Andrzej Kowalski

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Chromatin has a tendency to shift from a relatively decondensed (active) to condensed (inactive) state during cell differentiation due to interactions of specific architectural and/or regulatory proteins with DNA. A promotion of chromatin folding in terminally differentiated avian blood cells requires the presence of either histone H5 in erythrocytes or(More)
Two allelic isoforms (H1.a1 and H1.a2) of histone H1.a were identified within two conservative flocks (R11 and R55) of Rhode Island Red chickens. These proteins form three phenotypes: a1, a2 and a1a2. Birds with phenotype a1 were most common (frequency 0.825-0.980) while the a1a2 chickens appeared relatively rarely (0.017-0.175). The third phenotype a2, not(More)
Members of histone H1 family bind to nucleosomal and linker DNA to assist in stabilization of higher-order chromatin structures. Moreover, histone H1 is involved in regulation of a variety of cellular processes by interactions with cytosolic and nuclear proteins. Histone H1, composed of a series of subtypes encoded by distinct genes, is usually(More)
The intrinsically disordered proteins consist of partially structured regions linked to the unstructured stretches, which consequently form the transient and dynamic conformational ensembles. They undergo disorder to order transition upon binding their partners. Intrinsic disorder is attributed to histones H1, perceived as assemblers of chromatin structure(More)
A variable migration of linker histone H1.b and H1.c spots in two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel patterns of total erythrocyte histone H1 has been detected during population screening in two differently plumaged Guinea fowl strains. Alloforms, H1.b1 and H1.b2 as well as H1.c1 and H1.c2, differing in apparent molecular weights tended to form only phenotypes(More)
Tremendous development of network systems and network applications observed over the last years has opened even more new research areas. The success of WWW applications, API exposition via web services or ubiquitous mobile access is immediately followed by significant challenges related to performance, security, or privacy issues of network systems. In(More)
The growing availability of network infrastructure is paralleled by the ever growing number of network applications. These applications rely on network services to answer business needs and enable the interaction of users and devices. Not surprisingly, the development of applications promotes further research in the field of network systems. In particular,(More)
This study was aimed at characterizing allelic variations of erythrocyte histone H1.b by comparing the electrophoretic patterns of histone H1.b from individuals of grey partridge (Perdix perdix) population. As two alloforms, H1.b1 and H1.b2, were discerned in the screening gels, the histone H1.b was regarded to be a polymorphic protein encoded by a gene(More)
Linker Histone-Like proteins (LHL1 and LHL2) were identified within a linker histone complement of Muscovy duck erythrocyte chromatin. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic patterns of N-bromosuccinimide-cleaved LHL products as well as liquid chromatography-electrospray-ion trap mass spectrometry analyses of trypsin-digested LHL peptides revealed structural(More)