Ryszard Korbut

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BACKGROUND Oxidative stress plays important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to determine the sources and selected molecular mechanisms of oxidative stress in CAD. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined basal and NAD(P)H oxidase-mediated superoxide (O2*-) production using lucigenin chemiluminescence,(More)
BACKGROUND Ghrelin is a novel peptide involved in the control of appetite, but its role in vascular pathologies remains to be elucidated. Ghrelin was shown to decrease blood pressure (BP) and improve endothelial function. Its plasma levels are correlated with BP in humans. Mechanisms of these effects are unknown. Because oxidative stress and increased(More)
The antithrombotic effect of dipyridamole is through phosphodiesterase inhibition and depends on stimulation of platelet cyclic A.M.P. by circulating prostacyclin in the bloodstream. Low doses of aspirin selectively inhibit platelet cyclooxygenase and potentiate the antithrombotic effects of dipyridamole and theophylline. High doses of aspirin also prevent(More)
Recently two local hormones, thromboxane A2 (TXA2) and prostacyclin (PGI2) have been discovered. These hormones are labile metabolites of arachidonic acid. TXA2 is generated by blood platelets, while PGI2 is produced by vascular endothelium. TXA2 is a potent vasoconstrictor. It also initiates the release reaction, followed by platelet aggregation. PGI2 is a(More)
Rat brain slices released spontaneously and after challenge with A23187 LTC4-like radioimmunoactivity. Total cat brain ischemia followed by short postischemic reperfusion period resulted in the increased release of lipid peroxides and PGE2 but not in LTC4-like substance by brain slices. In lumbar cerebrospinal fluid of patients with completed stroke(More)
INTRODUCTION Varicose vein disease is one of the most common morbidities in the developed countries. Recent studies have shown that oxidative stress is increased in varicose veins (VV) and venous insufficiency. However, the exact mechanisms of oxidative stress in VV remain unknown. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to measure superoxide anion production(More)