Krzysztof Pawłowski

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RATIONALE The molecular mechanisms involved in airway oxidative stress responses reported in healthy smokers and in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are poorly understood. OBJECTIVES To assess the expression of genes involved in oxidative stress responses in the bronchial epithelium of smokers with or without COPD and in relation to(More)
The results of the first Critical Assessment of Fully Automated Structure Prediction (CAFASP-1) are presented. The objective was to evaluate the success rates of fully automatic web servers for fold recognition which are available to the community. This study was based on the targets used in the third meeting on the Critical Assessment of Techniques for(More)
Protein function assignments based on postulated homology as recognized by high sequence similarity are used routinely in genome analysis. Improvements in sensitivity of sequence comparison algorithms got to the point, that proteins with previously undetectable sequence similarity, such as for instance 10-15% of identical residues, sometimes can be(More)
The catalogues of protein kinases, the essential effectors of cellular signaling, have been charted in Metazoan genomes for a decade now. Yet, surprisingly, using bioinformatics tools, we predicted protein kinase structure for proteins coded by five related human genes and their Metazoan homologues, the FAM69 family. Analysis of three-dimensional structure(More)
A database of functional sites for proteins with known structures, SITE, is constructed and used in conjunction with a simple pattern matching program SiteMatch to evaluate possible function conservation in a recently constructed database of fold predictions for Escherichia coli proteins (Rychlewski L et al., 1999, Protein Sci 8:614-624). In this and other(More)
The zinc-dependent metalloproteases with His-Glu-x-x-His (HExxH) active site motif, zincins, are a broad group of proteins involved in many metabolic and regulatory functions, and found in all forms of life. Human genome contains more than 100 genes encoding proteins with known zincin-like domains. A survey of all proteins containing the HExxH motif shows(More)
Selenoproteins serve important functions in many organisms, usually providing essential oxidoreductase enzymatic activity, often for defense against toxic xenobiotic substances. Most eukaryotic genomes possess a small number of these proteins, usually not more than 20. Selenoproteins belong to various structural classes, often related to oxidoreductase(More)
BACKGROUND Peroxide turnover and signalling are involved in many biological phenomena relevant to human diseases. Yet, all the players and mechanisms involved in peroxide perception are not known. Elucidating very remote evolutionary relationships between proteins is an approach that allows the discovery of novel protein functions. Here, we start with three(More)
Annexins are Ca(2+)-binding, membrane-interacting proteins, widespread among eukaryotes, consisting usually of four structurally similar repeated domains. It is accepted that vertebrate annexins derive from a double genome duplication event. It has been postulated that a single domain annexin, if found, might represent a molecule related to the hypothetical(More)
Coalition Structure Generation—the problem of finding the optimal set of coalitions— has received considerable attention in recent AI literature. The fastest exact algorithm to solve this problem is IDP-IP * , due to Rahwan et al. (2012). This algorithm is a hybrid of two previous algorithms, namely IDP and IP. As such, it is desirable to speed up IDP as(More)