Martina Šterclová

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and sarcoidosis belong to interstitial lung diseases (ILD) where an imbalance of regulatory, profibrotic and antifibrotic cytokines is hypothesized. The relationship of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid (BALF) cytokines, BALF cell profile and ILD course is supposed. The aim of our study(More)
AIMS We studied the influence of IL-4 gene polymorphisms on the IPF phenotype, i.e., extent of radiological changes (HRCT interstitial (IS) and alveolar (AS) score) and histopathological markers from lung biopsies. PATIENTS AND METHODS 46 IPF patients underwent genotyping, 43 of them had HRCT and 14 patients had a surgical lung biopsy. The HRCT scans were(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchial asthma (BA) are 2 severe respiratory disorders with different predominated immunopathologies. There are several "novel molecules" from different families that are proposed as part of the etiopathogenesis of COPD and BA. Proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR-2), thymic stromal lymphoprotein (TSLP),(More)
The aim of our study is to find differences in IgG in sera of potentially exposed and nonexposed individuals and to detect differences in concentrations of specific serum IgG among subjects with and without EAA. Seventy-two patients being followed for suspected interstitial lung disease were included. Specific IgG in sera were established by ImmunoCAP.(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis is a disease characterized by granuloma formation in many organs, but mostly in lung and lymph nodes. The immunopathogenic background of the disease is probably based on disregulation of immune response to different antigens. The imbalance of immune reactivity might be influenced by genetic background. In our study, we have(More)
Sarcoidosis (SARC) and extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) share certain markers, making a differential diagnosis difficult even with histopathological investigation. In lung tissue, proteinase-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) is primarily investigated with regard to epithelial and inflammatory perspectives. Varying levels of certain chemokines can be a useful(More)
Aberrant antioxidant activity and excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) are hallmarks of interstitial lung diseases (ILD). It is known that oxidative stress alters the ECM, but extracellular antioxidant defence mechanisms in ILD are incompletely understood. Here, we extracted abundance and detergent solubility of extracellular antioxidant(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study is to investigate correlations of T(H)1/T(H)2 cytokine gene polymorphisms and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) cytokine values in interstitial lung diseases (ILD). METHODS In 16 sarcoidosis, 7 idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and 8 hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) patients we evaluated IL-1 alpha, -1R, -1RA, -2, -4,(More)
AIMS The main feature of fibrosing idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (fIIPs) is the fibroproliferative potential of underlying pathogenetic process. We hypothesize that the concentration of potential markers of fibroproliferative healing, PAR-2, TGF-β1, TNF-α and IL-4Rα in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) differ in patients with fIIPs compared to(More)
Authors describe two cases of disseminated Mycobacterium bovis infection in two immunocompromised patients with central venous portcatheter. Diagnosis has been confirmed by cultivation from catether material. Antituberculotic treatment lead in the first case to clinical improvement and in the second case to clinical and radiological improvement.