Krzysztof Aleksander Grabowski

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BACKGROUND Accurate outcome prediction in gastroesophageal malignancies is challenging. Acute-phase response proteins (APRPs) have been claimed to be independent prognosticators, although the basis for their association with prognosis remains unexplained. We hypothesized that, similarly to pancreatic and lung cancers, changes in APRPs in gastroesophageal(More)
The presence of lymph node metastasis (LNM) is an important factor in clinical evaluation of esophageal cancer patients. Biological markers able to support detection of metastatic lymph nodes are sought after. Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is overexpressed by many cancers and involved in cancer dissemination. We investigated the relationship between circulating IL-8(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was the investigation of relationship between cachexia syndrome and serum resistin, adiponectin, and apelin in patients with gastroesophageal cancer (GEC). MATERIAL AND METHODS Adipocytokines concentrations were measured in sera of 85 GEC patients and 60 healthy controls. They were also evaluated in tumor tissue and(More)
The clinical stage of cancer is the end result in a complex, multistage carcinogenic process, during which several regulatory circuits are altered. These alterations often manifest themselves through changes in the cellular enzymatic patterns. It is well known that the most prominent biochemical feature of malignant cells remains the high glycolytic(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies showed that a small leucine-rich proteoglycan, decorin, may suppress tumor progression as a natural anticancer agent negatively controlling cellular growth. It was hypothesized that physiological expression of decorin may be associated with cellular senescence of the colorectal mucosa and that its down-regulation, promoting an(More)
Tissue expression of VEGF-C correlates with lymph node involvement (LNI) in ESCC and serum VEGF-C (sVEGF-C) in a non-small cell lung cancer has been more accurate marker of LNI than chest CT. Despite LNI importance in ESCC, the usefulness of serum VEGF-C (sVEGF-C) as a disease and LNI marker in ESCC has not been investigated yet. We found elevated sVEGF-C(More)
To better understand the role of membrane-associated proteolytic systems in the development of esophageal cancer, we studied the expression of two serine proteases, fibroblast activation protein-α (FAP-α) and dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) and three metalloproteinases, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9 and MT1-MMP in 24 primary esophageal squamous(More)
OBJECTIVE Proinflammatory cytokines are involved in cancer-related weight loss, but the involvement of VEGF-A, VEGF-C, IL-8 and midkine in gastroesophageal cancer patients remains unknown. DESIGN AND METHODS Serum IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-alpha, VEGF-A, VEGF-C, and midkine were evaluated in 96 cancer patients and 42 controls using ELISAs and were related to(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), especially MMP-2 and MMP-9, play an important role in tumor invasion and metastasis. This study aimed to determine the serum levels of MMP-2, MMP-9, 130- and 225-kDa gelatinolytic bands and conventional tumor markers, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and cancer antigen (CA) 19-9, in patients with gastrointestinal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the status and diagnostic utility of antioxidant paraoxonase 1 (PON1) in gastroesophageal cancers. DESIGN AND METHODS PON1's arylesterase/paraoxonase activities and phenotype were determined in 82 cancers and 57 controls, and related to clinicopathological features, anemia and cachexia coexistence, cholesterol levels, liver function(More)