Adriana Magalska

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Spatial genome organization and its effect on transcription remains a fundamental question. We applied an advanced chromatin interaction analysis by paired-end tag sequencing (ChIA-PET) strategy to comprehensively map higher-order chromosome folding and specific chromatin interactions mediated by CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) and RNA polymerase II (RNAPII)(More)
Induction of senescence has been proposed as a possible in vivo tumor response to anticancer treatment. Senescent cancer cells are often polyploid, however, their route to polyploidy is poorly recognized (endoreduplication versus aberrant mitoses). We showed that after treatment of HCT116 cells with a low dose of doxorubicin most of them stopped(More)
It is commonly believed that the age-related decrease in the ratio CD28(+)/CD28(-) among CD8(+) T cells reflects replicative senescence of the lymphocytes. To verify this claim we measured the proliferation of CD8(+)CD28(+) and CD8(+)CD28(-) subsets by flow cytometry after PHA treatment of mononuclear lymphocytes from donors of different age, including(More)
The term mitotic catastrophe has recently become widely used to describe a form of death affecting many cancer cells, which, because of severe DNA or mitotic spindle damage, are not able to bypass mitosis. We show here that cells of the HL-60-derived HCW-2 line highly resistant to apoptosis, upon treatment with curcumin or vincristine, undergo mitotic(More)
The Bcr-Abl oncoprotein plays a major role in the development and progression of chronic myeloid leukemia and is a determinant of chemotherapy resistance occurring during the blast crisis phase of the disease. The aim of this article was to investigate the possibility of combating the resistance to apoptosis caused by Bcr-Abl by inducing an alternative cell(More)
Curcumin is a natural pigment that has been shown to induce cell death in many cancer cells; however, the death mode depends on the cell type and curcumin concentration. Here we show that, in Jurkat cells, 50 micromol/L curcumin severely lowers cell survival and induces initial stage of chromatin condensation. It also induces caspase-3, which is sufficient(More)
One of the mechanisms responsible for the multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype of cancer cells is overexpression of so-called ATP-dependent drug efflux proteins: the 170-kDa P-glycoprotein (P-gp) encoded by the MDR1 gene and the 190-kDa multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 encoded by the MRP1 gene. The purpose of the present study was to verify the(More)
Studies in cultured cells have demonstrated the existence of higher-order epigenetic mechanisms, determining the relationship between expression of the gene and its position within the cell nucleus. It is unknown, whether such mechanisms operate in postmitotic, highly differentiated cell types, such as neurons in vivo. Accordingly, we examined whether the(More)
As during replicative senescence either in vivo or in vitro, the growing up subpopulation of CD8+CD28- cells is observed, we compared replicative senescence of T cells derived from mononuclear cells of peripheral blood (PBMC) of adults with those from cord blood (CBMC), not having yet CD8+CD28- subpopulation. In PHA-stimulated and IL-2-dependent cultures, T(More)
UNLABELLED Cytotoxic CD8+ cells play an important role in determining host response to tumor, thus chemotherapy is potentially dangerous as it may lead to T cells depletion. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the propensity of quiescent and proliferating human CD8+ cells to undergo cell death upon treatment with curcumin, a natural dye in Phase I of(More)