Marek Lenarczyk

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The induction of mutations following combined treatment with acrylamide (AA) plus X-rays has been determined using the dominant lethal mutations test in Pzh:SFISS male mice. Combinations of a mutagenic dose of both agents (1.00 Gy, 125 mg/kg b.w.) and a non-mutagenic dose, i.e., a dose that alone does not produce dominant lethals (0.25 Gy, 25 mg/kg b.w.),(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether radiation-induced injury to the heart after 10 Gy total body irradiation (TBI) is direct or indirect. Young male WAG/RijCmcr rats received a 10 Gy single dose using TBI, upper hemi-body (UHB) irradiation, lower hemi-body (LHB) irradiation, TBI with the kidneys shielded or LHB irradiation with the(More)
Suppression of the renin-angiotensin system has proven efficacy for mitigation and treatment of radiation nephropathy, and it has been hypothesized that this efficacy is due to suppression of radiation-induced chronic oxidative stress. It is known that radiation exposure leads to acute oxidative stress, but direct evidence for radiation-induced chronic(More)
It has been reported that X-ray induced HPRT- mutation in cultured human cells is prevented by ascorbate added after irradiation. Mutation extinction is attributed to neutralization by ascorbate, of radiation-induced long-lived radicals (LLR) with half-lives of several hours. We here show that post-irradiation treatment with ascorbate (5 mM added 30 min(More)
The dose and TP53 dependence for the induction of chromosome instability were examined in cells of three human lymphoblastoid cell lines derived from WIL2 cells: TK6, a TP53-normal cell line, NH32, a TP53-knockout created from TK6, and WTK1, a WIL2-derived cell line that spontaneously developed a TP53 mutation. Cells of each cell line were exposed to(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic persistent oxidative stress has been proposed as a mechanism for late radiation injury to normal tissue. Using biochemical, histological, and pharmacological techniques, we have not been able to confirm this hypothesis for late renal radiation injury. Gene expression may be more revealing, especially since the initial effects of radiation(More)
Induced genomic instability in the human B lymphoblastoid cell line TK6 manifests itself as increases in end-to-end chromosome fusions and non-reciprocal chromosome translocations. It is not associated with elevated frequencies of specific locus mutations or other cytogenetic alterations. Previous studies on a limited number of cells and end-points(More)
The ability of simvastatin to mitigate the increases in risk factors for and the occurrence of cardiac disease after 10 Gy total body irradiation (TBI) was determined. This radiation dose is relevant to conditioning for stem cell transplantation and threats from radiological terrorism. Male rats received single dose TBI of 10 Gy. Age-matched,(More)