understanding Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists are now able to label proteins in the brains of mice who have a disease similar to Alzheimer’s disease. The new method allows the researchers to observe how harmful protein aggregates develop over a longer time period.