Angela Dziedzic

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The primary biological function of platelets is to form hemostatic thrombi that prevent blood loss and maintain vascular integrity. These multi-responding cells are activated by different endogenous, physiological agonists due to the vast number of receptors present on the surface of the platelets. Collagen represents up to 40% of the total protein(More)
Cardiovascular diseases, including acute coronary syndromes (ACS), are one of the most serious problems of modern medicine and therefore every year 4 million Europeans have died. It is now believed that elevated levels of inflammatory factors in the blood promotes the development cardiovascular events and chronic inflammation plays a key role in the(More)
Atherogenesis is the process of atherosclerotic plaque formation, leading to coronary artery heart disease. This process involves immune cells, mainly T and B cells, monocytes and macrophages. The process of atherogenesis is induced by inflammatory damage of endothelial cells. The characteristic construction features of the atherosclerotic plaque is a(More)
Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β)-the most potent pro-inflammatory is responsible for a broad spectrum of immune and inflammatory responses, it induces T-cell and B-cell activation and consequently the synthesis of other pro-inflammatory cytokines (such as IFN-γ and TNF). IL-1β induces the formation of blood platelet-leukocyte aggregates (PLAs), which suggests(More)
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