Search for dissertations about: "glucocorticoids"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 144 swedish dissertations containing the word glucocorticoids.

  1. 1. Modulators of UCP1-dependent thermogenesis Glucocorticoids, diet and novel research models

    Author : Ineke H. N. Luijten; Jan Nedergaard; Onno Meijer; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; brown adipose tissue; UCP1; glucocorticoids; diet-induced thermogenesis; obesity; physiology; molekylär biovetenskap; Molecular Bioscience;

    Abstract : The activation and recruitment of brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis has been put forward as a promising strategy to reduce the disease burden of obesity and obesity-related diseases. Heat production by BAT can be attributed to the tissue-specific mitochondrial uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1). READ MORE

  2. 2. Molecular targets for glucocorticoids in macrophages: cytosolic phospholipase A2 and cytokine formation

    University dissertation from Center for Molecular Biomedicine, Lund University

    Author : Karin Gewert; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; pharmacognosy; Pharmacological sciences; signal transduction; dexamethasone; cytosolic phospholipase A2; glucocorticoids; macrophages; protein kinase C; mitogen-activated protein kinases; TNF-alpha; IL-1beta; protein phosphatases; okadaic acid; pharmacy; toxicology; Farmakologi; farmakognosi; farmaci; toxikologi;

    Abstract : The aim of this investigation has been to study mechanisms by which glucocorticoids inhibit inflammatory processes in vitro. Type IV cytosolic 85 kDa phospholipase A2 (cPLA2) is an important modulator of inflammatory responses that is present in macrophages as well as in other cell types. READ MORE

  3. 3. Experimental studies on the effects of insulin-like growth factor I and glucocorticoids on bone metabolism

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Kenneth B. Jonsson; Uppsala universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medical sciences; Bone; bone resorption; glucocorticoids; insulin-like growth factor I; osteoblasts; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Medicine; medicin;

    Abstract : Osteoporosis is a major cause of disability among patients that are dependent on glucocorticoids in the treatment of inflammatory disease. The pathogenesis behind this side effect is complex, involving dysregulation of hormonal systems and direct effects on bone cells. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper

    Author : Nils Gunnar Arvidson; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Chemistry; acute phase markers; circadian rhythm; disability; disease activity; glucocorticoids; monocyte activation; rheumatoid arthritis; Kemi; NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry; NATURVETENSKAP 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

  5. 5. Laminins and Fibulins in Bone Marrow

    University dissertation from Yu-Chen Gu, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, BMC B12, Lund University, 221 84, Lund

    Author : Yu-Chen Gu; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; glucocorticoids; integrin; Immunology; serology; Immunologi; serologi; transplantation; Cytology; oncology; Biokemi; Metabolism; Biochemistry; cancer; onkologi; cancerology; Cytologi; fibulin; laminin; bone marrow;

    Abstract : Development of hematopoietic cells in bone marrow takes place in association with the hematopoietic microenvironment. Extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules and stromal cells in bone marrow provide a structural environment for hematopoietic cells, but they also directly influence proliferation, differentiation and migration of cells by signal transduction mediated by ligand binding to cell surface adhesion receptors. READ MORE