Search for dissertations about: "infectious diseases Immunology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 44 swedish dissertations containing the words infectious diseases Immunology.

  1. 1. Sex differences in immune response and sex hormone receptor expression in healthy individuals and during viral infection

    Author : Peik M. A. Brundin; Anders F. Johansson; Ivan Nalvarte; Carl-Johan Treutiger; Umeå 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; Immunology; immune response; menstrual cycle; puumala virus; hantavirus; torque teno virus; sex hormones; sex hormone receptors; estrogen receptors; estrogen receptor beta2; sex differences; microbiome; virome; endocrinology; peripheral blood mononuclear cells; qPCR; Infectious Diseases; infektionssjukdomar; medicinsk virologi; Medical Virology; immunologi; Immunology; Medical Cell Biology; medicinsk cellbiologi; molekylärbiologi; Molecular Biology; Medicine; medicin; obstetrik och gynekologi; Obstetrics and Gynaecology;

    Abstract : There is sex-bias in morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases. Infections kill more men than women and several studies have pointed out differences in the immune system as a reason. The sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone all shape the effect of the immune response on multiple levels. READ MORE

  2. 2. Candida albicans adaption to host microenvironments drives immune evasion

    Author : José Pedro Lopes; Constantin F. Urban; Alistair Brown; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; fungi; candida albicans; neutrophils; mast cells; immune evasion; mycoses; infectious diseases; immunologi; Immunology; Infectious Diseases; infektionssjukdomar; Molecular Immunology; molekylär immunologi;

    Abstract : Immunosuppressed patients are frequently afflicted with severe mycoses caused by opportunistic fungal pathogens. Besides being a commensal colonizing predominantly skin and mucosal surfaces, Candida albicans is the most common human fungal pathogen. READ MORE

  3. 3. Vaccine development strategies applied to the Plasmodium falciparum malaria antigen 332

    Author : Nina-Maria Vasconcelos; Klavs Berzins; Matti Sällberg; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; malaria; sub-unit vaccines; immunogenicity; antibody response; antigen Pf332; Immunology; Immunologi;

    Abstract : Malaria is one of the major infectious diseases in the world with regard to mortality and morbidity, and the development of a vaccine against the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is considered of high priority. The aim of the work presented in this thesis was to develop and characterize recombinant vaccine constructs based on the P. READ MORE

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

    Author : Asli Kulane; Birthe Högh; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Immunology; 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

  5. 5. Mucosal Immunity in Mycobacterial infections

    Author : Anna Tjärnlund; Marita Troye-Blomberg; Andrzej Pawlowski; Anders Örn; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Immunology; Immunologi; immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : More than a century after the identification of the tubercle bacillus and the first attempts at vaccination, tuberculosis (TB) still remains one of the world’s most serious infectious diseases. TB, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is typically a disease of the lung, which serves both as port of entry and as the major site of disease manifestation. READ MORE