Jerzy Krupinski

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Caspases play crucial roles in the inflammatory response and in the cell pathway leading to apoptosis. Caspase 1 (ICE), 2 (Nedd2), 3 (CPP32), 6 (Mch2) and 8 (Mch5, FLICE) expression was examined using immunohistochemistry in the brains of rats and gerbils following systemic administration of kainic acid (KA). The distribution of caspase expression was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke is one of the most common causes of mortality and morbidity in the Western world. It results from the occlusion of a cerebral artery followed by severe disturbances in blood supply through microvessels to brain tissue. Despite an extensive literature its pathophysiology is poorly understood, and this has severely impeded the(More)
BACKGROUND Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare triplet repeat (CAG) disorder. Advanced, multi-centre, multi-national research frameworks are needed to study simultaneously multiple complementary aspects of HD. This includes the natural history of HD, its management and the collection of clinical information and biosamples for research. METHODS We report(More)
Although statins are being used for secondary prevention of ischemic stroke, recent experimental data have shown new pleiotropic effects of these drugs responsible for their role in neuroprotection. We conducted a pilot, double-blind, randomized, multicenter clinical trial to study for the first time safety and efficacy of simvastatin in the acute phase of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Occlusion in cerebral vessels results in ischemic stroke and is followed by proliferation of microvessels, ie, angiogenesis. The process is particularly marked in the border zone of the infarct, known as the ischemic penumbra. This increase in vascularization is likely to be caused by the action of angiogenic factors, such as TGF-beta(More)
Stroke is the major cause of adult brain dysfunction. In an experimental approach to evaluate the possible beneficial effects of administration of neurotrophic factors in stroke, we have used a model of distal middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion in adult rats. In this model, we found: (1) a permanent reduction of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)(More)
We have recently shown that the degradation products of hyaluronan of 3 to 10 disaccharides (o-HA), but not native high molecular weight hyaluronan, can induce angiogenesis in vivo and, as such, o-HA is an important regulator of the neovascularization process. As a continuation of this work, we have studied the cytoplasmic signal transduction pathways(More)
Ischemic stroke results from a reduction in cerebral blood flow to a focal region of the brain after the occlusion of an artery, causing damage to nervous tissue. There is a region of cerebral ischemic tissue (penumbra) surrounding an acute cerebral infarct that is dysfunctional but potentially viable. Restoration of perfusion in the penumbra may ameliorate(More)
Current understanding of the patho-physiological events that follow acute ischaemic stroke suggests that treatment regimens could be improved by manipulation of gene transcription and protein activation, especially in the penumbra region adjacent to the infarct. An immediate reduction in excitotoxicity in response to hypoxia, as well as the subsequent(More)
Currently, neuropsychological impairment among HIV+ patients on antiretroviral therapy leads to a reduction in the quality of life and it is an important challenge due to the high prevalence of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders and its concomitant consequences in relation to morbidity and mortality- including those HIV+ patients with adequate(More)