Halina Mrowiec

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Cadmium (Cd) exerts a detrimental effect on the metabolism of plants, whereas selenium (Se) may protect them against various stressors through its antioxidative activity. In this in vitro study we investigated the impact of Se (2 µM Na2SeO4) on the growth, nutrient (P, S, K, Ca, Mg, B, Mn, Fe and Zn) concentrations and cell integrity of rape (Brassica napus(More)
The comparative responses of ten spring wheat cultivars to water stress were investigated. Wheat plants were cultured under hydroponics conditions (Hoagland nutrient) to the stage of three-leaf seedlings. Then, the water medium was supplemented with PEG (drought) or NaCl (salinity) to obtain a water status equal to −1.5 MPa. After a 2-day treatment, the(More)
The aim of this study was to examine changes in activities of cytochrome c oxidase (CCO), glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH), Cu-Zn superoxide dismutase (Cu-Zn SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), glutathione (GSH) levels and copper (Cu), zinc (Zn) and selenium (Se) concentrations, and to assess the possible differences between preterm placentas,(More)
A new cadmium(II)-imprinted polymer based on cadmium(II) 2,2'-{ethane-1,2-diylbis[nitrilo(E)methylylidene]} diphenolate-4-vinylpyridine complex was obtained via suspension polymerization. The beads were used as a minicolumn packing for flow-injection-flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FI-FAAS) determination of cadmium(II) in water samples. Sorption(More)
The selenium effect on the uptake of micro- and macro-elements and the physiological properties of rape and Finnish and Polish wheat seedlings were studied. Selenium was added (in the form of sodium selenate) at two levels (100 and 200 μM) to in vitro culture media supplied with optimal doses of nutrients. The uptake and distribution (between upper parts(More)
Selenium (Se) is essential for health of humans, animals, and plants. Especially wheat is a major source of Se in the terrestrial food chain. In this study, an element analysis was optimized and the content of Ca, Mg, K, S, P, Fe, Se, Mn, Cu, Zn, and Mo in leaves, roots, and seeds were measured during growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Manu) in(More)
The purpose of this work was to determine trace element levels in urine and evaluate possible associations between urinary iodine concentration (UIC), other trace elements (Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Na, Se, Zn), toxic elements (Cd, Pb), anthropometrical measures (body weight and height), glycemic indices (serum insulin and glucose), and several parameters related to(More)
This study was performed to investigate selenoenzyme activities and trace element concentrations in thyroid tissues, with reference to other parameters routinely used to characterize thyroid function. This was to reveal relevant parameters as possible additional markers of tumor grade, clinical course, and prognosis of thyroid disorders. The tissue samples(More)
A new Cu(II)-imprinted polymer (Cu-IIP) for preconcentration of copper by liquid-solid extraction via flow injection technique has been proposed. Cu-IIP was obtained by copolymerization of salen-Cu(II) complex with styrene and divinylbenzene using suspension polymerization technique. Granules fraction of 60-80 microm in diameter was used as a microcolumn(More)
The paper presents application of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) modified with 5-dodecylsalicylaldoxime to copper(II) flow-injection on-line preconcentration and flame atomic absorption spectrometric (FAAS) determination. Two new sorbents were obtained by impregnation of MWCNTs with Cu(II)-LIX 622(®) complex, however in the first case modification was(More)