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Phagosomes formed by neutrophils are much less acidic than those of other phagocytic cells. The defective acidification seen in neutrophils has been attributed to consumption of protons during the dismutation of superoxide, because a large, sustained acidification is unmasked when the cells are treated with inhibitors of the NADPH oxidase. Consumption of(More)
Selected immunologic parameters and effectivity of immunotherapy was evaluated in 117 children (12-month-10-year-1-old) suffering from recurrent respiratory tract infections. All the children displayed a profound depression of T lymphocytes number, which resemble the situation seen in AIDS patients. An increase of serum IgM concentration was also noted.(More)
Peroxisomes are metabolically active organelles that participate in the oxidation of long-chain fatty acids and in the biosynthesis of bile acids, cholesterol, and ether phospholipids. Even though maintenance of a stable acid-base milieu is essential for proper peroxisomal function, the determination of the peroxisomal pH (pH(p)) remains inconclusive, and(More)
Mutations at the natural resistance-associated macrophage protein 1 (Nramp1) locus cause susceptibility to infection with antigenically unrelated intracellular pathogens. Nramp1 codes for an integral membrane protein expressed in the lysosomal compartment of macrophages, and is recruited to the membrane of phagosomes soon after the completion of(More)
Mutations at the natural resistance–associated macrophage protein 1 (Nramp1) locus cause susceptibility to infection with antigenically unrelated intracellular pathogens. Nramp1 codes for an integral membrane protein expressed in the lysosomal compartment of macrophages, and is recruited to the membrane of phagosomes soon after the completion of(More)
The electrogenic activity of the NADPH oxidase is associated with depolarization of the plasma membrane in activated neutrophils. The magnitude and consequences of this depolarization, however, remain unknown. Neutrophils are not amenable to electrophysiological determinations of membrane potential by current clamp. Instead, the occurrence of depolarization(More)
UNLABELLED We present a child with "Lazy Bladder Syndrome". In this case psychogenic factors appeared to play an important role in the development of the voiding dysfunction in her. This factors influenced also the course of the treatment. CASE REPORT A 14 years old girl admitted to Paediatric Surgery Clinic in Poznań with urine retention lasting for 20(More)
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most frequent primary immunodeficiency syndrome in adults with equal sex prevalence. The syndrome typically presents as recurrent infections, with onset in childhood or young adulthood (between 20 and 30 years). CVID patients also have a higher prevalence of autoimmune diseases. A 38-year-old woman presented to(More)
Fc receptors on leukocytes mediate internalization of antibody-containing complexes. Soluble immune complexes are taken up by endocytosis, while large antibody-opsonized particles are internalized by phagocytosis. We investigated the role of ubiquitylation in internalization of the human FcgammaRIIA receptor by endocytosis and phagocytosis. A fusion of(More)