Bogdan Cylwik

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OBJECTIVE To examine the relation between the serum levels of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha), soluble tumour necrosis factor receptors (sTNF-R), and the histological pattern of rheumatoid synovitis. METHODS An enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to measure TNFalpha, p55 sTNF-R, and p75 sTNF-R concentrations in the serum of 43(More)
OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid synovitis is characterized by an invasive and tissue-destructive infiltrate of lymphocytes, macrophages and synoviocytes. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) produced by these cells are important in the remodelling of the articular tissues in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this(More)
Glycosylation is the most common chemical process of protein modification and occurs in every living cell. Disturbances of this process may be either congenital or acquired. Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) are a rapidly growing disease family, with about 50 disorders reported since its first clinical description in 1980. Most of the human(More)
The effect of severity of liver cirrhosis, an alcoholic and non-alcoholic genesis, on the results of serum lipids and lipoproteins was evaluated. Serum cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-Ch), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-Ch) were measured in the sera of 59 patients suffering from alcoholic cirrhosis and 34(More)
Glycosylation is a form of post-translational modification of proteins and occurs in every living cell. The carbohydrate chains attached to the proteins serve various functions. There are two main types of protein glycosylation: N-glycosylation and O-glycosylation. In this paper, we describe the O-glycosylation process and currently known congenital(More)
Chronic alcohol consumption leads to malnutrition and to the deficiency of many vitamins. One of the most important is folate deficiency. Folate deficiency disrupts the process of hematopoiesis, which can be evaluated by the changes of red cell indices. The aim of this study was to determine the hematological disturbances by the measurement of red blood(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to compare the levels of total (TSA) and free (FSA) sialic acid in acute and chronic liver diseases. MaTERIALS AND METHODS: The serum TSA and FSA levels were determined in 278 patients suffering from acute and chronic liver diseases of different etiologies. TSA was estimated by enzymatic method and FSA by the(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of liver diseases of different etiologies and clinical severity of liver cirrhosis on the serum level of hyaluronic acid. The results were compared with noninvasive markers of liver fibrosis: APRI, GAPRI, HAPRI, FIB-4 and Forn's index. Serum samples were obtained from 20 healthy volunteers and patients(More)
A new method for the selective determination of laminin-5 concentration using a biosensor and surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRI) technique is presented. A biosensor based on the specific interaction of laminin-5 with rabbit polyclonal antibody was constructed. The analytically useful dynamic response range of the biosensor is between 0.014 and 0.1 ng(More)
The aim of the study was to examine the process of sciatic nerve regeneration and changes in the dorsal root ganglia (from which sensory fibres of the sciatic nerve extend) in animals intoxicated with ethanol. The experiment used 20 rats, divided into two groups: control and treated. The treated animals were intragastrically given 2g/kg b.w. of ethanol in(More)