Zdislava Vanícková

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Alterations in dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) enzymatic activity are characteristic of malignant transformation. Through its well-characterized functionality in regulating the activity of bioactive peptides by removal of the N-terminal dipeptide, DPP-IV activity may have profound effects upon metastatic potential and cell growth. Although DPP-IV/CD26 (EC(More)
Ribonucleic acid (RNA) represents an important target of a wide array of laboratory anal yses. Thus, RNA purification is a critical first preceding step of a number of preparative and analytical methods, important particularly in diagnostics of dozens of viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases, dia gnosis of inherited disorders, and tumours, as well as in(More)
Celiac disease is a chronic illness of the small bowel caused by gliadin intolerance in genetically predisposed subjects. The aim of this study was to investigate serum levels of IgA and IgG antigliadin antibodies, IgA antiendomysial antibodies, and IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies in 169 patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases, i.e. chronic(More)
Serology markers of coeliac disease (CD) - antigliadin IgA/IgG antibodies (AGA/AGG) with purified alpha-gliadin, antiendomysium IgA antibodies (EmA) and anti-tissue transglutaminase (atTG) IgA/IgG antibodies--determined in 1451 serum samples, were analysed with respect to different screening algorithms. Determination of atTG using five ELISA methods was(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The determination of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) is relatively frequently requested in the differential diagnosis of small-cell lung carcinoma and non-small-cell lung carcinoma. The individual results of different immunoassays are often not comparable, which has been confirmed by long-term external quality assessments. In this study, we(More)
As an autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) can be associated with other autoimmune disorders. The aim of this study was to detect subclinically associated autoimmune thyroid disease, coeliac disease, and Addison's disease. The presence of autoantibodies was evaluated with special regard to the control of diabetes and to the clinical status of(More)
Meningiomas are tumors derived from arachnoid cap cells that represent approximately 30% of all intracranial tumors. In this study, we investigated 22 human meningiomas for the expression of dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-IV activity and/or structure homologs (DASH), including canonical DPP-IV/CD26, fibroblast activation protein-alpha (FAPalpha), DPP8 and DPP9.(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is frequently heralded by an impairment of glucose homeostasis. Dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) and fibroblast activation protein alpha (FAP) are aminopeptidases that regulate several bioactive peptides involved in glucoregulation, and are frequently dysregulated in cancer. The present study(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine the optimum cut-off value of the quantitative immunochemical test (q-FIT) OC-Sensor for colorectal cancer and advanced adenomatous polyps in a particular population. METHODS 815 patients were referred for colonoscopy and were offered two q-FIT examinations at two different colonoscopy centers. The patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Screening tests for gastrointestinal diseases acceptable for population with a high sensitivity and high specificity can now be offered by clinical laboratories. This paper summarizes major recent advances in this area of laboratory medicine. METHODS Relevant articles published within the last 5 years in the NLM (National Library of Medicine)(More)