Vladimíra Ďurmanová

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During the last decade, new data accumulated describing the early events during herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) replication occurring before capsid formation and virion envelopment. The HSV virion carries its own specific transcription initiation factor (α-TIF), which functions together with other components of the cellular transcriptase complex to mediate(More)
Multiorgan spread and pathogenesis of influenza infection with three human influenza A viruses was studied in mice. Mouse-adapted viruses A/Dunedin/4/73(H3N2), A/Mississippi/1/85(H3N2), and A/PR/8/34(H1N1) differed considerably in virulence (p.f.u./LD50): 79,000 p.f.u. for Dunedin, 5,000 p.f.u. for Mississippi, and 65 p.f.u. for PR/8, which qualified(More)
Vaccination has remained the best method for preventing virus spread. The herpes simplex virus (HSV) candidate vaccines tested till now were mostly purified subunit vaccines and/or recombinant envelope glycoproteins (such as gB and gD). In many experiments performed in mice, guinea pigs and rabbits, clear-cut protection against acute virus challenge was(More)
The knowledge that asthma is an inflammatory disorder has prompted us to investigate the plasma levels of a new inflammatory marker sTREM-1 that is released from the surfaces of activated neutrophils and monocytes. The plasma levels of sTREM-1 were analysed by a sandwich ELISA test in the cohort of 76 patients with allergic asthma bronchiale and 39 healthy(More)
Despite recent advances in solid organ transplantations, an antibody mediated rejection caused by donor specific antibodies is still a major problem in kidney graft survival. Besides HLA-induced humoral response, antibodies against MICA antigens have recently attracted attention because of their possible role in graft rejection. The aim of our study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE We report the infection of New Zealand white rabbits with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). METHODS EBV prepared in B95-8 (producer) cells was inoculated to rabbits by combined intranasal and oral routes. Blood and white blood cell (WBC) samples were taken before infection, then on days 8, 28 and 98 post-infection (p.i.). RESULTS Administration of(More)
C-C chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) is one of the key players involved in the transmigration of mononuclear cells into the central nervous system (CNS) and subsequent development of multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of the current study was to analyse the association of CCR2 +190 G/A (rs1799864) polymorphism with susceptibility to MS and its influence on the age(More)
Pregnancy loss (abortion) and pre-eclampsia represent the most common disorders in pregnant women. Besides infection, there are anatomical, endocrinological, genetic and immunological factors that can induce pregnancy disorders. Because the exact mechanisms of physiological pregnancy maintenance are still not clearly understood, the search for genes and(More)
Balb/c mice were immunized with the recombinant fusion protein gD1/313 (FpgD1/313 representing the ectodomain of HSV-1 gD), with the non-pathogenic ANGpath gE-del virus, with the plasmid pcDNA3.1-gD expressing full-length gD1 and with the recombinant immediate early (IE) HSV-1 protein ICP27. Specific antibodies against these antigens (as detected by ELISA)(More)
Infiltration of immune cells into CNS is one of the essential events in multiple sclerosis (MS) development. Adhesion molecules like the intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) play critical role in this process. Therefore, the ICAM1 gene containing two important single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) belongs to candidate loci with possible involvement(More)
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