Monika Majewska-Szczepanik

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BACKGROUND Contact hypersensitivity (CHS) induced by a topical application of hapten - 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB), is a T cytotoxic (Tc)1-cell-mediated antigen-specific type of skin inflammation. Recently, it has been shown that antidepressant drugs inhibit the T helper (Th)1-mediated CHS reaction induced by picryl chloride. The aim of present study(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a common clinical condition in industrialized countries and often causes occupational diseases. Animal model of contact sensitivity (CS) is commonly used to study ACD in mice and can be induced by skin application of haptens. It has been previously shown that CS is mediated by CD4(+) or CD(8+) T effector(More)
BACKGROUND Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease with limited treatment modalities. The animal model of colitis induced by treatment with trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS-colitis) is commonly used to test new therapies of this disease. In our previous work we found that epicutaneous (EC) immunization with protein antigen(More)
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterized by progressive destruction of insulin-secreting pancreatic β-cells. Both T-cell-mediated adaptive responses as well as innate immune processes are involved in pathogenesis. Interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase M (IRAK-M) can effectively inhibit the MyD88 downstream(More)
Background: Contact hypersensitivity (CS) reaction in the skin is T-cell mediated immune reaction which plays a major role in the pathogenesis and chronicity of various inflammatory skin disorders and, like other delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reactions, affords immunity against tumor cells and microbes. CS response is a self-limiting reaction, and(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) resulting from exposure to low molecular weight chemicals is a common clinical condition in industrialized countries and can be mediated by either Th1 or Tc1 lymphocytes. The animal model of contact sensitivity (CS) is commonly used to study ACD in mice and helps to test new therapeutics. We have previously shown(More)
BACKGROUND Contact hypersensitivity (CHS) reaction induced by a topical application of hapten is a cell-mediated antigen-specific type of skin inflammation mediated by interaction of several subtypes of T cell subpopulations. Recently, it has been shown that antidepressant drugs inhibit CHS reaction, although the mechanism of this effect remains unknown.(More)
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