Search for dissertations about: "immunosenescence"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the word immunosenescence.

  1. 1. The Immune System in the Oldest-Old : Clinical and Immunological Studies in the NONA Immune Cohort

    Author : Bengt-Olof Nilsson; Jan Ernerudh; Anders Wikby; Sture Löfgren; Karlis Pauksens; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : Elderly; selection; health status; lymphocyte subsets; CD8; CMV; cytomegalovirus; immune risk; immune risk phenotype; IRP; T-cells; interleukin 6; IL-6; survival; mortality; antinuclear antibodies; ANA; ageing; immunosenescence; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : The oldest-old (people aged 80 or older) constituted 5 % of the population in Sweden in 2000, an increase from 1.5 % fifty years earlier. The immune system undergoes dramatic changes at high age, sometimes referred to as “immunosenescence”. READ MORE

  2. 2. Herpesvirus Infection and Immunity in Neurocognitive Disorders

    Author : Gabriel Westman; Britt-Marie Eriksson; Martin Ingelsson; Olle Korsgren; Jan Ernerudh; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Alzheimer s disease; Herpes simplex encephalitis; Herpesvirus; Cytomegalovirus; CMV; HSV-1; HHV-6; CD8 T-cells; Cellular immunity; Immunosenescence; Autoimmunity; NMDA receptor; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : Herpesviruses have co-speciated with several vertebrate and invertebrate animals throughout the history of evolution. In the immunocompetent human host, primary infection is usually benign, whereafter the virus is brought into life-long latency. READ MORE

  3. 3. Recipient and Donor Characteristics - Impact on Outcome after Heart Transplantation

    Author : Henrik Bergenfeldt; Thoraxkirurgi; []
    Keywords : Heart Transplantation;

    Abstract : Heart transplantation (HTx) is severely limited by a shortage of donors. This thesis aimed to investigate the effect of variables used to match donors to recipients in HTx. Methods: Data from the ISHLT registry was used to study: I: Identical versus compatible non-identical ABOmatching in 3,589 AB HTx recipients. READ MORE

  4. 4. Towards understanding of Human Cytomegalovirus in Glioblastoma

    Author : Olesja Fornara; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a widely prevalent herpesvirus. Following an active primary infection, often asymptomatic or subclinical in immunocompetent individuals, the virus establishes latency. READ MORE

  5. 5. Post-zygotic Genetic Variation in Health and Disease

    Author : Hamid Reza Razzaghian; Jan P. Dumanski; David Gisselsson Nord; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Post-zygotic genetic variation; monozygotic twins; copy number variation; single nucleotide polymorphism; variable number tandem repeat; Medical Genetics; Medicinsk genetik;

    Abstract : Post-zygotic genetic variation has previously been shown in healthy individuals and linked to various disorders. The definition of post-zygotic or somatic variation is the existence of genetically distinct populations of cells in a subject derived from a single zygote. READ MORE