Anna Rzepecka-Stojko

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Propolis is a potential source of natural antioxidants such as phenolic acids and flavonoids. Its wide biological effects have been known and used since antiquity. In the modern world natural substances are sought which would be able to counteract the effects of antioxidative stress, which underlies many diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and(More)
Paracetamol has properties that make it useful in many kinds of drugs that are readily available to users. These drugs are often used for extensive periods of time without a doctor's supervision, which might lead to unexpected overdose. The aim of this work was to assess the extent of liver damage in rabbits after administering them with paracetamol for(More)
Chemotherapy of breast cancer could be improved by bioactive natural substances, which may potentially sensitize the carcinoma cells' susceptibility to drugs. Numerous phytochemicals, including propolis, have been reported to interfere with the viability of carcinoma cells. We evaluated the in vitro cytotoxic activity of ethanol extract of propolis (EEP)(More)
Medicines of biogenic origin with micro-organic, regenerative and analgesic properties are becoming more and more significant in the treatment of burn wounds. These properties are found in apitherapeutics such as propolis and honey--products collected and processed by a honey bee. Their effect on the course of the healing processes is multidirectional. The(More)
Bee pollen constitutes a natural source of antioxidants such as phenolic acids and flavonoids, which are responsible for its biological activity. Research has indicated the correlation between dietary polyphenols and cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticancerogenic, immunostimulating, antianaemic effects, as well as(More)
To our knowledge, no reports on the impact of nicotine on the enzyme activity of the lysosomal system have been published yet. The study which is reported here is probably one of the first analyses of the models of lysosomal hydrolases of the liver and kidney of experimental mice which were exposed to various doses of nicotine. The aim of our experimental(More)
One of the deadliest cancers among women is a breast cancer. Research has shown that two natural substances occurring in propolis, caffeic acid (CA) and caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), have significant anticancer effects. The purpose of our in vitro study was to compare cytotoxic activity and migration rate inhibition using CA and CAPE (doses of 50 and(More)
The effect of L(+)ascorbic acid and/or sodium nitrate in nitric oxide production by hepatocytes in vitro was studied. It was demonstrated that the compounds added into an incubation medium stimulated nitric oxide production in hepatocytes. The highest concentration of nitric oxide was assayed after the incubation of the cells with sodium nitrate and(More)
1 Department of Pathology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, 8 Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Ostrogórska 30, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland; E-Mails: 9 adzik@sum.edu.pl (AKD); rkubina@sum.edu.pl (RK) 10 2 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine 11 in(More)
Studies show that caffeic acid (CA) and caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) are compounds with potent chemopreventive effects. Breast cancer is a common form of aggressive cancer among women worldwide. This study shows a comparison of CA and CAPE activity on triple-negative human caucasian breast adenocarcinoma line cells (MDA-MB-231). MDA-MB-231 cells were(More)