Search for dissertations about: "prokineticin"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the word prokineticin.

  1. 1. Melanization and Hemocyte Homeostasis  in the Freshwater Crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Chadanat Noonin; Uppsala universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; melanization; prophenoloxidase; caspase; hematopoiesis; thymosin; astakine; circadian rhythm; reactive oxygen species; tyrosinase; prokineticin;

    Abstract : Blood cells or hemocytes play important roles in immunity. They are a major source of many immune-related molecules such as antibodies in adaptive immunity of vertebrates and prophenoloxidase (proPO) in invertebrates. READ MORE

  2. 2. Hematopoiesis in a Crustacean

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Xionghui Lin; Uppsala universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; astakine; cytokine; hematopoiesis; prokineticin; transglutaminase; ATP synthase; innate immunity; apoptosis; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Cell and molecular biology Immunology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Cell- och molekylärbiologi Immunologi; Biology with specialization in Comparative Physiology; Biologi med inriktning mot jämförande fysiologi;

    Abstract : Hemocytes (blood cells) play an important role in the immune response in invertebrates, and thus the regulation of hemocyte homeostasis (hematopoiesis) is essential for the host survival against pathogens. Astakine 1, a homologue to vertebrate prokineticins, was first identified in the freshwater crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus as a cytokine, and was found to be necessary for new hemocyte synthesis and release in vivo, and also to induce spreading and proliferation of Hematopoietic tissue cells (Hpt cells, precursor of hemocytes) in vitro. READ MORE

  3. 3. Hematopoiesis, Kazal Inhibitors and Crustins in a Crustacean

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Young-A Kim; Uppsala universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : Biochemistry; innate immunity; cytokine; hematopoietic tissue; ATP synthase β subunit; Kazal; antibacterial peptides; Biokemi;

    Abstract : Hemocytes are important as storage and producers of proteins of the innate immune defence, as well as actors of the cellular immune response. Therefore the hematopoietic process is critical for survival of most invertebrates. READ MORE