Hanna Piotrowska

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Resveratrol (3,4',5-trans-trihydroxystilbene), a naturally occurring stilbene, is considered to have a number of beneficial effects, including anticancer, anti-aethrogenic, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and estrogenic activity. Piceatannol (3, 3', 4, 5'-trans-trihydroxystilbene), a naturally occurring hydroxylated analogue of(More)
Brilliant cresyl blues (BCB) staining test is a useful tool in assessing the competence of cumulus-oocyte-complexes (COCs) in several mammalian species. It is mostly used to select gametes after they are recovered from the ovary or before and after IVM to isolate those oocytes that reach developmental competency. However, there is evidence that double(More)
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors are common anti-inflammatory drugs with pleiotropic, endogenous actions that could be useful in the management of breast cancer. Here, we provide a complete understanding of the biochemistry of COX-2 and discuss the various molecular mechanisms behind its increased expression in breast cancer. We also analyze the possible(More)
High Energy Physics, Vienna, 1968, edited by J. Prentki and J. Steinberger (CERN, Geneva, 1968). 'OS. 0 . Holmgren, S. Nilsson, T. Olhede, and N. Yamdagni, Nuovo Cimento 57A, 20 (1968). "G. Goldhaber, W. B. Fowler, S. Goldhaber, T. F. Hoang, T. E. Kalogeropoulos, W. M. Powell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 3, 181 (1959); G. Goldhaber, S. Goldhaber, W. Lee, and A. Pais,(More)
In the screening studies, cytotoxicity of 12 methylated resveratrol analogues on 11 human cancer cell lines was examined. The most active compound 3,4,4'5-tetramethoxystilbene (DMU-212) and two ovarian cancer cell lines A-2780 (IC(50)=0.71 μM) and SKOV-3 (IC(50)=11.51 μM) were selected for further investigation. To determine the mechanism of DMU-212(More)
CONTEXT Lichens produce specific secondary metabolites with different biological activity. OBJECTIVE This study investigated the cytotoxic effects of physodic acid, in addition to the total phenolic content and cytotoxic and antioxidant activity of acetone extract from Hypogymnia physodes (L.) Nyl. (Parmeliaceae). MATERIALS AND METHODS Cytotoxicity of(More)
The role of mesothelial cells in the intraperitoneal spread of ovarian cancer is still elusive. In particular, it is unclear whether these cells constitute a passive barrier preventing cancer cell progression or perhaps act as an active promoter of this process. In this report we show that omental human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMCs) stimulate(More)
The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is mainly expressed as nine-exon alternatively spliced variants, encoding functional GRalpha and nonfunctional GRbeta. Overexpression of GRbeta splice variant was found in glucocorticoid-resistant patients with some autoimmune diseases and hematological malignancies. Employing reverse transcription, real-time quantitative(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Transcriptional activity of NF-kappaB is inhibited by the liganded glucocorticoid receptor (GR), which exists mainly in two splice variants as functional GRalpha and nonfunctional GRbeta. We investigated the effect of 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-dAzaC), trichostatin A (TSA), and sodium butyrate (NaBu) on GRalpha,GRbeta and ASF/SF2 splicing(More)
The expression of P450 enzymes and antioxidative enzymes in tumour tissue can have a major impact on the responsiveness of tumours to cancer chemotherapeutic drugs, therefore such information may be very precious when experiments are designed. The compressive information, concerning the expression of drug metabolism enzymes or antioxidative enzymes is still(More)