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Larsson, Sofia L
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Larsson, S. ., Gunnarsson, D. & Vikdahl, L. (2022). Social Participation and Mental Health in the Establishment Programme for Newly Arrived Refugees in Sweden—A Document Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(8), Article ID 4518.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Participation and Mental Health in the Establishment Programme for Newly Arrived Refugees in Sweden—A Document Analysis
2022 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 19, no 8, article id 4518Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers constitute a vulnerable population in terms of health and social conditions due to lived trauma and experiences of loss, as well as factors in the host country such as not speaking the language, not having employment and social exclusion. Studies have shown that many newly arrived refugees find it difficult to establish a sustainable position in the host country’s labour market due to a lack of connections, low levels of education and politi-cal, social and cultural barriers. The Swedish Public Employment Service runs an establishment programme aimed at helping newly arrived refugees to find employment quickly and manage their own livelihoods. In this study, we analyse the administrator support document used by Swedish Public Employment Service case workers in their work with the programme to explore whether and how it considers the participants’ mental health and conditions for social participation. The results show that despite newly arrived refugees being especially vulnerable in terms of mental health, little attention is paid to these aspects, the possible effects they may have on the programme, the participants’ integration into the labour market and Swedish society as a whole.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2022
Keywords
establishment programme, labour market, mental health, newly arrived refugees, social participation, the Swedish Public Employment Service, administrative personnel, adult, article, attention, employment, female, human, human experiment, job market, male, refugee, social worker, Sweden
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International Migration and Ethnic Relations
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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-48807 (URN)10.3390/ijerph19084518 (DOI)000785239200001 ()35457384 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85127633272 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07194
Available from: 2022-04-22 Created: 2022-04-22 Last updated: 2022-05-06Bibliographically approved
Nygård, O., Alkemar, G. & Larsson, S. . (2006). Analysis of the secondary structure of expansion segment 39 in ribosomes from fungi, plants and mammals. Journal of Molecular Biology, 357(3), 904-916
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis of the secondary structure of expansion segment 39 in ribosomes from fungi, plants and mammals
2006 (English)In: Journal of Molecular Biology, ISSN 0022-2836, E-ISSN 1089-8638, Vol. 357, no 3, p. 904-916Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The structure of expansion segment 39, E539, in eukaryotic 23 S-like ribosomal RNA was analysed using a combination of chemical and enzymic reagents. Ribosomes were isolated from yeast, wheat, mouse, rat and rabbit, five organisms representing three different eukaryotic kingdoms. The isolated ribosomes were treated with structure-sensitive chemical and enzymic reagents and the modification patterns analysed by primer extension and gel electrophoresis on an ABI 377 automated DNA sequencer. The expansion segment was relatively accessible to modification by both enzymic and chemical probes, suggesting that ES39 was exposed on the surface of the ribosomes. The collected modification data were used in secondary structure modelling of the expansion segment. Despite considerable variation in both sequence and length between organisms from different kingdoms, the structure analysis of the expansion segment gave rise to structural fingerprints that allowed identification of homologous structures in ES39 from fungi, plants and mammals. The homologous structures formed an initial helix and an invariant hairpin connected to the initial helix via a long single-stranded loop. The remaining part of the ES39 sequences accounted for most of the length variation seen between the analysed species. This part could form additional, albeit less similar, hairpins. A comparison of ES39 sequences from other fungi, plants and mammals showed that identical structures could be formed in these organisms.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14303 (URN)10.1016/j.jmb.2006.01.043 (DOI)000236629300019 ()16473366 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-33644955476 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-12-20 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S. L., Sloma, M. S. & Nygård, O. (2002). Conformational changes in the structure of domains II and V of 28S rRNA in ribosomes treated with the translational inhibitors ricin or alpha-sarcin. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Gene Structure and Expression, 1577(1), 53-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conformational changes in the structure of domains II and V of 28S rRNA in ribosomes treated with the translational inhibitors ricin or alpha-sarcin
2002 (English)In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Gene Structure and Expression, ISSN 0167-4781, E-ISSN 1879-2634, Vol. 1577, no 1, p. 53-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ricin and alpha-sarcin modify neighbouring sites in the so-called sarcin/ricin (S/R) loop of 28S rRNA, thereby destroying the necessary dynamic flexibility of the ribosome, and inhibiting the elongation factor assisted steps of the elongation cycle. The effects of the two translational inhibitors on the conformation of domains 11 and V of 28 S rRNA were investigated by chemical modification of programmed mouse ribosomes pretreated with ricin or alpha-sarcin. The results showed that the two ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIP) influenced the structure of the ribosomal RNA. Inhibitor-affected sites were located at or near sites previously proposed to be involved in functional domains. The modification patterns obtained after ricin or alpha-sarcin treatment of ribosomes were partially overlapping. However, there were several inhibitor-specific structural changes in 28S rRNA. Such changes were found at positions located at the GTPase activating centre of the ribosome and in the S/R domain, indicating that the structure in these regions of the ribosomes differed after treatment with the two inhibitors. These changes are consistent with ricin and alpha-sarcin having specific effects on eEF-2 and eEF-1 interaction with the ribosome, respectively.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biophysics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15790 (URN)10.1016/S0167-4781(02)00406-2 (DOI)000177485800007 ()12151095 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-0037136241 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-03-08 Created: 2012-03-07 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S. L. & Nygård, O. (2001). Proposed secondary structure of eukaryote specific expansion segment 15 in 28S rRNA from mice, rats, and rabbits. Biochemistry, 40(10), 3222-3231
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Proposed secondary structure of eukaryote specific expansion segment 15 in 28S rRNA from mice, rats, and rabbits
2001 (English)In: Biochemistry, ISSN 0006-2960, E-ISSN 1520-4995, Vol. 40, no 10, p. 3222-3231Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The expansion segments in eukaryotic ribosomal RNAs are additional RNA sequences not found in the RNA core common to both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. These regions show large species-dependent variations in sequence and size. This makes it difficult to create secondary structure models for the expansion segments exclusively based on phylogenetic sequence comparison. Here we have used a combination of experimental data and computational methods to generate secondary structure models for expansion segment 15 in 28S rRNA in mice, rats, and rabbits. The experimental data were collected using the structure sensitive reagents DMS, CMCT, kethoxal, micrococcal nuclease, RNase TI, RNase CL3. RNase VI, and lead(II) acetate, ES15 was folded with the computer program RNAStructure 3.5 using modification data and phylogenetic similarities between different ES15 sequences. This program uses energy minimization to find the most stable secondary structure of an RNA sequence. The presented secondary structure models include several common structural motifs, but they also have characteristics unique to each organism. Overall, the secondary structure models showed indications of an energetically stable but dynamic structure, easily accessible from the solution by the modification reagents, suggesting that the expansion segment is located on the ribosomal surface.

National Category
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15864 (URN)10.1021/bi002286q (DOI)000167407000026 ()11258939 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-0035852965 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-03-12 Created: 2012-03-09 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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