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Isoenzymes of N-acetyl-beta-hexosaminidase.
Biological significance, structure and posttranslational processing of N-acetyl-beta-hexosaminidase isoenzymes are described. Clinical application of N-acetyl-beta-hexosaminidase is also reviewed.
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Cytokines and anticytokines in psoriasis.
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune hyperproliferative skin disease of varying severity affecting approximately 2-3% of the general population in the USA and Europe. Although theExpand
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Structure and biosynthesis of human salivary mucins.
Human salivary glands secrete two types of mucins: oligomeric mucin (MG1) with molecular mass above 1 MDa and monomeric mucin (MG2) with molecular mass of 200-250 kDa. Monomers of MG1 and MG2 containExpand
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Salivary antioxidants in patients with systemic sclerosis.
BACKGROUND In spite of relatively large amount of evidence that oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis, there is no study analyzing antioxidants profile of theExpand
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The Significance of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Oral Diseases.
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) belong to a family of structurally related zinc-dependent proteolytic enzymes that are known to play a key role in the catabolic turnover of extracellular matrixExpand
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Repeated low‐dose ultraviolet (UV) B exposures of humans induce limited photoprotection against the immune effects of erythemal UVB radiation
Background  Exposure of human subjects to ultraviolet (UV) B radiation causes immunosuppression. Most experiments to date have not tested the effects of low daily doses of UVB radiation.
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Delusional parasitosis in dermatological practice
Background  The accurate incidence of delusional parasitosis (DP) is difficult to assess. The aim of this study was to analyse the frequency of DP treated by dermatologists, and to evaluate theExpand
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Salivary Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease
There are still missing non-invasive biomarkers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children. Therefore, the aim of the study was to evaluate oxidative stress indicators in the non-stimulated (NWS)Expand
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Rheumatoid arthritis patients with xerostomia have reduced production of key salivary constituents.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between complaints of xerostomia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with the total output of the salivary proteins of innate andExpand
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Oxidative Modification in the Salivary Glands of High Fat-Diet Induced Insulin Resistant Rats
Still little is known about the role of oxidative stress (OS) in the pathogenesis of the salivary gland dysfunction in the course of insulin resistance (IR). To induce IR rats was fed with a high fatExpand
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