Anna Sowińska

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The role played by the polymorphism located in Toll-like Receptor 9 (TLR9) as a risk factor of cervical cancer remains elusive. Therefore, we studied the association of the TLR9 −1486 T/C (rs187084) and C2848T (rs352140) polymorphisms with cervical cancer. The TLR9 −1486 T/C and C2848T polymorphism was genotyped in 426 patients and 460 unrelated healthy(More)
Data on the Val762Ala (rs1136410) polymorphism in the poly(adenosine diphosphate [ADP]-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1) gene as a risk factor for various types of cancers in different ethnicities are inconsistent. We studied this association in a Caucasian population. Using high-resolution melting curve analysis (HRM), we studied the distribution of the PARP-1(More)
We studied the contribution of the IL12A 3′UTR G>A (rs568408) and IL12B 3′UTR A>C (rs3212227) polymorphisms to the risk of cervical cancer. These polymorphisms were genotyped in four hundred-five patients with cervical cancer and four hundred fifty unrelated healthy females from the Polish population. Logistic regression analysis adjusting for age,(More)
BACKGROUND Aniridia is a congenital panocular malformation defined as iris aplasia or hypoplasia. It can be either isolated or be a part of multiple ocular anomalies such as cataracts, glaucoma, corneal pannus, optic nerve hypoplasia, absence of macular reflex or ectopia lentis. In the majority of cases the disease is caused by mutation in the PAX6 gene. (More)
Brachydactyly type E (BDE; MIM#113300) is characterized by shortening of the metacarpal, metatarsal, and often phalangeal bones, and predominantly affects postaxial ray(s) of the limb. BDE may occur as an isolated trait or as part of a syndrome. Isolated BDE is rare and in the majority of cases the molecular pathogenesis has so far not been resolved.(More)
Arsenite (As) causes transformation of human osteogenic sarcoma cells (HOS) when applied continuously at low doses (0.1–0.5 μM) during 8-weeks of exposure. However, the mechanisms by which As transforms human cells are not known. We investigated whether alterations occurred in gene expression and protein levels of antioxidant defense proteins, such as(More)
It has been recently demonstrated that in colonic carcinoma, CXCL12 expression undergoes epigenetic regulation by methylation of cytosine in cytosine-guanosine (CpG) dinucleotides of the promoter sequence. Using lentiviral vectors, we generated stable RNA interference-mediated knockdown of DNMT1 and DNMT3B in MCF-7 breast cancer and AsPC1 pancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a common treatment method in patients with coronary heart disease, but its effects on heart rate variability (HRV) have not been well established. AIM To verify whether the localisation of coronary lesion undergoing PTCA affects HRV parameters. METHODS Ninety six consecutive individuals underwent elective(More)
We searched for an association between the interleukin 4 receptor gene (IL4R) rs1805015 and interleukin 13 gene (IL13) rs20541 polymorphisms and the development of antibodies to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) in the case of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination or infection in hemodialysis (HD) patients. HD patients who failed to respond to HBV(More)
Cytokines, involved in the T-helper 1 system, play a role in the regulation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) clearance and the immune response to HBV antigens during natural infection or planned vaccination. Our aim was to examine whether the polymorphic variants of IL-12 are equally associated with development of antibodies to HBV surface antigen (anti-HBs) in(More)