Ladislav Šenolt

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BACKGROUND Resistin is a newly identified adipocytokine which has demonstrated links between obesity and insulin resistance in rodents. In humans, proinflammatory properties of resistin are superior to its insulin resistance-inducing effects. OBJECTIVES To assess resistin expression in synovial tissues, serum and synovial fluid from patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to examine the serum levels of S100 proteins and to evaluate their role in patients with recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Serum levels of S100A8/9 and S100A12 were analysed in 43 patients with recent-onset RA, both before and three months after the initiation of conventional treatment, as well as in 32(More)
Resistin was originally described as an adipocyte-secreted peptide that induced insulin resistance in rodents. Increasing evidence indicates its important regulatory roles in various biological processes, including several inflammatory diseases. Further studies have shown that resistin in humans, in contrast to its production by adipocytes in mice, is(More)
The metastasis-associated protein S100A4 promotes the progression of cancer by regulating the remodelling of the extracellular matrix. The expression of S100A4 in vivo is shown and the functional role of S100A4 in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritisis is explored. The expression of S100A4 in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of parameters for early diagnosis and treatment response would be beneficial for patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) to prevent ongoing joint damage. miRNAs have features of potential biomarkers, and an altered expression of miRNAs was shown in established rheumatoid arthritis (RA). OBJECTIVE To analyse RA associated(More)
Adiponectin has been shown to exert insulin-sensitizing, anti-atherogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties in metabolic diseases. It has been suggested that adiponectin may play a role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To assess adiponectin in serum and synovial fluid from patients with RA and osteoarthritis (OA), and in serum from healthy controls.(More)
Scientifi c interest in adipose tissue-derived peptides has increased dramatically in recent years.1 Several mediators known as adipo(cyto)kines were fi rst associated with the pathophysiology of obesity-related complications; however, a signifi cant role for adipokines such as leptin, adiponectin, resistin and visfatin in regulating immune responses and(More)
OBJECTIVE Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) is an inhibitor of osteoblastogenesis, and its lower levels are linked to new bone formation. The aim of this study was therefore to explore serum levels of DKK-1 and to evaluate DKK-1's association with the severity of spinal involvement in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). METHODS Serum levels of total and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the involvement of the metastasis-inducing protein S100A4 (Mts-1) in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Synovial tissue, synovial fluid, and plasma were obtained from RA and osteoarthritis (OA) patients who were undergoing joint surgery. Immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence analyses and enzyme-linked(More)
OBJECTIVE Interleukin-35 (IL-35) is a heterodimeric member of the IL-12 family consisting of p35/IL-12a and EBI3/IL-27b subunits. Expressed in murine Treg cells, IL-35 controls inflammatory diseases in mouse models. However, human IL-35 is expressed in Teff cells rather than in Treg cells and is shown to be upregulated under inflammatory conditions. Our aim(More)