Katarzyna Walczak

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BACKGROUND Kynurenic acid (KYNA), tryptophan metabolite synthesized in the kynurenine pathway, is an endogenous antagonist of α-7 nicotinic receptor and all ionotropic glutamate receptors: N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxasole propionate (AMPA) receptor and kainate receptor. The antiproliferative activity of KYNA(More)
Kidneys possess a complex enzyme system which plays a major role in tryptophan metabolism. Taking into account a considerably high concentration of one of the tryptophan metabolites, kynurenic acid (KYNA) in this organ and previously reported antiproliferative activity against colon cancer cells in vitro, we measured its content in human normal and tumour(More)
BACKGROUND Kynurenic acid (KYNA), a tryptophan metabolite, was found in the mucus of rat small intestine. However, its role in the gastrointestinal tract is still not fully elucidated. METHODS To verify whether KYNA affects cell cycle regulators, the protein expression of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p21 Waf1/Cip1 was investigated in colon(More)
Kynurenic acid (KYNA), a tryptophan metabolite, inhibits proliferation of several cancer cell lines including colon cancer, renal cancer and glioblastoma cells. Previous studies reported that inhibitory properties of KYNA may be related to interactions of KYNA with cell cycle regulators and signaling proteins. However, the exact molecular interaction of(More)
BACKGROUND Geothermal waters contain, among other components, soluble radon gas. Alpha radioactive radon is a health hazard to humans, especially when it gets into the respiratory tract. SPA facilities that use geothermal water can be a source of an increased radiation dose to people who stay there. Based on the available literature concerning radon(More)
We reported the synthesis and characterization of a series of azolo-and azino[1,3]thiazinones containing the 2,4-dihydroxyphenyl substituent. The compounds were prepared by a new one-step reaction of aryl-modified sulfinylbis[(2,4-dihydroxyphenyl)methanethione]s and the corresponding aminoazolo(azino)carboxamides. Their chemical structures were confirmed by(More)
A new one-step synthesis of novel biologically active 2-substituted 2,4-dihydroxyphenyl-4 $$H$$ H -thieno[3,2- $$d$$ d ][1,3]thiazin-4-ones and 4 $$H$$ H -thieno[2,3- $$d$$ d ][1,3]thiazin-4-ones has been elaborated and described. The compounds were prepared by the reaction of aryl-modified sulfinylbis [(2,4-dihydroxyphenyl)methanethione]s and the(More)
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