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UNLABELLED The expression of matrix metallo-proteinases (MMP-7 and MMP-9) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1 and TIMP-2), which are involved in the degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and tumor growth, was investigated in normal lung tissue, tissue of benign pulmonary diseases and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissue. (More)
BACKGROUND/AIM There were two aims in the present study. The first was to evaluate the usefulness of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) for melanoma detection. The second was to correlate changes of serum levels of IGF1 with the Breslow score and sentinel node metastasis positivity. PATIENTS AND METHODS We examined a group of 216 cases, 77 patients with(More)
AIM The first aim of the project was to evaluate the benefits of the determination of human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) and the risk of ovarian malignancy algorithm (ROMA) index for primary detection of ovarian cancer in a population of Czech women. The second aim was to study the advantages HE4, cancer antigen 125 (CA125) and ROMA index for distinguishing(More)
UNLABELLED Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 1 (TIMP1) regulates not only extracellular matrix catabolism but the major effect in tumor tissue is promotion of cell growth and anti-apoptotic activity. The aim of our study was to evaluate plasma TIMP1 levels and tissue TIMP1 mRNA expression as prognostic markers in NSCLC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
In this study we compared the levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, IL-10 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in population samples characterized by a high or low level of self-reported depression. We measured serum IL-6, IL-8, IL-10 and TNF-alpha in two cohorts which differed in scoring on the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (ZSDS). The group with(More)
Type 2 diabetes and obesity are associated with an enhanced release of a number of adipocytokines. Hyperinsulinemia, frequently present in type 2 diabetes and obesity, might be one of the drivers of the enhanced production of adipocytokines. The aim of this study was to investigate the interstitial levels of cytokines in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SCAT)(More)
PROBLEM The aim of this study was to investigate seminal sperm-agglutinating antibodies, intra-acrosomal proteins, sperm head abnormalities, and cytokines (IL-1beta, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12p70 TNF-alpha, and IFN-gamma) in men from infertile couples. METHOD OF STUDY The direct mixed anti-immunoglobulin reaction test for IgG, IgA, and IgE(More)
UNLABELLED TIMP1 (tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 1) regulates extracellular matrix turnover and also promotes cell growth and has anti-apoptotic activity, which promotes malignant processes in tumor tissue. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relation of plasma TIMP1 protein levels with prognosis in patients with liver metastases, with(More)
BACKGROUND An ovarian cancer marker panel including leptin, prolactin, osteopontin, insulin-like growth factor II (IGFII), macrophage migration inhibitory factor and CA125 was tested for multiplex marker measurement. Multiplex was compared to single assayed tumour markers: CA125, TPS, thymidine kinase, monototal and HE4. PATIENTS AND METHODS The serum(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral blood stem cells are an important source of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) for allogeneic transplantations. Some allogeneic donors mobilize HSCs poorly in response to the granulocyte--colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). The estimation of the mobilization result in an individual donor is difficult due to the absence of suitable(More)