Jolanta Kubasik-Juraniec

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The amygdaloid body is a telencephalic structure belonging to the limbic system. The amygdaloid body consists of the two main nuclear groups: corticomedial and basolateral. The former-phylogenetically older group is composed of the central, medial, and cortical nuclei, while the latter, phylogenetically younger one, of the lateral, basolateral and(More)
Many hypothalamic nuclei are involved in the regulation of food intake and energy homeostasis. An ultrastructural investigation of the hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus (VMN), a hypothetical "satiety centre" was performed to explore the morphological basis of altered feeding behaviour of old rats in an experimental model of fasting/refeeding. Young (5(More)
The direct and accurate estimation of nitric dioxide levels is an extremely laborious and technically demanding procedure in the molecular diagnostics of inflammatory processes. The aim of this work is to demonstrate that a stop-flow technique utilizing a specific spectroscopic biosensor can be used for detection of nanomolar quantities of NO(2) in(More)
Inhibitory effect of 1alpha,25dihydroxycholecalciferol (1,25D(3)=calcitriol) in different cell type is well recognized but its promoting effect on vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) is poor established. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine stimulatory effect of calcitriol on aortal SMCs proliferation in culture. We used the cell division(More)
The arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARH) is involved in the control of energy homeostasis. This is the first study on the ultrastructural response of ARH neurons in aged rats after short-term fasting and subsequent refeeding. Male Wistar rats (24 weeks old) were fasted for 48 or 96 hours and were then refed for 24 hours. The controls were normally fed.(More)
In order to explore the morphological basis of the altered feeding behaviour of old rats, an ultrastructural investigation of the magnocellular neurons of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) was performed. Young and old male Wistar rats, 5 and 24 months old, respectively, and with each age group comprising 12 animals, were divided into 3 groups.(More)
Data obtained by using ultrastructural and morphometric approaches revealed three types of neurons in the cat visual claustrum. The most numerous were medium-sized and large ones. They formed 3/4 of the cell population. The ultrastructural properties of those cell types were largely similar. Their cell bodies were oval, round, fusiform or triangular and(More)
The arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARH) is involved in the control of energy homeostasis. Leptin - an adipocyte derived hormone - is known to act on the hypothalamic nuclei and thus to control body weight by food intake reduction. Oxidative stress is believed to be implicated in leptin signalling. However, its relevance for leptin-induced signal(More)
The growth of solid tumours and their metastases is dependent on the development of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). Therefore angiogenesis inhibitors are potential antitumour drugs. In our previous studies it was found that the angiogenesis inhibitor TNP-470 given to transplantable melanoma-bearing hamsters can decrease the rate of the tumour growth,(More)