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INTRODUCTION The present study was conducted to assess the value of serum concentration of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis and septic shock with respect to its ability to differentiate between infectious and noninfectious etiologies in SIRS and to predict prognosis. METHODS(More)
A stable isotope dilution assay using D3-mevalonic acid was developed and applied to the study of mevalonic aciduria. The method also appears to be suitable for the evaluation of different therapeutic regimens in patients with hypercholesterolemia. Mevalonic acid was isolated by liquid partition chromatography and quantified as the underivatized lactone by(More)
Few cases of asymptomatic cholesteryl ester storage disease (CESD) due to low enzymatic activity of human lysosomal acid lipase/cholesteryl ester hydrolase (hLAL) have been reported thus far in adults Here, we describe a 51-year-old man with a long clinical history of mixed hyperlipoproteinemia and severe premature atherosclerosis, but with no signs of(More)
1. Growth curves of nine selected lines and one random-bred control population (in total, n = 1070) were evaluated by the Richards function. The ducks were weighed at 7-d intervals and, after the tenth week, every second week (up to 18 weeks). Food and water were supplied ad libitum. 2. The predicted curves closely fitted the weight data points (R2 =(More)
Lysosomal lipase deficiency is a hereditary autosomal recessive enzymopathy leading to lysosomal storage of triacylglycerols (TAG) and cholesterol esters (CE). In particular cells with a permanently high receptor-mediated LDL endocytosis are affected (liver, kidneys). There are two basic phenotypes. The fatal infantile phenotype (Wolman's disease) with(More)
Complete evaluation of cerebrospinal fluid proteinogram represents a routine request of the clinician in the analysis of CSF in the Czech Republic. It comprises the measurement of concentrations of acute phase proteins (CRP, orosomucoid, haptoglobin, transferrin, prealbumin), immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, IgM), compressive markers (albumin, fibrinogen),(More)
1. The Richards function was used to describe the growth curves (n = 989) of 9 broiler lines. Chickens were fed ad libitum and body weight was recorded every second week from hatching to 26 weeks of age. 2. The accuracy of curve fit measured by the coefficient of determination (R2) was better for males than for females (0.9986-0.9995 vs 0.9972-0.9988,(More)
Is the common 844ins68 polymorphism in the cystathionine b-synthase gene associated with atherosclerosis? M. B. E. J. M. E. Zaykova3, Orenda c— 1, Mus—kova 1, Richterova 1, Zva rova 2, S‹ tefek2, J. P. Kraus4, J. J. and V . Str— •brny 3, Hya nek3 Koz— ich1* 1 Institute of Inherited Metabolic Diseases, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University,(More)
Although several genetic factors have been implicated as determinants of blood folate concentration in various populations, their effect on folate status in the Czech population has not yet been examined. We explored whether blood folate concentrations in healthy Czech population are associated with polymorphisms in 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase(More)