Hanna Winiarska

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Interleukin-12 (IL-12) has been identified as a pro-inflammatory cytokine which is thought to contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. However, to date, the various associations between factors related to the course of type 2 diabetes, like metabolic compensation, beta cell secretory dysfunction, insulin resistance and IL-12 serum levels, remain(More)
BACKGROUND T cells are among the earliest cells to infiltrate the arterial intima during the initial stages of atherosclerosis. Alterations in the peripheral blood lymphocyte distribution might be associated with intensive lymphocytes extravasation and stimulation of atherosclerotic plaque development. Epidemiological data reveal that short-term(More)
IL-15 is a 14-15 kD cytokine produced by monocytes/macrophages and shares some biological actions with IL-2. The serum concentration of IL-15 in type 1 diabetic patients has not been reported seriously. Our studies were performed on 51 patients (28 women and 23 men) with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Healthy control subjects (n=22, 12 women and 10 men, mean age(More)
AIM Recent data have suggested that effective control of postprandial blood glucose can reduce the risk of macroangiopathic complications of diabetes, especially cardiovascular risk. 1,5-Anhydro-D-glucitol (1,5-AG) has been proposed as a marker of short-term hyperglycaemic excursions. We aimed to evaluate its usefulness in patients with type 2 diabetes and(More)
In recent years a great deal of discussion has focused on postprandial hyperglycaemia as a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality. Routinely used parameters of metabolic control such as fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and HbA1c are not useful for determination of daily glucose excursions. 1,5-Anhydro-D-glucitol (1,5-AG) in human plasma has been proposed for(More)
The accumulation of Nxi-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML), a product of glycoxidation and lipoxidation reactions, on tissue proteins is related to the formation and acceleration of diabetic and nondiabetic atherosclerotic lesions. Yet, little is known about the levels of circulating serum CML-containing protein in nondiabetic patients with clinical symptoms of(More)
OBJECTIVE Hyperproinsulinemia in type 2 diabetic subjects has recently been accepted as an independent cardiovascular risk factor. Moreover, it has been confirmed that high proinsulin concentrations stimulate amylin secretion by pancreatic beta-cells and amyloid accumulation within pancreatic islets leading to impairment of pancreatic islets secretory(More)
The hypoglycaemic effects of two quinolizidine alkaloids: lupanine and 2-thionosparteine were examined in non-diabetic and in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The model of experimental diabetes can be considered to be related to diabetes mellitus type 2 with regards to the impairment of beta-cells' secretory function. A single intraperitoneal injection(More)
AIMS To evaluate the use of the plasma 1,5-anhydro-d-glucitol (1,5-AG) level as a possible marker for glucose excursions in pregnant women with diabetes. METHODS The study group consisted of 55 pregnant women with diabetes (gestational diabetes mellitus-GDM, n = 28 or pre-gestational diabetes mellitus -PGDM, n = 27), without hepatic or renal(More)
Epidemiological data collected over the last few decades have demonstrated the significant role of acute (especially postprandial) hyperglycaemia in the development of macrovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, the influence of SUR1 exon 16-3c/t polymorphism on impaired insulin secretion during acute hyperglycaemic episodes has(More)