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Pleomorphic adenoma gene-like 1 gene (PLAGL1) encodes a zinc-finger nuclear transcription factor which promotes apoptosis and cell cycle arrest. Loss or downregulation of its expression has been observed in various human neoplasms. This study compared PLAGL1 expression in colorectal cancer (CRC) tissue and colon mucosa of healthy subjects at the mRNA and(More)
The main objective of the presented study was the development of a simple analytical tool for exploring the influence of naturally occurring compounds on the aggregation of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ(40)) in order to find potential anti-neurodegenerative drugs. The gold discs used for surface plasmon resonance (SPR) measurements were modified with thioaliphatic(More)
Endogenous opioid peptides are involved in the regulation of the HPA-axis function and stress response mechanism. However, there is a scarcity of data on opioid involvement in the regulation of the adrenocortical endocrine function. This study was performed to: 1) establish the expression of proenkephalin, POMC and prodynorphin genes in the porcine adrenal(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated the presence of endogenous opioid peptides (EOP) in the ovary and suggested their implication in local interactions within ovarian structures. Nevertheless, data pertaining to the expression of genes, coding for the opioid precursors, in ovarian cells are still rudimentary and not available for the pig. The study was(More)
The objective of the study was to examine the expression of the genes coding for proopiomelanocortin (POMC), proenkephalin (PENK) and prodynorphin (PDYN) in porcine luteal cells isolated from corpora lutea (CL) collected on days 3-6, 8-10 and 13-16 of the oestrous cycle. Total RNA was purified from non-incubated cells and from cells incubated for 48 h in(More)
INTRODUCTION PLAGL1 (pleiomorphic adenoma gene-like 1) is a C2H2-type zinc finger transcription factor associated with the regulation of cell growth and development. Although PLAGL1 expression in kidney was assessed by biochemical methods, the exact localization of the PLAGL1 protein in human kidney has not yet been described. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
Special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 1 (SATB1) is a ‘genome organizer,’ and it has been proposed as a factor that affects the development and progression of various human neoplasms, including colorectal cancer (CRC). This study aimed to compare SATB1 expression in a group of CRC patients and healthy subjects at the mRNA and protein levels. We collected(More)
BACKGROUND Altered expression of special AT-rich sequence binding protein 1 (SATB1) was reported in several types of human cancers. This study aimed to determine the expression levels of SATB1, as well as miR-21-5p -the post-transcriptional repressor of SATB1 expression- in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) and to investigate their association with(More)
BACKGROUND Histone acetyltransferase E1A-binding protein p300 (EP300), tumor protein p53 (TP53) and B-cell lymphoma-2-associated X protein (BAX) contribute to the regulation of the cell cycle and apoptosis, cellular processes that are often impaired in cancer cells. The aim of this study was to determine the expression levels of EP300, TP53 and BAX genes(More)
Accidentally ingested corrosive substances can cause functional and structural damage to the esophageal tissue resulting in stricture formation. It has been reported that the administration of olmesartan (OLM) can have anti-inflammatory, antifibrotic and antiapoptotic effects on injured tissue. The aim of our study was to check if OLM could prevent(More)