Search for dissertations about: "hyaluronan"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 92 swedish dissertations containing the word hyaluronan.

  1. 1. Kidney Hyaluronan : Regulatory Aspects During Different States of Body Hydration, Nephrogenesis & Diabetes

    Author : Louise Rügheimer; Peter Hansell; Cecilia Johnsson; Örjan Källskog; Mats Rundgren; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Physiology; hyaluronan; kidney; dehydration; hydration; diabetes; nephrogenesis; renomedullary interstitial cells; CD44; hyaluronan synthase; hyaluronidase; vasopressin; nitric oxide; prostaglandins; glucocorticoids; angiotensin II; diuresis; lymph vessel; podoplanin; Fysiologi;

    Abstract : The kidney regulates the excretion of water and electrolytes, which maintains homeostasis and enables control of arterial blood pressure. Hyaluronan, a large negatively charged interstitial glucosaminoglycan, is heterogeneously distributed within the kidney, primarily found in the medulla. READ MORE

  2. 2. About hyaluronan in the hypertrophic heart : studies on coordinated regulation of extracellular matrix signalling

    Author : Urban Hellman; Anders Waldenström; Stellan Mörner; Anna Engström-Laurent; Lena Jonasson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : hyaluronan; hyaluronan synthases; gene expression; extracellular matrix; cardiac hypertrophy; rat wistar; male ; cardiomyocytes; growth factors; fibroblasts; microvesicles; exosomes; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Medicine; medicin;

    Abstract : Background. Myocardial hypertrophy is a risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Independent of underlying disease, the cardiac muscle strives in different ways to compensate for an increased workload. This remodelling of the heart includes changes in the extracellular matrix which will affect systolic and diastolic cardiac function. READ MORE

  3. 3. Regulation of Hyaluronan Synthesis and Signaling via CD44 in Cancer

    Author : Merima Mehić; Paraskevi Heldin; Carl-Henrik Heldin; Liliana Schaefer; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Hyaluronan; CD44; TGFβ; PDGF-BB; cancer; signaling; hyaluronan synthase; epithelial-mesenchymal transition; Biology with specialization in Molecular Biology; Biologi med inriktning mot molekylärbiologi; Medical Science; Medicinsk vetenskap;

    Abstract : Hyaluronan is a ubiquitous glycosaminoglycan which is an important constituent of the extracellular matrix (ECM). In addition to organizing the extracellular matrix and regulating tissue homeostasis, hyaluronan, by binding to its main cell surface receptor CD44, is involved in intracellular signaling pathways regulating major cellular processes during development, wound healing, inflammation and cancer. READ MORE

  4. 4. Hyaluronan and Renal Fluid Handling : Studies during Normal and Pathological Conditions of Renal Function

    Author : Viktoria Göransson; Mats Rundgren; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cell biology; CD44; gerbils; hyaluronan; ischemia-reperfusion; kidney; osmolality; oxygen tension; rat; renomedullary interstitial cells; water; Cellbiologi; Cell biology; Cellbiologi; Physiology; fysiologi;

    Abstract : The kidney is the major organ responsible for the regulation of the composition and volume of the body fluids, which is essential for homeostasis. The glycosaminoglycan hyaluronan (HA), with extreme water-binding capacity, is present in the interstitium of the kidney with a heterogenous distribution. READ MORE

  5. 5. Size determination of hyaluronan and multivariate analysis of amyloid prone proteins

    Author : Linus Malm; Göran Larsson; Henrik Antti; Mary Cowman; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Hyaluronan; Dynamic Light Scattering; GEMMA; Amyloid Aggregation; Multivariate Analysis; Biochemistry; Biokemi; medicinsk biokemi; Medical Biochemistry; fysikalisk kemi; Physical Chemistry;

    Abstract : Background.The extracellular matrix surrounds all cells within our bodies. The glycosaminoglycan hyaluronan is a major component in the extracellular matrix. Despite its structural simplicity it has been shown to be involved in several important functions. READ MORE