Anna Michno

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The biological properties of vanadium complexes have become an object of interest due to their therapeutic potential in several diseases. However, the mechanisms of action of vanadium salts are still poorly understood. Vanadium complexes are cofactors for several enzymes and also exhibit insulin-mimetic properties. Thus, they are involved in the regulation(More)
BACKGROUND von Willebrand factor (VWF)-mediated platelet adhesion and spreading at sites of vascular injury is a critical step in hemostasis. This process requires two individual receptors: glycoprotein Ib (GPIb)-V-IX and integrin alpha(IIb)beta(3). However, little is known about the negative regulation of these events. OBJECTIVES To examine if the(More)
Increased activity of blood platelets contributes to vascular complications in patients with diabetes. The aim of this work was to investigate whether persisting hyperglycemia in diabetic patients generates excessive accumulation of ATP/ADP, which may underlie platelet hyperactivity. Platelet ATP and ADP levels, thiobarbituric acid-reactive species(More)
A characteristic feature of several encephalopathies is preferential impairment of cholinergic neurons. Their particular susceptibility to cytotoxic insults may result from the fact that they utilise acetyl-CoA both for energy production and acetylcholine synthesis. In addition, phenotypic modifications of cholinergic neurons are likely to influence their(More)
BACKGROUND Excessive blood platelet activity contributes to vascular complications in diabetic persons. Increased acetyl-CoA in platelets from diabetic persons has been suggested to be a cause of this hyperactivity. We therefore investigated whether L-carnitine, which up-regulates metabolism of acetyl-CoA in muscles and brain, may affect platelet function(More)
Diabetes is known to increase blood platelet activity. Activities of pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-citrate lyase (ATPCL), acetyl-coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA) content, malonyl dialdehyde (MDA), synthesis, and platelet aggregation in resting conditions and after activation with thrombin were measured in diabetic subjects and in age-(More)
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