Anthony J. Gorski

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Bacteriophages (phages) as bacterial viruses are generally believed to have no intrinsic tropism for mammalian cells. In this study the interactions between phages and various eukaryotic cells were investigated. Binding of phages to the membranes of cancer and normal blood cells was observed. Moreover, it was shown that the wild-type phage T4 (wtT4) and its(More)
Our recent findings suggest that bacteriophages (phages) may not only eliminate bacteria, but also modulate immune functions. In this communication, we demonstrate that phages may strongly inhibit human T-cell activation and proliferation as well as activation of the nuclear transcription factor NF-kappaB in response to a viral pathogen. Phage(More)
1307 patients with suppurative bacterial infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria of different species were treated with specific bacteriophages (BP). BP therapy was highly effective; full recovery was noted in 1123 cases (85.9%). In 134 cases (10.9%) transient improvement was observed and only in 50 cases (3.8%) was BP treatment found to be(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate whether adhesion molecules play a role in acute ischemic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS Using immunofluorescence phenotyping and flow cytometry, the expression of leukocyte adhesion molecules CD54, CD11a, CD11b and CD18 in peripheral blood were measured within 12 h after onset of ischemia in 20 patients(More)
Due to the increasing prevalence of drug-resistant bacterial infections in the "post-antibiotic era," bacteriophages (bacterial viruses, BP) may be useful to administer to transplant recipients without exposing them to an increased risk of rejection, which occurs consequent to some viral infections. Herein we present evidence that at least some coliphages(More)
The effect of FK506 and cyclosporine on NK and ADCC activity was evaluated. Cytotoxic cells mediating both activities are resistant to FK506. In contrast, preincubation of ADCC and NK effectors with cyclosporine decreases their cytotoxic potential, while adding the drug to the assays is without effect.
A patient with mesangio-proliferative glomerulopathy with advanced nephrotic syndrome (proteinuria 20 g/day) received bolus doses of corticosteroids (5 x 1.0 g iv) but renal function continued to deteriorate. A 11-day course of nitrogranulogen (0.01 mg/kg/day) with prednisone (0.5 mg/kg) caused complete disappearance of proteinuria with improvement in renal(More)