Katarzyna Lubecka-Pietruszewska

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Folate, one of the most studied dietary compounds, has recently become the main topic of debates on food fortification. Although low folate levels may be associated with increased risk of cancer development, simultaneously several reports indicate a detrimental effects mediated by high folate concentrations. Using the methylation sensitive restriction(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, the effect of clofarabine, a new generation 2'-deoxyadenosine analogue, on promoter methylation and transcriptional activity of selected genes (PTEN, APC, RARB2, ZAP70) in K562 cells was assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Promoter methylation was estimated using methylation-sensitive restriction analysis. The mRNA level of the genes(More)
Carcinogenesis as well as cancer progression result from genetic and epigenetic changes of the genome that leads to dysregulation of transcriptional activity of genes. Epigenetic mechanisms in cancer cells comprise (i) post-translation histone modification (i.e., deacetylation and methylation); (ii) DNA global hypomethylation; (iii) promoter(More)
We have studied live non-malignant (MCF10A), mildly malignant (MCF7) and malignant (MDA-MB-231) breast cancer cells and human breast cancer tissue. We demonstrate the first application of Raman imaging and spectroscopy in diagnosing the role of lipid droplets in cell line cultures that closely mimic an in vivo environment of various stages in human breast(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Sporadic breast cancer is frequently associated with aberrant DNA methylation patterns that are reversible and responsive to environmental factors, including diet. In the present study, we investigated the effects of sulforaphane (SFN), a phytochemical from cruciferous vegetables, on the methylation and expression of PTEN and RARbeta2 tumour(More)
Clofarabine (2-chloro-2'-fluoro-2'-deoxyarabinosyladenine, ClF) is a second-generation 2'-deoxyadenosine analogue that is structurally related to cladribine (2-chloro-2'-deoxyadenosine, 2CdA) and fludarabine (9-beta-d-arabinosyl-2-fluoroadenine, F-ara-A). It demonstrates potent antitumour activity at much lower doses than parent compounds with high(More)
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