Ewa Skrzypczak-Jankun

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Proteolytic enzymes are required to mediate tumor cell invasion and metastasis. The urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) is commonly overexpressed by many human cancers. Therefore, uPA is a logical target to inhibit cancer invasion and metastasis. However, uPA inhibitors also reduce tumor growth. We used a mutated form of plasminogen activator inhibitor(More)
The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) R261Q in the human platelet 12-lipoxygenase has been correlated with several human diseases. To understand better the biological performance we have compared enzymatic properties of the recombinant enzymes: 'wild-type' as Q261 and R261 variants with a single Q261R mutation at the enzyme periphery and N544L mutant(More)
To understand the fundamental determinants of urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) driven angiogenesis in cancer we studied how inhibition of uPA activity could reduce neovascularization and consequently reduce tumor size in experimental animals. Proteolytic enzymes are required to mediate tumor cell invasion to adjacent tissues and initiate the metastatic(More)
Flash-freezing is a technique that is commonly used nowadays to collect diffraction data for X-ray structural analysis. It can affect both the crystal and molecular structure and the molecule's surface, as well as the internal cavities. X-ray structural data often serve as a template for the protein receptor in docking calculations. Thus, the size and shape(More)
Curcumin, a non-nutritive yellow pigment derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa (turmeric), is considered to be an established nutraceutical with anticancer activity. Turmeric contains three principal components, curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin, of which curcumin is most abundant and potent. The concurrence of a high consumption of(More)
Patients with defective plasminogen activator inhibitor protein (PAI-1) or with PAI-1 deficiency can experience hemorrhage as a result of a hyperfibrinolysis. In these patients, a normal thrombus forms, but endogenous lysis is unchecked as tissue plasminogen activator is unopposed. Treatment includes anti-fibrinolytic agents, including oral tranexamic acid.(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of this study was to determine whether measuring concentrations of 12-LOX in platelet-rich plasma patients can:Differentiate between the group of patients with prostate cancer and healthy men.Correlate the degree of severity of the disease and the concentration of the enzyme. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study group comprised 88 men(More)
In carcinoma of prostate, a causative role of platelet 12-lipoxygenase (12-LOX) and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) for tumor progression has been firmly established in tumor and/or adjacent tissue. Our goal was to investigate if 12-LOX and/or PAI-1 in patient's plasma could be used to predict outcome of the disease. The study comprised 149(More)
Serum albumin constitutes 35-50 mg/ml of plasma proteins and performs various physiological activities including the regulation of osmotic pressure on blood, maintaining buffering of the blood pH, carrying different fatty acids and other small molecules, such as bilirubin, hormones, drugs and metal ions, as well as participating in immuno logical responses.(More)
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