Jan Kazimierz Stepiński

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OBJECTIVE Helicobacter DNA has been detected in the hepatobiliary tree of patients with chronic liver diseases (CLD). The presence of H. pylori in the stomach compared with in the liver of the same patients with CLD has not been studied, therefore to the aim of this study was to investigate the presence of Helicobacter DNA and antigens in the liver and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze association between HLA-DRB1 alleles and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in the Polish population. METHODS The HLA-DRB1 typing was performed using sequence-specific amplification (polymerase chain reaction with sequence specific primer [PCR-SSP] in 31 patients and 58 healthy volunteers. The DRB1 primers were(More)
Hyperglycemia increases the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). NAD(P)H oxidase, producing superoxide anion, is the main source of ROS in diabetic podocytes and their production contributes to the development of diabetic nephropathy. We have investigated the effect of an antidiabetic drug, metformin on the production of superoxide anion in cultured(More)
ATP and adenosine are important extracellular regulators of glomerular functions. In this study, ATP release from glomeruli suspension and its extracellular metabolism were investigated. Basal extraglomerular ATP concentration (1nM) increased several fold during inhibition of ecto-ATPase activity, reflecting the basal ATP release rate. Mechanical(More)
BACKGROUND High glucose and mechanical strain resulting from capillary hypertension are relevant risk factors affecting glomerular cells in diabetes. Altered activity of the natriuretic peptide (NP) system acting via vasorelaxing cyclic guanosine 5' monophosphate (cGMP) has been proposed to be one of the reasons for diabetes-dependent impairment of kidney(More)
Natriuretic peptides (NP), together with nitric oxide (NO) are powerful relaxing factors acting via a common second messenger, cyclic GMP (cGMP). Together with other vasoactive modulators, these vasorelaxing factors play an essential role in regulating the function of kidney glomeruli. The presence of NP receptors in podocytes has been well documented.(More)
INTRODUCTION Discussion on the frequency of coexistent celiac disease and type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) as well as an attempt to standardize diagnostic methods of celiac disease detection among DM1 children have been performed. OBJECTIVES To assess the incidence of celiac disease among DM1 children in the Pomeranian region of Poland followed by analysis(More)
Störungen des Kohlenhydratstoffwechsels bei akuter Urämie sind charakterisiert durch den Abbau von Leber- und Muskelglykogen bei gleichzeitiger Aktivierung der hepatischen Glukoneogenese. Die Substitution essentieller Aminosäuren und Ketosäuren führt nach bilateraler Nephrektomie in der Leber zu einer Stimulierung der Glykogensynthese, ein Effekt, der an(More)
ANP and NO act via different receptors, although inducing the common intracellular messenger - cyclic GMP. However, interaction between both factors remains unclear. Our observations suggested that in the rat kidney glomeruli, activities of the ANP- and NO-dependent guanylyl cyclase systems may be mutually compensated. To check this, we have tested effects(More)
The podocytes are highly differentiated cells playing a key role in glomerular filtration. Vasoactive factors including angiotensin II (Ang II) and cyclic guanosine 5' monophosphate (cGMP) are synthesized by these cells upon stimulation as well as in the basal state. In this study we have tested whether angiotensin II affects the total synthesis of cGMP in(More)