Jakub Cieslak

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Genes encoding adipokines are important functional candidates for development of obesity. In this study we screened for polymorphism 5′-flanking regions of the adiponectin (ADIPOQ), leptin (LEP) and resistin (RETN) genes in a cohort of Polish obese children and adolescents (n = 243) and a control group of non-obese adults (n = 100). Altogether 13 SNPs(More)
Fatness traits are important in pig production since they influence meat quality and fattening efficiency. On the other hand, excessive fat accumulation in humans has become a serious health problem due to worldwide spread of obesity. Since the pig is also considered as an animal model for numerous human diseases, including obesity and metabolic syndrome,(More)
The cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) gene is a candidate gene that may affect performance and body composition traits in the pig. The purpose of this study was to establish the chromosomal localization and genomic sequence of the porcine CART gene, search for polymorphism and analyse its phenotypic effect in 644 pigs representing two(More)
The experiments were carried out in order to find factors which could induce attachment and spreading of Ehrlich ascites tumour (EAT) cells on solid substrata. In normal culture media, serum-free as well as serum-containing, these cells did not spread and very weakly attached onto glass. It was found that after coating the cell surfaces with dextran T 500(More)
Neutron powder diffraction was used to study the distribution of Co and Cr atoms over different lattice sites as well as the lattice parameters of sigma-phase compounds Co(100 - x)Cr(x) with x = 57.0, 62.7 and 65.8. From the diffractograms recorded in the temperature range of 4.2-300 K it was found for the five crystallographically independent sites that A(More)
Due to its function, the peroxisome proliferative activated receptor-γ, coactivator-1α (PPARGC1A) gene is a candidate in the search for genes that may affect production traits in the pig. The purpose of this study was to screen for new SNPs in exon 8 of the porcine PPARGC1A gene and to test their possible association with production traits. Altogether 736(More)
Searching for effects of candidate gene polymorphisms on fatness traits is an important goal for pig industry. In this study we evaluated polymorphism of four porcine genes involved in energy metabolism (RETN, UCP1, UCP3 and ADRB3). Moreover, their association with fat deposition traits was analyzed in two breeds (Polish Landrace, Polish Large White) and a(More)
Extensive studies of the MC4R gene polymorphism showed that, among numerous variants, there are mutations responsible for monogenic obesity, as well as polymorphisms negatively correlated with the risk of obesity. In this report, we present the first studies of the whole coding sequence of the MC4R gene in 243 Polish obese children and adolescents (the mean(More)
There are five genes encoding melanocortin receptors. Among canids, the genes have mainly been studied in the dog (MC1R, MC2R and MC4R). The MC4R gene has also been analysed in the red fox. In this report, we present a study of chromosome localization, comparative sequence analysis and polymorphism of the MC3R gene in the dog, red fox, arctic fox and(More)
Source/description: Milk protein genes have been extensively studied in ruminants, and numerous polymorphisms have been detected to date. It has been shown that some of the polymorphisms found in genes encoding casein, alphalactalbumin and beta-lactoglobulin affect milk yield and composition, as well as its technological properties and nutritional value. In(More)