Agnieszka Kuchta

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Changes mediated by oxidative stress are thought to be involved with atherosclerosis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of this study was to analyze the markers of oxidative damage and the activity of antioxidative enzymes as well as the total antioxidant capability in patients with different stages of CKD, both conventionally(More)
One of the subfractions of HDL involved in reverse cholesterol transport is γ-LpE. It has been assumed that, like preβ-LpAI, it can be generated during the interaction between phosphatidylcholine liposomes and lipoproteins and can contribute to more efficient cholesterol efflux after the introduction of liposomes to plasma. However, there has been no(More)
Excess body iron accumulation and oxidative stress has been associated with ageing. Regular exercise has been shown to reduce oxidative stress and induce some changes in iron metabolism. However, the effects of exercise on both of these parameters have been poorly investigated. In our study, 35 elderly women participated in 12 weeks of Nordic walking (NW)(More)
BACKGROUND Given the common problems with the standardization of urine particle counting methods and the great variability in the results obtained by Polish laboratories under international Labquality External Quality Assessment (EQA), we initiated educational recovery activities. METHODS Detailed instructions on how to perform the standardized(More)
The aim of the study was to estimate association of the extent of angiographically proven coronary artery disease (CAD) with plasma 8-isoprostane F2 (8-iso-PGF2α) levels as a reliable marker of lipid peroxidation and serum activity of paraoxonase-1, which demonstrates the ability to protect against lipid oxidation. The study included 105 patients with(More)
Lipoprotein lipase (LPL)-mediated triacylglycerol (TAG) hydrolysis in very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) is accompanied by the release of surface material containing phospholipids (PL), free cholesterol (FC) and apolipoproteins, E (apoE) and Cs (apoCII, apoCIII). The released molecules are accepted by high density lipoprotein (HDL), and new HDL-sized(More)
BACKGROUND High density lipoproteins (HDL) can be divided into two metabolically distinct fractions, one containing apolipoprotein (Apo) A-I but not ApoA-II [apolipoprotein A-I; lipoprotein (Lp) A-I] and the other containing both ApoA-I and ApoA-II (LpA-I/A-II). LpA-I fraction which, seeming to be more cardioprotective than LpA-I/A-II particles, is itself(More)
Down syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal aberration and genetically determined cause of intellectual disability. DS patients often present with some congenital defects and chronic diseases, including early onset dementia, which affects 70% of DS patients over 55 years of age and has a clinical presentation similar to Alzheimer disease (AD). The(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of a vegan diet on the serum lipid profile with particular regard to the parameters characterizing the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) fractions in subjects without subclinical atherosclerosis, measured by carotid Doppler ultrasonography. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-two 23 to 38 year old subjects(More)
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