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Cell biology

Cell biology is about the structure, function and regulation of cells and interactions between cells in tissues and organs.

There are 29 pages tagged with Cell biology:

Mast cells in an atopic dermatitis mouse model

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a complex, often lifelong allergic disease with severe pruritus affecting around 10% of both humans and dogs. To investigate the role of mast cells (MCs) and MC-specific

Calicivirus in Swedish cats

Background Feline calicivirus (FCV) is a common cause of upper respiratory tract disease in cats worldwide. Its characteristically high mutation rate leads to escape from the humoral immune response

Altered metabolism in overweight dogs

Background Obese dogs risk poor life quality, creating a need for increased knowledge of metabolism in overweight dogs. Objectives Investigate postprandial metabolic and hormonal responses to a

New method for cancer treatment surveillance in dogs

Thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) is a DNA precursor enzyme whose expression is closely correlated with cell proliferation and cell turnover. Sensitive serum TK1 activity assays have been used for monitoring

A refined oral glucose tolerance test for pigs

Diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide and reliable animal models are important for progression of the research field. The pig is a commonly used large animal model in diabetes research and the

Elevated glucose levels promote matrix repair

Chondrocytes are responsible for remodeling and maintaining the structural and functional integrity of the cartilage extracellular matrix. Because of the absence of a vascular supply, chondrocytes

SES Seminarium 20190206

FEM Seminar: Monitoring winter processes and elasticity in pine and spruce needles using pneumatic dendrometers and dynamic modeling gustaf.egnell@slu.se Open 30 minutes seminar at the Department

Fascination of Plants Day 2019

Fascination of Plants Day 2019 in Umeå anne.honsel@slu.se We invite you to an event with different activities around plants and plant science. Get inspired by the fascinating world of plants! What

Risk factors for incorrect test results examined

Interfering antibodies in human serum and plasma are known to react with mammalian antibodies in immunoassays and cause false‐positive test results. Although this phenomenon was recently shown in

Random mutations or targeted genetic changes – does it matter?

The ruling by the European Court of Justice on gene edited crops this summer have resulted in more questions being raised. The researcher Dennis Eriksson concludes that researchers and legislators

Large Wallenberg grant to Peter Bozhkov for studying an enzyme family that controls aging and cell death

Professor Peter Bozhkov at SLU will lead a research project that was awarded over SEK 27 million by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The research concerns “metacaspases”, a family of

How bacteria hijack the plant’s self-eating system to spread infection

A major challenge in plant breeding is the improvement of resistance to a multitude of pathogens that threaten crop productivity. Successful pathogens have evolved a large repertoire of molecular