Agata Kochman

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A bag-shaped macrocapsule suitable for Langerhans islets entrapment and immunoisolation was constructed using a semipermeable hydrogel membrane of poly(vinyl alcohol)(PVA) cross-linked chemically and sterilized by a radiation method. Empty (not seeded with Langerhans islets), sealed, sterile macrocapsules were implanted into the intraperitoneal cavity of(More)
The antiradical and antioxidant activities of four biologically active N,N-diethyloaminoethyl ethers of flavanone oximes (N,N-DEAEFo) were investigated in vitro and compared with these of polyphenolic flavonoid (rutin). Four experimental models were used: iron- and ascorbate driven Fenton systems, gamma-radiolysis, xanthine/xanthine oxidase system and(More)
Here we report on histopathological findings from 46 cases of primary Fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) which were diagnosed and/or consulted in the Department of Pathology, University Medical School of Wrocław between 1982 and 1997. PFTCs can be classified according to the WHO International Classification of Ovarian Tumors. Reexamination of glass slides(More)
Juvenile hormone (JH) controls insect development, metamorphosis and reproduction. In insect hemolymph a significant proportion of JH is bound to juvenile hormone binding protein (JHBP), which serves as a carrier supplying the hormone to the target tissues. To shed some light on JHBP passage within insect tissues, the interaction of this carrier with other(More)
It was previously reported that ischemia-reperfusion injury initiates an inflammatory response and may significantly affect the transplanted organ function. The aim of this study was to assess changes of intragraft cytokine mRNA expression in kidneys after cold ischemia (CI) and following reperfusion. We examined mRNA of a product of activated T lymphocytes(More)
Protection from doxorubicin-induced lipid peroxidation in vivo by two pyrroline and pyrrolidine nitroxides, Pirolin, PL, and Pirolid, PD, was examined in the heart tissue of rats treated with this drug. The level of lipid peroxidation was estimated on the basis of MDA content. A considerable (three-fold) increase in the MDA amount was found in heart(More)
The hepatoma Morris 5123 tumor growth is accompanied by changes in actin content and polymerization (Malicka-Błaszkiewicz et al. (1995) Mat. Med. Pol., 27, 115-118; Nowak et al. (1995) J. Exp. Cancer Res. 14, 37-40). Presently actin isoforms from cytosol and cytoskeleton fractions were separated by SDS/PAGE and identified with antibodies directed against(More)
Here we show for the first time that the model nitroxide derivatives, free radical or its reduced piperidinium salt, suppressed cytotoxicity of ROS (O2 and H2O2) generated outside the cells (B14 line, model for neoplastic phenotype) in ***. The nitroxides prevented the decrease in the number of *** caused by exogenous O2- and H2O2 at concentrations which(More)
A stable nitroxide radical named Metexyl (4-methoxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl) was synthesized and its antioxidant and antitumor properties were investigated and compared with these of another nitroxide derivatives previously designed in our laboratories. Three experimental models were used: xanthine/xanthine oxidase system, pulse radiolysis and(More)
Two new analogues of the antiparkinsonian drug 1-aminoadamantane: 4-(1-adamantylamino)-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl and 4-(1-adamantylammonio)-1-hydroxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinium dihydrochloride have been synthesized. Their antioxidant activity towards reactive oxygen species (ROS: (z.rad;)OH and O(2)(z.rad;-)) have been evaluated in three(More)