Agnieszka Maliszewska

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Hereditary pheochromocytoma (PCC) is often caused by germline mutations in one of nine susceptibility genes described to date, but there are familial cases without mutations in these known genes. We sequenced the exomes of three unrelated individuals with hereditary PCC (cases) and identified mutations in MAX, the MYC associated factor X gene. Absence of(More)
The six major genes involved in hereditary susceptibility for pheochromocytoma (PCC)/paraganglioma (PGL) (RET, VHL, NF1, SDHB, SDHC, and SDHD) have been recently integrated into the same neuronal apoptotic pathway where mutations in any of these genes lead to cell death. In this model, prolyl hydroxylase 3 (EglN3) abrogation plays a pivotal role, but the(More)
PURPOSE Peripheral neuropathy is the dose-limiting toxicity of paclitaxel, a chemotherapeutic drug widely used to treat several solid tumors such as breast, lung, and ovary. The cytotoxic effect of paclitaxel is mediated through β-tubulin binding in the cellular microtubules. In this study, we investigated the association between paclitaxel neurotoxicity(More)
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a malignancy derived from the calcitonin-producing C-cells of the thyroid gland. Oncogenic mutations of the Ret proto-oncogene are found in all heritable forms of MTC and roughly one half of the sporadic cases. However, several lines of evidence argue for the existence of additional genetic lesions necessary for the(More)
Hereditary susceptibility to pheochromocytoma (PCC) and paraganglioma (PGL) represents a very complex genetic scenario. It has been reported that the absence of familial antecedents of the disease does not preclude the existence of a mutation affecting any of the five major susceptibility genes. In fact, 11-24% of apparently sporadic cases (without familial(More)
Medullary thyroid carcinoma accounts for 2% to 5% of thyroid malignancies, of which 75% are sporadic and the remaining 25% are hereditary and related to multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 syndrome. Despite a genotype-phenotype correlation with specific germline RET mutations, knowledge of pathways specifically associated with each mutation and with(More)
Thyroid paraganglioma is a rare disorder that sometimes poses problems in differential diagnosis with medullary thyroid carcinoma. So far, differential diagnosis is solved with the help of some markers that are frequently expressed in medullary thyroid carcinoma (thyroid transcription factor 1, calcitonin, and carcinoembryonic antigen). However, some of(More)
1 Title: Hematologi β-tubulin VI isoform exhibits genetic variability that influences paclitaxel toxicity. Authors: Luis J. Leandro-García, Susanna Leskelä, Lucia Inglada-Perez , Iñigo Landa, Aguirre A de Cubas, Agnieszka Maliszewska, Iñaki Comino-Méndez, Rocío Letón, Álvaro Gómez-Graña, Raúl Torres, Juan Carlos Ramírez, Sara Alvarez, José Rivera,(More)
An efficient synthesis of alpha,beta-unsaturated imines derived from alpha-aminophosphonates is achieved through aza-Wittig reaction of P-trimethyl phosphazenes with beta,gamma-unsaturated alpha-ketophosphonates. Selective 1,2-reduction of such 1-azadienes affords beta,gamma-unsaturated alpha-aminophosphonates, phosphorylated analogs of vinylglycines, which(More)