Klaudyna Spiewak

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OBJECTIVES Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a global healthcare problem. Recent evidence suggests that the availability of iron may be important for C. difficile growth. This study evaluated the comparative effects of iron-depleted (1% Fe(3+) saturated) bovine apo-lactoferrin (apo-bLf) and iron-saturated (85% Fe(3+) saturated) bovine(More)
Translocation of bacteria, primarily Gram-negative pathogenic flora, from the intestinal lumen into the circulatory system leads to sepsis. In newborns, and especially very low birth weight infants, sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The results of recently conducted clinical trials suggest that lactoferrin, an iron-binding protein that is(More)
The previously published method allowing the separation of non-ferric (iron-free) and ferric (iron-saturated) forms of human serum transferrin via capillary electrophoresis has been further developed. Using a surface response methodology and a three-factorial Doehlert design we have established a new optimized running buffer composition: 50mM Tris-HCl, pH(More)
Lactoferrin is considered as a part of the innate immune system that plays a crucial role in preventing bacterial growth, mostly via an iron sequestration mechanism. Recent data show that bovine lactoferrin prevents late-onset sepsis in preterm very low birth weight neonates by serving as an iron chelator for some bacterial strains; thus, it is very(More)
Herein we report on a drastic release of metal ions from the Fe-bound transferrin, and Fe- or Mn-bound lactoferrin, observed upon the increase in the separation voltage during CE-based analysis. To verify whether this process is caused directly by electric field, we developed an Isothermal Voltage Increase approach (IVI), which is the extension of methods(More)
Imidazolium trans-tetrachloridodimethylsulfoxideimidazolruthenate(III), NAMI-A, a novel antimetastatic ruthenium complex was investigated towards affinity to transferrin (Tf), whether Tf–Ru adducts might be formed after its intravenous injection. Studies were focused on the holotransferrin due to its preferential binding to transferrin receptor. Here, we(More)
A capillary electrophoresis-based method for the cost-effective and high efficient separation of iron-free and iron-saturated forms of two members of transferrin family: transferrin and lactoferrin has been developed. The proposed qualitative method relying on the SDS application allowed us to separate iron-free and iron-saturated forms of these proteins,(More)
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