Search for dissertations about: "mucosal immunology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 56 swedish dissertations containing the words mucosal immunology.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Lactobacilli- and Staphylococcus aureus mediated modulation of immune responses in vitro

    Author : Yeneneh Haileselassie; Eva Sverremark-Ekström; Huub Savelkoul; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; lactobacilli; staphylococcus aureus; dendritic cells; retinoic acid; epithelial cells; T cells; immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : The human gut harbors a vast number of microbes. These microbes are not passive bystanders. They are important in modulating the immune system. We have previously shown that early colonization with lactobacilli and Staphylococcus (S. READ MORE

  3. 3. Early-life gut microbiota and breast milk oligosaccharides in relation to childhood immune maturation and allergy

    Author : Ylva Margareta Sjögren; Eva Sverremark-Ekström; Outi Vaarala; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; allergy; infant; gut microbiota; human milk oligosaccharides; Bifidobacterium; Lactobacillus; Bacteroides fragilis; Clostridium difficile; family size; secretory IgA; toll like receptor; Immunology; Immunologi; immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : Atopic allergy is the most common chronic disease among children in the developed world. This high prevalence could be associated with low microbial exposure. The early gut microbiota appears to be important for immune maturation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mucosal immunity against mycobacterial infection

    Author : Muhammad Jubayer Rahman; Carmen Fernández; Ingileif Jonsdottir; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Mucosal immunity; Vaccination; Diagnosis; Mycobacterial infection; Immunology; Immunologi; immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : This thesis aimed to the identification of immune biomarkers of mycobacterial infection for better diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and also focused on new vaccination strategies with a particular emphasis on the immune responses in the respiratory tract using murine models. Since the lung is the natural habitat for the M. READ MORE

  5. 5. Mucosal immunity in the respiratory tract : The role of IgA in protection against intracellular pathogens

    Author : Ariane Rodríguez; Carmen Fernández; Lennart Hammarström; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; mucosal immunity; respiratory tract; IgA; intracellular pathogens; Immunology; Immunologi;

    Abstract : The lungs and upper airways are mucosal surfaces that are common site for infection with an enormous variety of inhaled pathogens. Therefore, induction of immune responses in the respiratory tract is crucial for protection against respiratory diseases. One of the pathogens infecting the host via the respiratory tract is Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. READ MORE