Vaiva Patamsytė

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OBJECTIVES To investigate polymorphisms of the fibrillin-1 (FBN1) gene (namely, rs2118181, rs1036477, rs10519177, rs755251 and rs4774517) in a case-control study for dilatative pathology of the ascending thoracic aorta (DPATA) from Lithuanians. METHODS We studied 312 patients who had undergone aortic reconstructive surgery for DPATA. These patients were(More)
Transforming growth factor β1 (TGF- β1) is a cytokine that participates in a broad range of cellular regulatory processes and is associated with various diseases including aortic aneurysm. Increased TGF- β1 levels are associated with Marfan syndrome (MFS) caused by FBN1 mutations and subsequent defects in signaling system. We studied TGF- β1 levels in 62(More)
BACKGROUND Dissemination of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli is closely associated with the worldwide spread of a single clone ST131, which is the main cause of urinary tract and bloodstream infections in patients from nursing homes and immunocompromised patients. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of ST131 clone and the replicons(More)
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