Anna Kozłowska

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BACKGROUND Lipoid proteinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by deposition of hyaline-like material in several organs, including skin. Pathogenic mutations have been found in the extracellular matrix protein 1 gene (ECM1). Recent studies have disclosed that ECM1 is also a target antigen for autoantibodies in patients with the acquired(More)
The effect of DNA methylation on CXCR4 expression has been demonstrated in pancreatic cancer and melanoma cells, but little is known about the effect of DNA methyltransferases 1 and 3 (DNMT1 and DNMT3B) on CXCR4 expression. Employing lentiviral vectors, we created stable RNA interference-mediated knockdown of DNMT1 and DNMT3B in AsPC1 pancreatic cancer(More)
In the present study the expression pattern of the cholesterol side-chain cleavage cytochrome (P450(scc)), 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3beta-HSD) and aromatase (P450(arom)) was analyzed in the health and polycystic ovaries of gilts by means of the Western blot and immunohistochemistry. The polycystic status of ovaries was induced by i.m.(More)
BACKGROUND Whole-cell-based vaccines modified with Hyper-IL-6 (H6) and Hyper-IL-11 (H11) have demonstrated high activity in murine melanoma and renal cancer models. MATERIALS AND METHODS H6 and H11 cDNA was transduced into TRAMP cells (TRAMP-H6 and TRAMP-H11). An orthotopic TRAMP model was employed. The efficacy of TRAMP-H6 and TRAMP-H11 in combination(More)
History of cancer immunotherapy lasts for more than 120 years. In 1891 William B. Coley injected bacteria into inoperable cancer (bone sarcoma) and observed tumor shrinkage. He is recognized as the "'"Father of Immunotherapy"'". Cancer immunotherapy is based on the ability of the immune system to recognize cancer cells and to affect their growth and(More)
CD4+ T cells from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) exhibit increased expression of various proteins contributing to defective function of CD4+ T cells. We evaluated the transcript and protein levels of perforin (PRF1) in CD4+ T cells from SLE patients (n = 41) and healthy individuals (n = 34). The CD4+ T cells were obtained by a positive(More)
In the present study, the pattern of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in health and inflamed porcine uteri was analyzed using real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), Western blot and immunohistochemistry. On day 3 of the estrous cycle, 50 ml of saline or 50 ml of Escherichia coli (E. coli) suspension containing 10(9)(More)
Sprouty (Spry) proteins are negative feedback inhibitors of receptor tyrosine kinase signaling. Downregulation of Spry2 has been demonstrated to promote elongative axon growth of cultured peripheral and central neurons. Here, we analyzed Spry2 global knockout mice with respect to axon outgrowth in vitro and peripheral axon regeneration in vivo. Neurons(More)
The aim of this study was to compare alterations of the basement membrane zone (BMZ) and to visualize changes within the skin vascular network in morphea and extragenital lichen sclerosus with the use of laser scanning confocal microscopy. This work was performed in eight plaques of morphea (three active and five inactive) and eight of lichen sclerosus(More)
Tyrosine kinase Fyn, the expression of which is epigenetically regulated, has been proposed to be a tumour suppressor gene. A frequent deletion at the 6q chromosomal region encoding the Fyn gene in lymphomas has been reported. Therefore, we assessed the impact of 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-dAzaC), a DNA methyltransferase (DNMTs) inhibitor on Fyn expression(More)