Search for dissertations about: "TNF inhibition"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 88 swedish dissertations containing the words TNF inhibition.

  1. 1. TNFalpha expression in monocytes/macrophages

    University dissertation from Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund Univeristy

    Author : Karolina Andersson; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Biomedicinska vetenskaper allmänt ; General biomedical sciences; Protein kinase; Macrophage; TNF;

    Abstract : The recognition of microbes or microbial products by leukocytes is a key event in innate immunity. Binding of microbial products to cell surface receptors on phagocytes induce a response that includes the production of inflammatory mediators. One such mediator is the cytokine tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF). READ MORE

  2. 2. p38 MAPK Signalling in Endothelial Apoptosis

    University dissertation from Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund University

    Author : Simone Grethe; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Naturvetenskap; Natural science; PP2A; Bad; Bcl-xL; doxorubicin; TNF; p38 MAPK; Apoptosis; endothelial cells;

    Abstract : Endothelial apoptosis plays an important role in atherosclerosis, and a direct proapoptotic effect of chemotherapeutics on the tumour vasculature, emphasizes the great potency of antiangiogenic therapy in the treatment of cancer. We investigated signalling pathways in endothelial apoptosis induced by the inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF), the main target of which is the endothelium, and by the anticancer drug doxorubicin. READ MORE

  3. 3. Development of molecular recognition by rational and combinatorial engineering

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Andreas Jonsson; Stefan Ståhl; Mats Persson; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Affibody molecule; albumin binding domain; protein engineering; phage display; amyloid beta peptide; TNF; HSA; NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry Biochemistry Molecular biology; NATURVETENSKAP Kemi Biokemi Molekylärbiologi;

    Abstract : Combinatorial protein engineering, taking advantage of large libraries of protein variants and powerful selection technology, is a useful strategy for developing affinity proteins for applications in biotechnology and medicine. In this thesis, two small affinity proteins have been subjected to combinatorial protein engineering to improve or redirect the binding. READ MORE

  4. 4. Diabetic Vascular Complications & Inflammation - role of NFAT and TNFalpha

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Jenny Öhman; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; vascular; hyperglycemia; osteopontin; NFAT; diabetes; retinopathy; TNF; UTP;

    Abstract : Vascular complications of diabetes account for the majority of morbidity and mortality among diabetic patients. Large clinical trials have identified hyperglycemia as a risk factor in the development of diabetic vascular complications. READ MORE

  5. 5. Health economics and its measures in rheumatoid arthritis

    University dissertation from Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Johan Karlsson; [2014]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cost-utility analysis; Cost-of-illness; Quality of life; EuroQol 5-Dimensions; Antirheumatic agents; TNF inhibition; Outcome assessment; Disease activity; Disability; Health economics; Rheumatoid arthritis;

    Abstract : Objectives: To study: (I) the impact on cost-utility analyses of applying different national EuroQol 5-Dimensions (EQ-5D) preference sets; (II and III) whether, in methotrexate-refractory, early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the addition of infliximab results in superior health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and may be considered cost-effective, as compared to adding sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine; (IV) how costs relate to disability (measured by the health-assessment questionnaire, HAQ), disease activity (28-joint disease activity score, DAS28) and HRQoL (EQ-5D) in RA. Methods: In the observational SSATG register, one-year quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) accumulation of two interventions was compared according to the UK, US, or Danish EQ-5D preference sets. READ MORE