Search for dissertations about: "immunology"

Showing result 6 - 10 of 900 swedish dissertations containing the word immunology.

  1. 6. Immunological characteristics of a C-terminal fragment of the Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage antigen Pf332

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Wenner-Grens institut för experimentell biologi

    Author : Halima Aramide Balogun; Klavs Berzins; [2006]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Cell and molecular biology Immunology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Cell- och molekylärbiologi Immunologi; immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : Till date, there are no effective control strategies against the deadly disease of malaria, and millions of children across Africa, Oceania, Asia, and Latin America are at the mercy of this long term enemy of man every second that passes by. Other control measures combined with vaccination might help improve control strategy against malaria, but the development of vaccines face various challenges as well, due to the complexity of the parasites’ life cycle and other host factors. READ MORE

  2. 7. In Vitro Studies of Factors Potentially Affecting Plasmodium Falciparum Infection : (Heparin and Anti-P. falciparum Immune Responses)

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Asli Kulane; Birthe Högh; [1997]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Cell and molecular biology Immunology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Cell- och molekylärbiologi Immunologi; immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : Plasmodium falciparum malaria is considered one of the major infectious diseases in humans, with regard to mortality and morbidity. Growing resistance of malaria to most anti-malaria drugs and of the Anopheles mosquitoes to insecticides have resulted in a global resurgence of the disease. READ MORE

  3. 8. The Role of Fc gamma Receptors and Mast Cell Chymase in Autoimmune Arthritis

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sofia Magnusson; Sandra Kleinau; Jeanette Leusen; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; fc gamma receptors; rheumatoid arthritis; antibodies; mast cells; mast cell; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Cell and molecular biology Immunology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Cell- och molekylärbiologi Immunologi; Immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : In autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), self-reactive antibodies are present at high levels, which contributes to disease pathogenesis. The antibodies mediate their effect predominantly by binding to Fc gamma receptors (FcγR) on various leukocytes, such as monocytes, macrophages and mast cells, where FcγR ligation leads to cell activation. READ MORE

  4. 9. Single nucleotide polymorphisms related to immune responses in Plasmodium falciparum malaria

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Wenner-Grens institut för experimentell biologi

    Author : Amre Nasr; Klavs Berzins; Marita Troye-Blomberg; Gehad ElGhazali; Thor Theander; ; [2008]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; FcγRIIa-R H131; CRP genotypes; GM KM allotypes; IgG; and malaria; Sudan; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Cell and molecular biology Immunology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Cell- och molekylärbiologi Immunologi; immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : The current research is directed towards dissection of host genetic factors involved in host immune response and the malaria disease outcome. A possible association between FcγRIIa polymorphism and anti-malarial antibody (A.M.A) responses were investigated in Sudanese patients in relation to clinical outcome of falciparum malaria. READ MORE

  5. 10. Mechanisms involved in macrophage phagocytosis of apoptotic cells

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå university

    Author : Anna Nilsson; Per-Arne Oldenborg; Karl-Eric Magnusson; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; macrophages; dendritic cells; phagocytosis; apoptotic cells; senescent erythrocytes; CD47; SIRPalpha; LRP1; calreticulin; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Cell and molecular biology Immunology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Cell- och molekylärbiologi Immunologi; immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : Efficient removal of apoptotic cells is critical for development, tissue remodelling, maintenance of homeostasis, and response to injury. Phagocytosis of apoptotic cells is mediated by many phagocytic receptors, soluble bridging molecules, and pro-phagocytic ligands on the surface of apoptotic cells. READ MORE