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Several bacterial species have inherent ability to colonize solid tumors in vivo. However, their natural anti-tumor activity can be enhanced by genetic engineering that enables these bacteria express or transfer therapeutic molecules into target cells. In this review, we summarize latest research on cancer therapy using genetically modified bacteria with(More)
The effectiveness of bisphosphonate treatment for post-menopausal osteoporosis depends on patients adhering to the therapeutic regimen. We previously showed that patients prefer a once-monthly regimen and the present follow-up study aimed to analyse patients' motivation for this preference. Women with post-menopausal osteoporosis (n = 2035) completed a(More)
Gene therapy provides modern medicine with new perspectives that were unthinkable two decades ago. Progress in molecular biology and, especially, molecular medicine is now changing the basics of clinical medicine. Reports of long-term side effects of the first successful human gene therapy study have slowed the penetration of DNA usage into clinical(More)
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulphate-bound form (DHEAS) are important steroids mainly of adrenal origin. Their physiological and pathophysiological functions are not yet fully identified, although a number of various possible features have been hypothesized. Most popular is the description of the "hormone of youth" as the long-term dynamics of(More)
Consumption of cola beverages is very high worldwide. The health effects of cola intake are not clear, although epidemiological studies point toward associations with obesity, kidney diseases and osteoporosis. Experimental studies are surprisingly rare. In this study, we substituted drinking water of adult male Wistar rats with three different cola(More)
  • Peter Celec
  • 2004
Nuclear factor kappa B (NFkappaB) as a transcription factor plays an important integrating role in the intracellular regulation of immune response, inflammation and cell cycle regulation. Nouvelle insights into the structure and regulation of activation of NFkappaB have brought a detailed picture of the function of this transcription factor. In this review(More)
It has been confirmed in several studies that testosterone can significantly affect brain development. Following metabolism of this hormone by 5α-reductase to dihydrotestosterone, testosterone may act via androgen receptors, or after conversion by aromatase to estradiol, it may act via estrogen receptors. The parts of the brain which are changed under the(More)
BACKGROUND A circalunar cycle is thought to be female sex specific. Results of studies observing the relationship of testosterone and spatial abilities are controversial. OBJECTIVE To describe the infradian variations of testosterone and the correlations between salivary testosterone levels and spatial abilities in young healthy volunteers of both sexes.(More)
Previous observational studies have shown that periodontal status is associated with salivary markers of oxidative damage. A direct comparison of periodontitis patients and controls using a wide palette of salivary markers of oxidative stress is lacking. Characteristics of salivary DNA in periodontitis are unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the(More)