Search for dissertations about: "ECM"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 208 swedish dissertations containing the word ECM.

  1. 1. Basement membrane components in the chondrocyte extracellular matrix

    Author : Alexander Kvist; Lunds universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Skelett; rheumatology locomotion; nidogen; chondroitin sulfate; collagen assembly; Skeleton; muscle system; type IV collagen; laminin; perlecan; basement membranes; ECM; chondrcytes; muskelsystem; reumatologi;

    Abstract : The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a network of macromolecules which, together with cells, forms the various tissues of all metazoan organisms. Cartilage, in contrast to most other tissues, contains relatively few cells in proportion to the volume occupied by ECM. READ MORE

  2. 2. Complex Formation in the Extra Cellular Matrix- Structural Study of CTLD of Agrrecan, Tenascin-R and Chondroadherin

    Author : Anna Pramhed; Biokemi och Strukturbiologi; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; aggrecan; ECM; fibulin; structure; tenascin; CHAD; chondroadherin; X-ray; crystallography; calcium; CTLD; C-type lectin; fibronectin; FnIII; LRR; epidermal growth factor; leucine-rich repeat; matrix; EGF; cbEGF;

    Abstract : The cells of higher organisms exist in a complex protein network, the extracellular matrix (ECM), which has a wide variety of different components such as glycoproteins, proteoglycans and carbohydrates. As well as being the physical scaffold on which the cells are dependent for their positioning and mobility, the ECM exercises control over the cells, and changes in the matrix will affect the adhesion, proliferation and differentiation properties of these cells. READ MORE

  3. 3. Signaling determinants in Trojan horse-mediated dissemination of Toxoplasma gondii

    Author : Einar B. Ólafsson; Antonio Barragan; Eva Frickel; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Apicomplexa; leukocyte motility; dendritic cell; amoeboid migration; host-parasite interactions; podosome; integrin; ITGB1; ECM; MAT; TIMP; MMP; MAPK; Erk; RTK; HGFR; Ras; calcium; VDCC; VGCC; calmodulin; CaMkII; CD63; FAK; SRC; Pi3k; hypermigration; molekylär biovetenskap; Molecular Bioscience;

    Abstract : Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that infects all warm-blooded vertebrates including one third of the global human population. While infection is typically asymptomatic in healthy human hosts, reactivated and acute infection in immunosuppressed or immunecompromised individuals can lead to lethal toxoplasmic encephalitis After ingestion, the parasite crosses the intestinal epithelium and rapidly achieves systemic dissemination, ultimately establishing chronic infection in the brain. READ MORE

  4. 4. Cartilage destruction - Release of type IX collagen in joint disease

    Author : Mikael Danfelter; Reumatologi och molekylär skelettbiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; cartilage destruction; matrix metalloproteinase 13; ECM; assay; neoepitope; NC4 domain; Type IX collagen; fragment;

    Abstract : Cartilage is of vital importance for the function of joints. It is characterized by a prominent extracellular matrix (ECM) that is produced and maintained by relatively few cells of one type, the chondrocyte. READ MORE

  5. 5. Role of extracellular retention of platelet-derived growth factor-B. Functions in development and disease

    Author : Per Lindblom; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; PDGF; pericyte; cancer; fibrosis; ECM; HSPG; cell retention; endothelial;

    Abstract : During development, the cell secretes growth and differentiation factors (GDFs) to the surrounding microenvironment. These factors are often key regulators of organogenesis and embryogenesis. Several GDFs carry sequences that mediate specific interaction with molecules of the extracellular matrix (ECM) that surrounds the cell. READ MORE