Olga Maslakova

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CXC chemokines play a central role in regulation of neutrophil activation and chemotaxis. Because the chemotactic responses of neutrophils are impaired after phagocytosis, we explored the effect of phagocytic stimuli on the expression of interleukin-8 (IL-8) receptors, CXCR1 and CXCR2, in human neutrophils. After phagocytosis of opsonized yeast, the(More)
Cell surface glycans present docking sites to endogenous lectins. With growing insight into the diversity of lectin families it becomes important to answer the question on the activity profiles of individual family members. Focusing on galectins (beta-galactoside-binding proteins without Ca(2+)-requirement sharing the jelly-roll-like folding pattern), this(More)
To assess whether cancer-induced pleurisy is associated with an alteration of nitric oxide (NO)-synthase activity, the levels of nitrate/nitrite (NOx) were measured in blood serum (BS) and pleural effusion (PE) of 35 cancer patients (secondary pleural metastases and mesotheliomas), eight patients with benign lung diseases, and in BS of nine healthy donors.(More)
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