Edward Borowski

Sławomir Milewski3
Barbara Cybulska2
Maria M Bontemps-Gracz2
Joanna Szlinder-Richert2
3Sławomir Milewski
2Barbara Cybulska
2Maria M Bontemps-Gracz
2Joanna Szlinder-Richert
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N3-(4-Methoxyfumaroyl)-L-2,3-diaminopropanoic acid (FMDP) and 2-amino-2-deoxy-D-glucitol-6-phosphate (ADGP) are strong inhibitors of the essential fungal enzyme, glucosamine-6-phosphate synthase, but their antifungal activity is poor, due to slow penetration of these agents through the cytoplasmic membrane. In the present studies we have exploited the(More)
The development of multidrug resistance (MDR) of tumors is a major cause of failure in antitumor chemotherapy. This type of cross-resistance is due to the expression of ABC transporter glycoproteins actively effluxing the drug from the cells against the concentration gradient at the expense of metabolic energy, thus preventing the accumulation in cells of(More)
Amphotericin B (AmB) is a well known polyene macrolide antibiotic used to treat systemic fungal infections. Despite its toxicity AmB is still regarded as a life-saving drug. The lack of adequate knowledge of the AmB mechanism of action is a serious obstacle to efficient development of new less toxic derivatives. Complementary to various experimental(More)
Opportunistic oral infections caused by Candida albicans are frequent problems in immunocompromised patients. Management of such infections is limited due to the low number of antifungal drugs available, their relatively high toxicity and the emergence of antifungal resistance. Given these issues, our investigations have focused on novel derivatives of the(More)
Fungal infections are a growing problem in contemporary medicine, yet only a few antifungal agents are used in clinical practice. In our laboratory we proposed the enzyme L-glutamine: D-fructose-6-phosphate amidotransferase (EC as a new target for antifungals. The structure of this enzyme consists of two domains, N-terminal and C-terminal ones,(More)
Two recently synthesized groups of acridine cytostatics containing fused heterocyclic ring(s): pyrazoloacridines (PAC) and pyrazolopyrimidoacridines (PPAC) were tested in regard to their in vitro cytotoxic activity towards a panel of sensitive and resistant human tumor cell lines. The obtained results corroborate our earlier hypothesis on the essential role(More)
Even though it is highly toxic, Amphotericin B (AmB), an amphipathic polyene macrolide antibiotic, is used in the treatment of severe systemic fungal infections as a life-saving drug. To examine the influence of conformational factors on selective toxicity of these compounds, we have investigated the conformational properties of five AmB amide derivatives.(More)
N-Methyl-N-D-fructosyl amphotericin B methyl ester (MFAME) is a semisynthetic derivative of the antifungal antibiotic amphotericin B (AMB). In contrast to the parent antibiotic, the derivative is characterised by low toxicity to mammalian cells and good solubility in water of its salts. Comparative studies on biological properties of free MFAME, AMB and(More)
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