Search for dissertations about: "LDLR"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 24 swedish dissertations containing the word LDLR.

  1. 1. Zebrafish models for large-scale genetic screens in dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis : Validation and application

    Author : Manoj Kumar Bandaru; Marcel den Hoed; Anastasia Emmanouilidou; Ingelsson Erik; Shannon Fisher; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; zebrafish; dyslipidemia; atherosclerosis; genetic screens; high-cholesterol diet; APOE; APOB; LDLR; APOC2; PCSK9; LPAR2; GATAD2A; Medicinsk genetik; Medical Genetics;

    Abstract : Hundreds of loci have been robustly associated with circulating lipids, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease; but for most loci the causal genes and mechanisms remain uncharacterized. The overall aim of my thesis is to develop and validate novel in vivo model systems that are suitable for high-throughput, image-based genetic screens in coronary artery disease and related traits, and use these model systems to systematically characterize positional candidate genes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Familial hypercholesterolemia in Sweden : Genetic and metabolic studies

    Author : Suzanne Lind; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Familial hypercholesterolemia; LDL receptor gene mutations; LDL cholesterol; bile acids; autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia; growth hormone; LDL clearance.;

    Abstract : Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is inherited as an autosomal codominant disease, usually caused by mutations in the LDL receptor (LDLR) gene. Heterozygous FH is a common disease with a prevalence of about 1/500 in most populations. Clinically, FH is characterized by elevated LDL cholesterol, tendon xanthomas and premature atherosclerosis. READ MORE

  3. 3. Hormonal regulation of hepatic cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism : effects of estrogen and growth hormone

    Author : Paolo Parini; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; aging; atherosclerosis; bile acids; estrogen; estrogen receptor; cholesterol; growth hormone; growth hormone receptor; cholesterol 7[alpha]-hydroxylase; high density lipoprotein; hydroxy-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase; hormones; hypercholesterolemia; hypophysectomy; insulin-like growth factor-I; low density lipoproteins;

    Abstract : Coronary heart disease is the result of the progression of atherosclerotic lesions, and represents the major cause of death in western countries. Age, male sex, plasma cholesterol, hypertension and smoking are major risk factors for atherosclerosis. READ MORE

  4. 4. Studies on extracellular matrix proteins in vascular disease

    Author : Åsa Ström; Kärlväggsbiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Kardiovaskulära systemet; Cardiovascular system; smooth muscle cells; osteopontin; extracellular matrix; atherosclerosis;

    Abstract : The composition of the vascular extracellular matrix (ECM) is altered during remodeling conditions such as atherosclerosis. The changed ECM regulates events that are important for the progression of disease including smooth muscle cell (SMC) behaviour and collagen fiber formation. READ MORE

  5. 5. A role of CD44 in atherosclerosis? Studies in mice and humans

    Author : Sara Sjöberg; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : CD44; atherosclerosis; interleukin-6; T cell; mast cell;

    Abstract : Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease that can lead to clinical complications such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Expressed in both vascular and inflammatory cells, adhesion molecule CD44 can be cleaved from the cell surface, and soluble CD44 can be detected in blood. READ MORE