Joanna Jakubowska

Learn More
OBJECTIVES Most research confirms that metformin therapy has a positive influence on cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) such as dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The aims of the present study were to establish other CVRF, such as plasma adiponectin, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha),(More)
There is a necessity for deceased identification as a result of many accidents and sometimes bones are the only accessible source of DNA. So far, a universal method that allows for extraction of DNA from materials at different stages of degradation does not exist. The aims of this study were: the comparison of three methods of DNA extraction from bones with(More)
The detection and identification of human biological fluids, including vaginal secretions and menstrual blood, are highly important in forensic biology. Previous studies have proposed a few mRNA and bacterial markers for vaginal fluid detection, but they have not proven to be specific and reliable. The aim of this project was to develop, validate and(More)
The identification of menstrual blood is an important issue in forensic biology, but currently, there are no confirmatory methods for its detection. Here, we demonstrate a highly reliable simple heptaplex method that allows for the discrimination between menstrual and peripheral blood. The test has been used successfully in criminal casework, in which the(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY to determine the effect of rosiglitazone on plasma adiponectin and resistin levels in obese, non-diabetic polycystic ovary (PCO) subjects and relationship between circulating adipocytokines, insulin resistance and lipid profile. MATERIAL AND METHODS PCOS women were treated 6 months with 4mg rosiglitazone daily (the blood was tested before(More)
INTRODUCTION Calcium and vitamin D malabsorption in coeliac disease (CD) predispose to skeletal demineralisation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of bone mineral density (BMD) and calcium deficiencies in adult patients with CD and assess whether a gluten-free diet is sufficiently effective for BMD restoration. MATERIAL AND METHODS BMD(More)
Metabolism is controlled through homeostatic system consisting of central centers, gut hormones, hormones from adipose tissue and the other hormonal axes. This cooperation is based on cross-talk between central and peripheral signals. Among them the hypothalamus plays a crucial role, with interconnected nuclei forming neuronal circuits. Other regions in the(More)
It is not always clear how best to represent integrated data sets, and which application and database features allow a scientist to take best advantage of data coming from various information sources. To improve the use of integrated data visualisation in candidate gene finding, we carried out a user study comparing an existing general-purpose genetics(More)
Summary: VisGenome visualises single and comparative representations for the rat, the mouse, and the human chromosomes at different levels of detail. The tool offers smooth zooming and panning which is more flexible than seen in other browsers. It presents information available in Ensembl for single chromosomes, as well as homologies (orthologue(More)
Degraded DNA is often analyzed in forensic genetics laboratories. Reliable analysis of degraded DNA is of great importance, since its results impact the quality and reliability of expert testimonies. Recently, a number of whole genome amplification (WGA) methods have been proposed as preamplification tools. They work on the premise of being able to generate(More)