Józefa Dąbek

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Nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) is a crucial transcription factor that participates in a number of physiological and pathological conditions, including immune response, apoptosis, carcinogenesis and inflammatory processes. It is involved in the rapid response to various stimuli such as viral and bacterial infections,(More)
INTRODUCTION Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) is thought to be a vasoprotective cytokine. Numerous reports confirm its significance in blood and plaques. There is, however, a lack of information on the molecular mechanisms involving TGF-β in circulating inflammatory cells in atherogenesis. sThe aim of the study was to assess gene expression of TGF-β and(More)
UNLABELLED Neoplasms of the heart are rare. Usually asymptomatic on the early stage are diagnosed incidentally. Among primary heart neoplasms the most often benign tumors are diagnosed--mostly myxomas, whereas the majority of malignant heart tumors are sarcomas. The aim of this paper was to present heart tumors diagnosed in the cardiology department, their(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac syndrome X (CSX) is characterized by anginal pain with ECG suggestive of ischaemia and normal coronary arteries at angiography. Pathology of CSX involves microvascular dysfunction and is possibly linked with metabolic syndrome. Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) is an enzyme involved in glycolysis. The GAPDH gene is a(More)
The prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute coronary syndromes in patients with haemophilia is much lower than in general population and there is a lack of information regarding safe interventional or surgical treatment of CAD in haemophiliacs. This report presents a case of patient with moderate haemophilia A and unstable angina pectoris, who(More)
Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) is a cytokine engaged in a wide range of diverse and often contradictory functions. Its effect on the cardiovascular system is also ambiguous; on the one hand, there is a strong evidence for so-called 'protective cytokine hypothesis'considering TGF-beta to be an anti-atherogenic and plaque-stabilizing factor, but(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac syndrome X is typically characterized by effort induced anginal pain with ST segment depression suggestive of myocardial ischemia and normal coronary arteries at angiography. The possible mechanism that may participate in the pathology of CSX is a microvascular dysfunction related to inflammatory process affecting endothelium. Interferon(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac syndrome X (CSX) is defined by typical chest pain, ST segment depression on ECG and normal coronary angiography. Pathology of CSX may involve microvascular dysfunction related to inflammation and abnormal pain sensitivity. Kinins are labile peptides participating in vasodilation, inflammation and pain. Their effects are mediated by two(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are an expanding group of proteolytic enzymes that participate in numerous physiological and pathological processes including embryogenesis, connective tissue turn-over, healing, angiogenesis, etc. Disturbances in matrixin activity are observed in carcinogenesis, some degenerative processes, and in inflammation, including(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammation plays a critical role in all stages of atherogenesis, including plaque destabilization leading to the rupture and local thrombosis, clinically manifested as unstable angina (UA) or myocardial infarction (MI). Recent data report enhanced expression of numerous pro-inflammatory genes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) both(More)