Search for dissertations about: "NK-cells"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 238 swedish dissertations containing the word NK-cells.

  1. 1. A role for NK cells in innate immunity against human leishmaniasis

    Author : Susanne Nylén; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Leishmania; NK cells; innate immune activation; IFNgamma; vaccine candidates;

    Abstract : Leishmaniasis is a group name for a spectrum of diseases caused by intracellular protozoa belonging to the family Leishmania. The parasites has been widely used as a tool to study the Th1 / Th2 paradigm of resistance and susceptibility in mice. A role of NK cells in leishmaniasis has been implicated, but not fully explored. READ MORE

  2. 2. T Cells and NK Cells in Coronary Artery Disease : Longitudinal and methodological studies in humans

    Author : Karin Backteman; Jan Ernerudh; Lena Jonasson; Joachim Lundahl; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death worldwide and most often due to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory process that involves the arteries, inclouding those that supply blood to the heart muscle. READ MORE

  3. 3. Uniquely NK cells: the multifaceted roles of the natural killers

    Author : Shiyong Neo; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Natural killer cells (NK cells) were primarily discovered through the study of tumor cell recognition during immune surveillance. Till date, many studies had characterized NK cells to have immune regulatory roles in both physiological and pathological context. READ MORE

  4. 4. The role of natural killer cells and inflammatory mediators in preeclamptic pregnancies

    Author : Nora Bachmayer; Eva Sverremark-Ekström; Katarina Bremme; Lucia Mincheva-Nilsson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; preeclampsia; NK cells; Immunology; Immunologi; immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : The maternal immune system must be able to adjust during pregnancy and accept the foetus that expresses paternal antigens. These changes are found both in placenta and circulation, including a mild inflammatory response. NK cells are abundant during the early part of pregnancy in placenta and are thought to be important for placental development. READ MORE

  5. 5. On the role of innate cell interactions in inflammation and leukemia

    Author : Rebecca E Riise; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Innate immunity; neutrophils; NK cells; caspase-1; apoptosis; myeloid leukemia; ROS; immunotherapy;

    Abstract : Inflammatory cells of the innate immune system launch rapid and powerful effector responses in the combat against infectious pathogens. However, these inflammatory mediators may cause excessive damage to the host and, therefore, require rigid control systems to maintain the delicate balance between prompt clearance of infections and the risk of developing immunopathology. READ MORE