Adam Janusz Ziecik

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In 1977 Bazer and Thatcher proposed that maternal recognition of pregnancy in the pig involves the secretion of PGF(2alpha) towards the uterine lumen (exocrine) rather than towards the uterine venous drainage (endocrine) as occurs in the non-pregnant pig during the mid to late stages of the estrous cycle. The retrograde transfer of PGF(2alpha) from the(More)
Blood concentrations of progesterone, 13,14-dihydro-15-keto-prostaglandin F2alpha (PGFM) and endotoxin, and uterine fluid concentrations of prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)), PGFM and endotoxin were evaluated in 14 dairy cows with puerperal endometritis (mild (n=6) and heavy (n=8)). Endotoxin was measured using a quantitative kinetic assay. Cows with heavy(More)
Cytokines, which are generally involved in the process of inflammation, may also play a critical role in conceptus implantation. We examined: (1) the expression profiles of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and interleukin (IL)-6 mRNA and their protein content in the endometrium of cyclic and pregnant gilts on Days 10 to 18 after estrus; (2) the effect of(More)
In the female reproductive system, as in a few adult tissues, angiogenesis occurs as a normal process and is essential for normal tissue growth and development. In the ovary, new blood vessel formation facilitates oxygen, nutrients, and hormone substrate delivery, and also secures transfer of different hormones to targeted cells. Ovarian follicle and the(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of estrus induction with gonadotropins on endometrial and conceptus expression of HoxA10, transforming growth factor (TGF) beta1, leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), and prostaglandin H synthase-2 (PGHS-2) during early pregnancy in pigs. Twenty-four prepubertal gilts received 750 IU of pregnant mare serum(More)
Prostaglandins (PGs) play a pivotal role in luteolysis, maternal recognition of pregnancy, and implantation. In many species, including pigs, both conceptus (embryo and associated membranes) and endometrium synthesize PGE(2), which may antagonize PGF(2alpha) by playing a luteotropic/antiluteolytic role. Previously, we have reported expression profiles of PG(More)
Homeobox A10 (HOXA10) gene expression was demonstrated in the endometrium of adult porcine uteri, however there is little information concerning the role of this gene in the pig. Objectives of the present study were to examine: 1) the expression of HOXA10 in the endometrium of cyclic and early pregnant gilts; 2) the effect of estradiol (E(2)) and(More)
Improvement of cancer treatment is a major challenge of medical research. Despite the immense efforts made in the improvement of diagnosis and treatment, cancer remains a major concern and cause of morbidity and mortality. Most of the modern anti-neoplastic therapies have severe side effects, and tumor cells often develop drug resistance. There is promise(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the protein and mRNA expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), VEGFR-1 (fms-like tyrosine kinase, Flt-1) and VEGFR-2 (fetal liver kinase-1/kinase insert domain-containing receptor, Flk-1/KDR) in the endometrium during the estrous cycle and early pregnancy in pigs. The VEGF-receptor system was(More)
The endometrial tissue of the uterus plays a key role in reproduction and is a source of hormones and factors responsible for the proper physiological function of reproductive tract during the oestrous cycle and pregnancy. In this study, we investigated the pattern of PGF(2alpha) and PGE(2) secretion from cultured porcine endometrial cells at different days(More)