Ewa Nowakowska-Zajdel

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The outcome of management of diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) is poor and insufficient. DFU therapy includes the standard management as debridement of the wound, revascularization procedures, off-loading of the ulcer and antibacterial actions, and supplementation of growth factors and cytokines, leading to stimulation of granulation, epidermization, and(More)
Infection with Borrelia spirochaetes leads to the launch of specific and non-specific immunological response in humans. Activation of the complement system is one of the first defence mechanisms against penetrating pathogens. The aim of this study was to select genes related to the alternative pathway of the complement system [including complement factor H(More)
The expression of the genes coding TNFalpha and TNF RII receptors (TNF RII: TNFR2 membrane and soluble domain, TNFR2/R7 soluble domain) was analysed in colon cancer at the II and III stage of disease, by estimation of mRNA expression. The study included 80 patients with histopathologically confirmed adenocarcinoma. The number of TNFalpha mRNA, TNFR2 mRNA(More)
Adamalisynes (ADAMs) play an important role in inter-membrane interactions, cell adhesion and fusion processes and protein shedding from the cell surface. Many reports indicate that members of the ADAMs family are overexpressed in human cancer. The aim of the present study was to evaluate ADAM28 and Insulin Like Growth Factor Binding Protein-3 (IGFBP-3))(More)
AIM To demonstrate the presence and biological activity of human papilloma virus (HPV) in gastric cancer (GAC) tissues. METHODS The study involved 84 surgically treated patients with gastric adenocarcinoma, regardless of the clinical stage of the disease. The presence of HPV DNA of high oncogenic risk types in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor(More)
UNLABELLED The relationship between hyperglycemia and oxidative stress in diabetes is well known, but the influence of metabolic disturbances recognized as prediabetes, in elderly patients especially, awaits for an explanation. METHODS 52 elderly persons (65 years old and older) with no acute or severe chronic disorders were assessed: waist circumference(More)
INTRODUCTION Interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) is a cytokine with pleiotropic effects which, via different pathways, influences the secretion of certain cytokines and hormones. Growth hormone (GH) secreted from the pituitary has physiological effects on various target tissues. The question is how IFN-alpha administered in various types of disease influences GH(More)
The aim of the study is to analyse gene typing with the use of the microarray technique (HG-U133A, Affymetrix), differentiating colorectal cancer tissues from tissues assessed histopathologically as healthy ones among a panel of 93 mRNA of gene encoding proteins involved in the activation of cellular signal transduction pathways by insulin-like growth(More)
Microsatellite instability (MSI) is a marker of the replication error phenotype. It is caused by impaired DNA mismatch repair processes (MMR), resulting in ineffectiveness of the mechanisms responsible for the DNA replication precision and postreplicative DNA repair. MSI underlies the pathogenesis of 10%-20% of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases. The data about(More)
Advances in genomics, molecular pathology and metabolism have generated many candidate biomarkers of colorectal cancer with potential clinical value. Epidemiological and biological studies suggest a role for adiposity, dyslipidaemia, hyperinsulinemia, altered glucose homeostasis, and elevated expression of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis members in(More)