Katarzyna B. Leszczynska

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RhoJ is a Rho GTPase expressed in endothelial cells and tumour cells, which regulates cell motility, invasion, endothelial tube formation and focal adhesion numbers. This study aimed to further delineate the molecular function of RhoJ. Using timelapse microscopy RhoJ was found to regulate focal adhesion disassembly; small interfering RNA (siRNA)-mediated(More)
This report introduces a simple and easy technique for animal handling and drug administration into the sciatic nerve area for determining local anesthesia and neuromuscular blocking activity in mice. The drugs were injected into the popliteal space of the right hindlimb (i.e., the sciatic nerve area). The loss of motor activity of the right hindlimb was(More)
Escherichia albertii has been recently recognized as an emerging human and bird enteric pathogen. Here, we report the first complete chromosome nucleotide sequence of a clinical isolate of E. albertii strain KF1, which may provide information about the pathogenic potential of this new species and the mechanisms of evolution of enteropathogenic Escherichia(More)
Regions of hypoxia occur in most solid tumors, and they are associated with a poor prognostic outcome. Despite the absence of detectable DNA damage, severe hypoxia (<0.1% O2) induces a DNA damage response, including the activation of p53 and subsequent induction of p53-dependent apoptosis. Factors affecting hypoxia-induced p53-dependent apoptosis are(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Esophageal cancer has a persistently low 5-year survival rate and has recently been classified as a cancer of unmet need by Cancer Research UK. Consequently, new approaches to therapy are urgently required. Here, we tested the hypothesis that an ATR inhibitor, VX-970, used in combination with standard therapies for esophageal cancer(More)
PURPOSE Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors potentiate radiation therapy in preclinical models of human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and other types of cancer. However, the mechanisms underlying radiosensitization in vivo are incompletely understood. Herein, we investigated the impact of hypoxia on radiosensitization by the PARP inhibitor(More)
OBJECTIVE To present current guidelines regarding treatment of mastocytosis in pregnancy on the example of observed patients. DESIGN Case control national study. SETTING Polish Center of the European Competence Network on Mastocytosis (ECNM). POPULATION OR SAMPLE 23 singleton spontaneous pregnancies in 17 women diagnosed with mastocytosis in years(More)
Hypoxia-induced replication stress is one of the most physiologically relevant signals known to activate ATM in tumors. Recently, the ATM interactor (ATMIN) was identified as critical for replication stress-induced activation of ATM in response to aphidicolin and hydroxyurea. This suggests an essential role for ATMIN in ATM regulation during hypoxia, which(More)
We present a case of a severely ill newborn with congenital atrioventricular heart block (CAVB) diagnosed prenatally. The initial drug therapy just after birth was ineffective, the heart rhythm remained 54 beats per minute, and control echocardiographies showed forthcoming decrease of the left ventricular function with mitral insufficiency. A permanent(More)
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