Search for dissertations about: "Autoimmunity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 336 swedish dissertations containing the word Autoimmunity.

  1. 1. Immunological mechanisms in systemic autoimmunity : autoantibodies and chemokines in systemic lupus erythematosus and during treatment with TNF inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis

    Author : Catharina Eriksson; Karl-Gösta Sundqvist; Solbritt Rantapää-Dahlqvist; Mari Norgren; Thomas Skogh; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; autoimmunity; chemokines; T-cells; autoantibodies; CD91; Clinical immunology; Klinisk immunologi; Rheumatology; Reumatologi; Clinical Immunology; klinisk immunologi; reumatologi; rheumatology;

    Abstract : Background. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that, without powerful treatment, may lead to irreversible joint damage. During the past decade, anti-cytokine therapy has become available, e.g. READ MORE

  2. 2. Mercury-induced autoimmunity : Genetics and immunoregulation

    Author : Monika Hansson; Manuchehr Abedi-Valugerdi; Marita Troye-Blomberg; Lucette Pelletier; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; mercury; autoimmunity; collagen-induced arthritis; Th1 Th2; silver; tight-skin 1 mice; Immunology; Immunologi;

    Abstract : The existence of immune self-tolerance allows the immune system to mount responses against infectious agents, but not against self-molecular constitutes. Although self-tolerance is a robust phenomenon, in some individuals as well as in experimental models, the self-tolerance breaks down and as a result, a self-destructive autoimmune disease emerges. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effect of thimerosal on the murine immune system : especially induction of systemic autoimmunity

    Author : Said Havarinasab; Per Hultman; Klas Nordlind; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; thimerosal; ethylmercury; autoimmunity; mice; immunosuppression; Th1; Th2; Pathology; Patologi;

    Abstract : The organic mercury compound ethylmercurithiosalicylate (thimerosal), an antiseptic and a preservative, has recently raised public health concern due to its presence in vaccines globally. Thimerosal dissociates in the body to thiosalicylate and ethyl mercury (EtHg), which is partly converted to inorganic mercuric mercury (Hg2+). READ MORE

  4. 4. Apoptosis in cancer and autoimmunity

    Author : Mounira Djerbi; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Apoptosis; Autoimmunity; Neoplasms;

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  5. 5. Regulation of Type I Interferon Production in Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells : Effect of Genetic Factors and Interactions with NK Cells and B Cells

    Author : Olof Berggren; Maija-Leena Eloranta; Niels Heegaard; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Systemic lupus erythemtosus; IFN-alpha; autoimmunity; immune complex; single nuclear polymorphisms; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : The type I interferon (IFN) system plays a central role in the etiopathogenesis of many autoimmune diseases, e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Activation of the type I IFN system in SLE is promoted by endogenous nucleic acid-containing immune complexes (ICs) which stimulate plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs). READ MORE