Michal Ciborowski

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Professional and recreational diving are growing activities in modern life. Diving has been associated with increased prevalence of stroke, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, or bone necrosis. We evaluated the effect of increased pressure equivalent to diving at 30 and 60 m for 30 min in two groups of divers using an untargeted approach with LC-MS(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a permanent and localized aortic dilation, defined as aortic diameter ≥3 cm. It is an asymptomatic but potentially fatal condition because progressive enlargement of the abdominal aorta is spontaneously evolving towards rupture.Biomarkers may help to explain pathological processes of AAA expansion, and allow us to find(More)
In chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), the clinical course of patients is heterogeneous. Some present an aggressive disease onset and require immediate therapy, while others remain without treatment for years. Current disease staging systems developed by Rai and Binet may be useful in forecasting patient survival time, but do not discriminate between(More)
The rat treated with streptozotocin has been proposed as the most appropriate model of systemic oxidative stress for studying antioxidant therapies. In that sense, rosemary extracts have long been recognized as having antioxidant properties, and folic acid may be able to improve endothelial progenitor cell function. A mixture containing both has been tested(More)
Peroxynitrite (ONOO-) strongly inhibits agonist-induced platelet responses. However, the mechanisms involved are not completely defined. Using porcine platelets, we tested the hypothesis that ONOO- reduces platelet aggregation and dense granule secretion by inhibiting energy production. It was found that ONOO- (25-300 microM) inhibited collagen-induced(More)
Polycythemia vera (PV) is associated with an increased frequency of thrombotic complications. This study was undertaken to evaluate the hemostatic balance in the blood of PV patients by means of thromboelastography (TEG). The effect of isovolemic erythrocytapheresis (ECP) on the hemostasis of PV patients was also studied. We assessed the coagulation status(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is perma-nent and localized dilation of the abdominal aorta. Intraluminal thrombus (ILT) is involved in evolution and rupture of AAA. Complex biological processes associated with AAA include oxidative stress, proteolysis, neovascularization, aortic inflammation, cell death, and extracellular matrix breakdown. Biomarkers of(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate whether a link exists between the activation of protein kinase C (PKC), operation of Na(+)/H(+) exchanger (NHE), cell swelling and serotonin (5-HT) secretion in porcine platelets. Activation of platelets by thrombin or phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), a PKC activator, initiated a rapid rise in the activity of(More)
Large-scale meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies have recently confirmed that the rs340874 single-nucleotide polymorphism in PROX1 gene is associated with fasting glycemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus; however, the mechanism of this link was not well established. The aim of our study was to evaluate the functional/phenotypic differences related(More)
In the last decade, proteomic analysis has become an integral tool for investigation of tumor biology, complementing the genetic analysis. The idea of proteomics is to characterize proteins by evaluation of their expressions, functions, and interactions. Proteomics may also provide information about post-translational modifications of proteins and evaluate(More)