Search for dissertations about: "aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase.

  1. 1. Clinical and experimental studies of organ-specific autoimmune diseases With special reference to Addison's disease and autoimmune hepatitis : by Gennet Gebre-Medhin

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Gennet Gebre-Medhin; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medical sciences; Addison s Disease; replacement therapy; DHEA; autoimmune hepatitis; APS I; autoantigen; cytochrome P4501A2; aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Medicine; medicin;

    Abstract : Organ-specific autoimmunity constitutes a large health problem, where both the clinical management and our understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms need to improve. Women with Addison's disease have abnormally low levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), its sulphate ester (DHEA-S) and androgens relative to age, and many patients complain of physical and mental fatigue and low stress tolerance. READ MORE

  2. 2. Gene therapy by enzyme replacement for Parkinson’s disease Optimization of continuous DOPA delivery and development of a candidate vector for clinical application

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Tomas Björklund; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; serotonin; Parkinson’s disease; L-DOPA; dyskinesia; GTP cyclohydrolase 1; tyrosine hydroxylase; dopamine; gene therapy; enzyme replacement; gene regulation; aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase;

    Abstract : The introduction of L-DOPA pharmacotherapy revolutionized the treatment of Parkinson’s disease close to fifty years ago. Before the discovery of dopamine as a neurotransmitter and its involvement in the disease, these patients had very little aid from medication and were bound to a life without movement. READ MORE

  3. 3. Studies of Autoantibodies in Systemic and Organ-Specific Autoimmune Disease

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Filip Sköldberg; Olle Kämpe; Fredrik Rorsman; Lars Rönnblom; Eva Landgren; Marie Wahren-Herlenius; [2003]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medicine; autoantibodies; autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1; cysteine sulfinic acid decarboxylase; histidine decarboxylase; systemic lupus erythematosus; ahnak; CLLD4; Medicin; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin; Molekylär medicin; Molecular Medicine;

    Abstract : Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the prototypic systemic autoimmune disease, whereas autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS1) is a rare autosomal disorder characterized by combinations of organ-specific autoimmune manifestations including hypoparathyroidism and intestinal dysfunction, and may serve as a model for organ-specific autoimmunity. Autoantibodies directed against proteins expressed in the affected tissues are found in both diseases. READ MORE

  4. 4. Organ-specific autoantibodies in Addison's disease and autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Annika Söderbergh; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medical sciences; Addison s disease; APS I; Down syndrome; AIRE; autoantibodies; autoantigens; autoimmunity; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Medicine; medicin;

    Abstract : Assessment of autoantibodies is a valuable tool in the diagnostic procedure of autoimmune diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of different autoantibodies and their associations with disease manifestations in patients with Addison's disease and autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I (APS I). READ MORE

  5. 5. Studies in nuclear receptor Nurr1 : Identification of Nurr1-regulated genes

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

    Author : Elisabet Hermanson; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2004]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The nuclear receptor family comprises more than sixty members, including receptors for steroids, thyroid hormone and retinoids. Many nuclear receptors function as ligand- activated transcription factors that regulate the expression of specific target genes. READ MORE