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A superior effectiveness in various lesionassays was noted for the novel pentadecapeptide BPC 157,originated from human gastric juice protein (BPC) andclaimed to be a cytoprotective agent. From this viewpoint, as a previously untreatedexperimental improvement to create an acid-freeenvironmental for cytoprotection studies, totalgastrectomy was done 24 hr(More)
Since superior protection against differentgastrointestinal and liver lesions and antiinflammatoryand analgesic activities were noted for pentadecapeptideBPC (an essential fragment of an organoprotective gastric juice protein named BPC), thebeneficial mechanism of BPC 157 and its likelyinteractions with other systems were studied. Hence itsbeneficial(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)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to find an early indicator of metabolic syndrome (MetS). DESIGN AND METHODS We measured several anthropometric, biochemical, haematological, and oxidative damage parameters in 128 middle-aged Caucasian men divided into two groups: patients with MetS (n=69) and healthy controls (n=59), and used Weka REPTree and(More)
BACKGROUND Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an immune-mediated platelet disorder in which autoantibody-coated platelets are removed from the blood by monocytic phagocytes and there is impaired platelet production. There is a delicate balance of specific cytokine levels, which has an important role in the immune system and is known to be deregulated in(More)
Molecular Recognition Theory is based on the finding of Blalock et al. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 121 (1984) 203–207; Nature Med. 1 (1995) 876–878; Biochem. J. 234 (1986) 679–683) that peptides specified by the complementary RNAs bind to each other with higher specificity and efficacy. This theory is investigated considering the interaction of the(More)
Antisense peptide technology is a valuable tool for deriving new biologically active molecules and performing peptide-receptor modulation. It is based on the fact that peptides specified by the complementary (antisense) nucleotide sequences often bind to each other with a higher specificity and efficacy. We tested the validity of this concept on the example(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)