Tomasz Sliwinski

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Mutations in the DNA repair genes may contribute to the increased risk of cancer, including colorectal cancer. Xeroderma pigmentosum group D (XPD) protein and human homolog of the 8-oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (hOGG1) are involved in nucleotide excision repair and base excision repair, respectively. The XPD and the hOGG1 genes are highly polymorphic, and some(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of sporadic colorectal cancer can be associated with environmental and lifestyle factors that may be sources of physical and chemical carcinogens, modulated by products of many low penetrance genes. Polymorphisms of DNA repair genes may influence variation in individual DNA repair capacity, which is crucial for preventing genomic(More)
We performed a case-control study (150 cases and 150 controls) to test the association between three polymorphisms in BRCA2 and RAD51 genes and breast cancer risk. Genotypes were determined in DNA from blood cells by PCR–RFLP. Cancer occurrence was strongly associated with the BRCA2 Met/1915Thr homozygous polymorphic variants, whereas heterozygous variant(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of polymorphisms in genes encoding three key proteins of DNA base excision repair (BER): the OGG1 Ser326Cys, the MUTYH Tyr165Cys and the XRCC1 Arg399Gln with the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Our study included 97 children patients with ALL (mean age 5.4 ± 2.5) and 131 healthy(More)
XRCC2 and XRCC3 proteins are structurally and functionally related to RAD51 which play an important role in the homologous recombination, the process frequently involved in cancer transformation. In our previous work we show that the 135G>C polymorphism (rs1801320) of the RAD51 gene can modify the effect of the Thr241Met polymorphism (rs861539) of the XRCC3(More)
Resource allocation problems are concerned with the allocation of limited resources among competing activities so as to achieve the best overall performances of the system but providing fair treatment of all the competitors. Telecommunication networks are facing the increasing demand for Internet services. Therefore, a problem of network dimensioning with(More)
Homologous recombination repair (HRR) protects cells from the lethal effect of spontaneous and therapy-induced DNA double-stand breaks. HRR usually depends on BRCA1/2-RAD51, and RAD52-RAD51 serves as back-up. To target HRR in tumor cells, a phenomenon called "synthetic lethality" was applied, which relies on the addiction of cancer cells to a single DNA(More)
In the present study we investigated the association between three polymorphisms of the MUTYH (Tyr165Cys, rs34612342), the OGG1 (Ser326Cys, rs1052133) and the XPD (Lys751Gln, rs13181) genes with head and neck cancer risk. Genotypes were determined in DNA from peripheral blood lymphocytes of 265 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as(More)
Genetic variations in DNA repair genes may affect an individual's susceptibility to head and neck cancer. We performed a case-control study to test the association between head and neck cancer risk and two polymorphisms: the C722T of the XRCC3 and the G135C of the RAD51-genes of DNA double strand break (DSB) repair by homologous recombination (HRR).(More)
AIM Metabolic activation of estrogens may play a role in endometrial carcinogenesis; and polymorphism of the genes (whose product is involved in this process) may be associated with the modulation of the risk of endometrial cancer. CYP1B1 plays a major role in the metabolism of estrogens, which must firstly bind their receptors, estrogen receptor alpha(More)