Jadwiga Jablonska

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Angiogenesis is a hallmark of malignant neoplasias, as the formation of new blood vessels is required for tumors to acquire oxygen and nutrients essential for their continued growth and metastasis. However, the signaling pathways leading to tumor vascularization are not fully understood. Here, using a transplantable mouse tumor model, we have demonstrated(More)
Cells from the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) act as systemic and local amplifiers that contribute to the progression of chronic inflammatory disorders. Transforming growth factor-β-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) is a pivotal upstream mitogen-activated protein kinase-kinase-kinase acting as a mediator of cytokine expression. It remains critical to determine(More)
Administration of facultative anaerobic bacteria like Salmonella typhimurium, Shigella flexneri, and Escherichia coli to tumor-bearing mice leads to a preferential accumulation and proliferation of the microorganisms within the solid tumor. Until now, all known tumor-targeting bacteria have shown poor dissemination inside the tumors. They accumulate almost(More)
BACKGROUND Several facultative anaerobic bacteria with potential therapeutic abilities are known to preferentially colonize solid tumors after systemic administration. How they efficiently find and invade the tumors is still unclear. However, this is an important issue to be clarified when bacteria should be tailored for application in cancer therapy. (More)
The importance of tumor associated neutrophils (TANs) in cancer development is in the meantime well established. Numerous of clinical data document the adverse prognostic effects of neutrophil infiltration in solid tumors. However, certain tumor therapies need functional neutrophils to be effective, suggesting altered neutrophil polarization associated with(More)
The importance of endogenous Type I IFNs in cancer immune surveillance is well established by now. Their role in polarization of tumor-associated neutrophilic granulocytes into anti-tumor effector cells has been recently demonstrated. Yet, the cellular source of Type I IFNs as well as the mode of induction is not clearly defined. Here, we demonstrate that(More)
The family of type I interferons (IFN), which consists of several IFN-α and one IFN-β, are produced not only after stimulation by viruses, but also after infection with non-viral pathogens. In the course of bacterial infections, these cytokines could be beneficial or detrimental. IFN-β is the primary member of type I IFN that initiates a cascade of IFN-α(More)
Metastases are the major cause of death from cancer. Thus, understanding the regulation of metastatic processes is of utmost importance. Here we show that mice with impaired type I IFN signaling (Ifnar1(-/-)) develop more lung metastases in the 4T1 mammary and LLC lung carcinoma model, compared to control mice. In Ifnar1(-/-) mice, higher metastasis load is(More)
The function of lymph nodes is greatly influenced by their unique microanatomy, in which distinct subpopulations of cells are compartmentalized by a meshwork of reticular cells and fibres, specialized blood and lymphatic vessels and nerves. Using antibodies against extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins (fibronectin, collagen IV and laminin), proteoglycan(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells are key components of the immune system involved in several immune reactions, including the clearance of intracellular pathogens. When activated, NK cells rapidly secrete particular cytokines that activate innate immunity and facilitate development of adaptive responses. Conflicting reports on the role of NK cells during infection(More)