Michał Grzybek

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The human epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a key representative of tyrosine kinase receptors, ubiquitous actors in cell signaling, proliferation, differentiation, and migration. Although the receptor is well-studied, a central issue remains: How does the compositional diversity and functional diversity of the surrounding membrane modulate receptor(More)
The review is focused on the domain structure and function of protein 4.1, one of the proteins belonging to the membrane skeleton. The protein 4.1 of the red blood cells (4.1R) is a multifunctional protein that localizes to the membrane skeleton and stabilizes erythrocyte shape and membrane mechanical properties, such as deformability and stability, via(More)
During cell entry, non-enveloped viruses undergo partial uncoating to expose membrane lytic proteins for gaining access to the cytoplasm. We report that adenovirus uses membrane piercing to induce and hijack cellular wound removal processes that facilitate further membrane disruption and infection. Incoming adenovirus stimulates calcium influx and lysosomal(More)
Liposomes containing the polyethylene glycol (PEG) derivative of phosphatidyl ethanolamine (PE) have recently been found to be promising drug carriers, as they facilitate controlled and target-oriented release of therapeutics. They also reduce the side effects of many drugs. Here, we present the results of a study on antiliposomal properties of rabbit sera(More)
The object of this paper is to review briefly the studies on the interactions of erythroid and non-erythroid spectrins with lipids in model and natural membranes. An important progress on the identification of lipid-binding sites has recently been made although many questions remain still unanswered. In particular, our understanding of the physiological(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) regulates several critical cellular processes and is an important target for cancer therapy. In lieu of a crystallographic structure of the complete receptor, atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have recently shown that they can excel in studies of the full-length receptor. Here we present atomistic MD(More)
Analyses of the status of the membrane spectrin-based skeleton during fludarabine/mitoxantrone/dexamethasone-induced (FND-induced) apoptosis revealed proteolytic degradation of β-spectrin, with the prevalent appearance of a specific fragment with a molecular weight of ~55kDa, containing the actin-binding domain (ABD). Appearance of this fragment was(More)
S-Acylation of proteins is a ubiquitous post-translational modification and a common signal for membrane association. The major palmitoylated protein in erythrocytes is MPP1, a member of the MAGUK family and an important component of the ternary complex that attaches the spectrin-based skeleton to the plasma membrane. Here we show that DHHC17 is the only(More)
Although evidences that cell membrane contains microdomains are accumulating, the exact properties, diversity and levels of organization of small lipid patches built mainly of cholesterol and sphingomyelin, termed rafts, remain to be elucidated. Our understanding of the cell membrane is increasing with each new raft feature discovered. Nowadays rafts are(More)
The cell membrane serves, at the same time, both as a barrier that segregates as well as a functional layer that facilitates selective communication. It is characterized as much by the complexity of its components as by the myriad of signaling process that it supports. And, herein lays the problems in its study and understanding of its behavior - it has a(More)