Zuzana Vancikova

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BACKGROUND Recent data showing that glucan elicited defense responses in grapevine and induced protection via induction of resveratrol production led us to evaluate the possible synergetic effects of glucan and resveratrol complex on immune reactions. METHODS We measured phagocytosis using HEMA particles, expression of cell surface markers via fl ow(More)
BACKGROUND β-Glucans are well-established immunomodulators. Recently, glucans have been found to influence stress-related immunosuppression. AIM The aim of this study was to compare the effects of four different types of β-glucans on immune reactions suppressed by cold- or restrain-induced stress. METHODS Mice were subjected to restraint and cold stress(More)
The prevalence of celiac disease (CD) was determined in healthy blood donors and in high-risk groups of adults (a total of 1835 adults--randomly selected 1312 healthy blood donors, 102 patients with primary osteoporosis, 58 patients with autoimmune diseases and 365 infertile women). It was calculated on the basis of a two-step serologic screening method--in(More)
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