Julian Świerczyński

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Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is found in neurons of the brain and in the neurons that innervate abdominal organs including liver. Major biological function of hypothalamic NPY is regulation of appetite and body weight homeostasis. In the periphery, biological function of NPY varies, depending on the organ/tissue. Increased hypothalamic NPY mRNA level in response to(More)
Chemerin is an adipokine associated with metabolic syndrome, systemic inflammation and innate immune system. It has been suggested recently that the decrease in renal function may cause an increase in serum chemerin concentration. In this paper we investigated the effect of kidney transplantation on elevated serum chemerin concentration in dialyzed patients(More)
Monitoring level of the metabolites of the coenzyme NAD such as nicotinamide and its oxidized and methylated derivatives is important due to therapeutic applications of these compounds and monitoring of oxidative stress. We evaluated feasibility of using HPLC with electrospray ion-trap mass detection for single run separation and quantitation of all the NAD(More)
Dehydroepiandrosterone (5-androsten-3beta-ol-17-one; DHEA), the main circulating steroid in humans, has been described to exert varied beneficial effects including antiobesity, anti-aging and anticancer action when used at pharmacological doses in experimental animals. To elucidate the mechanism of the pleiotropic effects of DHEA, we studied the effect of(More)
Progesterone affects lipid metabolism in adipose tissue and influences fat distribution in human. The aim of the study was to analyze the effect of progesterone on rat body and fat mass and on expression of genes encoding adipokines involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis. The results presented here indicate that progesterone administration to(More)
BACKGROUND N-methyl-2-pyridone-5-carboxamide (2PY) is one of the end products of nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide (NAD) degradation. We recently found that serum 2PY concentrations in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients were enhanced to the values, which are potentially toxic. The aim of this study was to determine whether 2PY is an inhibitor of(More)
BACKGROUND A high level of circulating PCSK9 binds to the LDL receptor, reduces its cell's surface density and leads to hypercholesterolemia. The aim of this study was to examine the circulating PCSK9 level in patients with kidney disease. METHODS Out of the patients treated in our Departments we selected: (a) 44 patients with CKD stage 3 and 4 (b) 29(More)
Mechanisms involved in the multihormonal regulation of fatty acid synthase have been investigated by comparing levels of its mRNA with rates of enzyme synthesis in chick embryo hepatocytes in culture. Triiodothyronine or insulin caused about a 2.5-fold increase in the relative rate of synthesis of fatty acid synthase. Together, these hormones were(More)
The changes in adenine nucleotide concentration induced by acetate were investigated in rat liver in situ and in isolated rat hepatocytes. Adenosine monophosphate (AMP) concentration increased approximately threefold within 15 minutes after intraperitoneal injection of sodium acetate. A small but significant decrease in adenosine triphosphate (ATP)(More)
Aging is associated with a significant reduction of lipogenic enzyme gene expression and lipogenesis in white adipose tissue (WAT). The age-related increase of lep gene expression could be, in part, responsible for these changes. Considering that sterol regulatory element binding protein 1c (SREBP-1c) plays an important role in regulation of lipogenic(More)