Elżbieta Zielińska

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BACKGROUND Nuclear DNA content in plants is commonly estimated using flow cytometry (FCM). Plant material suitable for FCM measurement should contain the majority of its cells arrested in the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle. Usually young, rapidly growing leaves are used for analysis. However, in some cases seeds would be more convenient because they can be(More)
The relationship between expression of a negative regulator of GA signal transduction (RGL2) belonging to the DELLA gene family and repression of Arabidopsis seed germination has been studied (Lee S, Cheng H, King KE, Wang W, He Y, Hussain A, Lo J, Harberd NP, Peng J [2002] Genes and Development 16: 646-658). There is one DELLA gene (LeGAI) present in(More)
BACKGROUND Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are involved in the metabolism of carcinogens and anticancer drugs. Functional polymorphisms exist in at least three genes that code for the GSTs, such as the GSTM1 and GSTT1 gene deletions or the A-G transition within the GSTP1 gene, which represents distinct GSTP1a and GSTP1b alleles. In the present(More)
OBJECTIVE The evaluation of the importance of the genetically determined acetylation defect for the development of adverse reactions to co-trimoxazole in children. METHODS The study comprised 48 children aged 3 months to 3 years, who were being treated for interstitial pneumonia with co-trimoxazole. During the treatment, daily clinical examinations and(More)
Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in 16q appears in ~20-30% cases of Wilms' tumor. Within this region, known as common fragile site FRA16D, the WWOX tumor suppressor gene is located. Abnormalities of WWOX gene expression levels were observed in many tumor types and were associated with worse prognosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of the(More)
The pathogenesis of hypersensitivity to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is supposed to be associated with the slow acetylation phenotype. This pharmacogenetic defect is associated with the mutations of the arylamine N-acetyltransferase (NAT2) encoding gene. The aim of the study was to compare the usefulness of the acetylation phenotype and NAT2(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of GSTM1, GSTT1, and GSTP1 gene polymorphism on urinary excretion of unchanged ifosfamide, 2-dechloroethylifosfamide (2DCIF), and 3-dechloroethylifosfamide (3DCIF) with regard to the incidence of ifosfamide-related nephrotoxicity and neurotoxicity in children. The study comprised 76 children (38 girls, 38(More)
Neuroblastoma is one of the most common paediatric cancers, described as unpredictable due to diverse patterns of behaviour. WWOX is a tumour suppressor gene whose expression is reduced in many tumour types. Loss of its expression was shown to correlate with more aggressive disease stage and mortality rate. The aim of this study was to investigate the role(More)
Amounts of ifosfamide (CAS 3778-73-2) and its N-dechloroethylated metabolites excreted in the urine were measured using 31P-NMR spectroscopy in 26 cancer children treated with this drug. Strong inter-patient variation in levels of these compounds were found. These differences were independent from patients age, body surface area, and sex, the dose of the(More)
UNLABELLED Polymorphism of genes encoding glutathione S-transferases GSTM1, GSTT1 GSTP1 is one of the genetic predictors of susceptibility to cancers in the adults. The frequency of deletions of GSTM1. GSTT1 genes and transition A-G in GSTP1 gene were taken into consideration. THE AIM of this study was to investigate the role of GST genes polymorphisms as a(More)