Tereza Fucíková

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Elevated titers of antibodies against different antigens of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are found in some immunodeficient states, malignancies or in autoimmune disorders. We examined EBV serology in the group of 22 patients with autoimmune thyroiditis as compared with the group of 35 healthy volunteers. Titers of antibodies against viral capsid antigen(More)
The authors compared in a group of 118 patients with autoimmune thyroiditis and a positive antibody titre against ovaries the grade of fatigue with the presence of organ specific and non-specific autoantibodies in the peripheral blood stream, antibodies against EBV and CMV, immunoglobulin concentrations, biochemical parameters of the lipid metabolism,(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma levels and urinary excretion of proinflammatory cytokines and soluble adhesion molecules may be useful parameters of the activity of ANCA-positive renal vasculitis and lupus nephritis. METHODS AND RESULTS Plasma levels and urinary excretion of TNF alpha, IL-6, IL-8, ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 were measured by ELISA in 14 patients (pts) with(More)
OBJECTIVES The study represents a complex report on diagnostic and pathogenic significance of antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA). Our report is founded on the results of our clinical and experimental studies. METHODS ANCA was examined by indirect immunofluorescence, or ELISA-anti MPO. The data for evaluation of diagnostic ANCA associations(More)
In view of the fact that insufficiency in immune response often correlates with poor prognosis, research in recent years has focused on the task of describing the precise status and function of the immune system and its possible effect on cancer patients. Although more than two thirds of treated patients respond to endocrine therapy, most patients with(More)
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are suspected of being involved in the pathogenesis of tissue injury in systemic vasculitis. We have investigated the effect of 10 sera from 8 patients with ANCA-associated diseases on the capacity of neutrophils derived from healthy persons to kill ingested Candida albicans. ANCA-containing sera inhibited(More)
The classification presented here is designed to help clinicians make therapeutic and diagnostic decisions. It is based on the modern view of the phagocytosis process as events involving ligand-receptor interaction, transmission of signal through second messenger systems and activation of effector mechanisms leading to specific cell behaviour. According to(More)
The method of assessment of intracellular proteins by means of flow cytometry makes it possible to evaluate the production of different cytokines by a clearly defined cell (sub-population type, state of cell activation). If the method should become a routine functional test, it must be standardized. This was the objective of our work when, based on data in(More)
Antiphospholipid syndrome is a rate systemic autoimmune disease characterized by widespread arterial and venous thrombosis, recurrent abortion and thrombocytopenia. Laboratory tests reveal antibodies against phospholipids. These antibodies are detected by functional tests for the lupus anticoagulant, the anticardiolipin ELISA, the anti-beta 2-glycoprotein 1(More)
Substances present in our environment influence the whole organism, including the immune system. Metals are one of the principal parts of these substances. It is generally supposed that they may have stimulating effect on immunity system in low concentrations in comparison with high concentrations in which they are toxic, with variations of each metal.(More)