Katarzyna Ziemnicka

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BACKGROUND Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) originates from thyroid follicular epithelial cells and belongs to a group of slowly progressing tumors with a relatively good prognosis. However, recurrences and metastases are a serious problem in advanced stages. Furthermore, progression from a well differentiated thyroid carcinoma to an aggressive(More)
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) origins from parafollicular cells and secretes calcitonin. It accounts for 5-10% of malignant thyroid tumors. In MTC, radionuclide imaging is employed as complementary method in addition to the routine radiological procedures. Especially, scintigraphy using labelled peptides that specifically bind to the somatostatin(More)
INTRODUCTION Addison disease (primary insufficience of adrenal cortex) characterized by clinical signs and symptoms associated with deficiency of adrenal hormones. The most frequent etiopathogenesis of Addison disease is related with autoimmunization. In sera of Addison patients are detectable autoantibodies against another endocrine glands. The aim of the(More)
INTRODUCTION It is known that in the sera of patients with Graves, Addison and other autoimmune endocrine diseases we can detect autoantibodies against pituitary antigens. The aim of the study was evaluation of pituitary autoantibodies in Graves' disease patients using immunoblotting methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS Studies were performed in 32 Graves'(More)
A number of studies have indicated that the major autoantibody epitopes on human thyroid peroxidase (TPO) are conformational and are formed by two overlapping immunodominant regions on the TPO molecule. In order to investigate further autoantibody reactivity with TPO, we have studied the TPO binding characteristics of sera from patients with autoimmune(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroendocrine changes are important processes which accompany critical illness, however, the number of clinical studies concentrating on the role of thyroid gland hormones in stroke pathogenesis is relatively small. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the relation between free triiodothyronine (fT3) levels and the prognosis of(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of study was the evaluation of association between psychometric factors in patients with thyroid cancer and in Graves' hyperthyroid patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We examined 50 patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, 42 females (84.75%), 8 males aged from 32 to 64 yr. (x +/- SD: 43 +/- 8.17 yr.) and 50 hyperthyroid patients, 45(More)
PURPOSE Several new somatostatin analogues have been developed for the diagnosis and therapy of different tumours. Since somatostatin receptors are often over-expressed in medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), the aim of our study was to evaluate the utility of scintigraphy with the somatostatin analogue (99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-TOC in MTC in comparison with other(More)
INTRODUCTION One of the potential genes which can increase the risk of cancer is GSTP1 gene. It encodes enzyme called glutathione S-transferase pi class, which is involved in the detoxification of a variety of potential carcinogenic compounds. Polymorphism in this gene can cause the amino acid substitution. This substitution, close to the substrate binding(More)
INTRODUCTION In sera of pituitary disease patients and other autoimmune endocrine disease are detectable pituitary autoantibodies. Until now characterization of pituitary antigen is still unknown. The aim of our study was isolation and characterization of pituitary autoantigen by affinity chromatography. For isolation we have used microsomal fraction of(More)