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BACKGROUND Cognitive changes associated with moderate hypoxia in rodents may result from the diminished functioning of central cholinergic neurotransmission. We designed this study to examine whether treatment with physostigmine (PHY), an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, could improve the impairment of working memory after hypoxic hypoxia. METHODS We(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) induces changes in gene expression and the N-glycosylation pattern of acute-phase proteins in hepatocytes. IL-6 exerts its action via a cell surface receptor complex consisting of an 80 kDa IL-6 binding protein (gp80) and a 130 kDa glycoprotein (gp130) involved in signal transduction. A genetically engineered gp80-derived soluble human(More)
The study was aimed at a morphological demonstration of calcitonin (CT) gene expression in cultured TT cells, or, more specifically, hybridocytochemical detection of CT mRNA and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) mRNA and ultrastructural localization of the two hormones. The TT cells originated from medullary carcinoma of human thyroid gland.(More)
Hepatocytes respond to inflammatory stimuli by changing the synthesis and N-glycosylation of acute phase plasma proteins (APP). So far, interleukin (IL) 6, transforming growth factor beta (TGF beta), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) and IL-1 have been found to control N-glycosylation patterns of APP. Cytokines either increased (type I) or decreased (type(More)
C-reactive protein (CRP) and alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) levels were studied in the sera of 107 patients with chronic arterial ischaemia of the lower limbs. Depending on the degree of ischaemia, patients were divided into four groups: (i) intermittent claudication--20 patients; (ii) rest pain and ankle pressure above 50 mmHg--12 patients; (iii) rest(More)
The TA-4 antigen was isolated and described in 1977 by Kato and Torigoe. The antigen called SCC-squamous cell carcinoma is subfraction TA-4 isolated of liver metastases from cervix uteri. The cut-off limits for SCC-antigen is counted as 1.5-2.5 ng/ml. The level of SCC-antigen was determined in the serum of 41 women with advanced cervix uteri cancer-IIIB and(More)