Search for dissertations about: "Vimentin"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 56 swedish dissertations containing the word Vimentin.

  1. 1. The Role of Reactive Astrocytes in Brain Ischemia and Neurotrauma

    Author : Lizhen Li; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : astrocytes; intermediate filaments; GFAP; vimentin; reactive gliosis; brain ischemia; neurotrauma;

    Abstract : Astrocytes are the most abundant cell type in the central nervous system (CNS) and increasing evidence now suggests that they play an active role in various brain functions. Astrocytes are involved in the induction and maintenance of the blood brain barrier, as well as the induction and stabilization of neuronal synapses. READ MORE

  2. 2. Role of intermediate filaments and expression of GFAP and S-100 in astrocytes

    Author : Mei Ding; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Astrocytes; Gliosis; Kainic acid; Transgenic mouse; S-100; GFAP; Vimentin; RVD regulatory volume decrease ; Taurine; Glutamine; Ascorbate; Glucose;

    Abstract : Astrocytes participate in a variety of important physiologic and pathologic processes in the central nervous system (CNS). One of the most remarkable characteristics of astrocytes is their vigorous response to CNS injuries. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ocular function and morphology in humans and rabbits exposed to vigabatrin medication

    Author : Ulrika Kjellström; Lund Oftalmologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; vimentin; PKC-alpha; visual field defects; optical coherence tomography; full-field electroretinography; GABA; vigabatrin;

    Abstract : Vigabatrin is an antiepileptic drug that is known to cause visual field defects and retinal dysfunction measured by full-field electroretinography (ff-ERG). Underlying mechanisms have not yet been elucidated. READ MORE

  4. 4. Familial occurrence of abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Author : Örjan Norrgård; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Abdominal aortic aneurysms; familial occurrence; serum lipids and lipoproteins; genetic markers; morphology; collagen types; vimentin; desmin;

    Abstract : The occurrence of clinically diagnosed and/or ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in the families of 220 patients with AAAs, treated at the Surgical Clinic, University Hospital of Umeå in the northern part of Sweden during the years 1965-82, was studied. A questionnaire concerning the blood relatives was answered by 87/89 patients. READ MORE

  5. 5. The importance of astroglial cells in ischemia, regeneration and angiogenesis

    Author : Andrea Lundkvist; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : astrocytes; Müller cells; retina; intermediate filaments; GFAP; vimentin; angiogenesis; VEGF-A; guidance; matrix-metalloprotease;

    Abstract : Astrocytes in the CNS communicate with both neurons and blood vessels. In many CNS pathologies, astrocytes respond by becoming reactive. Whether their performance at this stage is beneficial or detrimental for CNS function is unclear. READ MORE