Search for dissertations about: "Cholesterol"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 555 swedish dissertations containing the word Cholesterol.

  1. 1. Cholesterol in T cells homeostasis, plasma membrane organization and signaling

    University dissertation from Stockholm : The Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm University

    Author : Saleemulla Mahammad; Stockholms universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Cell and molecular biology Cell biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Cell- och molekylärbiologi Cellbiologi; Cell Biology; cellbiologi; Plasma membrane; T cells; Cholesterol; Lipid rafts; Membrane organization; Cholesterol homeostasis; cholesteryl esters;

    Abstract : The plasma membrane of eukaryotic cells contains cholesterol and glycosphingolipids enriched nanodomains known as lipid rafts; which are believed to exist in a liquid ordered (lo) state. Methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (MBCD) is used to deplete cellular cholesterol and a widespread assumption is that MBCD preferentially targets cholesterol in lipid rafts. READ MORE

  2. 2. High Blood Cholesterol. Physician and Patient Perspectives

    University dissertation from Department of Community Medicine, Malmö University Hospital

    Author : Margareta Troein; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1996]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; qualitative method; practice guideline; pharmacist; life-style; information; hypercholesterolemia; health education; health belief; framework; family physician; family medicine; Cholesterol; counseling; screening; Social medicine; Socialmedicin; samhällsmedicin;

    Abstract : Scientific evidence of the causal relationship between high blood cholesterol and risk for coronary heart disease prompted extensive professional and public interest in practical application in the 1980's. Among other things, national guidelines for lipid lowering were published in Sweden in 1988. Mass media covered the topic extensively. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ion channels and electrical activity in vascular smooth muscle: Effects of calcium store depletion, cholesterol and cholesterol-lowering drugs

    University dissertation from Andreas Bergdahl, BMC F12, 221 84 Lund, Sweden

    Author : Andreas Bergdahl; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Fysiologi; Physiology; statins; endothelin; cholesterol; caveolae; smooth muscle; TRP; Ca2 channels; SOC;

    Abstract : Smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in the vessel wall contract to regulate blood flow and pressure, a function essential for normal circulation through tissues. On the other hand, migration and proliferation of SMCs are important factors in vascular disease, such as atherosclerosis and restenosis following surgical dilatation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Cholesterol-lowering and anti-atherogenic effects of oats in mice

    University dissertation from Andreas Bergdahl, BMC F12, 221 84 Lund, Sweden

    Author : Kristina E Andersson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cholesterol; Inflammation; Bile acids; Atherosclerosis; Oats; Beta-glucans;

    Abstract : The cholesterol-lowering effect of oats is well established, but the crucial properties eliciting this effect need to be further investigated to optimize the use of oats as functional foods. Furthermore, there are almost no reports investigating the effect of oats on atherosclerosis development. READ MORE

  5. 5. Plasma membrane order; the role of cholesterol and links to actin filaments  

    University dissertation from Stockholm : The Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm University

    Author : Jelena Dinic; Stockholms universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Cell Biology; cellbiologi; Membrane Organization; Lipid rafts; Actin; Laurdan; di-4-ANEPPDHQ; Cholesterol; T cell signaling; Colocalization; Generalized Polarization;

    Abstract : The connection between T cell activation, plasma membrane order and actin filament dynamics was the main focus of this study. Laurdan and di-4-ANEPPDHQ, membrane order sensing probes, were shown to report only on lipid packing rather than being influenced by the presence of membrane-inserted peptides justifying their use in membrane order studies. READ MORE