Aleksandra K Wróblewska

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Three populations of the rare and endangered plant species Cypripedium calceolus were included in a study of genetic diversity and spatial genetic structure in the Biebrza National Park, northeast Poland. Analysis of 11 allozyme loci indicate that the populations of this species contained high genetic variability (P = 45.5%, A= 1.73). On the other hand, the(More)
According to the aerobic capacity model, endothermy in birds and mammals evolved as a correlated response to selection for an ability of sustained locomotor activity, rather than in a response to direct selection for thermoregulatory capabilities. A key assumption of the model is that aerobic capacity is functionally linked to basal metabolic rate (BMR).(More)
We investigated the effects of genetic selection and prolonged wheel access (8 wk) on food consumption and body composition in lines of rats selected for high and low intrinsic (untrained) endurance running capacity (HCR and LCR, respectively) to test the generality of phenotypic correlations between physical activity levels, aerobic capacity, and body(More)
Only a fraction of patients with hemophilia A develop a neutralizing antibody (inhibitor) response to therapeutic infusions of factor VIII. Our present understanding of the underlying causes of the immunogenicity of this protein is limited. In the past few years, insights into the uptake and processing of FVIII by antigen-presenting cells (APCs) have(More)
Generation of inhibitory antibodies upon repeated FVIII infusion represents a major complication in hemophilia care. Professional antigen presenting cells (APCs) are crucial for orchestration of humoral immune responses. APCs are capable of internalizing soluble as well as particulate antigens through various mechanisms resulting in loading of(More)
Understanding how drugs affect the immune system has consequences for treating disease and minimizing unwanted side effects. Here we present an integrative computational approach for predicting interactions between drugs and immune cells in a system-wide manner. The approach matches gene sets between transcriptional signatures to determine their similarity.(More)
The C1 domain of factor VIII (FVIII) has been implicated in binding to multiple constituents, including phospholipids, von Willebrand factor, and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP). We have previously described a human monoclonal antibody called KM33 that blocks these interactions as well as cellular uptake by LRP-expressing cells. To(More)
Essentials Anti-factor (F) VIII antibody formation is a major complication in the treatment of hemophilia A. We investigated uptake of FVIII and FVIII immune complex by bone marrow derived dendritic cells. Immune complex formation increased uptake of FVIII 3-4 fold in a Fcγ receptor dependent manner. FVIII immune complex binding to Fcγ receptors may(More)
Exoglycosidases catabolize glycoconjugates (proteoglycans, glycolipids and glycoproteins) at a rate depending on tissue and pathological changes. We determined exoglycosidase activity in successive sections of alimentary tract, spleen, liver and kidney of rats subjected to hemorrhagic shock. We found significant difference in exoglycosidase activity between(More)