Grzegorz Paździor

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Spherocytosis is a hereditary disease. It results from mutations in genes that encode proteins participating in the attachment of the membrane skeleton to the plasma membrane bilayer of the erythrocyte. In affected cells, interaction between the spectrin-actin meshwork and integral membrane proteins is altered. This results in the weakening of plasma(More)
Red blood cells of 17 patients out of seven families diagnosed with HS from the southwest of Poland were studied. In six families a deficiency of ankyrin was detected, and in one family a band 3 (anion-exchanger protein) deficiency was detected. Patients from six families with the ankyrin deficiency had a 19–51% decrease in ankyrin 2.1, while the family(More)
Bending of DNA is a feature essential to the function of many DNA-binding proteins. Bending angles can be estimated with a variety of techniques, but most directly from images obtained using scanning force microscopy (SFM). Direct measurement of the bending angle using a tangent method often produces angles that deviate significantly from values obtained(More)
Lipid aggregates are considered promising carriers for macromolecules and toxic drugs. In order to fulfill this function, aggregates should have properties that ensure the efficient delivery of their cargo to the desired location. One of these properties is their stability in blood when accumulating in the targeted tissue. This stability may be affected by(More)
The major component of the cell membrane skeleton, spectrin, is anchored in the cell membrane via interactions with membrane proteins. It has been previously shown that both erythroid and non-erythroid spectrin interact directly with membrane phospholipids (mainly aminophospholipids). One of the binding sites responsible for these interactions is located in(More)
Spherocytosis is a genetic disease characterized by specific morphological changes in erythrocytes. Their fragility causes them to lyse when passing through microcapillaries. The changing shape and breaking of erythrocytes can be evaluated by the transmittance of a cell suspension. Transmittance as a function of time for cells under osmotic stress can be(More)
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