Search for dissertations about: "connective tissue disease"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 46 swedish dissertations containing the words connective tissue disease.

  1. 1. Disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis : Studies in interleukin-6, tumour necrosis factor alpha, monocyte activity, acute phase markers, glucocorticoids, and disability

    Author : Nils Gunnar Arvidson; Anders Larsson; Arvi Larsen; Øystein Førre; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Chemistry; acute phase markers; circadian rhythm; disability; disease activity; glucocorticoids; monocyte activation; rheumatoid arthritis; Kemi; Chemistry; Kemi; Medicine; medicin;

    Abstract : In the present studies, aspects of some disease activity measures in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been investigated, including the effect of glucocorticoids on this activity. In RA, serum interleukin(IL)-6 levels were elevated and were shown to have a circadian rhythm, with peak levels in the morning, declining towards low or normal levels in the afternoon and evening. READ MORE

  2. 2. Cellular and molecular responses of periodontal connective tissue cells to Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans cytolethal distending toxin

    Author : Georgios N. Belibasakis; Sotirios Kalfas; Ulf H. Lerner; Anders Johansson; Veli-Jukka Uitto; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : Medical sciences; Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans; cytolethal distending toxin; periodontal connective tissue cells; localized aggressive periodontitis; growth arrest; bone resorption; receptor activator of NF-κB ligand; osteoprotegerin; pro-inflammatory cytokines; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; odontologi; Odontology;

    Abstract : Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans is present in elevated proportions and numbers in dental bacterial biofilms of patients with localized aggressive periodontitis. This variant of periodontal disease, occurring in adolescents and young adults, is characterized by rapid and severe destruction of the connective tissues and bone supporting the teeth, eventually culminating in tooth loss. READ MORE

  3. 3. Fibroblast Contractility in vivo and in vitro : Effects of Prostaglandins and Potential Role for Inner Ear Fluid Homeostasis

    Author : Anna-Karin Hultgård Ekwall; Kristofer Rubin; Helge Rask-Andersen; Bengt Rippe; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Biochemistry; Interstitial connective tissue; fibroblasts; prostaglandins; podoplanin; endolymph resorption; Ménière’s disease.; Biokemi; Biochemistry; Biokemi;

    Abstract : Fibroblasts continuously strive to organize and compact the surrounding extracellular matrix (ECM). Recent data suggest that this cellular contractility controls interstitial fluid homeostasis in loose connective tissues (CT). READ MORE

  4. 4. Host Defense Properties of Collagen VI. A novel concept in connective tissue innate immunity

    Author : Suado M Abdillahi; Infektionsmedicin; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Innate Immunity; Antimicrobial peptides; Collagen VI; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD ;

    Abstract : Rapid and powerful host defense mechanisms are essential in order to overcome harmful actions of pathogenic bacteria. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and proteins are vital effector molecules of the fast-acting innate immune system and exist virtually in all living organisms. READ MORE

  5. 5. Mixed connective tissue disease, myositis and systemic lupus erythematosus : Immunological and genetic studies in three related rheumatic autoimmune studies

    Author : Adla Bakri Hassan; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MCTD; SLE; PM DM; autoantibodies; cytokines; MHC; polymorphisms.;

    Abstract : Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), polymyositis (PM)/ dermatomyositis (DM) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are chronic, rheumatic, systemic inflammatory disorders. The disorders depend on several factors of both genetic and environmental origin. READ MORE