Olga Grzybowska-Izydorczyk

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Given the recent findings on the importance of CD38 signaling in the pathogenesis of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL), we hypothesized that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the CD38 gene may be related to B-CLL risk. We evaluated two potentially functional CD38 SNPs, intronic rs6449182 (184C>G) and missense rs1800561 (418C>T, Arg140Trp)(More)
Impaired apoptosis is still considered to be an important event in the development and progression of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). However, mechanisms of this defect have not been fully elucidated. In this study, expression of inhibitor of apoptosis proteins, IAPs (cIAP1, cIAP2, XIAP and survivin), and their antagonists (Smac/DIABLO and HtrA2/Omi)(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to determine the feasibility, effectiveness and toxicity of combined regimens consisting of rituximab and cladribine (2-CdA) (RC) and RC plus cyclophosphamide (RCC) in the treatment of patients with recurrent or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). METHODS The RC regimen consisted of rituximab given on day 1(More)
Inhibitor of proteasome, bortezomib (BOR), although highly active in vitro, showed unexpectedly low efficacy in vivo in patients with B-CLL when used alone. We studied the in vitro cytotoxic effects of BOR in combination with anti-CD20 (rituximab, RIT) or anti-CD52 (campath, CAM) monoclonal antibodies on B-CLL cells. Both BOR+RIT and BOR+CAM combinations(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-10 are cytokines involved in the balance between cell-mediated and humoral immunity. We investigated whether serum TNF-α and IL-10 levels have any impact on clinical outcome of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). TNF-α and IL-10 levels were determined in the serum of 160 CLL patients at the(More)
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) kinase is a key element of intracellular signal transduction, responsible for the regulation of cell growth and proliferation. Since abnormal activation of the mTOR pathway was found in several tumors, including human malignancies, it may be an attractive target for antineoplastic treatment. The first identified mTOR(More)
In neoplastic disorders, endothelial cells take part in tumor progression and also influence the recovery of hematopoiesis after high-dose chemotherapy. Measurements of circulating endothelial cells (CEC), their subsets and kinetics were taken in patients with lymphoid malignancies (37 multiple myeloma, ten lymphoma) during autologous hematopoietic stem(More)
Genetic variations in tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin-10 (IL-10) were reported to influence susceptibility to and outcome of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Therefore, we investigated whether single nucleotide polymorphisms in TNF and IL-10 may play a role in the clinical course of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).(More)
The apoptotic mode of cell death is a major regulatory process in all complex organisms. The low proliferative index and slow accumulation of malignant cells in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most frequent type of leukemia in Europe and North America, suggests that the disease is caused by a defect in apoptosis regulation. Classical apoptosis is(More)