Stefan Sajdak

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This study was designed to characterize further the nontranscribed intergenic spacers (NTSs) of the 5S rRNA genes of fish and evaluate this marker as a tool for comparative studies. Two members of the closely related North American Great Lakes cisco species complex (Coregonus artedi and C. zenithicus) were chosen for comparison. Fluorescence in situ(More)
Studies have demonstrated that changes in DNA methylation of cancer related genes can be an elementary process accounting for ovarian tumorigenesis. Therefore, we evaluated the possible association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) genes, including DNMT1, DNMT3B, and DNMT3A, with ovarian cancer development in the(More)
Data indicates that genetic factors alone do not account for ovarian tumorigenesis, suggesting that epigenetic status additionally affects this process. Therefore, we assessed the possible contribution of polymorphic variants of genes that may affect DNA methylation to the risk of ovarian cancer incidence in the Polish population. Using PCR-RFLP and HRM(More)
BACKGROUND The role of vitamin D receptor (VDR) single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ovarian cancer has been studied in various populations; however, these results are discordant between different ethnicities. METHOD Using the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method, we studied the prevalence of the VDR FokI(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of the serum osteopontin (OPN) level as a biomarker for discriminating between malignant and benign ovarian tumors. Furthermore, comparisons with the diagnostic usefulness of the other tests were performed. METHODS The study included 114 consecutive women with ovarian tumors (82 benign and 32 malignant)(More)
OBJECTIVE Early ovarian cancer detection is still very difficult and patients are mostly in advanced stages, with obvious influence on poor prognosis. METHOD Fifty-one ovarian cancer patients and 16 healthy controls had the serum concentrations of TNF alpha receptor p55, p75 and CA-125 measured prospectively and preoperatively. RESULT Mean(More)
The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been considered to be a factor in the development and progression of ovarian cancer. All patients with ovarian cancer and controls were tested for BRCA1 mutations (5382incC, C61G, 4153delA) with HybProbe assays and for BRCA2 mutation (5946delT) using high-resolution melting curve analysis (HRM). Mutation carriers were(More)
OBJECTIVES Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the main causes of cervical neoplasia. There is now consistent evidence that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) has a causal role in the etiology of cervical cancer and that sexual habits and reproductive/hormonal factors are associated with the risk of invasive cervical cancer. In our investigation we estimated the(More)
The aim of our study was the evaluation of HE4 usefulness as a test in assessment of ovarian tumors which are suspicious and difficult to classify correctly via subjective ultrasound examination. In this retrospective cohort study 253 women diagnosed with adnexal masses were examined preoperatively. Suspicious tumors (n = 145) were divided into groups of:(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare prognostic models evaluating the probability of an ovarian cancer occurrence based on a number of clinical and ultrasonographic data in women with adnexal masses. A total of 686 women with adnexal masses underwent the examinations between 1994 and 2002. The recorded parameters included: age, menopausal status, body(More)