INTRODUCTION Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is caused by mutations in the C1inh gene, leading to dysfunction of the C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH). C1-INH interacts with MASP-1 and MASP-2 proteases, participating in the mannan-binding lectin (MBL) pathway of complement activation. The aim of the study was to investigate the contribution of possible changes in… (More)
PURPOSE. To investigate the expression of innate immunity components and cytokines in the gastric mucosa among H. pylori infected and uninfected children. Materials and Methods. Biopsies of the antral gastric mucosa from children with dyspeptic symptoms were evaluated. Gene expressions of innate immunity receptors and cytokines were measured by quantitative… (More)
Development of effective and safe therapeutic treatment of fungal infections remains one of the major challenge for modern medicine. The aim of presented investigation was to analyze the in vitro antifungal activity of selected essential oils, ethanolic extracts of propolis and silver nanoparticles dropped on TiO2 against azole-resistant C. albicans (n =… (More)
The Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) is an inherited genetic disorder characterized by a typical facial appearance, microcephaly, growth retardation, immunodeficiency, and a strong predisposition to malignancies, especially of lymphoid origin. NBS patients have a mutation in the NBN gene which involves the repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Here we… (More)
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