Marta Kalousová

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Biomarkers currently play an important role in the detection and management of patients with several different types of gastrointestinal cancer, especially colorectal, gastric, gastro-oesophageal junction (GOJ) adenocarcinomas and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). The aim of this article is to provide updated and evidence-based guidelines for the use(More)
Accelerated glycoxidation takes part in the development of diabetic complications. We determined advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) and advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) in the sera of 52 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) - 18 with DM Type 1 and 34 with DM Type 2 and examined their relationship to the compensation of the disease. AGEs were(More)
Several diseases (atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, chronic renal failure) are associated with oxidative and carbonyl stress, microinflammation and eventually autoimmune reaction. Both oxidative and carbonyl stress cause damage to important biological structures-proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids and may enhance inflammatory response. New(More)
Receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) may be involved in the pathogenesis of the cancer progression and metastasis. Pathological effects mediated via RAGE are physiologically inhibited by soluble RAGE (sRAGE), so the higher sRAGE levels may confer the patients with cancer with better outcome. The aim was to study sRAGE and RAGE gene(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) accumulate in patients with decreased renal function and exert various toxic effects through the receptor for AGEs (RAGE). Soluble RAGE (sRAGE) is a naturally occurring inhibitor of AGE-RAGE action. The aim of the study is to describe the relationship of sRAGE to renal function and dialysis modalities. (More)
BACKGROUND The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is involved in the pathogenesis of vascular and inflammatory diseases. The pathological effects mediated via RAGE are physiologically inhibited by soluble RAGE (sRAGE). Our aim was to study sRAGE and RAGE gene polymorphisms in haemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS A total of 261 stable HD(More)
UNLABELLED Oxidative and carbonyl stress may, on one hand, contribute to the progression of cancer, on the other hand, they may have some antiproliferative effects. We examined serum levels of AGEs (advanced glycation end-products), CML (carboxymethyllysine) and AOPP (advanced oxidation protein products) in 86 patients with breast cancer subdivided based on(More)
OBJECTIVE Pregnancy and mainly its complications are associated with increased oxidative stress. Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) can serve as one of its markers. SETTING First Institute of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry and Institute for Clinical Biochemistry, First Medical Faculty, Charles University; Institute for Care of Mother and(More)
To assess levels of matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 (MMP-2 and MMP-9) in follicular fluids and sera of female patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment, and discover the role of MMPs in IVF outcome prediction. Sera and follicular fluids were obtained from 58 female patients treated for infertility by IVF. Twenty-nine of them became(More)
As traditional risk factors are unable to fully explain the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD), novel mechanisms became a target of many investigations. Our aim was to study the response of selected markers to physical exercise. High-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 (MMP-2, MMP-9), advanced oxidation(More)