Dragan Dinčić

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OBJECTIVES: Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) concentration is determined primarily by the apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)) gene. The pentanucleotide (TTTTA)n repeat and G/A-914 polymorphisms are in the 5′ promoter region of the apo(a) gene. To elucidate whether these polymorphisms affect Lp(a) levels, a total of 211 Serbian adults were investigated. DESIGN: One hundred and(More)
Atherosclerotic changes on the coronary arteries are the basis of the ischemic heart disease. It is assumed that the initial changes in this process occur as a consequence of the lipid peroxidation in the vessel wall. We estimated this process through the level of malondialdehyde (MDA) in the serum of 86 patients in whom selective coronary angiography was(More)
Atherosclerosis is known as an inflammatory disease in which a recruitment of leukocytes to the endothelium wall represents a preliminary step of the initiation and the development of disease. The P-selectin glycoprotein ligand (PSGL-1) seems to be the major molecule mediating leukocyte–endothelium interactions and leukocyte rolling on stimulated(More)
BACKGROUND The occurrence of a floating thrombus in the right heart, although rare, is a life-threatening condition requiring a specific approach. In most cases, these thrombi are a result of embolization from deep venous thrombosis, and have lodged temporarily in the right heart. The management of this condition is variable, depending on whether or not(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Atherosclerosis is still the leading cause of death in Western world. Development of atherosclerotic plaque involves accumulation of inflammatory cells, lipids, smooth muscle cells and extracellular matrix proteins in the intima of the vascular wall. Apolipoprotein E participates in the transport of exogenous cholesterol, endogenously(More)
Using a case study, This work presents interactive hypertext, a tool for asynchronous interaction within the online classroom. The approach is descriptive, based mainly on the authors' observations during two years of use of interactive hypertext. The paper describes different modes of use of interactive hypertext, some of the particular features of this(More)