Alicja Sielicka

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Endothelium plays a pivotal role in the vascular tone regulation, platelet aggregation, regulation of immune response, inflammation and angiogenesis and its dysfunction is an earliest event in the development of cardiovascular disease. All these processes are affected by endothelial dysfunction. Endothelial toxicity induced by metabolites present in blood(More)
Osteosarcoma is one of the most malignant tumors of childhood and adolescence that is often resistant to standard chemo- and radio-therapy. Geldanamycin and geldanamycin analogs have been recently studied as potential anticancer agents for osteosarcoma treatment. Here, for the first time, we have presented novel anticancer mechanisms of geldanamycin(More)
4-Pyridone-3-carboxamide-1β-D-ribonucleoside (4PYR) is a naturally occurring compound related to nicotinamide that could be metabolized to mono-, di-, and triphosphates of 4PYR (4PYMP, 4PYDP, 4PYTP) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) analogue (4PYRAD) in all types of cells. Previous studies demonstrated that formation of 4PYMP and 4PYTP was(More)
Adenine nucleosides and nucleotides are important signaling molecules involved in control of key mechanisms of xenotransplant rejection. Extracellular pathway that converts ATP and ADP to AMP, and AMP to adenosine mainly mediated by ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 1, (ENTPD1 or CD39) and ecto-5'-nucleotidase (E5NT or CD73) respectively, is(More)
Mechanisms of free radical injury involve chemical modification of proteins, lipid derivatives and nucleic acids and consequent loss of its function. However, specific targets and exact sequence of events has not been fully clarified. We determined whether extracellular enzymes that are involved in adenosine formation such as ecto-5'nucleotidase (e5N) and(More)
Extracellular nucleotides control mechanisms such as thrombosis or inflammation that are important in several pathologies, including heart valve disease and calcification. Ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 1 (eNTPD1, CD39) and ecto-5'-nucleotidase (e5NT, CD73) are ectoenzymes that convert adenosine triphosphate to adenosine diphosphate,(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that human endothelial cells were capable to phosphorylate 4-pyridone-3-carboxamide-1β-D-ribonucleoside (4PYR) to monophosphate (4PYMP) and formed another metabolite-an analog of NAD (4PYRAD). Elevated levels of 4PYMP and 4PYRAD had an adverse effect on energy balance-depressed adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and nicotinamide(More)
4-pirydone-3-carboxamide-1β-d-ribonucleoside (4PYR) is an endogenous nucleoside that could be converted to triphosphates, diphosphates, monophosphates and an analogue of NAD - 4PYRAD. Elevated level of these compounds have been reported in chronic renal failure, cancer and active HIV infection. However, little is known about the effect on cell functionality(More)
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