Gintaras Sudzius

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Purpose of this study was to evaluate the lymphocyte populations' distribution changes in peripheral blood of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). Lymphocyte populations' distribution changes in peripheral blood of pSS patients were investigated in 52 patients with pSS and in 28 healthy controls by flow cytometry. We found decreased absolute(More)
Our aim is to evaluate the complement component C4 (C4) and its fragment C4d (C4d) levels, focusing on their associations with other markers of B cells' activity in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). Humoral factors C4, C4d, B cell-activating factor (BAFF), κ and λ free light chains (FLCs) and IgG (by immunoassay) were investigated in 58(More)
AIM To investigate the T-helper (Th1, Th2 and Th17) cell activity in the peripheral blood of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), non-Sjögren's sicca syndrome (nSS) and healthy controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 34 pSS, 13 nSS patients and 13 healthy controls were stimulated, labeled for cluster of(More)
Skeletal muscle-derived stem/progenitor cells (MDSPCs) have been thoroughly investigated and already used in preclinical studies. However, therapeutic potential of MDSPCs isolated using preplate isolation technique for acute kidney injury (AKI) has not been evaluated. We aimed to characterize rat MDSPCs, compare them with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells(More)
Etiology of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is still unknown, but there is strong evidence that certain pathogens of bacterial or viral origin can incite autoimmune response. The aim of this study was to quantitatively evaluate changes of the main cell populations (dendritic cells, natural killer, natural killer T and cytotoxic T lymphocytes) presumably(More)
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