BACKGROUND The issue of heat shock protein (HSP) 70 and anti-HSP70 antibodies in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has never been explored. OBJECTIVE To determine the nasal secretion (NS) levels of HSP70 and anti-HSP70 antibodies in patients with CRS with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and patients with CRS without nasal polyps (CRSsNP), and to evaluate their… (More)
Moderate exogenous hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with an increase in lymphocyte count (mainly at the expense of cytotoxic T cells), a 2-fold drop of the immunoregulatory index, and increase in TNF-α, IFN-γ, and IL-17α concentrations in the serum and in mononuclear cells. Homocysteine concentration in the mononuclears remains unchanged.
The authors present a method for experimental reproduction of stages of the acute respiratory distress syndrome development, including the initial stage -acute pulmonary injury. Concentrated neutrophil transmitters served as the factor triggering the development of the process. The adequacy of the model was confirmed by the clear-cut morphological stages of… (More)