Jacek Kwiatkowski

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Angiogenesis is essential for tumor growth and metastasis and depends on the production of angiogenic factors by tumor cells. Neuroblastoma (NB) is a common pediatric tumor of neural crest origin, which is biologically and clinically heterogeneous. Increased tumor vascular index correlates with poor outcome of NB. To determine which angiogenic factors(More)
Interaction between auxin and auxin-induced ethylene was suggested in previous work to up-regulate abscisic acid (ABA) biosynthesis in cleavers (Galium aparine) through stimulated cleavage of xanthophylls to xanthoxin, catalysed by 9-cis-epoxycarotenoid dioxygenase (NCED). Here, the effects of auxin on NCED gene expression were studied in relation to(More)
Activities of some enzymes associated with carbohydrate and lipid metabolism were determined in 48 human breast carcinomas and compared with those found in 35 nonmalignant breast tumours and also in 13 normal breast tissues. In fibrocystic disease only the activity of citrate lyase was markedly higher (14-fold) than in normal tissue. The activities of the(More)
The analysis of major and minor flavonoids, and antioxidant capacity of stems, leaves, flowers, unripe seeds and ripe seeds of common and tartary buckwheat plants collected during different growth periods was addressed in this study. The highest rutin contents were observed in flowers and leaves collected from common and tartary buckwheat at early flowering(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the frequency of breakfast and other meal consumption by adolescents and to assess the relationship between the first and the last meal consumption and sex, body mass index (BMI), and middle school and high school students' education level. The study was conducted in 2013-2014 among 3009 students (1658 girls and 1351(More)
The first asymmetric Michael addition of 3-substituted phthalides to nitroolefins promoted by amino acid-incorporating multifunctional catalysts has been developed. The reported method led to the synthesis of 3,3-disubstituted phthalide derivatives in high yields, and in a highly diastereoselective and enantioselective manner. Facile synthesis of a chiral(More)
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