Search for dissertations about: "receptor up-regulation"

Showing result 11 - 15 of 119 swedish dissertations containing the words receptor up-regulation.

  1. 11. Dynamic Regulation of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Function and Activity by Different Stimuli

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Enviromental Medicine

    Author : Sandra Lücke; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2010]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Cells have to sense and adapt to changes in their surrounding environment. Most of the cellular responses to environmental and developmental stimuli are mediated by PAS (Per-ARNT-Sim) proteins. A member of this family of proteins is the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a ligandactivated bHLH transcription factor and E3 ubiquitin ligase. READ MORE

  2. 12. Selective insulin signaling in the pancreatic beta-cell via the two insulin receptor isoforms

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Molecular Medicine

    Author : Sabine Uhles; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Insulin receptor; signal transduction; gene expression regulation; insulin; glucokinase; cfos; pancreatic beta cell; membrane microdomains; green fluorescent protein.;

    Abstract : Insulin exhibits pleiotropic effects that are tissue- as well as development-dependent. However, the mechanisms by which insulin gains selective effects are poorly understood. Selectivity in insulin signaling is currently discussed as the result of the activation of specific signal transduction pathways. READ MORE

  3. 13. Influence of FK506 on certain aspects of lymphocyte activation and lymphocyte-endothelial cell interactions in vitro

    University dissertation from Divison of Medical Microbiology

    Author : Håkan Karlsson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [1997]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; cytokine; adhesion molecule; endothelium; lymphocyte metabolism; interleukin 2 receptor; FK506; cyclosporin A; Mikrobiologi; bakteriologi; virologi; mykologi; Immunology; transplantation; serology; Microbiology; bacteriology; mycology; virology; Immunologi; serologi;

    Abstract : In the present thesis, the influence of the immunosuppressive drug FK506 on mitogen-induced changes in the expression of subunits a and ß of the IL-2 receptor by isolated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells has been studied. Up-regulation and release of the a-chain were potently depressed by FK506, even in the presence of exogenous IL-2. READ MORE

  4. 14. Dysregulation of receptor induced apoptosis during human leishmaniasis : A possible mechanism of skin ulceration

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Microbiology and Tumor Biology Center (MTC)

    Author : Liv Eidsmo; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cutaneous leishmaniasis; visceral leishmaniasis; Death Receptors; Fas; FasL; Apoptosis;

    Abstract : Leishmaniasis is endemic in 88 countries and 12 million people per year have been estimated to be at risk of infection. The causative agent, the protozoan Leishmania, is spread by sand-flies and infects macrophages in the mammalian host. Leishmaniasis in humans form a spectrum of clinical presentations. In cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) caused by L. READ MORE

  5. 15. Effects of Inflammatory Mediators on Pulmonary Airways

    University dissertation from Medicinska fakulteten, Lunds universitet

    Author : Ofir Bachar; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; electric ?eld stimulation; bradykinin; airway; tumor necrosis factor a; Respiratory system; nitric oxide; Andningsorganen; Toll-like receptor; prostaglandin E2; neurotrophin; allergy;

    Abstract : Chronic inflammation is together with excessive contraction of the airways key features of asthma. The aims of the thesis were to analyze the effect of inflammatory mediators on airway smooth muscle, using an in vitro model of cultured murine airways. READ MORE