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Hyperthermia is used in cancer therapy, however much remains to be discovered regarding its mechanisms of action at the cellular level. In this study, the effects of hyperthermia on cell death, survival, morphology and the cytoskeleton were investigated in a non-small cell lung cancer cell line, H1299. Despite the fact that this cell line is widely used in(More)
Proteins of the Rho protein family (RhoA, Rac1, Cdc42) work as molecular switches in the regulation of many cellular processes. They are involved in cell migration, cell-cycle control, apoptosis, and the regulation of gene transcription. Rho proteins show their activity mainly in the cell's cytoskeleton by taking part in the reorganization of microfilaments(More)
Lung cancer is one of the most common tumors and its treatment is still inefficient. In our previous work we proved that ciprofloxacin has a different influence on five cancer cell lines. Here, we aimed to compare the biological effect of ciprofloxacin on cell lines representing different responses after treatment,(More)
Increased levels of cyclin D1 and amplification of CCND1 gene occur in many types of cancers. We have followed the expression of cyclin D1 after treatment with doxorubicin with reference to cell death and other possible therapeutic implications. The effect of the treatment on the cell cycle, survival, intracellular level (flow cytometry), and intracellular(More)
The aim of this investigation was to determine the influence of cotinine on the non-small-cell lung cancer line A549. The material for the study was the A549 cell line. The cells were subjected to 24-h incubation with cotinine at doses of 18 and 36 ng/ml. Control cells were incubated under analogous conditions without the addition of cotinine. Cell(More)
This review presents the current state of knowledge on cotinine, the major metabolite of nicotine. Special attention is paid to the formation of this compound in the organism, its metabolism, application in diagnostic procedures and evaluation of its in vitro and in vivo activities. For many years, cotinine has been used as a biomarker of exposure to(More)
 Rho proteins, including RhoA, Rac1 and Cdc42, are members of the Ras superfamily of monomeric GTP-binding proteins, which are well-known regulators of the cytoskeleton. Numerous studies have shown that an intact cytoskeleton is required for cell cycle progression through G1 phase as well as mitosis and cytokinesis. Because of their role in both(More)
In the present work, we have investigated the effect of cotinine, the major metabolite of nicotine on the A549 and T24 cell lines in the context of structural and quantitative changes of F-actin, gelsolin and vimentin. The chosen cell lines constitute the established experimental models for lung and bladder cancers, respectively, in the case of which,(More)
The Rho proteins are members of the Ras superfamily of small GTPases. They are thought to be crucial regulators of multiple signal transduction pathways that influence a wide range of cellular functions, including migration, membrane trafficking, adhesion, polarity and cell shape changes. Thanks to their ability to control the assembly and organization of(More)
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