Barbara Turczyn

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BACKGROUND Cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, are a leading cause of death in developing and developed countries. Mercury can induce hypertension and atherosclerosis in experimental animals and humans. The assessment of the effect of mercury on the occurrence of cardiovascular system disturbances in the population is an essential task. The aim(More)
Some dietary factors could inhibit lead toxicity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary compounds rich in unsaturated fatty acids (FA) on blood lead level, lipid metabolism, and vascular reactivity in rats. Serum metallothionein and organs' lead level were evaluated with the aim of assessing the possible mechanism of unsaturated FA(More)
INTRODUCTION A decreased serum high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular risk. However, total HDL is a very dynamic, changeable fraction, and does not perform the function of atherosclerosis markers. In the presented study, the pattern of serum lipids, including HDL-C subclasses (HDL2- and HDL3-cholesterol), in a(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial dysfunction is a pathology resulting from smoking and occupational exposure to lead. The aim of the study was to examine the influence of cigarette smoking on biochemical parameters of endothelial function in people occupationally exposed to lead. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study covered 105 men, including 43 lead exposed(More)
BACKGROUND Glycosoaminoglycans (GAGs) are the constructive elements of proteoglycans (PGs), which together with collagen and non-collagen proteins form the basal extracellular matrix (ECM) components. The quantitative and qualitative disturbances in GAG synthesis are associated with organ and system pathology. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVES Mechanisms of the vascular effect of cadmium vary and involve nervous, hormone and intracellular signaling pathways. However, it is still not clear if mechanisms of the vascular effect of cadmium (Cd) include changes in the synthesis or release of vasoactive agents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of subchronic Cd poisoning on(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) activity is often decreased in patients with hypothyroidism, whereas less is known about the phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP). We aimed to evaluate simultaneously serum CETP and PLTP activity in patients diagnosed with hypothyroidism. MATERIAL AND METHODS The selection criteria for control(More)
Epidemiological studies show the existence of the negative linear correlation between low plasma high density lipoprotein (HDL) and frequency of coronary heart disease (CHD). The low HDL concentration is connected also with the increasing risk of vascular crash in central nervous system. Probably the main mechanism of antiatherogenic action of HDL is its(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate left ventricular diastolic function in workers occupationally exposed to mercury vapour without clinical presentation of cardiac involvement. The studies included 115 workers (92 men and 23 women) occupationally exposed to mercury vapour without clinical presentation of cardiac involvement (mean age: 47.83±8.29). Blood(More)