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MOTIVATION Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are spherical bilayered proteolipids, harboring various bioactive molecules. Due to the complexity of the vesicular nomenclatures and components, online searches for EV-related publications and vesicular components are currently challenging. RESULTS We present an improved version of EVpedia, a public database for(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated photoperiodic changes in leptin sensitivity of seasonal mammals. Herein, we examined the interaction of season (long days (LD) versus short days (SD)) and recombinant ovine leptin (roleptin) on secretion of melatonin and prolactin (PRL) and on mRNA expression of suppressor of cytokine signaling-3 (SOCS-3) in the medial basal(More)
BACKGROUND The rate of cancer cell growth depends on proliferative activity and on the tumor cell death rate. The study objective was to assess the expressions of Ki-67, PCNA and MCM2 in colorectal cancer and to analyze the correlation between the expressions and chosen anatomo-clinical parameters (patient's age, tumor location, lymph node metastases). (More)
BACKGROUND Stable angina is associated with unfavorable fibrin structure/function. It is not known how acute coronary syndromes (ACS) affect fibrin architecture. OBJECTIVE We investigated fibrin clot properties and their determinants in ACS patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clot permeability, turbidity and fibrinolysis were assessed in 40 patients with ACS(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a family of small, noncoding RNAs that repress gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Over 700 miRNAs have been identified in the human genome, of which 20% to 30% regulate human protein-coding genes. Functional in vitro studies have shown that miRNAs are critical for endothelial cell gene expression and function. miRNAs(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We tested the hypothesis that fibrin structure/function is unfavorably altered in patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke. METHODS Ex vivo plasma fibrin clot permeability, turbidimetry, and efficiency of fibrinolysis were determined in 89 patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO) and a history of first-ever stroke, 58 patients with(More)
Increased risk of thrombotic events occurs in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Elevated fibrinogen and C-reactive protein (CRP), being common in COPD, are associated with formation of dense fibrin clots resistant to lysis. Statins have been found to display anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic effects. We investigated fibrin clot properties in(More)
AIM To investigate the relationship between carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), biomarkers, atherosclerosis extent and a two-year cardiovascular (CV) event risk in patients with arteriosclerosis. METHODS The CIMT, levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β),(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Elevated levels of circulating microparticles (MPs) have been reported in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and coronary artery disease. Platelet activation and inflammation have been recognized during AMI and stable angina (SA). We hypothesize that the origin and count of MPs in AMI and SA patients are related to markers(More)