Paweł Lipiński

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Iron deficiency is a common health problem. The most severe consequence of this disorder is iron deficiency anemia (IDA), which is considered the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. Newborn piglets are an ideal model to explore the multifaceted etiology of IDA in mammals, as IDA is the most prevalent deficiency disorder throughout the early(More)
Experiments were undertaken to demonstrate and partially explain the protective effect of bovine lactoferrin (LB) when administered intravenously to mice 24 h before a challenge with a lethal dose of Escherichia coli. About 70% of mice pretreated with LB survived challenge. The survival rates in control mice treated with E. coli alone and pretreated with(More)
Iron and oxygen (O2) are intimately associated in many well characterized patho-physiological processes. These include oxidation of the [4Fe-4S] cluster of mitochondrial aconitase and inactivation of this Krebs cycle enzyme by the superoxide anion (O2*-), a product of the one-electron of reduction O2. In contrast to the apparent toxicity of this reaction,(More)
The redox properties of iron make this metal a key participant in oxygen-mediated toxicity. Accordingly, L5178Y (LY) mouse lymphoma cell lines, which display a unique inverse cross-sensitivity to ionizing radiation (IR) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), are a suitable model for the study of possible differences in the constitutive control of intracellular iron(More)
The pig is born with limited iron supplies. If not supplemented, piglets dramatically loose their body iron stores during the first few days of postnatal life. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of hepatic iron content on susceptibility of blood cells to oxidative stress. Four 1-day-old and three 7-days-old animals were used in this(More)
The aim of the study was to establish an optimized protocol of iron dextran administration to pig neonates, which better meets the iron demand for erythropoiesis. Here, we monitored development of red blood cell indices, plasma iron parameters during a 28-day period after birth (till the weaning), following intramuscular administration of different(More)
Hepcidin is a circulating antimicrobial peptide mainly synthesized in the liver, which has been recently proposed as a factor regulating the uptake of dietary iron and its release by reticuloendothelial macrophages. Hepcidin is a potent mediator of anemia of inflammation. Disrupted hepcidin expression is thought to mediate the pathological effects of(More)
The redox properties of iron make this metal a key participant in oxygen-mediated toxicity. Accordingly, L5178Y (LY) mouse lymphoma cell lines, which display a unique inverse cross-sensitivity to ionizing radiation (IR) and hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)), are a suitable model for the study of possible differences in the constitutive control of intracellular(More)
A single dose of bovine lactoferrin (BLF) was given intravenously (i.v.) to CFW mice 24 hours (h) prior to the i.v. injection of the E. coli lethal dose (LD100). BLF strongly accelerated the clearance rate of E. coli from the blood as well as its killing rate in the liver, lungs, spleen and kidney. The highest clearing and killing rate was found 5 h after(More)
RNA-binding activity of IRP1 (iron regulatory protein 1) is regulated by the insertion/extrusion of a [4Fe-4S] cluster into/from the IRP1 molecule. NO (nitic oxide), whose ability to activate IRP1 by removing its [4Fe-4S] cluster is well known, has also been shown to down-regulate expression of the IRP1 gene. In the present study, we examine whether this(More)