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Chronic activation of immune-inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative stress (O&NS) pathways plays an important role in the pathophysiology of clinical depression. Increased IgA responses directed against LPS of gram-negative bacteria, indicating increased bacterial translocation, may be one of the drivers underpinning these pathways. There is a strong(More)
It has been shown that stressful events occurring in early life have a powerful influence on the development of the central nervous system. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) promotes the growth, differentiation and survival of both neurons and glial cells and is thought to exert antidepressant-like activity. Thus, it is possible that disturbances in the(More)
Depression is a mental disorder of still unknown origin. Currently, much attention is paid to the potential influence of disturbances in the functioning of neurotrophic factors on the onset of this disease. Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is one of the most important growth agents affecting processes that are crucial for brain development. To date,(More)
BACKGROUND Prenatal immune system disturbances have been postulated to play an important role in pathogenesis of schizophrenia and related disorders. In the present study, we sought to answer the question whether behavioral changes in the neurodevelopmental model of schizophrenia in rats are accompanied by alterations in proliferative activity of(More)
Depression is an illness of unknown origin and involves the dysregulation of many physiological processes disturbed in this disease. It has been postulated that the pathomechanism of depression is complex, and apart from changes in neurotransmitters, a dysregulation of the immune and endocrine systems also plays an important role in the development of this(More)
The aim of our study was to undertake a prospective validation study of the Polish version of the EORTC ovarian cancer (EORTC QLQ-OV28) module used together with the EORTC QLQ-C30. The translated module was pilot-tested according to the EORTC guidelines. Patients with histological confirmation of ovarian cancer were eligible for the study. All patients(More)
Stress, inflammation and the reduced expression of neurotrophic factors are risk factors for depression. The objective of this study was to determine if prenatal stress affects IGF-1 - cytokine interactions by influencing suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) in the brains of adult rats, in basal conditions and after acute lipopolysaccharide (LPS)(More)
Blastocysts with double inner cell masses (ICMs) were produced by electrofusion of two blastocysts and transplanted to pseudopregnant recipients. The implanted embryos were either examined histologically (8th day of pregnancy) or dissected and inspected in toto (11th or 12th day). In most cases both ICMs of experimental blastocysts developed into separate(More)
The vascular endothelium is a real "maestro of circulation", and endothelial dysfunction leads to atherothrombosis, its cardiovascular complications, as well as to many other diseases. It is surprising that quite a large number of drugs seem to hamper the vasoprotective mechanisms of the endothelium, possibly promoting the development of cardiovascular(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress may be a key element in pathogenesis of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sALS). Several studies proved that markers of peroxidation of lipids, proteins or nucleic acids are increased in postmortem tissue of sALS patients. However, much less is known about enzymatic antioxidant defense mechanism in sALS. OBJECTIVES The(More)