Artur Beberok

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The aim of this study was to examine in vitro the binding capacity of three phenothiazine derivatives--chlorpromazine, fluphenazine and trifluoperazine--causing adverse effects in the eye structures, to natural melanin isolated from pig eyes as well as to synthetic DOPA-melanin used as a model polymer. The amount of drug bound to melanin was determined by(More)
Amikacin is principally used to treat infections caused by microorganisms resistant to other aminoglycosides. Ototoxicity is one of the side effects of amikacin, but the causative mechanism of damage to the ear has not been fully established. Thus, the aim of this work was to examine the impact of amikacin on the melanogenesis and antioxidant defense system(More)
There have been described serious adverse events caused by ciprofloxacin in pigmented tissues. It is known that some fluoroquinolones bind well to melanin rich tissues, but the relation between their affinity to melanin and the skin or eye toxicity is not well documented. The aim of this study was to examine whether ciprofloxacin binds to melanin, and how(More)
Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic with an antituberculosis activity commonly used in clinical practice due to its good antimicrobial characteristics. A well-known undesirable side effect of this drug is ototoxicity, which may be caused by overproduction of reactive oxygen species and loss of melanocytes in the inner ear. The aim of this study was(More)
Aminoglycosides, broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotics, are used in various infections therapy due to their good antimicrobial characteristics. However, their adverse effects such as nephrotoxicity and auditory ototoxicity, as well as some toxic effects directed to pigmented tissues, complicate the use of these agents. This study was undertaken to(More)
BACKGROUND Lomefloxacin is a potent bactericidal antibiotic. The use of this drug in treatment of various infections is accompanied by serious adverse effects on pigmented tissues. The exact mechanisms of lomefloxacin side effects have not been well established yet. The aim of this study was to characterize the interaction between lomefloxacin and melanin,(More)
Chlorpromazine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders and belongs to phenothiazine class of neuroleptic drugs. It shows severe side effects such as extrapyramidal symptoms as well as ocular and skin disorders, but the mechanism is still not fully established. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of chlorpromazine on(More)
Hypo- and hyperpigmentation disorders are the most severe dermatological diseases observed in patients from all over the world. These disorders can be divided into melanoses connected with disorders of melanocyte function and melanocytoses connected with melanocyte development. The article presents some hereditary hypomelanocytoses, which are caused by(More)
It is known that aminoglycoside antibiotics bind well to melanin biopolymer, but the relation between their affinity to melanin and ototoxicity is not well established. The aim of this work was to examine the impact of netilmicin on melanogenesis in cultured normal human melanocytes (HEMa-LP). The WST-1 assay was used to detect netilmicin cytotoxic effect.(More)
BACKGROUND Fluoroquinolones are a group of broad spectrum bactericidal antibiotics used to treat various infections of urinary and respiratory systems, as well as in ophthalmology and dermatology. This class of antibiotics causes toxic effects directed to pigmented tissues, what introduces a serious limitation to their use. The aim of this work was to(More)