Tomáš Červenka

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NK cell proliferation is suppressed in some patients with cancer by unknown mechanisms. Because purine metabolites released into the extracellular space during cell lysis may affect cell function, we hypothesized that these metabolites could serve as feedback regulators of NK cell proliferation. Sorted NK (CD56+/CD3-) cells were incubated with IL-2 (1000(More)
The current study evaluated both the time course of insulin resistance associated with feeding dogs a high-fat diet and the relationship between the development of insulin resistance and the increase in blood pressure that also occurs. Twelve adult mongrel dogs were chronically instrumented and randomly assigned to either a control diet group (n = 4) or a(More)
This study evaluated both cardiac hemodynamic and metabolic effects of a graded intracoronary artery infusion of insulin in four normal and five obese anesthetized dogs. Dogs were anesthetized with isoflurane, a catheter was advanced under fluoroscopic guidance into the coronary sinus and great cardiac vein, and a 20-MHz 3F coronary Doppler catheter was(More)
BACKGROUND Thiobarbituric reacting substances (TBARS) are markers of lipoperoxidation. The best-known specific TBARS is malondialdehyde (MDA). Results from our previous studies have shown that TBARS can be measured in saliva and are increased in patients with gingivitis. Whether MDA is the main TBARS in saliva from patients with altered parodontal status is(More)
Saliva is an interesting alternative diagnostic body fluid with several specific advantages over blood. These include non-invasive and easy collection and related possibility to do repeated sampling. One of the obstacles that hinders the wider use of saliva for diagnosis and monitoring of systemic diseases is its composition, which is affected by local oral(More)
Results The mean pairwise AA diversity among the 66 SIVMAC251 Env sequences was 0.38%, and they differed from the vaccine strain SIV SME543 (Env) by 21.94%. The repeated low-dose challenge resulted in infections with an average of 1.7 founder variants with no evidence that the vaccine restricted the number of variants (p = 0.813). We explored whether the(More)
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