Search for dissertations about: "Angiopoietin"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the word Angiopoietin.

  1. 1. Angiopoietin-like protein 4 : an unfolding chaperone regulating lipoprotein lipase activity

    Author : Valentina Sukonina; Gunilla Olivecrona; Lena Kjellen; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Lipoprotein lipase; angiopoietin-like protein 4; protein folding; human adipose tissue; macrophages; peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta PPARδ ; Medical microbiology; Medicinsk mikrobiologi;

    Abstract : Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is the main enzyme hydrolyzing triglyceride-rich lipoproteins in plasma. Proteoglycan-bound LPL on the vascular endothelium represent the functional pool of active enzyme. LPL is regulated in a tissue specific manner according to metabolic demands. READ MORE

  2. 2. Modulaton of gene expression in human aortic smooth muscle cells by Porphyromonas gingivalis : a possible association between periodontitis and atherosclerosis

    Author : Boxi Zhang; Torbjörn Bengtsson; Allan Sirsjö; Hazem Khalaf; Julia Davies; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Microarray; Angiopoietin; Smooth muscle cells; TNF; Periodontitis; Atherosclerosis; Porphyromonas gingivalis; Cancer; Inflammasome; Biomedicin; Biomedicine;

    Abstract : Porphyromonas gingivalis is a gram-negative, rod-shaped, and anaerobic bacterium that is involved in the pathogenesis of periodontitis. P. gingivalis produces a variety of virulence factors including gingipains and fimbriae. READ MORE

  3. 3. Pre-eclampsia – Possible to Predict? : A Biochemical and Epidemiological Study of Pre-eclampsia

    Author : Marie Bolin; Helena Åkerud; Anna-Karin Wikström; Inger Sundström-Poromaa; Karel Marsal; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : pre-eclampsia; angiopoietin; histidine-rich glycoprotein; hyperemesis gravidarum; Obstetrik och gynekologi; Obstetrics and Gynaecology;

    Abstract : Pre-eclampsia is a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. A predictor of pre-eclampsia would enable intervention, close surveillance and timely delivery, and thereby reduce the negative consequences of the disorder. READ MORE

  4. 4. Biomolecule Functionalization of Diamond Surfaces for Implant Applications - A Theoretical Study

    Author : Yuan Tian; Karin Larsson; Lars Ojamäe; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Diamond; Biomolecules; Functionalization; VEGF; BMP2; Fibronectin; Chitosan; Heparin; RGD peptide; Angiopoietin; Theoretical; Kemi med inriktning mot materialkemi; Chemistry with specialization in Materials Chemistry;

    Abstract : Diamond is a promising material with unique chemical properties. In this thesis, nano-scale diamond quantum size effects were investigated using several chemical property indicators. READ MORE

  5. 5. The role of angiopoietin-like 4 in inflammation

    Author : Terri Phua; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Inflammation is a homeostatically fundamental feature of the host defence surveillance system made up of an army of sentinel cells that guard against foreign intrusion. At the onslaught of an attack, primary immune responders (macrophages and neutrophils) secrete a plethora of cytokines and chemokines that attract secondary responders (T and B cells) to the site of inflammation, to eliminate the intrusion and encourage tissue healing. READ MORE