Search for dissertations about: "terminal complement complex"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the words terminal complement complex.

  1. 1. Rules of engagement - Regulation of complement response in tissue

    Author : Anas Haider Abu-Humaidan; Infektionsmedicin; []
    Keywords : Complement system; Complement activation; Complement regulation; terminal complement complex; Staphylococcus auereus; atopic dermatitis; head and neck cancer; epidermal growth factor receptor; EGFR;

    Abstract : Always in motion and probing for danger, complement proteins are found in every space and notch of the body. Their omnipresence combined with an ability to wreak havoc when activated, mandates a strong leash! The how, when, and where to unleash or constrain the complement response remain partly answered questions, despite the significant progress made in the field in the past 100 years. READ MORE

  2. 2. Complement in Disease - Extracellular Proteins as Complement Regulators

    Author : Kaisa Happonen; Malmö Proteinkemi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; rheumatoid arthritis; joint disease; Complement; proteoglycan; cancer;

    Abstract : Complement activation occurs during inflammatory joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is thought to contribute to the chronic inflammation observed within the joints. Previous studies have shown that certain cartilage components of the small leucine-rich repeat protein (SLRP)-family regulate complement activity, thereby possibly contributing to disease progression. READ MORE

  3. 3. Novel endogenous mechanisms of complement regulation - A delicate balance

    Author : Andreas Holmér; Malmö Klinisk kemi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; short leucine rich glycoprotein; factor H; C1q; age-related macular degeneration; C4b-binding protein; prion disease; prion protein; Complement regulation; C-reactive protein;

    Abstract : In this thesis, the biochemical mechanisms for complement activation by endogenous proteins are explored. The short leucine-rich repeat proteins (SLRPs) help organise extracellular matrices. We found that several SLRPs bind C1q and of these, fibromodulin and osteoadherin trigger complement. READ MORE

  4. 4. Studies of the pathogenesis of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli-induced hemolytic uremic syndrome

    Author : Ida Arvidsson; Lund Pediatrik; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; EHEC; hemolytic uremic syndrome; Shiga toxin; complement; hemolysis; microvesicles; cathelicidin;

    Abstract : Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized by non-immune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and acute kidney failure. The most common form of HUS is associated with gastrointestinal Shiga toxin-producing enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) infection. EHEC are non-invasive strains with Shiga toxin as the unique virulence factor. READ MORE

  5. 5. Haemophilus influenzae adhesins and the innate immune response

    Author : Elena Ronander; Malmö Klinisk mikrobiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; inflammation; Haemophilus influenzae; Haemophilus surface fibrils; complement; innate immune response; protein E; respiratory epithelium; adhesins;

    Abstract : Haemophilus influenzae is a human specific Gram-negative respiratory tract pathogen. Encapsulated H. influenzae strains exist in six different serotypes a-f, of which type b (Hib) is the most virulent. Hib is protected by the polysaccharide capsule when invading the blood circulaton and may cause diseases such as meningitis and epiglottitis. READ MORE