Jana Petrkova

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Chemokine-driven migration of inflammatory cells has been implicated in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis-associated conditions such as ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction. In this study, a candidate chemokine, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, was investigated in patients with both aforementioned manifestations of atheroslerotic inflammation.(More)
Monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 is the key chemokine in the process of atheroslerotic vascular inflammation. Examining already reported association between coronary artery disease (CAD) and the SNP A/G in the MCP-1 gene (position -2518), 139 Czech patients with CAD manifested as myocardial infarction (MI) and 359 unrelated healthy control (C)(More)
Examining an association between myocardial infarction (MI) and the Val/Ile polymorphism in the gene for CC chemokine receptor (CCR)2 at the position 64 (CCR2-V64I), 122 MI Czech patients and 277 unrelated control (C) subjects were genotyped by PCR-SSP. The frequency of the VI genotype of CCR2-V64I was increased in MI patients in comparison with the control(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding regulatory sequences that govern posttranscriptional inhibition of genes through binding mainly at regulatory regions. The regulatory mechanism of miRNAs are influenced by complex crosstalk among single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within miRNA seed region and epigenetic modifications. Circulating miRNAs exhibit potential(More)
BACKGROUND Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a cytokine implicated in early and advanced atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether polymorphism of MIF gene is associated with myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in MIF gene (-173G/C, rs755622) was investigated in Czech (n=219) and(More)
We investigated the MCP-1 -2518 (A/G) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in Slovak cohort of patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD). Our study comprised 270 patients with IHD, out of them 92 with myocardial infarction (MI). We found that the frequencies of the mutant GG genotype in Slovak patients with IHD (10.7%; p=0.019) and MI (12.0%; p=0.046) were(More)
The aim of our work was to find if MCP-1 -2518 (A/G) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) influences somehow the serum concentrations of high-sensitive CRP (hsCRP) both in patients suffering from ischemic heart disease (IHD), myocardial infarction (MI), angina pectoris (AP), and hypertension (HT) and in control group of healthy subjects. Totally, 263(More)
Recent findings indicated that monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP1) and its C-C chemokine receptor type 2 (CCR2) play a key role in ischemic stroke (IS) progression. This study was aimed at evaluating the potential association of the MCP1 gene (MCP1) rs1024611 (-2518 A>G) and CCR2 gene (CCR2) rs1799864 (V64I; 190 G>A) functional single nucleotide(More)