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Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is the most severe histologic form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is emerging as the most common clinically important form of liver disease in obese patients. The prevalence of NASH may increase with the rise in the rate of obesity and metabolic syndrome in affluent communities. The aim of this work(More)
BACKGROUND Liver steatosis and iron overload, which are frequently observed in chronic hepatitis C (CHC), may contribute to the progression of liver injury. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between liver steatosis and iron overload in Polish patients with CHC compared to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and HFE-hereditary(More)
A case of meningioangiomatosis, resected from the parietal lobe in a 31-year-old female is presented. Macroscopically, the lesion was composed of five calcified nodules embedded within hardened elastic tissue. Histologically, cortical and subcortical calcified masses were found surrounded by a palisade of spindle and/or oval cells. In adjacent nervous(More)
A soluble complement inhibitor factor H (FH) and its splice variant factor H-like protein (FHL) have been recently discovered to play a major role in malignant cell escape from complement-mediated cytotoxicity in lung-, ovarian- and glia-derived neoplasms. The role of FH in colon cancer has not yet been examined. Here, we studied immunocytochemically FH/FHL(More)
BACKGROUND Experiments on cancer cell lines and animal models indicated that alteration in expression of N-myc down-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) is associated with development of colon cancer. However, few clinical data are available to assess the role of NDRG1 in progression of human colorectal cancer. This study was undertaken to reveal the prognostic and(More)
Pathological alterations of renal function in insulin-dependent diabetes have been attributed to numerous factors, including adenosine. This study examined the expression levels of adenosine receptors (ARs) in the kidney of the streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat. In the diabetic kidney A1-AR mRNA levels increased 1.7- and 2.8-fold in cortex and medulla,(More)
Polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) activation is an essential step in acute pancreatitis (AP). We investigated the activation status of PMN, oxidative stress and pancreatic damage in early stage of experimental ceruleine pancreatitis in rats. The PMN action was modulated by monoclonal antibody CD 11b administration. The circulating WBC and polymorphonuclear(More)
Neuroblastoma (NB) represents one of the most common paediatric tumours. Despite advance in NB research and treatment, the outcome of the patients from the high-risk group remains poor. PI3K/AKT/mTOR signalling pathway which is involved in oncogenesis and cancer progression of many tumours, in parallel constitutes the target for the biologically based(More)
Chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic adenocarcinoma represent two pathologic phenomena with marked production of connective tissue stroma containing numerous small blood vessels. The aim of this study was to characterise quantitatively the vascular supply of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and fragments of the periductal tissue collected from patients with chronic(More)