Search for dissertations about: "Boris Zhivotovsky"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words Boris Zhivotovsky.

  1. 1. Microbe-induced apoptosis in phagocytic cells and its role in innate immunity

    Author : Robert Blomgran; Olle Stendahl; Limin Zheng; Boris Zhivotovsky; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; apoptosis; cell death; inflammation; innate immunity; microbiology; neutrophil; macrophage; phagocyte; Medical microbiology; Medicinsk mikrobiologi;

    Abstract : Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a controlled process by which aged or damages cells are eliminated in multicellular organisms. Neutrophils, short-lived phagocytes of the innate immune system, are highly equipped effectors that can sense, locate, ingest and kill bacterial pathogens. READ MORE

  2. 2. Caspase activation in human neuroblastoma cells: mechanisms and spatiotemporal aspects

    Author : Elena V. Ivanova; Kerstin Iverfeldt; Boris Zhivotovsky; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; apoptosis; caspase; local caspase activation; neurodegeneration; tau-anchored FRET sensors; tAFS; cancer; neuroblastoma; TNF-related apoptosis inducing ligand; TRAIL; protein kinase C; PKC; X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein; XIAP; neurokemi med molekylär neurobiologi; Neurochemistry with Molecular Neurobiology;

    Abstract : Apoptosis is one of the modes of programmed cell death, in which several members of the caspase family of proteases play the central role. However, activation of apoptotic caspases does not necessarily lead to cell death. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cancer and cancer stem cell targeting agents : A focus on salinomycin and apoptin

    Author : Jaganmohan Reddy Jangamreddy; Marek Los; Karin Roberg; Anna-Lotta Hallbeck; Boris Zhivotovsky; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Current cancer treatments involving surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy target the vast majority of cancer cells, but they are only partially effective in eliminating the disease. Failure to eliminate cancer with conventional treatments can lead to recurrence, which usually kills patient. READ MORE

  4. 4. Cisplatin-resistance and cell death in malignant pleural mesothelioma cells

    Author : Veronica Janson; Kjell Grankvist; Roger Henriksson; Parviz Behnam-Motlagh; Anders Johansson; Boris Zhivotovsky; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; apoptosis; BH3-only proteins; caspase; cell morphology; potassium transport; protein kinase B PKB Akt ; signalling pathways; time; Clinical chemistry; Klinisk kemi;

    Abstract : Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive, treatment-resistant tumour. Cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (II)) is the best single-agent chemotherapy for MPM, but platinum-based combination therapies give the best overall response rates. However, cisplatin use is limited by resistance and severe side effects. READ MORE

  5. 5. Lysosomal Membrane Permeabilization : A Cellular Suicide Strategy

    Author : Ann-Charlotte Johansson; Karin Öllinger; Karin Roberg; Boris Zhivotovsky; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; apoptosis; lysosomes; lysosomal membrane permeabilization; cathepsins; Bax; Bid; mitochondria; caspases; Cell and molecular biology; Cell- och molekylärbiologi;

    Abstract : In the last decade, a tremendous gain in knowledge concerning the molecular events of apoptosis signaling and execution has been achieved.The aim of this thesis was to clarify the role of lysosomal membrane permeabilization and lysosomal proteases, cathepsins, in signaling for apoptosis. READ MORE