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UNLABELLED Gender-dependent differences in platelet count have been demonstrated in few studies. In women platelet count is higher than in men, which seems to reflect different hormonal profiles or a compensatory mechanism associated with menstrual blood loss. The aim of the study was to assess platelet count, mean platelet volume and thrombocytopoietic(More)
In the study performed in a group of patients infected with T. gondii, we evaluated Th2 humoral response (IL-5, IL-6, IL-10) and Th1 cell response (IL-12, TNF-alpha). The study objective was to assess the effect of T. gondii on chosen indices of the immune response. The study involved 52 women infected with T. gondii (aged 18-42 years) prior to(More)
BACKGROUND Platelets are an important element in the thrombotic process, inflammation and cancer progression. We tested the hypothesis that there is a relationship between platelet activation and inflammation in colorectal cancer patients (CRC). PATIENTS/METHODS We measured soluble (s) P-selectin (marker of platelet activation), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and(More)
The immune system, its cellular and humoral response, is engaged by the host organism to fight against parasitic infections. The study group consisted of 90 patients (58 women and 32 men), aged 18-72 years, infected with G. intestinalis. The diagnosis was established based on laboratory investigations (stool examination, choloscopy, GSA-65). Blood for(More)
The objective of the current study was to assess the expression of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) in pancreatic ductal carcinoma and to examine its correlation with chosen clinico-anatomical parameters. The study group consisted of 36 patients with pancreatic ductal carcinoma. Tumors were stained using immunohistochemical method (NCL -MMP-9,(More)
The CD40 ligand is a type I transmembrane protein that belongs to a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily. It is present not only on the surface of activated CD4+ T cells, B cells, blood platelets, monocytes, and natural killer (NK) cells but also on cancer cells. The receptor for ligand is constitutively expressed on cells, TNF family protein: CD40. The(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of tumor advancement and surgery treatment on P-selectin expression (CD 62P), level of sP-selectin and platelet count. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study involved 27 colorectal cancer patients (CRC). They were divided into two groups: group B1--18 patients (T2-3N0M0) and group B2--9 patients(More)
Adhesion molecules take part in physiological and pathological processes. They involved in inflammatory reactions and play important role in tumor invasion and the development of metastases. Soluble forms of P-selectin, E-selectin and ICAM-1 have been described in this study in patient with colorectal cancer. Plasma was obtained from 44 patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Adhesion molecules take part in the interaction between host cells and cancer cells. In the current study the relationship between the soluble adhesion molecules sICAM-1 and sVCAM-1 and proangiogenic factor VEGF in colorectal cancer progression were measured. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 46 patients with colorectal(More)
UNLABELLED Parasitic infection can cause local or systemic inflammatory process. Antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity, with eosinophils as the effector cells, is the major mechanism of antiparasitic defence. The cytotoxic activity against antibody-coated parasites is also demonstrated by blood platelets. Platelets initiate and maintain inflammatory(More)