Jan Paczesny

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Alpha-particle irradiation of cells damages not only the irradiated cells but also nontargeted bystander cells. It has been proposed that the bystander effect is caused by oxidants and free radicals generated by the radiation. Recent studies have shown that α(1)-microglobulin protects against cell damage caused by oxidants and free radicals. Using a novel(More)
The organization of human telomeric DNA is of intense interest because of its role in aging, cancer research and bioanalytical applications. The Htelom sequence 5'-G(3)(T(2)AG(3))(3)-3' has been use to prepare two pyrene-modified fluorescence probes with three- and six-carbon linkers: Py-Htelom-Py(C3) and Py-Htelom-Py(C6), respectively. Results of the(More)
Robust detection of bacteria can significantly reduce risks of nosocomial infections, which are a serious problem even in developed countries (4.1 million cases each year in Europe). Here we demonstrate utilization of novel multifunctional bioconjugates as specific probes for bacteria detection. Bifunctional magnetic-fluorescent microparticles are coupled(More)
There is growing interest in nanostructures interacting with living organisms. However, there are still no general rules for the design of biocompatible nanodevices. Here, we present a step towards understanding the interactions between nanostructures and living cells. We study the influence of nanomechanical stress induced by zinc oxide (ZnO)(More)
The ability to self-assemble nanosized ligand-stabilized metal oxide or semiconductor materials offers an intriguing route to engineer nanomaterials with new tailored properties from the disparate components. We describe a novel one-pot two-step organometallic approach to prepare ZnO nanocrystals (NCs) coated with deprotonated 4-(dodecyloxy)benzoic acid(More)
Controlled patterning and formation of nanostructures on surfaces based on self-assembly is a promising area in the field of ‘‘bottom-up’’ nanomaterial engineering. We report formation of net-like structures of gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) in a matrix of liquid crystalline amphiphile 40-n-octyl-4-cyanobiphenyl at the air–water interface. After initial(More)
A facile coprecipitation reaction between Ce(3+), Gd(3+), Tb(3+), and F(-) ions, in the presence of glycerine as a capping agent, led to the formation of ultrafine, nanocrystalline CeF3:Tb(3+) 5%, Gd(3+) 5% (LnF3). The as-prepared fluoride nanoparticles were successfully coated with an amine modified silica shell. Subsequently, the obtained LnF3@SiO2@NH2(More)
We developed a simple method for preparation of well-defined films of X-, T- and anchor-shaped bolaamphiphiles. The compounds were judiciously chosen to investigate the influence of the general molecular structure on the self-assembly properties. Precisely calculated (on the basis of Langmuir π(A) isotherms) volumes of chloroform solutions of the compounds(More)
A new possibility for the formation of macroscopic and photoactive structures from zinc oxide nanocrystals is described. Photoactive freely suspended and free-standing films of macroscopic area (up to few square millimeters) and submicrometer thickness (up to several hundreds of nanometers) composed of carboxylate ligand-coated zinc oxide nanocrystallites(More)
A novel inorganic nanocomposite material, called BOA, which has the form of small building blocks composed of gold nanoparticles embedded in a polyoxoborate matrix, is presented. It is demonstrated that cotton wool decorated with the BOA nanocomposite displays strong antibacterial activity toward both Gram-positive and -negative bacteria strains.(More)