Search for dissertations about: "plant sterols"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the words plant sterols.

  1. 1. Dietary intake of naturally occurring plant sterols in relation to serum cholesterol and myocardial infarction - Epidemiological studies from Sweden and the UK

    Author : Sofia Klingberg; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : plant sterols; dietary intake; food sources; serum cholesterol; CVD; myocardial infarction; nutrition; epidemiology;

    Abstract : Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death in the world. High serum level of cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for CVD development. Serum levels of cholesterol can be modified by diet. READ MORE

  2. 2. Dissecting sterol function during clathrin-dependent endocytosis and cytokinesis in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Author : Márcia Frescatada-Rosa; Markus Grebe; Wolfgang Lukowitz; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : Arabidopsis; membrane; sterols; cytokinesis; KNOLLE; endocytosis; clathrin; DRP1A; Developmental Biology; miljömedicinsk utvecklingsbiologi; molekylärbiologi; Molecular Biology; molecular cell biology; molekylär cellbiologi;

    Abstract : Sterols are lipid components of eukaryotic membranes. Alterations of membrane sterol composition perturb the execution of cell division, which in diverse eukaryotes can have severe consequences for development of the organism. Partitioning of the cytoplasm during cell division occurs at the final stage of cell division named cytokinesis. READ MORE

  3. 3. Plant-Derived Substances and Cardiovascular Diseases : Effects of Flavonoids, Terpenes and Sterols on Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme and Nitric Oxide

    Author : Ingrid Persson; Rolf G.G. Andersson; Lars Bohlin; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Diet has for many years been known to play a key role in the development of chronic diseases. There are clear associations between consumption of vegetables, fruits and berries, and risk of cardiovascular diseases, the number one cause of death in the world. READ MORE

  4. 4. Flux of cholesterol, oxysterols and plant sterols across the blood-brain barrier and metabolic consequences

    Author : Ahmed Saeed; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Brain is the cholesterol-richest organ and contains one fourth of the total body cholesterol. The majority of brain cholesterol is present in myelin that forms myelin sheathes around neuronal axons. This large pool of cholesterol present in brain is separated from body cholesterol by the blood brain barrier (BBB). READ MORE

  5. 5. Analysis of sterol metabolism in the pathogenic oomycetes Saprolegnia parasitica and Phytophthora infestans

    Author : Paul Dahlin; Vincent Bulone; Lisbeth Jonsson; Katharina Pawlowski; Lauren Mckee; Sophia Ekengren; Folke Sitbon; Steven Kelly; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; växtfysiologi; Plant Physiology;

    Abstract : The primary objective of this thesis was to investigate the sterol metabolism of two pathogenic oomycetes, specifically the processes of sterol synthesis and sterol acquisition in the fish pathogen Saprolegnia parasitica (Saprolegniales) and the plant pathogen Phytophthora infestans (Peronosporales). Furthermore, the effects of steroidal glycoalkaloids from Solanaceous plants, on P. READ MORE