Malgorzata Stanczyk

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of polymorphisms in genes encoding three key proteins of DNA base excision repair (BER): the OGG1 Ser326Cys, the MUTYH Tyr165Cys and the XRCC1 Arg399Gln with the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Our study included 97 children patients with ALL (mean age 5.4 ± 2.5) and 131 healthy(More)
Experimental evidences suggest that hyperglycaemia-induced overproduction of reactive oxygen species and subsequent damage to proteins, lipids and DNA may play a key role in the development of distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSPN)—the most common complication of diabetes mellitus. The study population consisted of 51 individuals aged 52–82 years classified(More)
This study was undertaken to investigate the genotoxic interactions between the common environmental pollutants: arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd) and benzo(a)pyrene (BaP), which are known to be human carcinogens. C57BL/6J/Han mice were pre-treated with 100mg cadmium chloride (Cd(2+))/L or 50mg sodium arsenite (As(3+))/L in drinking water for 7 days and then given(More)
Selenium (Se), an essential trace element, is incorporated into seleno-proteins as selenocysteine using insertion machinery, including UGA codon and selenocysteine insertion sequence (SECIS) element in the 3 untranslated region (3′-UTR) of mRNA. To assess the biological effects of tumor cells exposed to the elevated, but nontoxic Se level on glutathione(More)
It has been postulated that exposure to nitrous oxide and halogenated anaesthetics is associated with various adverse health effects such as neurological and reproductive abnormalities or impairment of hepatic functions. In spite of the quite well known genotoxic effects of exposure to nitrous oxide in vivo, the mechanisms of these effects are still not(More)
The purpose of the study was to characterize the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in mediating the cytotoxic effects of arsenic trioxide (ATO) in combination with sulindac or its metabolites: sulfide (SS) and sulfone (SF) on human leukemic cell lines. Jurkat, HL-60, K562, and HPB-ALL cells were exposed to the drugs alone or in combinations. Cell(More)
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is the leading cause of blindness in the industrial countries. It is reported that oxidative stress might be an important risk factor in the pathogenesis of POAG. Forty subjects including 20 patients with open-angle glaucoma (9 men and 12 women, mean age 61.8±12.1yr) and 20 controls without glaucoma symptoms (9 men and 12(More)
BACKGROUND The XRCC1 gene encoding the X-ray cross-complementing group 1 protein (XRCC1) is involved in the base excision repair (BER) pathway. METHODS The aim of this study was to investigate an association of the Arg194Trp and Arg399Gln polymorphisms of the XRCC1 gene with a risk of breast cancer occurrence and the response to adjuvant treatment among(More)
Methotrexate (MTX) and 6-mercaptopurine (6MP) are the most commonly used drugs in the therapy of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). The main genotoxic effect of MTX resulting from inhibition of thymidylate synthase is mis-incorporation of uracil into DNA, which is considered essential for the effectiveness of the Protocol M in ALL IC BFM(More)
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