Search for dissertations about: "human monocytes"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 193 swedish dissertations containing the words human monocytes.

  1. 1. Studies of prostaglandin E2 formationin human monocytes

    Author : Sofia Karlsson; Jonny Wijkander; Christina Gustafson-Svärd; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; prostaglandin E2; arachidonic acid; phospholipase A2; cyclooxygenase; prostaglandin E synthase; human monocytes; Medical cell biology; Medicinsk cellbiologi; Biomedical Sciences; Biomedicinsk vetenskap;

    Abstract : Prostaglandin (PG) E2 is an eicosanoid derived from the polyunsaturated twenty carbon fatty acid arachidonic acid (AA). PGE2 has physiological as well as pathophysiological functions and is known to be a key mediator of inflammatory responses. READ MORE

  2. 2. Human Forkhead Genes

    Author : Stefan Pierrou; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : transcription factor; FREAC; human forkhead homologues;

    Abstract : The forkhead family constitutes a group of genes which encodes transcription factors that share a common DNA-binding domain, the forkhead domain. The first member to be discovered was the Drosophila melanogaster gene fork head. Members of this family have been found in a variety of species from bakers' yeast to man. READ MORE

  3. 3. Human mononuclear phagocytes : Production of reactive oxygen species generated by the NADPH oxidase

    Author : Agneta Johansson; Roger Sundler; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Human professional phagocytes constitute the first line of defence against invading microorganisms. With a membrane-bound enzyme system, the NADPH oxidase, these cells generate bactericidal metabolites. Activation of NADPH oxidase results in a generation of reactive oxygen species, e.g. READ MORE

  4. 4. Human dendritic cells : a study of early events during pathogen recognition and antigen endocytosis

    Author : Peter Hellman; Malmö högskola; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; dendritic cells; zeolites;

    Abstract : The mononuclear phagocyte cell system includes monocytes, macrophages anddendritic cells which are important cells in order to recognize, ingest, destroyand also present part of a pathogen to T-lymphocytes in order to activate theadaptive immune system. Dendritic cells (DCs) stand out in their ability tostimulate T-lymphocytes and are also believed to be important to keeptolerance for “self-antigens”. READ MORE

  5. 5. Monocytes and macrophages, with a focus of Crohn's disease

    Author : Susanne Thiesen; Internmedicin - epidemiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Crohn s disease; Cystatin C; Cytokines; Intestine; Macrophages; Monocytes; Gene-expression;

    Abstract : Monocytes and macrophages are part of the body’s first line of defense, eliminating pathogens by phagocytosis or by releasing a broad array of inflammatory mediators, such as cytokines, chemokines and proteases. In humans, three subsets of monocytes are described with seemingly different functions. READ MORE