Roman Paduch

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The prevention of apoptosis by Zn(2+) is a well-known phenomenon. Both in in vitro and in vivo Zn(2+) supplementation prevents apoptosis induced by a variety of agents, among them by cadmium ions. The target for protective action of Zn ions on cell apoptosis is still unknown. In this paper we have evaluated the effect of in vitro ZnCl(2) supplementation at(More)
Terpenes are naturally occurring substances produced by a wide variety of plants and animals. A broad range of the biological properties of terpenoids is described, including cancer chemopreventive effects, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antihyperglycemic, anti-inflammatory, and antiparasitic activities. Terpenes are also presented as skin(More)
Quercetin is a naturally occurring flavonoid that has a lot of beneficial properties to human health. In this report, using the spin label technique, the influence of quercetin on the fluidity of multilamellar DPPC liposomes was studied. The polarity of the environment preferred by quercetin was also examined by determining the dependence of the position of(More)
Methanol, ethyl acetate and heptane extracts of Lamium album L. (Lamiaceae) were tested for the toxicity or ability to stimulate growth of human skin fibroblasts (HSF) in vitro. The biological effect depended on the HSF cells density and on the kind and concentration of extract that was used. At a density of 1x10(5) HSF cells/mL no cytotoxicity of extracts(More)
Apigenin (5,7,4'-trihydroxyflavone) is a cancer chemopreventive agent and a member of the family of plant flavonoids. Apigenin interaction with liposomes formed with dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) was investigated by means of FTIR spectroscopy, (1)H NMR and EPR techniques. Fluorescent microscopy and electron microscopy were applied to study the(More)
We studied the expression of inducible heat shock protein (HSP27, HSP72) and multidrug-resistance protein (MRP) in co-cultures of human colon carcinoma cell spheroids obtained from different grades of tumour with normal human colon epithelium, myofibroblast and endothelial cell monolayers. We also measured the influence of recombinant human transforming(More)
Three extracts of Calendulae officinalis flos (Asteraceae): heptane, ethyl acetate and methanol were introduced to a human skin fibroblast (HSF) cells culture and a culture of human breast cancer cells (T47D), cell culture collection ECACC number 85102201. The ethyl acetate but not the heptane and methanol extracts in concentrations above 25 microg/mL, can(More)
In this study, the levels of TNF-α and its soluble receptors sTNF-Rp55 and sTNF-Rp75 were analyzed in cocultures of human colon carcinoma cell spheroids prepared from different grades of tumors with normal human colon epithelium, myofibroblast, and endothelial cell monolayers. Additionally, the influence of exogenously added rhTGF-β1 (2 ng/ml) on the TNF-α(More)
CONTEXT Biotransformation systems are profitable tools for structural modification of bioactive natural compounds into valuable biologically active terpenoids. OBJECTIVE This study determines the biological effect of (R)-(+)-limonene and (-)-α-pinene, and their oxygenated derivatives, (a) perillyl alcohol and (S)-(+)- and (R)-(-)-carvone enantiomers and(More)
Metastasis is the main cause of mortality in cancer patients. Two major routes of cancer cell spread are currently being recognized: dissemination via blood vessels (hematogenous spread) and dissemination via the lymphatic system (lymphogenous spread). Here, our current knowledge on the role of both blood and lymphatic vessels in cancer cell metastasis is(More)