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Overall, doxorubicine-congestive heart failure (CHF) (male Wistar rats and NMRI mice; 6 challenges with doxorubicine (2.5 mg/kg, i.p.) throughout 15 days and then a 4-week-rest period) is consistently deteriorating throughout next 14 days, if not reversed or ameliorated by therapy (/kg per day): a stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC157 (GEPPPGKPADDAGLV, MW(More)
Very recently, the integrity of capsaicin somatosensory neurons and their protection were suggested to be related to the activity in nociception of a newly discovered 15-amino acid peptide, BPC 157, shown to have strong beneficial effect on intestinal and liver lesions. Therefore, from this viewpoint, we have studied the gastroprotective effect of the(More)
The superior effectiveness of a new pentadecapeptide, BPC 157, on gastrointestinal and liver lesions, in conjunction with an antiinflammatory and analgetic activity was recently noted. In the present study, BPC 157 was tested as either a protective or healing agent in bile duct ligation-induced acute pancreatitis in rats. In addition, the positive influence(More)
Nm23-H1/NDPKA and Nm23-H2/NDPKB belong to a large family of NDP kinases, group of structurally and functionally closely related enzymes. The Nm23/NDPs are known to catalyse the transfer of terminal phosphates from ATP to other NTPs and dNTPs. Besides their role in the maintenance of the cells NTP pool the nm23 genes/proteins are known to have additional(More)
Research over the past decade has indicated that melanocortin peptides are potent inhibitors of inflammation and a promising source of new anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective therapies. The purpose of the present paper is to compare protective effects of alpha-, beta-, and gamma-melanocyte stimulating hormone on acetaminophen induced liver lesions in male(More)
To investigate the risk for the development of urolithiasis in 30 children with urolithiasis, 36 children with isolated hematuria, and 15 healthy control children, 24-h urinary excretion of calcium, sodium, oxalate, citrate, sulfate, phosphate, magnesium, urate, chloride, ammonium, and glycosaminoglycans was determined and urine saturation for calcium(More)
The majority of urinary stones in children are composed of calcium oxalate. To investigate the interaction between urinary calcium, oxalate, and citrate as major risk factors for calcium stones formation, their 24-h urinary excretion was determined in 30 children with urolithiasis and 15 normal healthy children. The cutoff points between children with(More)
The urine saturation is considered as the better parameter for the estimation of risk of urolithiasis than any single urinary constituent. However, the determination of urine saturation is unsuitable for routine clinical practice. To evaluate a simpler and cheaper test than urine saturation for distinguishing stone formers from healthy individuals, urinary(More)
We describe new binary algorithm for the prediction of alpha and beta protein folding types from RNA, DNA and amino acid sequences. The method enables quick, simple and accurate prediction of alpha and beta protein folds on a personal computer by means of few binary patterns of coded amino acid and nucleotide physicochemical properties. The algorithm was(More)
OBJECTIVE The etiology of recurrent spontaneous abortions (RSA) in chromosomally normal parents is still unexplained. It is unclear whether or not some factors, such as spontaneous abortions (SA), which occur among extended family members can create a predisposition to RSA. Therefore, this study comprises two parts: (a) an epidemiological part, to evaluate(More)