Zbigniew L. Olkowski

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This study was undertaken to assess the capability of lymphocytes to actively transport serotonin (5-HT). The data we obtained showed that lymphocytes isolated from the blood of normal human subjects contained a high-affinity uptake system for [3H]5-HT. Kinetic analysis of the uptake data as computed by regression analysis from Lineweaver--Burk plots,(More)
Morphological and cytochemical studies on the squirrel monkey have been made after maintaining the subjects on pure distilled water and fluoridated distilled water for 18 months with the objective of determining the effect of fluoride on the activity of some hydrolytic and oxidative enzymes in the kidney, liver and nervous system. Daily water intake by(More)
Percentage and levels of circulating T-lymphocytes were studied in forty-six patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck before and/or after treatment and compared with control values obtained in fifty-one healthy volunteers. Mean percentages of circulating T-cells and mean T-cell levels in cancer patients prior to treatment were(More)
Melanoma cell oncolysate, prepared with Newcastle disease virus, was administered as an immunostimulant to 13 patients with metastatic melanoma. The oncolysate was well tolerated. Six treated patients evidenced a decrease in the size of skin nodules or diseased lymph nodes. Visceral lesions were not favorably influenced to any marked degree. One case of(More)
Primary explants of human malignant melanoma were utilized in the preparation of oncolysates by Newcastle disease virus. The concentrated lysate, administered parenterally, was employed in an effort to augment antitumor immunologic responses in patients with metastatic melanoma. Observed cellular changes suggested a benefit, but humoral antibody(More)
The localization of certain phosphatases, esterases and dehydrogenases in the spinal cord of healthy and severely protein malnourished squirrel monkeys were investigated histochemically. The latter were given drastically reduced levels of proteins in their diets for 15 weeks, and for the purpose of comparison several animals were sacrificed after 9, 11, 13(More)
The cerebellum of healthy and malnourished squirrel monkeys was studied histopathologically and cytochemically for a number of important enzymes such as phosphatases (acid and alkaline phosphatase, ATPase, thiamine pyrophosphatase), esterases (simple esterase and acetylcholinesterase), dehydrogenases (succinate, malate and isocitrate dehydrogenase, lactate(More)
The main objective of the present investigation was to determine whether the uptake of [3H]-dopamine in human lymphocytes is mediated through a serotonin transporter. This was examined by studying the effects of various monoamine uptake inhibitors on the uptake of [3H]-dopamine in human lymphocytes. Among the compounds tested, indatraline, imipramine and(More)