Search for dissertations about: "immune signaling"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 326 swedish dissertations containing the words immune signaling.

  1. 1. Effects of Complement Opsonization of HIV on Dendritic Cells : and Implications for the Immune Response

    Author : Rada Ellegård; Marie Larsson; Jorma Hinkula; Johan D Söderholm; William Paxton; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; HIV; dendritic cells; complement; innate immune response; TLR signaling; T cell activation; NK cells; inflammation; antiviral response; immune evasion;

    Abstract : Dendritic cells are key players during HIV pathogenesis, and shape both the immediate immune response at the site of infection as well as directing the adaptive immune response against the virus. HIV has developed a plethora of immune evasion mechanisms that hijack dendritic cell functions, suppressing their ability to mount an accurate immune response and exploiting them for efficient viral transfer to target T cells. READ MORE

  2. 2. Immune-to-Brain Signaling in Fever : The Brain Endothelium as Interface

    Author : Elahe Mirrasekhian; David Engblom; Anders Blomqvist; Simin Mohseni; Tomas Deierborg; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Fever is a brain-regulated elevation of body temperature that occurs in response to infectious and non-infectious stimuli. During inflammatory episodes, circulating cytokines that are released by activated immune cells, trigger the induction of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 in the ventromedial preoptic area of the hypothalamus (the thermoregulation center). READ MORE

  3. 3. Signaling pathways in Drosophila immunity

    Author : Shiva Seyedoleslami Esfahani; Ylva Engström; Steven Wasserman; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : Drosophila immunity; signaling pathways; Cactus; NFκB; molekylärbiologi; Molecular Biology;

    Abstract : Drosophila relies on innate immunity to protect itself from its hostile environment throughout its life cycle. Despite the remarkable progress in understanding many aspects of Drosophila immunity, there are still big gaps in our knowledge. READ MORE

  4. 4. SIGNALING MECHANISMS IN SEPSIS-INDUCED IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION

    Author : Zirak Hasan; Kirurgi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; abdominal sepsis; neutrophil; lung; chemokines; infection; T-cells; CD44; Rho-kinase; isoprenylation;

    Abstract : Sepsis and subsequent organ failure remain the major cause of mortality in intensive care units in spite of significant research efforts. The lung is the most vulnerable organ affected by early hyper-inflammatory immune response in septic patients. READ MORE

  5. 5. Prostaglandin E2 in immune-to-brain signaling

    Author : David Engblom; Tamas Bartfai; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Upon immune-challenge, signaling from the immune system to the brain triggers an array of central nervous responses that include fever, anorexia, hyperalgesia and activation of the hypothalamus-pituitary adrenal axis. These symptoms are dependent on cytokines produced at the site of inflammation. READ MORE