Ľuboš Danišovič

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In 2006 Yamanaka’s group showed that stem cells with properties similar to embryonic stem cells could be generated from mouse fibroblasts by introducing four genes. These cells were termed induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Because iPSCs avoid many of ethical concerns associated with the use of embryonic material, they have great potential in(More)
Wound healing is a complex process that involves interaction of soluble mediators, extracellular matrix and infiltrating blood cells. Chronic and non-healing skin defects contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality of many patients. Recently, despite the current medical progress, the chronic and non-healing wounds still represent a serious medical(More)
Adipose tissue seems to be a rich and safe source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The present study was aimed to investigate the biological and morphological characteristics of human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ATSCs). Light and transmission electron microscopy were used. Course of proliferation was analyzed by growth curve. Expression of surface(More)
Transmission electron microscopy reveals ultrastructural details of cells, and it is a valuable method for studying cell organelles. That is why we used this method for detailed morphological description of different adult tissuederived stem cells, focusing on the morphological signs of their functions (proteosynthetic activity, exchange with external(More)
The urothelium lines all urinary passages, with exception of the distal portions of the urethra. For the first time the structure of the human bladder was described by Leonardo Da Vinci in 15th century, however, the exact ultrastructure and function of the bladder’s epithelium have not been fully understood. The aim of our study was to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, it was demonstrated that human periodontal ligament stem cells have great potential for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine not limited to oro-maxillofacial region. They are easily accessible and they may be expanded under in vitro conditions. In this study we assessed the effect of long-term cultivation on the selected(More)
Skeletal muscle contains at least two distinct populations of adult stem cells — satellite cells and multipotent muscle-derived stem cells. Monopotential satellite cells are located under the basal lamina of muscle fibers. They are capable of giving rise only to cells of myogenic lineage, which play an important role in the processes of muscle regeneration.(More)
A novel approach for stem cell generation is the attempt to induce conversion of the adult somatic cells into pluripotent stem cells so called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by introducing specific transcription factors. iPSCs have two essential cell characteristics, they are pluripotent and posses long term cell-renewal capacity. Additionally,(More)
Carnosine's (CARN) anti-inflammatory potential in autoimmune diseases has been but scarcely investigated as yet. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic potential of CARN in rat adjuvant arthritis, in the model of carrageenan induced hind paw edema (CARA), and also in primary culture of chondrocytes under H2O2 injury. The experiments were done(More)