Grzegorz Zydowicz

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Ethanol extract of propolis (EEP), a natural beehive product, has been known for centuries for a variety of beneficial traditional medical properties, among which an anti-inflammatory effect is a major one. Now that most of its components have been isolated and recently identified, we tested 19 of them (all phenolic compounds) for their degree of(More)
Naturally occurring phenolic compounds have been shown to sensitize prostate cancer cells to tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL)-induced apoptosis. TRAIL is a potent stimulator of apoptosis in cancer cells and an important immune effector molecule in the surveillance and elimination of(More)
Prostate cancer represents an ideal disease for chemopreventive intervention. Propolis possesses immuno-modulatory, anti-tumour and chemopreventive properties. The tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is an important endogenous anti-cancer agent that induces apoptosis selectively in tumour cells. However, some cancer cells are(More)
Ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP) is one of the richest sources of phenolic acids and flavonoids. EEP and its phenolic compounds have been known for various biological activities including immunopotentiation, chemopreventive and antitumor effects. Tumor necrosis factor related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a naturally occurring anticancer agent(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL/Apo2L) is a member of TNF superfamily able to induce programmed death in cancer cells with no toxicity against normal tissues. TRAIL mediate apoptosis follows binding to the two death receptors, TRAIL-R1 (DR4) and/or TRAIL-R2 (DR5). In this study we investigated the cytotoxic and apoptotic(More)
The aim of this study was evaluation of selected immune humoral indicators in connection with biochemical parameters of blood in 28 alcohol dependent men. Increased activity of liver enzymes: AspAT in 53,6% of patients, A1AT in 46,4%, GGTP in 25% were found. Macrocytosis in 29% of patients was observed. There were also abnormal changes of immune proteins(More)
In 28 patients with alcohol dependence syndrome (ADS) the study of selected immunological parameters (percentage of peripheral blood lymphocytes CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD19+; lymphocyte transformation without and with phytohemagglutinin (PHA), concanavalin A (Con A), pokeweed mitogen (PWM); chemiluminescence of peripheral blood granulocytes stimulated with(More)
Dolomite, a mineral composed of magnesium and calcium carbonates, potentiates the antitumoral activity of bleomycin: While 40 days after inoculation, no mice survived the Ehrlich ascites tumor burden, 44% of them survived it after bleomycin treatment, and 63% after a simultaneous treatment of bleomycin and dolomite. The beneficial antitumor effect of(More)
Luminol-amplified chemiluminescence was generated by alveolar macrophages, harvested from the bronchoalveolar lavages of 16 patients with different radiological stages of non-invasive (asymptomatic) sarcoidosis. None of the patients received any steroid therapy during this study. The mean duration of the disease in these patients was 8 months, with a(More)
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