Andrzej Małkowski

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This study has assessed the amounts of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) and their binding to extracellular matrix components of Wharton's jelly. Studies were performed on the umbilical cords taken from(More)
Our previous study reported that TGF-β may be isolated from human Wharton’s jelly (WJ) in a form of soluble, high molecular complex(es). We decided to study the effect of extracellular matrix degradation and reduction of disulphide bridges reduction on the release of TGF-β from WJ. The WJ prepared from the umbilical cords of newborns delivered at term by(More)
Diabetes causes changes in the myocardium, which are often called diabetic cardiomyopathy. This condition has been extensively investigated in animal models with high glucose levels. Nevertheless, it has not been investigated whether moderate hyperglycemia, in the absence of other features of metabolic syndrome, may also cause similar changes in the heart.(More)
The abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) wall represents an extreme example of arterial remodeling with disturbed elastin, collagen and proteoglycan metabolism. The aim of this study was to evaluate enzymes involved in the degradation of glycosaminoglycan chains and core proteins of proteoglycans in the AAA wall. The study material consisted of wall samples from(More)
OBJECTIVE Peptide growth factors play a role in the rebuilding of extracellular matrix in the course of leiomyoma growth, and exert a regulative effect on the cell only when they bind with a specific membrane receptor and transmit a signal into the cell. A high content of certain peptide growth factors and their receptors in leiomyoma suggests that in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The potential contribution of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in neointima development has been evaluated in numerous animal studies. However, its role remains controversial. Moreover, little is known about neointima formation in humans. In this study we assessed the expression of VEGF-A and its receptors in the human neointima formed(More)
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