Katarzyna A Wisniewska

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The protein Pal (peptidoglycan-associated lipoprotein) is anchored in the outer membrane (OM) of Gram-negative bacteria and interacts with Tol proteins. Tol-Pal proteins form two complexes: the first is composed of three inner membrane Tol proteins (TolA, TolQ and TolR); the second consists of the TolB and Pal proteins linked to the cell's OM. These(More)
The emergence of spa types and spa–clonal complexes (CC) among clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates collected from the University Clinical Center in Gdańsk between 2008 and 2009 were investigated. Phage typing was used as the initial screening in the study. The basic set of phages and the additional set of phages were used. Most of(More)
Sixty fenotypically coagulase-negative Staphylococcus aureus strains were screened for the presence of six adhesion genes. The strains were isolated from varied clinical samples and varied patients in 16 medical centers, in majority from the region of Gdansk. Multiplex PCR in two primer sets was used for detection of the following genes: bbp (bone binding(More)
During a 1-month period, eight neonates developed staphylococcal skin disease diagnosed as a bullous impetigo in the maternity unit of the Provincial Hospital in Gdansk. An epidemiological investigation based on phenotyping and genotyping methods was performed. All neonates involved in the outbreak, their mothers and 15 staff members were screened for(More)
In Drosophila, normal and transformed cells compete with each other for survival in a process called cell competition. However, it is not known whether comparable phenomena also occur in mammals. Scribble is a tumor suppressor protein in Drosophila and mammals. In this study we examine the interface between normal and Scribble-knockdown epithelial cells(More)
We studied the usefulness of flow cytometry for detection of vancomycin resistance in Enterococcus faecalis by direct binding of commercially available fluorescent vancomycin to cells obtained from culture. The cells were stained with Vancomycin@FL, sonicated and additionally stained with propidium iodide (PI). Regarding to inductive mechanism of(More)
Three hundred twenty-one students (156 students with no clinical exposure and 165 students with clinical exposure) were screened for nasal colonization by Staphylococcus aureus; 20.9% of students were S. aureus nasal carriers, and 40.3% of S. aureus isolates harbored toxin genes. The most prevalent genes were tst (15.0 %) and sec (13.4 %). Isolates with(More)
Pharmacological manipulation of the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators emerges as a key aspect of a successful treatment of sepsis. A murine model of septic shock was developed and chosen conjugates (1a, 1b, 8a, 8c) and analogs (T2) of muramyl dipeptide and tuftsin were tested in this model as prospective anti-bacterial drugs or adjuvants.(More)
INTRODUCTION Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of bloodstream infections. For epidemiological investigations of this bacteria spa genotyping is used as the method which has a high discriminatory power and gives results that can be easily compared between laboratories. In contrast to methicillin-resistant S.aureus (MRSA), relatively little is known(More)
We used fluorescent penicillin Bocillin FL for characterization of control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains belonging to one of four heterogenic classes and comparing them with clinical MRSA isolates. Significant differences in percentage of fluorescent cells and reduction of Bocillin FL binding after incubation with methicillin(More)