Krystyna Sredzińska

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The toxic action of cadmium in the bone tissue is known, but its mechanisms are still unexplained. We examined whether Cd influences collagen content and its solubility in the femoral bone of three-week-old female rats exposed to 5 or 50 mg Cd/l in drinking water. Non-cross linked collagen was extracted with 0.5 M acetic acid, and two acid-insoluble(More)
PURPOSE MUC1 mucin is a component of glycocalyx in human endometrium and may play an important role in generation of "receptive window" at embryo implantation. Considering that MUC1 expression in human placenta is changed during pregnancy, and that MUC1 structure and function are not completely known in this organ, we have undertaken isolation of this mucin(More)
The mechanisms underlying cartilage matrix degradation in joint diseases is not fully understood but reactive oxygen species are implicated as main causative factors. Comparative studies of glutathione reductase (GR) activity in synovial fluid from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), reactive arthritis (ReA) and osteoarthritis (OA) as well as(More)
Pentamidine despite its rather high toxicity, is currently in clinical use. For development of new drugs of this type it is important to know the mechanism of their action. Two new amidines (I and II) and 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) were found in preliminary experiments to inhibit protein synthesis in vitro in the cell-free rat liver system. The(More)
eEF-2 (100 kDa) isolated from rat liver cells undergo ADP-ribosylation in the presence of diphtheria toxin or endogenous ADP-ribosyltransferase, which was co-purified with the factor. We separated the fraction free of elongation factor and endogenous transferase, which strongly inhibited the ADP-ribosylation of eEF-2. This fraction did not affect the(More)
Two active eEF-2 polypeptides of approximately 100 and 65 kDa were copurified from rat liver cells and separated. The fate of eEF-2 (100 kDa) during its binding to ribosomes and in the translocation step of the peptide elongation process was investigated. It was shown that eEF-2 (100 kDa) did not change its form during the process of binding to the(More)
N-acetyl-beta-hexosoaminidase (Hex) is a lysosomal enzyme which releases N-acetylaminohexose from non reducing end of glycosaminoglycans, glycoproteins and glycolipids, taking part in degradation of these substances. It is not known what role Hex plays in the degradation of joints in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The aim of our work was(More)
The effect of the novel aromatic bisamidine 1 on protein synthesis in cell-free translational system isolated from rat livers was studied. The bisamidine 1 caused inhibition of [14C]leucine incorporation into proteins proportionally to its concentration. To establish a precise mechanism of inhibition, we evaluated the effect of the bisamidine 1 on the(More)
Various species of Taxus contain taxanes that promote polymerization and stabilization of microtubules. They have been reported as antineoplastic compounds with highly effective chemiotherapeutic application. A decrease in incorporation of the radiolabelled precursors into DNA, RNA and proteins in vivo has been reported too. The preliminary results have(More)