Sökning: "syndecans"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 8 avhandlingar innehållade ordet syndecans.

  1. 1. The uterine proteoglycan expression in pregnancy and labor

    Författare :Ann Hjelm Cluff; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Labor; dysfunctional labor; heparan sulphate proteoglycans; syndecans; glypicans; perlecans; decorin; connexin 43; gap junctions; myometrial contractions;

    Sammanfattning : Objective: Protracted labor is a common clinical problem causing maternal and fetal complications. It is the leading indication for caesarean sections throughout the world, and emphasizes our need to be able to control labor. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Malignant mesothelioma : An experimental study with emphasis on proteoglycans in mesothelial cell growth and differentiation

    Författare :Katalin Dobra; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Malignant mesothelioma; differentiation; syndecan; nuclear transport; PG profile.;

    Sammanfattning : Malignant mesothelioma is a highly aggressive tumor with median survival ranging from 4 to 12 months and, despite intense therapeutical efforts, it is invariably fatal. Mesothelioma cells are unique in the sense that they possess a biphasic growth potential and can be stimulated by serum growth factors to differentiate into stable epithelial or fibrous phenotypes. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Syndecan - Regulation and Function of its Glycosaminoglycan Chains

    Författare :Anna S. Eriksson; Dorothe Spillmann; Catherine Merry; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; heparan sulfate; chondroitin sulfate; integrin; cell motility; fibroblast growth factor signaling; pharyngeal cartilage; biosynthesis regulation; Medical Science; Medicinsk vetenskap;

    Sammanfattning : The cell surface is an active area where extracellular molecules meet their receptors and affect the cellular fate by inducing for example cell proliferation and adhesion. Syndecans and integrins are two transmembrane molecules that have been suggested to fine-tune these activities, possibly in cooperation. Syndecans are proteoglycans, i.e. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Studies on syndecan-1 in mesenchymal tumors

    Författare :Fang Zong; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Sammanfattning : The syndecans are a four-member family of type I transmembrane proteoglycans. Their core proteins have a short cytoplasmic domain, a transmembrane domain and a large N-terminal extracellular domain possessing glycosaminoglycan chains. All the protein domains and the glycosaminoglycan chains can contribute to the functions of syndecans. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Endocytosis of therapeutic macromolecules in tumor cells - Mechanistic aspects of the proteoglycan receptor function

    Författare :Anders Wittrup; Bröstcancer-genetik; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; LL-37; heparan sulfate; glypican; endocytosis; drug delivery; DNA uptake; Cancer; cell penetrating peptides; non-viral gene delivery; organelle purification; proteoglycan; syndecan.;

    Sammanfattning : Novel therapeutics to combat cancer are urgently needed. Most current pharmacological therapies have severe side effects and are seldom curative. Macromolecular drugs, and in particular nucleic acid based drugs, offer a potential remedy for this situation. LÄS MER