Grzegorz Panasiewicz

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The chorionic pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (PAG) family was identified in pigs, cattle and other eutherian mammals. The objective of this study was to examine whether secretory chorionic proteins (including PAGs), produced in vitro by explants of porcine and bovine placental membranes, may interact with other proteins, i.e. gonadal and extragonadal(More)
This review presents a broad overview of chorionic glycoproteins encoded by the Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) gene family and also serves to illustrate how the recent discovery of the PAG family has contributed to our general knowledge of genome evolution, placental transcription and placental protein expression. The complex and large PAG family(More)
The objective of the study was to define the expression of the porcine pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (pPAG) gene family, including pPAG1, pPAG2, pPAG3, pPAG4 and pPAG6 that belong to the aspartic proteinase family. Porcine pPAG2, PAG4 and pPAG6 are members of a subfamily (pPAG2-like), which all have highly conserved sequences to pepsins, within two(More)
Multiple Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) genes, coding various chorionic products that belong to the aspartic proteinase family (AP), have been discovered in various eutherians (Placentalia). This paper presents cloning of five novel porcine PAG (pPAG) cDNAs: pPAG3, pPAG4, pPAG5, pPAG6, pPAG8 and pPAG10. All cDNAs have been identified by(More)
This paper describes the successful purification and characterisation of pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAG) extracted from placenta (3-4 months) of American bisons (Amb). Chorionic AmbPAG proteins were purified from foetal cotyledonary tissues (CT) and liquid cotyledonary-carrying proteins (LCP) leaking from damaged cells. Our protocols successfully(More)
The PAG family is encoded by distinct genes expressed in extra-embryonic chorionic membranes (TR--trophoblast, TRD--trophectoderm) of various pregnant mammals. The objective of our study was to determine N-glycodiversity of porcine PAG protein family (pPAG) produced in vitro by TR or TRD explants of gilts (n=26) throughout pregnancy (16-77 dpc). Explants(More)
Porcine PAG (pPAG) are placental products of a multigene family that is strongly expressed in the chorionic epithelium (trophoblast and trophectoderm). The objective of this study was to define a pattern of the pPAG proteins, secreted in vitro by chorionic explants harvested on 16-77 days of pregnancy. Trophoblastic and trophectodermal explants were(More)
Porcine pregnancy-associated glycoprotein genes (pPAG) are known as a multigene family, in which five members have been cloned and sequences of their cDNAs identified. Porcine PAG1 and pPAG3 genes, belonging to the pPAG1-like subfamily, both encode enzymatically inactive precursors. In contrast, cDNAs of pPAG2, pPAG4 and pPAG6 represent the pPAG2-like gene(More)
Porcine pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (pPAG) family is very promiscuous and its role(s) remains unknown. The objective of this study was to identify whether secretory placental proteins (including pPAGs), produced in vitro by porcine chorionic explants, may interact with other proteins/targets, i.e. luteal and uterine binding sites of pregnant pigs.(More)
This paper describes the first identified chorionic PAGs in the European bison (Eb), named EbPAGs, predominantly expressed during early and mid-pregnancy (45-120 day post-coitum; dpc). Many EbPAGs were extracted from various cotyledonary tissues, precipitated, chromatographed (DEAE and VVA: Vicia villosa agglutinin), electrophoresed (1D- and 2D-PAGE),(More)