Search for dissertations about: "non-neuronal cholinergic system"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words non-neuronal cholinergic system.

  1. 1. The neuronal and non-neuronal substance P, VIP and cholinergic systems in the colon in ulcerative colitis

    Author : Maria Jönsson; Sture Forsgren; Örjan Norrgård; Johan D Söderholm; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; ulcerative colitis; neuropeptides; substance P; VIP; non-neuronal cholinergic system; Anatomy; Anatomi; Surgery; Kirurgi; anatomi; Human Anatomy;

    Abstract : Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic relapsing inflammatory bowel disease. Neuropeptides, especially vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and substance P (SP), have long been considered to play key roles in UC. Among other effects, these neuropeptides have trophic and growth-modulating as well as wound-healing effects. READ MORE

  2. 2. Pamoplantar Pustulosis. Pathogenetic Studies with Special Reference to the Role of Nicotine

    Author : Eva Hagforsen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Medical sciences; Palmoplantar pustulosis; smoking; sweat gland apparatus; neuropeptides; non-neuronal cholinergic system; nicotinic receptor antibodies; autoimmune disease; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Dermatology and Venerology; dermatologi och venereologi;

    Abstract : Palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) is a chronic disease of unknown pathogenesis. Most of the patients were smokers. High prevalence of a number of autoimmune diseases was observed among the patients (thyroid disease 14%, gluten intolerance 8%, diabetes type 1 3%). Eosinophils and neutrophils were found in large numbers in the pustules. READ MORE

  3. 3. Apolipoprotein E and cholinergic enzymes : the interface in dementia

    Author : Swetha Vijayaraghavan; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : The main confirmed genetic risk factor for sporadic form of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is apolipoprotein E (ApoE) ε4 allele (APOE4). ApoE protein aids in receptor ligand mediated transport, distribution and metabolism of fatty acids and cholesterol. READ MORE

  4. 4. Engineering tissue – Bacterial cellulose as a potential biomaterial

    Author : Maricris Esguerra; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Bacterial cellulose Biocompatibility Blood vessels Non-neuronal cholinergic system Smooth muscle cells Tissue engineering;

    Abstract : Cardiovascular diseases are still the predominant cause of death among the adult population in the Western world. Diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke are caused by occluded blood vessels, as a result of atherosclerosis. READ MORE

  5. 5. Mechanisms of cell type-specific gene transcription : studies on the choline acetyltransferase gene

    Author : Peter Lönnerberg; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : Choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) is the enzyme synthesizing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Previous studies from our laboratory on the regulation of the cholinergic phenotype have suggested the presence of regulatory elements in the ChAT gene controlling accurate time- and cell-specific expression. READ MORE