Desanka Výbohová

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The best-studied store-operated Ca2+ channels (SOCs), Ca2+ release activated Ca2+ (CRAC) channels, are activated by depleting endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ pool and mediate Ca2+ influx vitally important for Ca2+ restoration and many cellular function. CRAC channels were identified on immune and airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells. Emerging evidence points to its(More)
PURPOSE There has been a considerable interest in the identification of natural plant foods for developing effective agents against cancer. Thus, the anti-tumour effects of oregano in the in vivo and in vitro breast cancer model were evaluated. METHODS Lyophilized oregano (ORE) was administered at two concentrations of 0.3 and 3 % through diet. The(More)
The antiapoptotic protein survivin is widely expressed in most human cancers, including carcinomas of the breast. It is rarely detected in corresponding normal adult tissues. Therefore, survivin comes into the limelight as a promising diagnostic biomarker and prognostic parameter. Immunohistochemically, we examined the expression of this protein in 126(More)
The antiapoptotic protein survivin is rarely expressed in normal adult differentiated tissues, but it is often detected in their malignant counterparts. Immunohistochemically, we evaluated survivin expression in 19 cases of normal breast tissue and 64 cases of lobular breast carcinoma. The intensity of staining, percentage of labeled cells and subcellular(More)
The results of experimental studies have indicated the pleiotropic effects of statins in organism, e.g. the influence on cell cycle, apoptosis or angiogenesis. In this study, the effects of simvastatin on selected parameters of apoptosis and proliferation in chemocarcinogen-induced mammary tumorigenesis in female rats were determined. Simvastatin was(More)
Previous studies in the field of cancer research have suggested a possible role for statins in the reduction of risk in certain malignancies. The purpose of these studies was to examine the chemopreventive effects of pravastatin alone and in combination with pineal hormone melatonin in the N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-induced mammary carcinogenesis model.(More)
The present study focuses on the quantitative changes of the capillary bed in aging human skin. Forty-five skin samples were excised from the anterior thoracic region of cadavers of caucasian origin in the age range 33-82 years. The immunohistochemical method with anti-human CD34 was used for the detection of the capillary endothelium. Morphometric analysis(More)
This review provides a brief summary of the physical basis of magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H MRS) and its application in the human brain. We discuss the chemical structure, signal properties, biological function, normal spatial distribution and diagnostic potential of the more significant metabolites detectable in brain tissue: N-acetylaspartate,(More)
BACKGROUND The tumor suppressor gene p53 is a key regulator of cell division and/or apoptosis. Survivin is a multifunctional member of the inhibitor of apoptosis family. Survivin and p53 represent diametrically opposed signals that influence the apoptotic pathway. MATERIAL/METHODS To determine the role of p53 and survivin in basal cell carcinoma (BCC), we(More)
Apoptosis is the fundamental process necessary for eliminating damaged or mutated cells. Alterations in the apoptotic pathway appear to be key events in cancer development and progression. Bcl-2 is the key member of the Bcl-2 family of apoptosis regulator proteins with anti-apoptotic effects. Survivin acts as an inhibitor of apoptosis as well and has been(More)