Malgorzata Bobrowska-Hägerstrand

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We observed that amphiphile-induced microexovesicles may be spherical or cylindrical, depending on the species of the added amphiphile. The spherical microexovesicle corresponds to an extreme local difference between the two monolayer areas of the membrane segment with a fixed area, while the cylindrical microexovesicle corresponds to an extreme local area(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge of the structure-activity relationships of multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1, ABCC1) inhibitors may aid in developing potent inhibitors that can be used to circumvent MRP1-mediated multidrug resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS Six stilbenes were examined for their ability to inhibit MRP1-mediated transport of(More)
Amphiphiles which induce either spiculated (echinocytic) or invaginated (stomatocytic) shapes in human erythrocytes, and ionophore A23187 plus Ca(2+), were studied for their capacity to induce shape alterations, vesiculation and hemolysis in the morphologically and structurally different lamprey and trout erythrocytes. Both qualitative and quantitative(More)
Polyoxyethyleneglycolalkylether (CmEn, m=12, n=8) can induce a large torocyte-like endovesicle in human erythrocytes. The present study aimed to examine how variations in the molecular structure of CmEn (m=10,12,14,16,18; n=1-10,23) affect the occurrence of torocyte endovesicles. Our results show that torocytes occur most frequently when m=12,14 and n=8,9.(More)
Amphiphiles, known to induce exo- and endovesiculation in human erythrocytes, were studied by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for their ability to induce shedding of vesicles (microparticles) from the porcine platelet plasma membrane. While echinocytogenic amphiphiles induced shedding of vesicles to the extracellular medium(More)
A method to fluorometrically monitor efflux of 2',7'-bis-(carboxypropyl)-5(6)-carboxyfluorescein (BCPCF) from human erythrocytes was developed. Genistein, daidzein, sophoraisoflavone A, and licoisoflavone A induced 50% inhibition (IC(50)) of BCPCF efflux at 15-70 microM. The IC(50) value of the most efficient isoflavone, licoisoflavone A (15-25 microM), was(More)
Vectamidine is a liposome-forming double-chain cationic amphiphile. The present work was aimed to microscopically study the interactions of Vectamidine liposomes with the human erythrocyte plasma membrane. Vectamidine rapidly induced stomatocytic shapes. Attachment of Vectamidine liposomes to the erythrocyte induced a strong local invagination of the(More)
Shapes of red blood cells at low pH were studied theoretically. It is assumed that the equilibrium shape of the red blood cell corresponds to the minimum of its membrane elastic energy which consists of the bending energy and relative stretching energy of the bilayer, the stretching energy of the skeleton and the interaction energy between the skeleton and(More)
We studied the ability of di-cationic gemini surfactantsdi (amphiphiles), i.e. 1,4-butanediammonium-N,N-dialkyl-N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl bromides (Di-Cm-di-QAS (s = 4), where m = 8, 11, 13, 16 and s = the number of alkyl groups in the spacer) to induce shape alteration, vesiculation, haemolysis and phosphatidylserine exposure in human erythrocytes, and to(More)
Plasma protein-mediated attractive interaction between membranes of red blood cells (RBCs) and phospholipid vesicles was studied. It is shown that beta(2)-glycoprotein I (beta(2)-GPI) may induce RBC discocyte-echinocyte-spherocyte shape transformation and subsequent agglutination of RBCs. Based on the observed beta(2)-GPI-induced RBC cell shape(More)