Michał P. Witt

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Studies have shown a significant increase in chromosome aneuploidy with age. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether the age-related changes in the level of hypoploidy correlate with the occurrence of micronuclei (MN) and chromosome nondisjunction (ND) in men and women. We analyzed cytokinesis-blocked (binucleated) lymphocytes treated with(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare disease classically transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait and characterised by recurrent airway infections due to abnormal ciliary structure and function. To date, only two autosomal genes, DNAI1 and DNAH5 encoding axonemal dynein chains, have been shown to cause PCD with defective outer dynein(More)
For many years, T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) has been considered and treated as a single malignancy, but divergent outcomes in T-ALL patients receiving uniform treatment protocols encouraged intensive research on the molecular biology of this disease. Recent findings in the field demonstrate that T-ALL is much more heterogeneous than(More)
EVI-1 (ecotropic virus integration site-1) was at first identified as an integration site of the murine leukemia retrovirus in murine myeloid leukemias. It is involved in pathogenesis of mouse and human leukemias. EVI-1 expression may be activated by retroviral insertion or is caused by chromosomal translocations. EVI-1 gene is located on human chromosome(More)
This review presents the basic problems and currently available molecular techniques used for genetic profiling in disaster victim identification (DVI). The environmental conditions of a mass disaster often result in severe fragmentation, decomposition and intermixing of the remains of victims. In such cases, traditional identification based on the(More)
Infinium HumanMethylation 450 BeadChip Arrays by Illumina (Illumina HM450K) are among the most popular CpG microarray platforms widely used in biological and medical research. Several recent studies highlighted the potentially confounding impact of the genomic variation on the results of methylation studies performed using Illumina’s Infinium methylation(More)
Cilia are small cellular projections that either act as sensors (primary cilia) or propel fluid over the epithelia of various organs (motile cilia). The organellum has gained much attention lately because of its involvement in a group of human diseases called ciliopathies. Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive ciliopathy caused by(More)
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare, genetically heterogeneous disease characterized by recurrent respiratory tract infections, sinusitis, bronchiectasis and male infertility. The pulmonary phenotype in PCD is caused by the impaired motility of cilia in the respiratory epithelium, due to ultrastructural defects of these organelles. We hypothesized(More)
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare genetically heterogeneous disorder caused by the abnormal structure and/or function of motile cilia. The PCD diagnosis is challenging and requires a well-described clinical phenotype combined with the identification of abnormalities in ciliary ultrastructure and/or beating pattern as well as the recognition of(More)
The effects of ageing in humans appear to be a combination of influence of genetically programmed phenomena and exogenous environmental factors, and take place at the cellular level (senescence), rather than at the level of the organism. There are many processes, which occur in somatic cells as a consequence of DNA replication (accumulation of DNA errors or(More)