Ilza Salamunić

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Iron metabolism has been intensively examined over the last decade and there are many new players in this field which are worth to be introduced. Since its discovery many studies confirmed role of liver hormone hepcidin as key regulator of iron metabolism and pointed out liver as the central organ of system iron homeostasis. Liver cells receive multiple(More)
Endothelial plasma membrane lipid microdomains, so called lipid rafts/caveolae, are rich in neutral glycosphingolipid, globotriaosylceramide, Gb3Cer, or CD77. Several plasma membrane Ca2+ channels and pumps are located in lipid rafts/caveolae. Increased Ca2+ influx could cause the development of an endothelial proinflammatory phenotype. Therefore, the aim(More)
OBJECTIVES Current therapy of brain abscess (BA) includes a combined approach that involves antibiotics and minimal invasive surgery, but also hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) as a supportive measure. Optimum treatment is still a matter of significant controversy. METHODS The experiment, previously approved by a relevant ethical committee, involved 80(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (ICTS) is a common entrapment neuropathy. Some cases of ICTS are linked to mutations of the transthyretin gene, whereas others are associated with systemic amyloidosis. The majority of ICTS cases are of unknown etiology. OBJECTIVE To study molecular mechanisms of ICTS development. METHODS A total of 71 ICTS(More)
BACKGROUND Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an immune-mediated platelet disorder in which autoantibody-coated platelets are removed from the blood by monocytic phagocytes and there is impaired platelet production. There is a delicate balance of specific cytokine levels, which has an important role in the immune system and is known to be deregulated in(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic infl am-matory connective tissue disorder of unknown cause that can involve joints, kidneys, serous surfaces and vessel walls. It occurs predominantly in young women. Diagnosis requires clinical and serological criteria. Treatment of severe ongoing active disease requires corti-costeroids, often hydroxychloroquine(More)
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