Magdalena M. Dudek

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A case of a 30-year-old female patient diagnosed with mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma (MT&SCC) of her left kidney of the basis of an abdominal ultrasound scan performed when nonspecific pain is presented. The histopathology report revealed a classic type of MT&SCC. Photographs of histopathological samples are shown. Nephrectomy was applied as(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic as well as anti-inflammatory activities of the new pyrrolo[3,4-d]pyridazinone derivatives. Moreover, the present study attempted to assess some of the mechanisms involved in the pharmacological activity of these compounds. In the previous studies it was shown that these compounds were highly active in the(More)
The objective of the present study was to find out whether brain vasopressin (AVP) and angiotensin II (Ang II) are involved in pressor response to intracerebroventricular (ICV) infusion of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1beta). The experiments were performed on conscious, 12- to 14-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats. Mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR)(More)
The search for drugs with anorectic activity, acting within the adrenergic system has attracted the interest of researchers. Partial α2-adrenoceptor agonists might offer the potential for effective and safe treatment of obesity. We compared the effectiveness and safety of α2-adrenoceptor ligands in reducing body mass. We also analyzed if antagonist and(More)
5HT6 receptor antagonists offer the potential for safe and effective drugs against obesity, because they can reduce weight without causing serious side effects in the cardiovascular system. Also, their anorexic effect is associated with reduced food intake via an enhancement of satiety. In the present study we investigated the anorexic effect of(More)
Recently, it was found that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) may serve as an important transmitter in peripheral organs as well as in the brain. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possible function of H2S in the brain regulation of the circulatory system. Experiments were performed on conscious, male, Wistar-Kyoto rats. Mean arterial blood pressure(More)
This work aimed to investigate the effect of lipoic acid (LA) on sulfane sulfur (S(*)) level and rhodanese activity in rat tissues. In vitro studies conduced so far have indicated that dihydrolipoic acid serves as an S(*) acceptor in the rhodanese-catalyzed S(*) transfer. This study revealed a significant increase in S(*) level and rhodanese activity in the(More)
Sobralia vallecaucana, section Abbreviatae from Valle del Cauca, Colombia, is described and illustrated on the basis of morphological and molecular study. The analyses of the ITS and matK reveal close relationship between the new species and Sobralia klotzscheana. However, S. vallecaucana can be easily distinguished by its large leaves compared to its very(More)
BACKGROUND Lipoic acid (LA) was shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, we present evidence supporting the hypothesis that the anti-inflammatory properties of LA are associated with the formation of hydrogen sulfide (H2S). METHODS The study was conducted on male albino Swiss mice. The animals were treated with carrageenan by(More)
Since serotonin (5-HT) is strongly involved in the etiology and pathophysiology of depression, the development of new antidepressants is still based on the serotonergic system. The complexity of serotonergic system provides an opportunity for the development of compounds with multiple and complementary mechanism of action. This study describes serotonin(More)