David Stejskal

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BACKGROUND Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP) is traditionally thought to be a cytosolic fatty acid chaperone expressed in adipocytes. Mice with targeted disruption of the A-FABP gene exhibit a striking phenotype with strong protection from insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, and atherosclerosis. The clinical relevance of these findings remains to(More)
Oxidative stress impairs endothelial function and may play an important role in the pathogenesis of acute cardiovascular diseases. Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) were proposed as one of the possible markers of oxidative injury, which originates under oxidative and carbonyl stress and increase global inflammatory activity. The present study was(More)
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease (PD), PD with dementia (PDD) and Lewy body dementia (DLB) are synucleinopathies. PDD and DLB are sometimes considered a transition between PD and Alzheimer dementia (AD). Finding in vivo markers or their combination could help in the differential diagnosis of these neurodegenerative (ND) diseases. OBJECTIVE The aim of this(More)
UNLABELLED Resistin is a recently discovered signal molecule, which could help elucidation of the pathophysiology of the insulin resistance and its correlation with obesity. As little information was available about resistin determination in venous blood at the time of our study, we focused on the question whether any correlation exists between persons with(More)
This paper presents a current view of the possible clinical uses of cystatin C determination. Cystatin C is an inhibitor of cysteine proteases, and relatively stable in the systemic circulation it is comparatively easily determined. Although in clinical practice it is known primarily as a relatively reliable and endogenous marker for glomerular filtration,(More)
Resistin is a signal peptide produced by adipose tissue. Mice models have confirmed that resistin may play an important role in insulin resistance. Its function in the human organism has not been elucidated yet. Since in common population the resistin concentrations are not known (no validated commercial set is available), we performed resistin assessment(More)
BACKGROUND Literature includes evidence of initial predominance of inflammation and later development of neurodegeneration in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE To search for differences in inflammatory and degenerative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) markers between relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) and the clinical isolated syndrome (CIS). (More)
A new approach in the evaluation of heart rate variability (HRV) is suggested by virtue of factor analysis, analysis of variance and correlation coefficients between parameters of spectral analysis (SA) heart rate variability and age. The reduced number of parameters were divided into three groups: age-dependent (increasing with age), age-dependent(More)
To assess the role of tau protein, beta-amyloid(1-42) and cystatin C in the diagnostics of Alzheimer dementia (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases (ND) by comparing to the control groups (CG). The levels of tau protein, beta-amyloid(1-42) and cystatin C were assessed in the set of 69 patients (AD + ND, 33 males, 36 females, aged 22-90, mean 60.5 + 16.1(More)