Jarosław Baran

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This study was designed to determine the characteristics of tumour cell-derived microvesicles (TMV) and their interactions with human monocytes. TMV were shed spontaneously by three different human cancer cell lines but their release was significantly increased upon activation of the cells with phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA). TMV showed the presence(More)
Tumour cells are shedding membrane fragments (tumour-derived microvesicles, TMV) that may interact with cells of immune system. Our previous observations indicated that TMV carry several surface determinants and mRNA of tumour cells and transfer some of them to monocytes. This study determined the effect of TMV on biological activity of human monocytes as(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the B-cell compartment in the peripheral blood of children with different types of hypogammaglobulinemia: common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI), and selective IgA deficiency (SIgAD). We analyzed by flow cytometry the changes in the B-cell subsets with age and showed(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the interactions occurring between peripheral blood phagocytes and strains of S. aureus isolated from different clinical specimens (blood, respiratory tract, pus). To evaluate the sensitivity of microorganisms to bactericidal activity of phagocytes, monocytes and granulocytes separated from peripheral blood by(More)
Immunotherapy with Mycobacterium vaccae as an adjuvant to chemotherapy has recently been applied to treatment of patients with cancer. One of the mechanisms of antitumour activity of Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), the prototype immunomodulator, is associated with activation of monocytes/macrophages. These studies were undertaken to(More)
Micro(nano)vesicles (MV) are regarded as important messengers in cell-to-cell communication. There is also evidence for their pivotal role in cancer progression. Circulating MV are of different body cells origin, including tumor cell‑derived MV (TMV) in cancer patients. Determination of circulating TMV is of importance because of their potential diagnostic(More)
Human peripheral blood monocytes become apoptotic following phagocytosis and killing of Staphylococcus aureus. Although this type of monocyte apoptosis is known to be initiated by Fas-Fas ligand (FasL) interactions, the downstream signaling pathway has not been determined. In this work the involvement of mitochondria and the kinetics of caspase-8 and(More)
OBJECTIVE Extravasation of circulating cancer cells is an important step of the metastatic cascade and a potential target for anti-cancer strategies based on vasoprotective drugs. Reports on anti-cancer effects of fenofibrate (FF) prompted us to analyze its influence on the endothelial barrier function during prostate cancer cell diapedesis. RESEARCH(More)
Monitoring of residual leukemic cells, so called minimal residual disease (MRD) in acute leukemias is of great importance in clinical practice. Especially evaluation of early response to treatment has a important prognostic value, and modifies the therapy schedule in a nowadays used treatment protocols. Methods used for monitoring of MRD consist of(More)