Maria Martyńska

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By use of quantitative thin-layer chromatography, urinary porphyrins were examined in 40 healthy volunteers, 38 patients with prophyria cutanea tarda (PCT), and 139 patients with various liver diseases. Significant elevations not only of coproporphyrin but also of some other porphyrins were found in many patients with liver disease. However, there was no(More)
BACKGROUND The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) can decompose extracellular matrix (ECM) components and brake down basement membranes and, thus, promote tumor local invasion and metastasis. METHODS We studied 41 patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oropharynx who underwent surgical(More)