Krystyna Domańska-Janik

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Ammonia is a neurotoxin whose administration in large doses causes coma and death of the exposed animals, but whether and in what degree these whole body effects are related to the death of CNS cells is not known. Since the downstream effects of ammonia in cultured CNS cells appear to be partly mediated by overactivation of several putative signalling(More)
The protein serine/threonine kinases which are highly expressed in the central nervous system (CNS) are severely affected by brain ischemia. Irrespective of substantial differences among the particular members of this group of kinases, their responses to ischemic stress show a lot of similarities. Initially they are switched on by facilitated interaction(More)
The aim of the present investigation was to analyze the molecular mechanism(s) of diazepam neuroprotection in two models of selective neuronal death in CA1 sector of hippocampus: in vivo following transient gerbil brain ischemia and in vitro in rat hippocampal brain slices subjected to glutamatergic (100 microM NMDA) or oxidative (30 microM(More)
The NG2-positive cells are the oligodendrocyte precursors, which, when terminally differentiated, are capable of myelinating the central nervous system. There is however an ever-growing list of evidences that NG2 cells actually possess an intrinsic neurogenic potential and they are capable of neuronal differentiation in response to environmental stimuli. To(More)
Cell adhesion to the extracellular matrix (ECM) functions as a survival factor and disruption of cell-ECM interaction can lead to cell death. Our previous study has demonstrated ischemia-induced enhancement of activity of extracellular metalloproteinases, which might result in the alteration of adhesive contact with ECM and affect the intracellular(More)
Delayed ischemic death of neurones is observed selectively in CA1 region of hippocampus at 3-4 days of reperfusion. Signals generated immediately during and after ischemia are further propagated by a variety of kinases, proteases and phosphatases. Tissue samples from dorsal (vulnerable) and abdominal (resistant) parts of gerbil hippocampi were collected to(More)
Considering that postsynaptic densities (PSD) are a functionally active zone involved in excitatory synaptic transmission we evaluated the influence of global, postdecapitative cerebral ischemia of 15 min duration on characteristic protein constituents of PSD in rats. Ischemia induced changes in the assembly and function of calcium, calmodulin-dependent(More)
Neural stem cell line developed from human umbilical cord blood (HUCB-NSC) [Buzańska et al., 2003. Journal of Neurochemistry 85, 33] is an ethically uncontroversial source of stem cells, able to differentiate into neuronal, astrocytic and oligodendroglial lineages. Developmental fate decisions of HUCB-NSC can be experimentally manipulated in vitro by the(More)
Calcium-activated neutral protease (CANP) in normal and dysmyelinating mutant, paralytic tremor (PT) rabbit myelin and premyelin fractions was studied using immature (4-5 wk) or adult animals. The enzyme was estimated by determination of its catalytic activity as well as by using immunoblot analysis after SDS-PAGE separation. The presence of two forms of(More)
Oligodendrocytes, the cells responsible for myelin formation and maintenance in CNS, are depleted in many acute and chronic conditions. The stem/progenitor cells stimulation or transplantation might be seriously considered as a long hoped for therapeutic perspective. Better understanding of the mechanism(s) regulating the activation of the cell lineage from(More)