Krzysztof Labuzek

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The cytokines IL-1beta and IL-2 are released from activated glial cells in the central nervous system and they are able to enhance catecholaminergic neurotransmission. There is no data concerning influence of antipsychotics on glial cell activity. Antipsychotics reaching the brain act not only on neurons but probably also on glial cells. The aim of this(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and nitric oxide (NO), both of which are produced by activated microglial cells, are involved in the neuropathogenesis of many diseases affecting the central nervous system (CNS). There is a need to develop drugs that inhibit neurotoxic processes in neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
Neuroleptics penetrate into the brain, where they act not only on neurons but probably also on glial cells. In the available literature, there are no reports on the effect of neuroleptics on cytokine release in glia cultures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of neuroleptics on the release of proinflammatory cytokines (IL-1beta and IL-2) by(More)
Because of methodological limitations and conflicting results of studies conducted thus far, the possible involvement of human adipose tissue in pleiotropic effects of statins and fibrates requires better understanding. Samples of visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue obtained from 23 mixed dyslipidemic patients and 23 normolipidemic subjects were(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of lipid and extralipid parameters in patients with atherogenic dyslipidemia. We investigated the lipid-lowering therapeutic efficacy of fenofibrate and its extralipid influence on oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL), C-reactive protein (CRP), Fibrinogen, factor VII and plasminogen activator type 1(More)
Dercum's disease is a disorder characterized by the development of multiple painful lipomas on the trunk and proximal parts of the extremities. It is a progressive condition that leads to body disfigurement, compressive neu-ropathy, and a chronic pain syndrome [1]. In this letter, we describe the case of a patient with Dercum's disease in whom metformin,(More)
Excessive coagulation and impaired fibrinolysis lead to many hemostatic disorders, which enhance the risk of development of life-threatening cardio-vascular diseases such as myocardial infarction, stroke, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, belonging to the most important factors influencing morbidity and mortality in civilized societies. The(More)
Understanding mechanisms of spinal cord injury and repair requires a reliable experimental model. We have developed a new device that produces a partial damage of spinal cord white matter by means of a precisely adjusted stream of air applied under high pressure. This procedure is less invasive than standard contusion or compression models and does not(More)
The blood-brain barrier significantly impedes treatment of central nervous system disorders by preventing drug entry into the brain. Several strategies have been developed to overcome this problem, but progress has been hampered due to a lack of efficacious drug delivery systems (DDS). Now, owing to DDS, therapeutic compounds can be transported to the site(More)
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