Search for dissertations about: "Upregulation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 446 swedish dissertations containing the word Upregulation.

  1. 1. Altered expression of contractile endothelin receptors in the vascular bed

    University dissertation from Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University

    Author : Mikael Adner; [1998]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cardiovascular system; upregulation; transcriptional regulation; smooth muscle cells; plasticity; organ culture; Endothelin; receptor; Kardiovaskulära systemet;

    Abstract : This thesis aims at characterizing the endothelin (ET) receptors in different vascular beds of man and rat. The ET-A receptor was shown to be the only contractile ET receptor present in all vascular regions, with the exception of the rat mesenteric vein where a weak ET-B receptor-mediated contraction was seen. READ MORE

  2. 2. Endothelin receptor changes during inflammation in the lung

    University dissertation from Laboratory of Experimental Vascular Research Department of Clinical Sciences Lund University

    Author : Bengt Granström; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Andningsorganen; Respiratory system; Upregulation; Smooth muscle cells; Smoking; Sephadex; Remodeling; Rat; mRNA; Human; ETB receptor; ETA receptor; Lung; Endothelin; Asthma bronchiale; Contraction;

    Abstract : Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is an extremely potent smooth muscle spasmogen well known from the vascular system but also active within the airways. The importance of its proinflammatory and co-mitogenic properties has become increasingly evident, the endothelin system also having been shown to mimic the signal features of asthma, COPD and other pulmonary diseases. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cellulose synthases in Populus- identification, expression analyses and in vitro synthesis

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Soraya Djerbi; KTH.; [2005]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; cellulose synthase; Populus; secondary cell wall; gene upregulation; cell suspension culture; stationary phase; TECHNOLOGY Bioengineering; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Bioteknik;

    Abstract : Cellulose is a biopolymer of great relevance in the plant cell walls, where it constitutes the most important skeletal component. Cellulose is also an important raw material in the pulp- and paper, forest, and textile industries, among others. READ MORE

  4. 4. Receptor Upregulation and MAPK Activity in Arteries and Bronchi Following Secondhand Smoke Exposure

    University dissertation from Faculty of Medicine, Lund University

    Author : Lei Cao; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; coronary arteries; cerebral arteries; 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor; endothelin receptor; secondhand smoke exposure; bronchi;

    Abstract : Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Contractile receptor changes have been observed in several vascular diseases. The intracellular mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways are suggested to be associated with receptor upregulation. READ MORE

  5. 5. The significance of urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA) in tumour growth and Linomide-induced upregulation of u-PA's endogenous inhibitor PAI-2

    University dissertation from Anita Billström [email protected]

    Author : Anita Billström; [1997]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; reproduction; andrology; gynaecology; Obstetrics; roquinimex; Linomide; cancer; prostate cancer; PAI-2; plasmin; Plasminogen activators; u-PA; sexuality; Obstetrik; gynekologi; andrologi; reproduktion; sexualitet; Immunology; serology; transplantation; Immunologi; serologi;

    Abstract : The progressive process of tumour invasion and generation of metastases is the primary cause of death for most patients with cancer. Some of the regulatory components of this progressive process are adhesion, migration, and proteolysis. READ MORE