Damian Ryszawy

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Suppressive function of connexin(Cx)43 in carcinogenesis was recently contested by reports that showed a multifaceted function of Cx43 in cancer progression. These studies did not attempt to model the dynamics of intratumoral heterogeneity involved in the metastatic cascade. An unorthodox look at the phenotypic heterogeneity of prostate cancer cells in(More)
Connexin(Cx)43 regulates the invasive potential of prostate cancer cells and participates in their extravasation. To address the role of endothelial Cx43 in this process, we analyzed Cx43 regulation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells in the proximity of Cx43high (DU-145 and MAT-LyLu) and Cx43low prostate cancer cells (PC-3 and AT-2). Endothelial Cx43(More)
Analysis of the heterogeneity of clones of single cells from two established lines of the Dunning series of rat prostate carcinoma differing in the degree of malignancy, AT-2 (moderately malignant) and MAT-LyLu (highly malignant), was conducted. The results showed that not only the original tumors and primary cell cultures were heterogeneous but also the(More)
Neither androgen ablation nor chemotherapeutic agents are effective in reducing the risk of prostate cancer progression. On the other hand, multifaceted effects of phytochemicals, such as triterpene saponins, on cancer cells have been suggested. A promising safety and tolerability profile indicate their possible application in the treatment of advanced(More)
This study is focused on antioxidant and anticancer capacity of bread enriched with broccoli sprouts (BS) in the light of their potential bioaccessibility and bioavailability. Generally, bread supplementation elevated antioxidant potential of product (both nonenzymatic and enzymatic antioxidant capacities); however, the increase was not correlated with the(More)
UNLABELLED Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are biologically active and crucial for cell function although they do not possess defined three-dimensional architecture. IDPs are especially prevalent in eukaryotic proteomes, and large-scale experiments have shown that many IDPs are nuclear proteins. Bioinformatic analyses have also demonstrated that(More)
Cellular stress responses determine tissue development, homeostasis and pathogenesis. Paracrine signaling, exchange of mechanical stimuli and intercellular transfer of small metabolites via connexin-built gap junctional channels are involved in the cellular stress detection and propagation of stress stimuli in multicellular networks. Cellular stress(More)
The present study found that, similarly to 5-fluorouracil, low concentrations (1-10 µM) of 9-aminoacridine (9-AAA) inhibited the growth of the two rat prostate cancer AT-2 and Mat-LyLu cell lines and the human melanoma A375 cell line. However, at the same concentrations, 9-AAA had no effect on the growth and apoptosis of normal human skin fibroblasts(More)
The local anesthetics procaine, lidocaine and tetracaine permit the reversible detachment of viable cells and their passaging or preservation in a non-adherent state in the absence of proteolytic enzymes. The effects of these anesthetics, dissolved in various media, on cell viability, cell detachment from substrata and preservation of cells in a(More)
Pathologic accumulation of myofibroblasts in asthmatic bronchi is regulated by extrinsic stimuli and by the intrinsic susceptibility of bronchial fibroblasts to transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β). The specific function of gap junctions and connexins in this process has remained unknown. Here, we investigated the role of connexin43 (Cx43) in TGF-β-induced(More)