Regina Osiecka

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Lung cancer remains one of the most common causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Approximately 80% is histologically non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and in about 70% of patients it is an unresectable type. Clinical studies indicated that application of platinum derivatives caused good results and combinations of platinum with other agents could(More)
A collaborative study involving laboratories in six countries was initiated under the sponsorship of the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) to determine the sensitivity, efficiency and reliability of the Vicia faba root tip meristem chromosomal aberration assay using a standardized protocol. The six laboratories that participated in this(More)
The chromosomal aberration test was employed to investigate the effect in vitro of a known antioxidant and food preservative, ethoxyquin (EQ, 1,2-dihydro-6-ethoxy-2,2,4-trimethylquinoline) on human chromosomes. The studies were undertaken because there are no published in vitro data on genotoxicity of EQ in mammalian cells and there are many reports(More)
2-Aminoindan-2-phosphonic acid (AIP) retarded the growth of duckweed, Spirodela punctata, and increased its dry mass. The accumulation of starch was observed at all concentrations of AIP at 8 days after treatment. The increase in starch was inversely proportional to the growth. The retarded growth of Spirodela by AIP was not limited only by excessive starch(More)
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) includes a group of tumors that respond poorly to drugs. cis-Diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (cis-DDP) toxicity still remains problematic, and not completely solved by the improvement of supportive care. Therefore, the cis-Pt(II) complex of 3-aminoflavone was selected from cis-DDP analogues with a more favourable toxic(More)
cis-bis(3-aminoflavone)dichloroplatinum(II) [cis-Pt(II) complex of 3-aminoflavone] is an analog of cis-DDP characterized by low cytotoxicity and anticancer properties in vivo. In order to evaluate genotoxic properties of this chemical compound, the comet assay in human lymphocytes was used. The analysis of DNA damage after 1-h cell incubation with(More)
cis-Diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (cis-DDP) is one of the most widely administrated antitumor drugs. However, the use of cis-DDP is severely limited because of its toxic side effects. Therefore, efforts are concentrated on the development of improved platinum compounds with a broader activity spectrum and effectiveness in chemotherapy, but lower toxicity.(More)
Short-term tests that detect genetic damage have provided information needed for evaluating carcinogenic risks of chemicals to man. The mutagenicity of cis-bis(3-aminoflavone)dichloroplatinum(II) (cis-[Pt(AF)2Cl2]) in comparison with cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (cis-DDP) was evaluated in the standard plate-incorporation assay in four strains of(More)
Cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (cis-DDP) is one of the most successful antineoplastic drugs. However, besides effectiveness it gives many side effects. Therefore, current studies are concentrated on searching for new analogs equally effective in chemotherapy but less toxic. Comparison of genotoxic properties of cis-Pt(II) complex of 3-aminoflavone and(More)
In the present study we investigated the mode of cell death induced by aclarubicin (ACL) in trisomic (BB) and normal (S-2) human fibroblasts. Cells were incubated with ACL for 2h and then cultured in drug-free medium for up to 96h. Using fluorescence microscopy, agarose gel electrophoresis and comet assay we demonstrate that ACL induced time-dependent(More)