Piotr Kopiński

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Interleukin (IL)-27 is a novel cytokine secreted by stimulated antigen-presenting cells. Initial studies on the biology of IL-27 provided evidence for its role in the initiation of TH1 responses; however, subsequent work has indicated that IL-27 has broad inhibitory effects on TH1, TH2, and TH17 subsets of T cells as well as the expansion of inducible(More)
PURPOSE IGF-I anti-gene technology was applied in treatment of rat and human gliomas using IGF-I triple helix approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS CNS-1 rat glioma cell and primary human glioblastoma cell lines established from surgically removed glioblastomas multiforme were transfected in vitro with IGF-I antisense (pMT-Anti-IGF-I) or IGF-I triple helix(More)
The purpose of this work was to evaluate the normal lymphocyte phenotype in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). BAL was carried out in 12 untreated healthy nonsmoking volunteers and in 9 cigarette smokers. For the analysis of lymphocyte subsets by two-color flow cytometry, the monoclonal antibodies used were directed anti: CD3, CD4, CD8, CD16, CD19,(More)
Aptamers are in vitro selected DNA or RNA molecules that are capable of binding a wide range of nucleic and non-nucleic acid molecules with high affinity and specificity. They have been conducted through the process known as SELEX (Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment). It serves to reach specificity and considerable affinity to target(More)
Alterations in the expression of growth factors and their receptors are associated with the growth and development of human tumors. One such growth factor is IGF-I (insulin-like growth factor I ), a 70-amino-acid polypeptide expressed in many tissues, including brain. IGF-I is also expressed at high levels in some nervous system-derived tumors, especially(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the diagnostic yield of the endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-NA) in the mediastinal staging in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS Consecutive NSCLC patients with enlarged or normal mediastinal nodes on CT scans underwent EBUS-NA. All patients with negative(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of the study was to estimate the usefulness of the antineoplastic vaccination in treatment of malignant brain tumors. According to medical knowledge there is no cure for this kind of tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 2001 and 2005, ten patients suffering from malignant glial tumors were treated. There were 5 male and 5(More)
The exact role of FasL, and particularly its soluble and membrane-bound forms, in the development of chronic ILDs and lung fibrosis has not been extensively explored. We aimed at analyzing membrane-bound FasL expression on alveolar macrophages (AM) and lymphocytes (AL) as well as soluble FasL (sFasL) levels in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) from ILDs(More)
Endometrial carcinoma occurs mostly in post-menopausal women. Classical methods of prognostication, as FIGO stage and histopathologic grade, could be improved by applying additional techniques, utilizing molecular biology and immunochemistry. p-53 tumor suppressor gene, the most commonly mutated gene in human cancers has been shown to play an important role(More)
Recent years have brought an enhanced understanding of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) biology, especially with regard to the Merkel cell polyoma virus as a causative agent. Differences between Merkel cell polyomavirus-positive and Merkel cell polyomavirus-negative MCC in morphology; gene expression, miRNA profiles and prognosis have been reported. Origin of(More)