Anna Więckowska

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Cholinesterases are important biological targets responsible for regulation of cholinergic transmission, and their inhibitors are used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. To design new cholinesterase inhibitors, of different structure-based design strategies was followed, including the modification of compounds from a previously developed library and(More)
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disorder caused by insufficient levels of the Survival of Motor Neuron (SMN) protein. SMN is expressed ubiquitously and functions in RNA processing pathways that include trafficking of mRNA and assembly of snRNP complexes. Importantly, SMA severity is correlated with decreased snRNP assembly activity. In(More)
BACKGROUND γ-Aminobutanoic acid (GABA) is the principal inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. The identification and subsequent development of the GABA transport inhibitors which enhance the GABA-ergic transmission has shown the important role that GABA transporters play in the control of numerous functions of the nervous(More)
Due to the complex nature of Alzheimer's disease, multi-target-directed ligand approaches are one of the most promising strategies in the search for effective treatments. Acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase and β-amyloid are the predominant biological targets in the search for new anti-Alzheimer's agents. Our aim was to combine both(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that abdominal pain related to functional gastrointestinal disorders is associated with visceral hypersensitivity and abnormal perception of visceral sensations. STUDY DESIGN We examined 35 children (10-17.6 years old) fulfilling the Rome II criteria with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS; n = 21), functional abdominal pain(More)
The natural antibiotic fosmidomycin acts via inhibition of 1-deoxy-d-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase (DXR), an essential enzyme in the non-mevalonate pathway of isoprenoid biosynthesis. Fosmidomycin is active on Mycobacterium tuberculosis DXR (MtDXR), but it lacks antibacterial activity probably because of poor uptake. α-Aryl substituted fosmidomycin(More)
The antimalarial compound fosmidomycin targets DXR, the enzyme that catalyzes the first committed step in the MEP pathway, producing the essential isoprenoid precursors, isopentenyl diphosphate and dimethylallyl diphosphate. The MEP pathway is used by a number of pathogens, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis and apicomplexan parasites, and differs from(More)
Two series of FR900098/fosmidomycin analogs were synthesized and evaluated for MtDXR inhibition and Mycobacterium tuberculosis whole-cell activity. The design rationale of these compounds involved the exchange of either the phosphonic acid or the hydroxamic acid part for alternative acidic and metal-coordinating functionalities. The best inhibitors provided(More)
The study presents synthesis and biological activity of novel alkyl- and arylcarbamate derivatives with N-benzylpiperidine and N-benzylpiperazine moieties designed as cholinesterases inhibitors. These fragments turned out to determine compounds' selectivity between AChE and BuChE. Derivatives of N-benzylpiperazine (16-25) were selective BuChE inhibitors(More)
The effect of selected inorganic anions on the effectiveness of the Fenton advanced oxidative treatment of waters contaminated with methyl t-butyl ether (MTBE) was examined. With respect to the chloride or phosphate ions used, inhibition of oxidation was clearly in evidence, whereas addition of sulfates or perchlorates influenced these rates to a much(More)