Malgorzata Bobrowska-Hägerstrand

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Nonionic and anionic water-soluble amphiphiles were shown to increase strongly the binding of fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated annexin V (FITC-annexin V) in human erythrocytes pretreated with the aminophospholipid translocase (APLT) inhibitor n-ethylmaleimide (NEM). At high sublytic amphiphile-concentrations the binding of FITC-annexin V, monitored in(More)
The shape of the newly described torocyte red blood cell endovesicles induced by octaethyleneglycol dodecylether (C12E8) is characterized. A possible explanation for the origin and stability of the observed torocyte endovesicles is suggested. Three partly complementary mechanisms are outlined, all originating from the interaction of C12E8 molecules with the(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)
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)
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)
We report literature data indicating that the polyoxyethylene chain of polyoxyethylene detergents attracts cations via dipole-ion interactions thereby attaining a positive charge character. This implies that nonionic polyoxyethylene detergents like Triton X-100 and C12E8 may interact electrostatically with phospholipid head groups. We describe how a(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)
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)
The antibacterial activity and influence on lipid model membranes and erythrocyte membranes of 24 N-acylphenothiazines and trifluoperazine were studied. (1) Among 24 phenothiazines, the antimicrobial activity of amino maleates was the highest. (2) The influence of phenothiazines on model liposome and erythrocyte membranes was studied using(More)
Endovesicles induced in human erythrocytes by octaethyleneglycol dodecylether (C12E8) were studied by confocal laser scanning microscopy, using fluorescein isothiocyanate dextran as a nonspecific fluid marker. The endovesicles appeared to consist mainly of a ring-formed toroidal part joined with a central flat membrane segment. The torocyte contour length(More)