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The replicator region of composite plasmid pTAV1 of Paracoccus versutus (included in mini-replicon pTAV320) belongs to the family of repABC replicons commonly found in plasmids harbored by Agrobacterium and Rhizobium spp. The repABC replicons encode three genes clustered in an operon, which are involved in partitioning (repA and repB) and replication(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the markers of oxidant-antioxidant status in excess body mass index (BMI) persons with and without the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In overweight (BMI-1: 25.0-29.9 kg/m(2)) control and OSAS and obese (BMI-2: 30.0-34.9 kg/m(2)) control and OSAS subjects with no acute or chronic disorder the following markers(More)
The aim of the study was to determine some biochemical factors reflecting oxidant-antioxidant balance in the blood of patients being in different stages of the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The patients, suspected of OSAS, were submitted to biochemical and somnographic examinations. APolyMesam device was used to establish the severity of apnea(More)
OBJECTIVE The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiovascular disease is intensively discussed. Endothelial leukocyte adhesion molecule (E-selectin) is one of factors facilitating leukocyte migration to the subendothelial layer which could be considered proatherogenic. The aim of the study was to determine E-selectin levels and total(More)
A balance between oxidant carcinogens and endogenous antioxidant defence is of particular relevance to the carcinogenesis. Ceruloplasmin (Cp) carries up to 90% of Cu in plasma and performs ferroxidase, antioxidant and amine oxidase activity. Cu and Zn, as trace elements, have been recognized to play an important role as cofactors of SOD. The study presents(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)
Spirometry is a standard lung function test for diagnosis and staging of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Impulse oscillometry (IOS) can be complementary to spirometry, especially in patients at advanced age and with physical or mental disorders who cannot be diagnosed through spirometry. The aim of this study was to compare IOS and spirometry(More)
UNLABELLED Endothelium dysfunction is well established factor contributing to the development of atheroslerotic plaque. It is characterized by, among other, impaired vasodilatation and increased expression of adhesion molecules. The aim of the study was to estimate changes of serum selectin levels and blood vessels stiffness under the influence of short(More)
The oxygen radicals produced by polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) during ischemia and reperfusion play an important role in the development of arrhythmias. We investigated the influence of selected antiarrhythmic drugs on PMN superoxide anion production. Amiodarone, verapamil and propranolol significantly decreased the stimulated superoxide anion(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to assess the impact of tobacco smoking on the selected risk factors for cardiovascular disease in young adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS we analyzed the results of cardiovascular screening management on medical students aged 20-24. The study was conducted on 438 persons, 350 non-smokers (N) and 88 smokers (S) declared as(More)