Search for dissertations about: "Matrix metalloproteinase"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 89 swedish dissertations containing the words Matrix metalloproteinase.

  1. 1. Towards surgical use of matrix metalloproteinase biology

    Author : Björn Pasternak; Per Aspenberg; Pentti Tengvall; Yrjö T Konttinen; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Achilles tendon; colon; tetracyclines; tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases TIMP ; wound healing.; colorectal surgery; extracellular matrix; humans; matrix metalloproteinases MMPs ; rats; surgical anastomosis; sutures; tendon injuries; Orthopaedics; Ortopedi;

    Abstract : Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), such as collagenases, are a family of enzymes capable of degrading most constituents of the extracellular matrix. MMPs are thought to be involved in the aetiopathogenesis of tendon rupture. Additionally, failure of healing has in some instances been associated with elevated levels of MMPs. READ MORE

  2. 2. Matrix metalloproteinases in Helicobacter inducedgastritis

    Author : Philip Bergin; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : ; Helicobacter pylori; Helicobacter felis; Matrix metalloproteinase; macrophage; Gastritis;

    Abstract : Helicobacter pylori infects the stomach and areas of gastric metaplasia in the duodenum. Theinfection leads to peptic ulcers or gastric cancers in 10-20% of infected individuals, while themajority are more or less asymptomatic. However, active chronic gastritis develops in all infectedindividuals, often in association with atrophic gastritis. READ MORE

  3. 3. Injury-induced activation of vascular smooth muscle cells. Role of specific gene expression and intracellular signalling pathways

    Author : Cecilia Lövdahl; Reumatologi och molekylär skelettbiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; metalloproteinase; extracellular matrix; ERK1 2 signalling; migration; proliferation; injury; vessel wall; smooth muscle cell; Medicine human and vertebrates ; Medicin människa och djur ;

    Abstract : Migration and proliferation of smooth muscle cells (SMC) are important events in the development of atherosclerosis and restenosis following angioplastic surgery. It is important to gain further knowledge about the mechanisms regulating SMC form and function in order to understand the underlying disease process. READ MORE

  4. 4. Skeletal muscle matrix metalloproteinase and exercise in humans

    Author : Eric Rullman; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Skeletal muscle is a highly plastic tissue; it has a great capacity to adapt to environmental demands throughout life. The structural and functional changes that occur in response to exercise training are well characterized whereas much less is known about these adaptive processes at the cellular and molecular levels. READ MORE

  5. 5. Matrix metalloproteinases in natural killer cells. Expression of MMPs, IL-2 activation and killer cell interactions with Matrigel® and model tumours

    Author : Per Albertsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Protease; matrix metalloproteinase; killer cell; IL-2; Matrigel; B16 melanoma; tumour infiltration; invasion assay; zymography; Western blot; RT-PCR; light microscopy; fluorescence; electron microscopy;

    Abstract : Introduction: IL-2 activated natural killer (A-NK) cells can recognize malignant cells and exert tumouricidal activities by multiple mechanisms that require close contact with the target cells. Upon adoptive transfer, some A-NK cells accumulate in tumours by migrating from the vascular bed to a position inside the malignant tissue, forming close contacts with target cells. READ MORE