Antoni Sliwiński

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Among the different steroids found in the brain, pregnenolone sulfate (3beta-hydroxy-5-pregnen-20-one-3-sulfate; PREGS) is known to enhance hippocampal-associated memory. The present study employs rat hippocampal slices to investigate the ability of PREGS to modulate long-term potentiation (LTP), a phenomenon considered as a model of synaptic plasticity(More)
The condition of a 43-year-old man fulfilled the strict diagnostic criteria for both ankylosing spondylitis and systemic lupus erythematosus. To our knowledge, this is the fist verified report of the concurrence of these rheumatic diseases. An unusual combination of genetically determined markers seems to have caused an increased risk for the development of(More)
Forty-four patients, 22 with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and 22 with Reiter's syndrome (RS) were studied to determine the reliability of C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) as indicators of disease activity. CRP levels were significantly elevated in patients with active disease for both AS and RS while ESR values for(More)