Search for dissertations about: "Vascular smooth muscle cells"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 158 swedish dissertations containing the words Vascular smooth muscle cells.

  1. 1. Transcriptome analysis on in vivo derived laser microbeam microdissected cells. Analysis of smooth muscle transcriptomes

    Author : Stefan Johannes Scheidl; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : microarray; laser microdissection; RNA amplification; smooth muscle cells; smooth muscle differentiation; smooth muscle transcriptome; smooth muscle diversity;

    Abstract : Smooth muscle cells (SMCs) are found in the respiratory, urogenital, circulatory and digestive systems. They provide contractility and structural support for those organs and perform multiple physiological important functions, such as modulation of blood pressure, regulation of airway resistance, and control of gastrointestinal and genitourinary motility. READ MORE

  2. 2. Regulation of the vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype

    Author : Henrik Lindskog; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; angiogenesis; embryonic stem cells; vascular smooth muscle cell; smooth muscle cell; pericyte; phenotypic modulation; lipoma preferred partner; ectra-cellular matrix; zinc finger protein 148;

    Abstract : Smooth muscle cells (SMC) are present in many internal organs such as the blood vessels and the gastrointestinal channel. Their main functions are to provide stability to the tissue and to provide contractile capability. SMC are not terminally differentiated but can switch between several phenotypes, which is also known as phenotypic modulation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Modulaton of gene expression in human aortic smooth muscle cells by Porphyromonas gingivalis : a possible association between periodontitis and atherosclerosis

    Author : Boxi Zhang; Torbjörn Bengtsson; Allan Sirsjö; Hazem Khalaf; Julia Davies; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Microarray; Angiopoietin; Smooth muscle cells; TNF; Periodontitis; Atherosclerosis; Porphyromonas gingivalis; Cancer; Inflammasome; Biomedicin; Biomedicine;

    Abstract : Porphyromonas gingivalis is a gram-negative, rod-shaped, and anaerobic bacterium that is involved in the pathogenesis of periodontitis. P. gingivalis produces a variety of virulence factors including gingipains and fimbriae. READ MORE

  4. 4. Retinoid metabolism and signalling in vascular smooth muscle cells

    Author : Pauline Ocaya; Allan Sirsjö; Andreas C. Gidlöf; William S. Blaner; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : all-trans Retinol; all-trans Retinoic acid; retinoid metabolism; proliferation; Vascular smooth muscle cells; CYP26; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Biomedicin; Biomedicine;

    Abstract : Smooth muscle cells (SMCs) play a major role in cardiovascular diseases. In advanced atherosclerosis, blood flow is impaired due to reduced luminal diameter. Percutaneous vascular interventions, including balloon angioplasty and stent-application are commonly used for the re-establishment of luminal size and improvement of tissue perfusion. READ MORE

  5. 5. Role of NFAT (nuclear factor of activated T cells) in vascular smooth muscle

    Author : Lisa Berglund; Malmö Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; vascular smooth muscle; proliferation; A-285222; osteopontin; AIF-1; diabetes; vascular disease; calcium; glucose; NFAT;

    Abstract : The calcium-dependent transcription factor NFAT was first described as a key player in immune cell regulation. Since then, NFAT signaling has been shown to be crucial for normal vascular development during embryogenesis. READ MORE