Barbara Zapała

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Humanin (HN) is a newly discovered 24-amino acid peptide, which may suppress neuronal cell death. HN cDNA includes an open reading frame (HN-ORF) of 75 bases located 950 bases downstream of the 5' end of the HN cDNA. It has been demonstrated that HN cDNA is 99% identical to the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence. HN homologs have been identified as(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a family of small, noncoding RNAs that repress gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Over 700 miRNAs have been identified in the human genome, of which 20% to 30% regulate human protein-coding genes. Functional in vitro studies have shown that miRNAs are critical for endothelial cell gene expression and function. miRNAs(More)
INTRODUCTION Molecular diagnosis of monogenic diabetes mellitus is important for individualized patient care. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) enables a simultaneous analysis of multiple genes in a single test. OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess the feasibility of using NGS for detecting mutations in a set of known monogenic diabetes gene mutations in a cohort(More)
BACKGROUND Taking into consideration the aging of HIV infected individuals, changes in the metabolism aggravated by the antiretroviral therapy significantly impact their health. Mechanisms responsible for lipodystrophy, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance (IR) occurrence have not been completely understood. Only recently, the free fatty acids (FFAs)(More)
Humanin (HN) is a newly discovered 24-amino acid peptide, which may suppress neuronal cell death. HN cDNA includes the open reading frame (HN-ORF) of 75 bases, located 950 bases downstream of the 5' end of the HN cDNA. It was demonstrated that HN cDNA is 99% identical with mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence. HN homologues have been identified as expressed(More)
Increased ROS generation by the overload by metabolic substrates mitochondria paralleled by decrease of antioxidant activity are typical events found in metabolic syndrome and diabetes type 2. Metabolites of beta-carotene (BC) such as retinoic acid (RA), as well as low concentration of reactive oxygen species (ROS) modify the mitochondrial bioenergetic(More)
Barth syndrome (BTHS) is an X-linked recessive disease primarily affecting males. Clinically, the disease is characterized by hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy, skeletal myopathy, chronic/cyclic neutropenia, 3-methylglutaconic aciduria, growth retardation and respiratory chain dysfunction. It is caused by mutations in the TAZ gene coding for the(More)
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