Search for dissertations about: "Sindbis virus"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words Sindbis virus.

  1. 1. Bird-parasite interactions Using Sindbis virus as a model system

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Karin M. Lindström; Uppsala universitet.; [2000]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Developmental biology; Carduelis chloris; Sindbis virus; host-parasite interaction; ornament; social dominance; testosterone; sexual selection; Utvecklingsbiologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology Developmental biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi Utvecklingsbiologi; populationsbiologi; Population Biology;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on the evolutionary interactions between birds and a parasite, the mosquito-borne Sindbis virus (Togaviridae, Alphavirus). In conclusion, the results show that the Sindbis virus is widespread among birds, and that the fitness of infected hosts may be reduced by the virus. READ MORE

  2. 2. Clearing up Culex Confusion A Basis for Virus Vector Discrimination in Europe

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Jenny C. Hesson; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Culex torrentium; Culex pipiens; mosquitoes; vector; ornithophilic; Sindbis virus; West Nile virus; Populationsbiologi; Population Biology;

    Abstract : Mosquito species of the Culex genus are the enzootic vectors for several bird-associated viruses that cause disease in humans. In Europe, these viruses include Sindbis (SINV), West Nile and Usutu viruses. The morphologically similar females of Cx. torrentium and Cx. READ MORE

  3. 3. The role of the capsid protein in Semliki Forest virus assembly

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Biosciences and Nutrition

    Author : Kerstin Forsell; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Semliki Forest virus; RNA encapsidation; NC assembly; virus budding; RNA uncoating;

    Abstract : Enveloped viruses, like the Alphaviruses, encapsidate their genomes into a nucleocapsid (NC) or core structure which is surrounded by a lipid bilayer (envelope) with spike proteins. The alphavirus Semliki Forest virus (SFV), is an RNA virus with a genomic 42 S RNA of positive polarity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Immune responses to the Ro and La autoantigens

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

    Author : Pia Tengnér; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [1999]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Sjögren s syndrome; systemic lupus erythematosus; Ro SS-A; La SS-B;

    Abstract : Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are rheumatic diseases characterized by autoantibody production directed to the Ro/SS-A and La/SS-B autoantigens. The Ro/SS-A is a complex of one of four small RNAs denoted hY RNAs, and three proteins; Ro 60kD, Ro 52kD and La. READ MORE