Małgorzata Maria Posmyk

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Melatonin (MEL) was thought to be only a neurotransmitter found in vertebrates until its detection in other organisms including plants. Although the number of publications on MEL function in plants is expanding, the knowledge of this subject is still insufficient. Among many functions which MEL performs in plants, its role as an antioxidant and a growth(More)
The efficiency of pre-sowing conditioning/priming methods used to apply melatonin into seeds was verified: osmopriming in the case of dicot Cucumis sativus and hydropriming of monocot Zea mays seeds. Both priming techniques were selected experimentally as optimal for the studied plant species. Four different seed variants were compared: control non-treated(More)
Red cabbage belongs to cruciferous vegetables recognized as a rich source of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins have a wide range of therapeutic advantages without adverse effects, including cardiovascular protective properties. For development of cardiovascular diseases, platelet activation is crucial; therefore compounds which inhibit platelet activation are(More)
Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) has a great potential for plant biostimulation. Its role in plant physiology is intensively explored, and its important function in plant stress defence frequently underlined. Melatonin is particularly effective when applied as an additional factor of seed priming. In the presented research, hydroconditioning was(More)
The relationship between exogenous melatonin applied into cucumber seeds during osmopriming and modifications of their antioxidant defense was studied. Accumulation of hydrogen peroxide, antioxidant enzyme activities and glutathione pool were investigated in embryonic axes isolated from the control, osmoprimed, and osmoprimed with melatonin seeds.(More)
Stresses provoked by adverse living conditions are inherent to a changing environment (climate change and anthropogenic influence) and they are basic factors that limit plant development and yields. Agriculture always struggled with this problem. The survey of non-toxic, natural, active substances useful in protection, and stimulation of plants growing(More)
Melatonin is a conserved substance, which was discovered in the evolutionary distant organisms like bacteria, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates. Recent studies have shown that melatonin despite its possible role in photoperiod processes, has been found to be a direct free radical scavenger and an indirect antioxidant. In this report the impact of(More)
Melatonin, due to its pleiotropic effects plays an important role improving tolerance to stresses. Plants increase endogenous melatonin synthesis when faced with harsh environments as well as exogenously applied melatonin limits stress injuries. Presented work demonstrated that single melatonin application into the seeds during pre-sowing priming improved(More)
Purpose To estimate and to compare ten-year survival rates in unselected patients with early-onset breast cancer, with and without a BRCA1 mutation. To identify prognostic factors among unselected BRCA1-positive breast cancer patients. 3354 women who were diagnosed with stage I to stage IV breast cancer, at or below 50 years of age, between January 1996 and(More)
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