Monika Puzianowska-Kuźnicka

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TRs are transcription factors that regulate cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. They are cellular homologs of the transcriptionally inactive viral oncogene v-erbA. We tested the hypothesis that the functions of TRs could be impaired in cancer tissues as a result of aberrant expression and/or somatic mutations. As a model system, we selected(More)
Amphibian metamorphosis is a post-embryonic process that systematically transforms different tissues in a tadpole. Thyroid hormone plays a causative role in this complex process by inducing a cascade of gene regulation. While natural metamorphosis does not occur until endogenous thyroid hormone has been synthesized, tadpoles are competent to respond to(More)
Tissue culture transfection and in vitro biochemical studies have suggested that heterodimers of thyroid hormone receptors (TRs) and 9-cis retinoic acid receptors (RXRs) are the likely in vivo complexes that mediate the biological effects of thyroid hormone, 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3). However, direct in vivo evidence for such a hypothesis has been(More)
In the elderly, chronic low-grade inflammation (inflammaging) is a risk factor for the development of aging-related diseases and frailty. Using data from several thousand Eastern Europeans aged 65 years and older, we investigated whether the serum levels of two proinflammatory factors, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP), were associated with(More)
The molecular mechanisms leading to human senescence are still not known mostly because of the complexity of the process. Different research approaches are used to study ageing including studies of monogenic segmental progeroid syndromes. None of the known progerias represents true precocious ageing. Some of them, including Werner (WS), Bloom (BS), and(More)
Thyroid hormone (T(3)) regulates proliferation and differentiation of cells, via its nuclear receptors (TRs). These processes have been shown to be abnormally regulated during carcinogenesis. We have previously found aberrant expression of TRalpha and TRbeta mRNAs in renal clear cell carcinoma (RCCC), suggesting possible involvement of TRs in the(More)
Thyroid hormone receptors (TRs) are members of the fast growing superfamily of nuclear hormone receptors. They are dual function transcription factors. In the unliganded form, they repress basal transcription of their target genes. The presence of thyroid hormone leads to not only the relief of this repression but also a strong transcriptional activation(More)
p53 regulates transcription of one anti-apoptotic and four pro-apoptotic members of the BCL-2 family, but nothing is known about the regulation of MCL-1, another antiapoptotic member of this family, by p53. Confocal microscopic analysis of COS1, HEK 293 and HeLa cells transfected with a p53 expression plasmid demonstrated a decrease in the signal of(More)
Triiodothyronine (T(3)) regulates apoptosis in cells according to their developmental stage, cell type, and pathophysiological state. The molecular mechanisms of this regulation, however, have been largely unknown. In this work, we show that the expression of the myeloid cell leukemia-1 (MCL-1) protein, an anti-apoptotic member of B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to verify whether selected functional single nucleotide polymorphisms in LEP, LEPR, and ADIPOQ loci are associated with the development of obesity and serum levels of the respective adipokines in prepubertal white children with obesity. METHODS Frequencies of -2548G>A LEP (rs7799039), Q223R (rs1137101) and K656N(More)