Maria Koziołkiewicz

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Plant proanthocyanidins, including procyanidins, display various biological activities. Here we report an inhibition of human colon cancer Caco-2 cell growth by the extract from Japanese quince fruit and the procyanidin-rich fractions of the extract. We observed that the amount of apoptotic Caco-2 cells increased by 52.1% vs. control after 72-h incubation(More)
The rapid degradation of unmodified phosphodiester oligodeoxynucleotides (PO-oligos) by exo -and endonucleases limits their application as antisense constructs and requires the synthesis and use of modified oligonucleotides. Phosphorothioate analogs of oligonucleotides (PS-oligos) are much more stable against nucleolytic degradation than their unmodified(More)
The use of nucleotides and their analogs in the pharmacological studies of nucleotide receptors (P2 class) should be preceded by detailed studies on their degradation connected with ecto-enzymes of a given cell type. In the present studies we have analyzed stability of some phosphorothioate and phosphonate analogs of ATP and ADP in the HeLa epitheloid(More)
In this study, we assessed the influence of an evening primrose flavanol preparation (EPFP) on proliferation and invasiveness of human prostate cancer cells (DU 145) and immortalized prostate epithelial cells (PNT1A). We report for the first time that EPFP reduces DU 145 cell proliferation (IC50 = 97 μM GAE for 72 h incubation) and invasiveness (by 24%(More)
Red cabbage is, among different vegetables, one of the major sources of anthocyanins. In the present study an in vitro digestion method has been used to assay the influence of the physiological conditions in the stomach and small intestine, as well as faecal microflora on anthocyanins stability in red cabbage and anthocyanin-rich extract. The recovery of(More)
A gene coding for human tumor necrosis factor (h alpha TNF) has been assembled by ligating short oligodeoxyribonucleotides and cloning into plasmid vectors. These oligonucleotides were prepared by the modified phosphoramidite methodology using isopropoxyacetyl (IPA) as a protecting group for exoamino- functions of nucleosides. Gene was expressed in E. coli(More)
Hexadecadeoxyribonucleotides complementary to a fragment of human PAI-1 mRNA located upstream of the start codon and their phosphorothioate analogs were studied in cultured HUVECs as sequence-dependent inhibitors of PAI-1 expression. The activity of the random mixture of diastereomers of phosphorothioate hexadecanucleotide PS-16H has been compared with that(More)
Oligonucleotides with a nucleotide sequence complementary to various regions of human plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1) mRNA have been studied as antisense inhibitors of expression of PAI-1 protein in cultured cells [human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC), human aortic smooth muscle cells, human hybrid endothelial cells].(More)
Natural polyphenols and polyphenol-rich extracts have been found to possess preventive and therapeutic potential against several types of cancers, including colorectal cancer (CRC), which is an example of an inflammation-associated cancer. This study examines the chemopreventive effect of a Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica) fruit flavanol preparation(More)
A new method of analysis has allowed the exonucleolytic cleavage by human 3'-exonuclease to be determined. Hydrolysis by human plasma 3'-exonuclease proceeds with retention of configuration at phosphorus. The new method determines the sense of chirality at phosphorus in isotopomeric adenosine 5'-O-[(18)O]phosphorothioates. This is based on stereospecific(More)