Katarzyna Lis

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Plasma acute-phase proteins (APPs) glyco-isoforms are important biomarkers of inflammatory processes such as those occurring in multiple sclerosis (MS). Specific analysis of these proteins is often hampered by sample biochemical complexity. The aim of our study was to set up a method to accurately visualize, identify and quantify APPs glyco-isoforms in(More)
A series of novel aminodiol inhibitors of HIV protease based on the lead compound 1 with structural modifications at P1' were synthesized in order to reduce the cytotoxicity of 1. We have observed a high degree of correlation between the lipophilicity and cytotoxicity of this series of inhibitors. It was found that appropriate substitution at the para(More)
Bovine anaplasmosis is caused by cattle infection with the tick-borne bacterium, Anaplasma marginale. The major surface protein 1a (MSP1a) has been used as a genetic marker for identifying A. marginale strains based on N-terminal tandem repeats and a 5'-UTR microsatellite located in the msp1a gene. The MSP1a tandem repeats contain immune relevant elements(More)
Anaplasma marginale (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) is an obligate intracellular bacterium that multiplies exclusively within membrane-bound vacuoles in the cytoplasm of host cells. A number of A. marginale isolates can be propagated in the Ixodes scapularis IDE8 tick cell line, which provides a reliable source of antigens for a wide variety of studies.(More)
Anaplasma marginale is an economically important tick-borne pathogen of cattle that causes bovine anaplasmosis. A wide range of geographic strains of A. marginale have been isolated from cattle, several of which have been characterized using genomics and proteomics. While many of these strains have been propagated in tick lines, comparative analyses after(More)
Ehrlichia canis, the etiologic agent of canine ehrlichiosis, is an obligate intracytoplasmic Gram-negative tick-borne bacterium belonging to the Anaplasmataceae family. E. canis is distributed worldwide and can cause serious and fatal infections in dogs. Among strains of E. canis, the 16S rRNA gene DNA sequences are highly conserved. Using this gene to(More)
Five 26-peptide analogues of the trypsin inhibitor [Pro18]CMTI-III containing Leu or Tyr in position 7 and Val or Tyr in position 27: 1 (Leu7, Tyr27), 2 (Tyr7, Val27), 3 (Tyr7, Tyr27), 4 (Leu7, Val27) and 5 (Leu7, Ala18, Tyr27) were synthesized by the solid-phase method. Analogues 1-4 displayed Ka with bovine beta-trypsin of the same order of magnitude as(More)
AIMP1 was first found as a factor associated with the aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase (ARS) complex. However, it is also secreted and acts on different target cells such as endothelial cells, macrophages, and fibroblasts as an extracellular regulator, respectively, of angiogenesis, inflammatory responses and dermal regeneration. AIMP1 has also been reported to(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a multifactorial autoimmune disease of the central nervous system with a heterogeneous and unpredictable course. To date there are no prognostic biomarkers even if they would be extremely useful for early patient intervention with personalized therapies. In this context, the analysis of inter-individual differences in(More)