Michael A. Popov

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Classical complement pathway is an important innate immune mechanism, which is usually triggered by binding of C1q to immunoglobulins, pentraxins and other target molecules. Although the activation of the classical pathway is crucial in the host defence, its undesirable and uncontrolled activation can lead to tissue damage. Thus, understanding the molecular(More)
The role of the autonomic nervous system in the development of ischemic cardiac arrhythmias was studied in acute experiments on cats receiving thyrotropin-releasing hormone. Bilateral vagotomy attenuated, while bilateral transection of cardiac branches of the stellate ganglia completely abolished the antiarrhythmic effect of thyrotropin-releasing hormone.
PURPOSE To determine the specifics of inhaled iloprost effect on pulmonary and systemic hemodynamics in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS 47 vasore- activity tests (VRT) with 20 micrograms inhaled iloprost (Ventavis, Bayer) were performed in 39 candidates on heart(More)
The thyroid was ultrasonographically studied in 384 pre-term babies aged 4-8 days of life. The sizes of thyroid lobes were determined; the echogenicity of the thyroid was compared with that of the parotid salivary gland. The infants were born by apparently healthy mothers and females with iodine deficiency. An original procedure for neonatal ultrasound(More)