Rafał Krętowski

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Phenylbutyrate (PBA) is a histone deacetylase inhibitor known for inducing differentiation, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis in various cancer cells. However, the effects of PBA seem to be very cell-type-specific and sometimes limited exclusively to a particular cell line. Here, we provided novel information concerning cellular effects of PBA in LN-229 and(More)
Glucose deprivation is a factor evoking endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and induction of expression of an oxygen-regulated protein of 150 kDa (ORP150). We studied the effect of inducible overexpression of ORP150 on senescence and apoptosis of human breast carcinoma cells (MCF7) and human skin fibroblasts. We found an inhibitory effect of ORP150 on(More)
The inhibition of the 26S proteasome evokes endoplasmic reticulum stress, which has been shown to be implicated in the antitumoral effects of proteasome inhibitors. The cellular and molecular effects of the proteasome inhibitor—bortezomib—on human colon cancer cells are as yet poorly characterized. Bortezomib selectively induces apoptosis in some cancer(More)
We decided to study the effect of glucose deprivation on collagen metabolism in MCF7 cells. The incorporation of [3H]-proline into collagenase-sensitive and hydroxyproline-containing proteins was used as an index of collagen synthesis, whereas pulse-chase technique was employed to evaluate the degradation of newly synthesized proteins. The MCF7 cells(More)
The collagen metabolism alterations triggered by reactive oxygen species are involved in the development of various connective tissue diseases and skin aging. This study was designed to examine whether (E)-anethole possesses a protective effect on H2O2-induced alterations in collagen metabolism as well as whether it can prevent apoptosis in human skin(More)
The 26S proteasome inhibitor, bortezomib, selectively induces apoptosis in some cancer cells. However, the nature of its selectivity remains unknown. The study presented here provides novel information on cellular effects of bortezomib in normal fibroblasts. We have found that in normoxic conditions the percent of apoptotic cells did not change(More)
Doxorubicin (DOX) is very effective chemotherapeutic agent, however it has several major drawbacks. Therefore the motivation for developing novel drug complexes as anticancer agents with different mechanism of action has arisen. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of newly synthesized DOX complexes with selected metals (Mg, Mn, Co,(More)
In normal mammary gland tissue basement membrane (BM) is a continuous layer that separates epithelial cells from the surrounding stroma. Collagens are the main components of BM. They are the first proteins that must be degraded in order to start the neopastic cell invasion. It has beeen described that type IV collagen plays an important role in cell(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess the profiles of the exoglycosidases: N-acetyl-β-hexosoaminidase, β glucuronidase and β galactosidase, α mannosidase and α fucosidase in fibroblast culture undergoing replicative and stress-induced senescence. Half of the cell culture was grown in normal conditions, without the stressor, and the other half of the(More)