Search for dissertations about: "tumor necrosis factor"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 193 swedish dissertations containing the words tumor necrosis factor.

  1. 1. Hormonal regulation of liver and tumor growth

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Ville Wallenius; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Liver; cytokine; interleukin-6; tumor necrosis factor; primary liver growth promoter; cyproterone acetate; nafenopin; hepatocyte growth factor; HGF receptor; tumor; sarcoma; N-terminal; truncated;

    Abstract : The aims of this thesis were to investigate the regulatory functions of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a) on liver growth, and the importance of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and the HGF receptor (Met) for growth of mesenchyme-derived tumors. The studies on different types of liver growth, measured as weight, DNA and protein content, and DNA synthesis, were performed on mice lacking the IL-6 or the TNF receptor-1 gene back-crossed to the C57bl/6 strain. READ MORE

  2. 2. Tumor necrosis factor-a in atherosclerosis

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, false

    Author : Stefan Jovinge; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [1997]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; atherosclerosis; oxidized low-density lipoprotein; monocytes; tumor necrosis factor-a; cytokinesis; ets-l; matrix metalloproteinases; apoptosis; glucose metabolism; insulin resistance; myocardial infarction;

    Abstract : Tumor necrosis factor-a in atherogenesis Stefan Jovinge, Department of Medicine, King Gustaf Vth Research, Karolinska Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden The presence of inflammatory cells is prominent at all phases of the atherosclerotic process leaving no doubt that the inflammation is of central importance in atherosclerosis. The recruitment of inflammatory cells into the vessel wall is therefore a key event in early lesion formation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Targeting the prostate tumor microenvironment and vasculature the role of castration, tumor-associated macrophages and pigment epithelium-derived factor

    University dissertation from Umeå : Medicinsk biovetenskap

    Author : Sofia Halin; Anders Bergh; Pernilla Wikström; Stina Rudolfsson; Carl-Henrik Heldin; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Prostate cancer; angiogenesis; castration therapy; microenvironment; stroma; tumor-associated macrophages; pigment epithelium-derived factor; PEDF; vasculature; MEDICINE Morphology; cell biology; pathology Pathology; MEDICIN Morfologi; cellbiologi; patologi Patologi; patologi; Pathology;

    Abstract : BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Swedish men. For patients with metastatic prostate cancer the standard therapy is castration, a treatment that initially provides symptomatic relief but unfortunately is not curative. New therapeutic targets for advanced prostate cancer are therefore needed. READ MORE

  4. 4. Effects of Ischaemia on the Neuroretina and Retinal Blood Vessels

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Bodil Gesslein; [2010]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; protein kinase C; tumor necrosis factor; mitogen-activated protein kinases; pig; blood vessels; mfERG; Retinal ischaemia; vascular endothelial growth factor; hypoxia-inducible factor;

    Abstract : Identification of the intracellular signal transduction pathways activated in retinal ischaemia may be important in revealing novel pharmacological targets. The retinal blood vessels are key organs in circulatory failure, and in this work the retinal vasculature was therefore examined separately from the neuroretina. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha as a target cytokine in vascular disease

    University dissertation from Lena Brånén, Exp. Cardiovasc. Res, Wallenberg Lab, Entrance 46, Fl 1, 205 02 Malmö

    Author : Lena Brånén; [2004]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; apoptosis; cell replication; Cardiovascular system; Kardiovaskulära systemet; spindle-shaped; epithelioid; smooth muscle cells; periadventitial cuff injury; sTNF-R1; bone marrow transplantation; chimeric fusion protein; atherogenic diet; ApoE; TNF-a; genetically altered mice; en face preparation; atherosclerosis; neointimal hyperplasia;

    Abstract : Inflammation plays an important role in atherosclerosis. One of the most potent pro-inflammatory cytokines is tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a), a cytokine identified to have a pathogenic role in chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). READ MORE