Krzysztof Olszewski

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A novel human gene, SARM, encodes the orthologue of a Drosophila protein (CG7915) and contains a unique combination of the sterile alpha (SAM) and the HEAT/Armadillo motifs. The SARM gene was identified on chromosome 17q11, between markers D17S783 and D17S841 on BAC clone AC002094, which also included a HERV repeat and keratin-18-like, MAC30, TNFAIP1,(More)
Natural bioactive preparations that will boost apian resistance, aid body detoxification, or fight crucial bee diseases are in demand. Therefore, we examined the influence of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10, 2,3-dimethoxy, 5-methyl, 6-decaprenyl benzoquinone) treatment on honeybee lifespan, Nosema resistance, the activity/concentration of antioxidants, proteases and(More)
We examined the influence of caffeine on honeybee lifespan, Nosema resistance, key enzyme activities, metabolic compound concentrations, and total DNA methylation levels. Caffeine slowed age-related metabolic tendencies. Bees that consumed caffeine lived longer and were not infested with Nosema spp. Caffeine-treated workers had higher protein(More)
The aim of this work was to determine the activity of proteases and protease inhibitors sampled from the body surface of tau-fluvalinate-sensitive and resistant V. destructor. Proteins were isolated from the tau-fluvalinate-sensitive and resistant mites, while mites untreated with tau-fluvalinate constituted the control. Subsequently, the following(More)
The influence of molsidomine, a donor of nitric oxide (NO), L-arginine, a substrate for NO synthesis, and N(G)-nitro-L-arginine (NNA), an inhibitor of NO synthase, on the protective activity of CGP 40116, GYKI 52466, MK-801, and riluzole against electroconvulsions was studied in mice. Molsidomine (100 mg kg(-1); i.p.) potentiated the protective activity of(More)
The principal mechanism of gene activation/silencing is DNA 5-methylcytosine methylation. This study was aimed at determining global DNA methylation levels in larvae, prepupae, pupae, and 1-day-old adults of Apis mellifera queens, workers and drones. The Imprint Methylated DNA Quantification Kit MDQ1 was used. Percentages of DNA 5-methylcytosine were low(More)
Ticks are ectoparasites of wide variety of vertebrates living in various types of environment all over the world. Morphological, biological, and physiological differences among tick species as well as among tick life stages are the result of tick adaptations to various life conditions. This paper presents morphological adaptations of tick tarsus to the(More)
This paper presents a model which captures the technological spillovers created by foreign direct investment in Transition Economies. Skill-biased technological change is linked with endogenous labor supply which allows for unemployment. The technological spillover is divided into a neutral technological change and a skill-biased technological change. The(More)
Coronary artery aneurysms are very rare abnormalities in patients undergoing coronary angiography. Clinical manifestation is usually that of coronary artery disease, and acute myocardial infarction. We present the case of a patient admitted to the Department of Cardiac Surgery due to coronary artery disease and the presence of thrombus in right atrium of(More)
Bio-analysis of insects is increasingly dependent on highly sensitive methods that require high quality biological material, such as hemolymph. However, it is difficult to collect fresh and uncontaminated hemolymph from adult bees since they are very active and have the potential to sting, and because hemolymph is rapidly melanized. Here we aimed to develop(More)