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The circadian molecular clock is an internal time-keeping system composed of centrally synchronized tissue-level pacemakers. Here, we explored the ontogeny of the clock machinery in the developing kidney. Pregnant rats were housed at 12-12 h light-dark cycles. Offsprings were killed at 4-h intervals on embryonic day 20 and at postnatal weeks 1, 4, and 12.(More)
A 2-to 16-fold increase in the number of glucocorticoid receptors of circulating lymphocytes was observed in 17 septic patients as compared to 10 control patients with no inflammatory disease. The number of receptors was low in 3 septic patients who did not respond to antibiotic and glucocorticoid therapy and died. Intravenous administration of 100 mg of(More)
Aplastic anaemia (AA) is an immune-mediated bone marrow failure associated with high serum levels of flt3 ligand (FL). We examined expression of the membrane-bound isoform of FL in peripheral blood and bone marrow cells from AA patients at diagnosis (n = 16) and after immunosuppressive (IS) treatment (n = 36). Flow cytometry demonstrated strongly increased(More)
The number of steroid receptors of circulating lymphocytes was determined in 13 patients with inflammatory bowel disease and in controls. Marked reduction of the number of receptors was observed both in Crohn's disease and in ulcerative colitis; no receptors were detected by radioactive hormone binding assay in 4 cases.
Previous experimental data suggest that steroids might have protective effects during hypoxic/ischemic injury of various organs. In this study, the association between dexamethason (Dexa) treatment and the anti-apoptotic SGK-1 was tested in ischemic renal injury. In vitro, HK-2 cells were exposed to 24 h hypoxia, and the effect of Dexa incubation on SGK-1(More)
Microsomal aniline p-hydroxylase and aminopyrine N-demethylase activities were inhibited by mitochondria. The magnitude of the inhibition increased in parallel with the amount of added mitochondria. The inhibition was reverted by 0.2 mM KCN. Marked inhibition of these microsomal enzyme activities was observed also in the presence of cytochrome c and low(More)
Several studies reported sexual dimorphism in the signaling mechanisms of renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). The anti-apoptotic serum and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase-1 (SGK-1) is up-regulated and has a significant protective role in renal I/R. SGK-1 has several target molecules, and inhibition of the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) transcription(More)
NODAT and IGT are well-known complications of immunosuppressive therapy after transplantation being a risk factor for cardiovascular disease affecting patient and graft survival. Therefore, early identification and treatment are of high importance. In this study, we examined the glycemic homeostasis of 20 renal-transplanted children using routine laboratory(More)
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