Mariola Marchlewicz

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The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of insulin-like growth factors (IGF1 and IGF2), stem cell factor (SCF) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) on the development of embryos exposed to oxidative stress. C3B6F1 female mice were stimulated with 5 IU of pregnant mare serum gonadotropin and 5 IU of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG). Two-cell embryos(More)
Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death in the West, and a search for factors limiting its occurrence is ongoing. Accumulated data indicate that quercetin, the major flavonol in the plant kingdom, may possess beneficial effects in atherosclerosis. The present study aimed at determination of effects of quercetin on hyperlipidemia and(More)
The aim of this paper is to examine if pre- and neonatal exposure to lead (Pb) may intensify or inhibit apoptosis or necroptosis in the developing rat brain. Pregnant experimental females received 0.1% lead acetate (PbAc) in drinking water from the first day of gestation until weaning of the offspring; the control group received distilled water. During the(More)
The relation was studied between the morphology of tests and epididymides on the one hand, and the lead content in these organs on the other. The testes of rats, which for the time of 5 spermatogeneses (9 months) were drinking 1% lead acetate(II), displayed all generations and layers of spermatogenic cells at respective stages of the seminiferous epithelium(More)
Spermatogenesis is a complex series of cellular changes leading to the formation of haploid male gametes (spermatozoa) and includes mitotic, meiotic and post-meiotic phases. Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are essential for the continuous lifelong production of spermatozoa. Spermatogenesis is initiated when SSC is triggered to undergo mitosis that gives(More)
It has been shown that lead (Pb) is able to induce lipid peroxidation, one of the main manifestations of oxidative stress. In this study we examined the relationship between chronic Pb exposure and level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in reproductive system tissues of sexually mature male Wistar rats. One group of animals (control, K) was allowed to drink(More)
This paper examines the effect of pre- and neonatal exposure of rats to lead (0.1% lead acetate in drinking water, resulting in rat offspring whole blood lead concentration (Pb-B) 4μg/dL) on the energy status of neuronal mitochondria by measuring changes in ATP, ADP, AMP, adenosine, TAN concentration, adenylate energy charge value (AEC) and mitochondrial(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the effect of diet supplementation with L-ascorbic acid (500 mg/L), tocopherol (3 mg/kg b.w.), and/or a water soluble analog of tocopherol (Trolox) (48 mg/L) on ion transport in the colon of rats subjected to a chronic exposure (9 months) to 0.1% lead acetate in drinking water. MATERIAL/METHODS The(More)
Ultrastructural and immunohistochemical (anti-CD3, CD20, CD45RO, CD68 antibodies) studies of human epididymis were performed. In electron microscopy, lymphocytes and macrophages were observed between epididymal epithelial cells and in the inerstitial tissue. However, immunohistochemical reactions with anti-CD3, CD45RO and CD68 antibodies were positive(More)
OBJECTIVE Conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs) have potential antiatherosclerotic properties: they may inhibit atherosclerotic processes by reducing the intensity of inflammatory processes. However, in vivo studies have shown that the application of trans-10, cis-12 CLA in obese men increased their oxidative stress. The objective of this study was to determine(More)