Ján Kotwica

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UNLABELLED In vitro experiments on oviducts of cyclic cows were undertaken to study: (1) the content of dopamine (DA), noradrenaline (NA) and adrenaline (A) in infundibulum, ampulla and isthmus, (2) the concentration of oxytocin receptors (OTR) in oviductal tissues and (3) the motility of ampulla and isthmus. Changes of DA content were observed in the(More)
Strips of longitudinal myometrium from cows were obtained on days 19-21 and 1-5 of the estrous cycle and incubated (aerated atmosphere; 4 degrees C; 24, 48 or 72 h) with a mixture of PCBs Aroclor (Ar) 1248 or with one of three PCBs (77, 126 or 153), all at doses of 10 or 100 ng/ml. The force and frequency of spontaneous and oxytocin (OT; 10(-7)M)-stimulated(More)
AIMS The aim of our in vitro studies was to understand the role of leptin and the insulin-like growth factor I/insulin-like growth factor protein (IGF/IGFBP) system in controlling human ovarian function. METHODS We studied the action of leptin (0, 1, 10, or 100 ng/ml) and immunoneutralization of IGF-I using specific antiserum (0.1%) on the release of(More)
The aim of our in vitro experiments with isolated porcine ovarian follicles was to study the effects of gonadotropins, GH, IGF-I and oxytocin (OT) on release of ovarian steroid, OT, IGF-I, insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), prostaglandin F (PGF), prostaglandin E (PGE) and cAMP. It was found that quarters of ovarian follicles cultured(More)
The aim of these studies was to investigate the effect of LH, progesterone (P4), PGE, noradrenaline (NA) and a nitric oxide donor, S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (S-NAP), on steroid acute regulatory protein (StAR), 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3beta-HSD) and cytochrome P450 side chain cleavage (P450scc) gene expression and on the synthesis of their(More)
Sow ovaries with their ovarian pedicle were isolated and supplied with blood from the middle uterine artery. During the 30 min of infusion with [3H]testosterone into the ovarian vein 3 cm below the ovary and for the 30 min after the infusion, radioactivity was detected in tissue fluid 3 cm laterally from the ovarian vein and artery. When [3H]testosterone(More)
The aims of this study on porcine ovarian granulosa cells were to examine the effect of GH on oxytocin (OT), IGF-I and IGF-I receptors, IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), progesterone and prostaglandin E (PGE), as well as to determine whether IGF-I and/or OT may be mediators of GH action. The cells were cultured either with porcine GH (pGH) (1 ng/ml to 10(More)
The role of oxytocin (OT) in the regulation of prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha) secretion during luteolysis in gilts was studied using a highly specific OT antagonist (CAP-581). In Experiment 1 gilts on Days 14 to 19 of the oestrous cycle in Latin square design were used, to determine the dose and time of application of OT and CAP. In Group I (n = 6)(More)
The aim of our in vitro experiments was to examine the role of transcription factor p53 in controlling the basic functions of ovarian cells and their response to hormonal treatments. Porcine ovarian granulosa cells, transfected and non-transfected with a gene construct encoding p53, were cultured with ghrelin and FSH (all at concentrations of 0, 1, 10, or(More)