Marcin J. Zygmunt

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Many studies have documented that placental development is altered by a variety of environmental factors which alter placental bed blood flow and/or oxygen delivery. One of these is sustained weight-bearing exercise. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effects of running throughout pregnancy on villous vascular development and cell(More)
In this paper we study the connection between matrix measures and random walks with a block tridiagonal transition matrix. We derive sufficient conditions such that the blocks of the n-step block tridiagonal transition matrix of the Markov chain can be represented as integrals with respect to a matrix valued spectral measure. Several stochastic properties(More)
BACKGROUND The official birth statistics are regarded as a reliable data source on births and birth rate in the German population. However, they show methodological limitations with respect to the identification of first-time mothers and the number of children per mother. The mothers' social and economical background is not assessed. The goal of the present(More)
The main message of this work is the fact that female sex hormones, progesterone and estradiol, whose levels significantly rise during pregnancy, inhibit the production of anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 with no apparent effect on pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α by activated MZ B cells. This is an important piece of information and helps to better(More)
The endocannabinoid system consists in a family of lipids that binds to and activates cannabinoid receptors. There are two receptors so far described, the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and 2 (CB2). In the context of pregnancy, the endocannabinoid system was shown participates in different key aspects of reproductive events. B-lymphocytes are pleiotropic(More)
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