Miłosz Parczewski

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BACKGROUND It is generally accepted that the Pro12Ala polymorphism in peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma2 (PPAR-gamma2) is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. However, studies on an association between the polymorphism and obesity have yielded inconsistent findings. Also, a role of PPAR-gamma receptors in development of(More)
Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases catalyze the metabolism of approximately 40-60% of widely used drugs with a A6986G CYP3A5 polymorphism determining expresser (A6986, *1) and reduced- expresser (*3) variants with modified drug metabolism activity. In this report, the allele frequency of CYP3A5 *1 and *3 (A6986 or G6986, respectively) was analyzed by the(More)
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) has a wide clinical spectrum, from asymptomatic to severe encephalitis, and host-dependent factors determining the outcome remain elusive. We have measured concentrations of pro-inflammatory/Th1 interferon-γ (IFNγ), immunomodulatory/Th2 interleukin-10 (IL-10), anti-viral type I (IFNβ) and type III (IFNλ3) interferons in(More)
Chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) is hypothesized to drive the lymphocyte migration to central nervous system in flavivirus encephalitis, and the non-functional CCR5Δ32 genetic variant was identified as a risk factor of a West Nile virus infection and of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). We have attempted to investigate how CCR5 expression corresponds to the(More)
INTRODUCTION Rilpivirine (RPV) is a second-generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) that was recently approved for the treatment of antiretroviral-naïve individuals with HIV-1 viral load of <100,000 copies/ml. As transmission of the drug resistance mutations to this NNRTI may affect treatment outcomes, the frequency of primary,(More)
Genetic polymophisms of the Duffy antigen receptor for the chemokines (DARC) gene successfully protected against blood stage infection by Plasmodium vivax infection. The Fy (a-, b-) phenotype is predominant among African populations, particularly those originating from West Africa, and it is rare among non-African populations. The aim of this study was to(More)
Factor V Leiden (G1691AFV mutation) is a widely acknowledged risk factor of deep vein thrombosis, including pulmonary embolism as the most serious complication. However, its high prevalence of ∼5% in the Caucasian population might be related to an unknown evolutionary advantage. It might exert a beneficial effect on the carrier, e. g. protecting women from(More)
The aim of the study was to examine an association between the Pro12Ala polymorphism of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ2 gene and blood pressure values assessed by 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in obese patients with long-lasting type II diabetes. Two hundred and fourteen obese patients (95 men and 119 women) with(More)
OBJECTIVES The durability of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) regimens can be measured as time to discontinuation because of toxicity or treatment failure, development of clinical disease or serious long-term adverse events. The aim of this analysis was to compare the durability of nevirapine, efavirenz and lopinavir regimens based on these(More)
Genetic susceptibility to HIV infection was previously proven to be influenced by some chemokine receptor polymorphisms clustering on chromosome 3p21. Here the influence of 5 genetic variants was studied: Δ32CCR5, G(-2459)ACCR5, G190ACCR2, G744ACX3CR1 and C838TCX3CR1. They were screened in a cohort of 168 HIV-1 positive adults [HIV(+) group] and 151(More)