Elżbieta Urasińska

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Ischemia-reperfusion injury is often responsible for delayed graft function after transplantation. Trimetazidine (TMZ) is an antioxidant agent used to protect grafts from ischemia-reperfusion injury. The aim of the study was to examine the effect of TMZ on nucleotide profile in rat kidney with ischemia-reperfusion injury. The study was carried out on Wistar(More)
BACKGROUND Expression of drug-metabolizing enzymes and drug transporters in liver is mainly regulated by a system of nuclear receptors. The aim of the current study was to investigate the expression of nuclear receptors, as well as these enzymes and transporters, in liver samples from patients suffering from end-stage liver disease of various etiologies(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is wall remodelling potentially leading to a final rupture. The pathogenesis of AAA appears to be multifactorial. The aim of this pilot prospective study was to assess the relationship between the thickness of the thrombus within the abdominal aortic aneurysm, intramural pH and local elastin(More)
Nuclear receptors and transcription factors coordinate expression of many genes, and regulation of their expression determines cellular response to various endo- and exogenous factors. There is paucity of data regarding expression of nuclear receptors and factors in salivary glands. In the present study, a focus was placed on human parotid gland expression(More)
It is well documented that drug abuse can cause renal diseases. Nephropathy and proteinuria among heroin addicts has been recognized since the early 1970s. The predominant lesions in heroin-associated nephropathy are segmental glomerulosclerosis in African-Americans and membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) in the Caucasian population. Cocaine may induce(More)
BACKGROUND Nucleolin (NU) can be found in the nucleus in aggregates and in a diffused form. The expression and distribution of these two intranuclear pools of nucleolin was compared in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive and -negative invasive ductal breast carcinomas in relation to cell cycle phases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using a laser scanning cytometer NU(More)
The cancer stem cell (CSC) hypothesis considers CSCs as the main culprits of tumor initiation, propagation, metastasis and therapy failure. CSCs represent a minority subpopulation of cells within a tumor. Their detection, characterization and monitoring are crucial steps toward a better understanding of the biological roles of these special cells in the(More)
The corneal epithelium is maintained by a small pool of tissue stem cells located at the limbus. Through certain injuries or diseases this pool of stem cells may get depleted. This leads to visual impairment. Standard treatment options include autologous or allogeneic limbal stem cell (LSC) transplantation, however graft rejection and chronic inflammation(More)
The transcription factor Nrf2, encoded by NFE2L2 gene is a key regulator of cellular defense against oxidative and electrophilic stress, also governing the expression of many phase II detoxification enzymes. Nrf2 is negatively regulated by KEAP1 protein. Recent studies have shown that Nrf2 might also constitute an important mediator of inflammatory(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to test the feasibility of laser scanning cytometry (LSC) to simultaneously measure estrogen receptor (ER) and nucleolin (NU) expression in the nuclei of the same individual breast cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cancer cells from 64 breast tumors were labeled with anti-NU and biotinylated anti-ER antibodies,(More)