M. Cichocki

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a key neurotrophic factor in the brain. It plays an important role in the etiopathogenesis and pharmacotherapy of mental disorders, such as depression or schizophrenia. In recent years, studies have shown that cognitive processes, which are impaired in the course of mental disorders, significantly change BDNF(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of naturally occurring protocatechuic, chlorogenic and tannic acids on the skin tumor promoter, 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA), induced NF-kappaB in mouse epidermis. The topical application of these phenolics 15min prior to TPA resulted in a significant decrease in the NF-kappaB activation(More)
Plant phenolics modify the metabolic activation of several carcinogens, including aromatic amines. In this study, we have evaluated the effects of three structurally diversified plant phenolics, protocatechuic acid (PCA), tannic acid (TA) and ellagic acid (EA) on cytochrome p450-dependent enzymes and glutathione S-transferase (GST) activities after oral(More)
It has been reported that methylated analog of resveratrol, 3,4,5,4′-trans-tetramethoxystilbene (DMU-212), demonstrates strong antiproliferative, and proapoptotic activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of DMU-212 on the activation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), activator protein-1 (AP-1), and signal transducer and activator of(More)
The mouse skin carcinogenesis is unique model for our understating of molecular events leading to tumor development. The tumor promoter, 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) activates a variety of signaling pathways, including MAPK/AP-1. In this study, we examined the time course of EGFR phosphorylation and AP-1 activation in mouse epidermis after(More)
BACKGROUND Resveratrol is a natural stilbene derivative whose chemopreventive activity has been well established. Our previous studies have shown that modification of the stilbene backbone with the methylthio group may influence selectivity and inhibitory potency toward P450 isozymes. The aim of this study was to further investigate the mechanism of their(More)
Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in genes and gene expression that do not involve DNA nucleotide sequences. Epigenetic modifications include DNA methylation, several forms of histone modifications, and microRNA expression. Because of its dynamic nature, epigenetics provides a link between the genome and the environment and fills the gap between(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) plays an important role in epithelial carcinogenesis and appears to be involved in STATs activation. In this study we investigated the possible interference of naturally occurring phenolic acids with EGFR, activator protein-1 (AP-1), and signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs) pathways activated by(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive function deficits caused by impaired neurogenesis of the brain structures are considered an important pathogenic factor in many neurological and mental diseases such as schizophrenia and depression. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of the enriched environment on cognitive functions and antidepressant-like effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a group of mental disorders of unclear origin, affecting around 1% of global population, most commonly young people. Of various treatment methods, pharmacotherapy using atypical neuroleptics such as aripiprazole (ARI) and olanzapine (OLA) seems to be the most effective. The aim of this paper was to show that prenatal stress(More)