Ewa Glowacka

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BACKGROUND Endometriosis, uncontrolled proliferation of ectopic and eutopic endometriotic tissues, is common in women at reproductive age, and may affect fertility. The role of macrophages in the pathogenesis is well proved, but engagement of T cells in the pathogenesis of endometriosis is a matter of controversy. AIMS T-cell involvement in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the profiles of interleukin-2 (IL-2), IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) in serum and the tumor microenvironment (cyst fluid, ascites) in women with ovarian cancer or benign ovarian tumors to find the differences in their immunological(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the immunological characteristics of nonpregnant women with recurrent spontaneous abortions (RSA) of unknown etiology. We analyzed how differences of the immunological state of individual groups of women with RSA and various types of RSA (primary vs. secondary aborters) might influence on results of paternal(More)
PURPOSE Psoriasis is a common skin disease affecting about 1-3% of the world population. Many types of cells, including lymphocytes, dendritics APCs (antigen presenting cells), NKT (natural killer T) cells, neutrophils, keratinocytes and fibroblasts are involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis.The aim of our study was to assess in psoriatic patients the(More)
Innate immunity includes neutrophil inflammatory function, tissue destruction and regulatory cytokine production. Programmed cell death (apoptosis) is postulated to be a key mechanism for neutrophil elimination during inflammation. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the neutrophil apoptosis in relation to IL-8, IL-10 and IL-12 production in vitro(More)
Cytokines produced by tumour and immune cells may play a significant role in a modulation of immune cells response against tumour. We investigated an ability of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of patients with early and advanced stages of ovarian cancer and from non-cancer patients to produce various cytokines in the presence or absence of(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent aphthous ulcers (RAU) is a chronic inflammatory disease with evidence of inappropriate immune response. This study presents the status of innate immune system in RAU. METHODS Twenty RAU patients and 19 healthy individuals were selected. The status of peripheral blood neutrophils (reactive oxygen intermediates (ROI) production, CD11b,(More)
Encapsulation of an OKT3 cell line in hollow fibers was evaluated in vitro and in vivo. The cell line is a mouse hybridoma producing immunoglobulin G2a (IgG2a) against CD3 human T lymphocytes and thus may function as a nonspecific activation system of a subpopulation of human T lymphocytes. For encapsulation purpose, hollow fibers of polypropylene K600 PP(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the role of selected elements of innate immunity in the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis C in children. The study comprised 20 children with chronic hepatitis C (group 1), nine healthy hepatitis C virus (HCV) seropositive children (group 2) and 18 healthy children (control group). We evaluated the expression of Toll-like(More)
Contents of Al, Fe, Zn, Cu, Cd, Mn, Ni, and Hg were determined in 14 species of psyllids and in leaves of their host plants from unpolluted sites (Finland) and industrially polluted sites in Poland. Generally, psyllids accumulated low amounts of metals, but their metal burdens increased with age. Exuvia were important for the elimination of Al, Ni, and Mn,(More)