Krzysztof Bielawski

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OBJECTIVE Helicobacter DNA has been detected in the hepatobiliary tree of patients with chronic liver diseases (CLD). The presence of H. pylori in the stomach compared with in the liver of the same patients with CLD has not been studied, therefore to the aim of this study was to investigate the presence of Helicobacter DNA and antigens in the liver and(More)
The HER family of receptor tyrosine kinase couples binding of extracellular growth factor ligands to intracellular signal transduction pathways, contributing in this fashion to the ability of the cell to respond correctly to its environment. The HER family and its ligands are critically involved in the carcinogenesis of the mammary gland. Abnormal function(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most important etiological factors responsible for nosocomial infections. Some of them may be life-threatening, especially in the case of immuno-compromised patients, causing bacteremia, endocarditis, sepsis or toxic-shock syndrome. Their multiresistance to antibiotics produces many therapeutic problems, and for this(More)
PURPOSE A preliminary study performed on a small cohort of multifocal prostate cancer (PCa) detected BRCA1 allelic imbalances among circulating tumor cells (CTC). The present analysis was aimed to elucidate the biological and clinical roles of BRCA1 losses in metastatic spread and tumor progression in PCa patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN To map molecular(More)
BACKGROUND Iron overload observed in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) has been suggested to be one of the negative prognostic factors influencing liver disease progression and failure of treatment with recombinant interferon in monotherapy or in combination with ribavirin. The aim of this study was to assess occurrence of iron overload in relation to polymorphism(More)
The emergence of antibiotic resistance among pathogenic bacteria has caused an urgent need for the development of alternative therapeutics. One possibility is a combination of nontoxic photosensitizers (PS) and visible light, recognized as photodynamic therapy. Although it is known that Staphylococcus aureus is susceptible to photodynamic inactivation(More)
The importance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes for disease progression and response to interferon-alpha-based treatment is well established. While almost all patients in the Mediterranean area are infected with HBV genotype D, HBV genotype A is dominant in Northern Europe. However, the distribution of HBV genotypes is unknown for several Central and(More)
We evaluated the cytotoxicity and underlying mechanisms of cardiac glycosides, including digoxin, ouabain and proscillaridin A, on the proliferation of breast cancer MCF-7 cells. In terms of inhibition of cell proliferation of MCF-7 cells, the compounds rank in the order proscillaridin A>digoxin>ouabain. While both digoxin and ouabain inhibited(More)
A pilot study on relationships of selected molecular factors [erbB-1, erbB-2, erbB-3, and c-myc oncogene average gene copy numbers (AGCN); steroid receptors and pS2 gene expression; tumor cells' DNA values] to the ex vivo chemosensitivity of ovarian cancer in a modified adenosine triphosphate cell viability chemosensitivity assay (ATP-CVA), was performed.(More)
Overexpression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a common finding in invasive breast cancer and represents a potential target for new treatment options. However, little is known about the parameters that might indicate a potential clinical response for these anti-EGFR-based therapies. In order to gain further insights into the interplay(More)