Violetta Sulżyc-Bielicka

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Parasitic protozoans of the Cryptosporidium genus are intracellular intestinal parasites of mammals, causing cryptosporidiosis. Clinically, cryptosporidiosis manifests as chronic diarrhoea. Individuals with immune disorders, including those with neoplasms, are at risk of symptomatic invasion. the aim of the study was the evaluation of Cryptosporidium sp.(More)
Identifying targets for personalized targeted therapy is the pathologist's domain and a treasure. For decades, pathologists have had to learn, understand, adopt and implement many new laboratory techniques as they arrived on the scene. Pathologists successfully integrate the results of those tests into final pathology reports that were, and still are, the(More)
Recent findings raise the possibility of PARP inhibitor therapy in colorectal cancers (CRCs). However, the extent of PARP-1 protein expression in clinical specimens of CRC is not known. Using immunohistochemistry we assessed PARP-1 protein expression in tissue microarrays of 151 CRCs and its association with the patient's age, sex, Astler-Coller stage,(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to study the intracellular expression of 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX), the primary competitor with cyclooxygenase-2 in arachidonic acid metabolism, as inflammatory enzymes may be involved in blocking apoptosis and promoting cancer growth by changing arachidonic acid metabolism within cells. Our purpose was to investigate the possible connection(More)
Studies on the expression of thymidylate synthase (TS) in colorectal cancers (CRCs) have failed to provide unequivocal prognostic or predictive information. Here, we assessed the prognostic significance of TS expression in Astler-Coller stage B2 and C CRCs defined by a p21WAF1/p53 immunophenotype in patients subjected to 5-fluorouracil (5FU)-based adjuvant(More)
In several, but not all, previous studies, positive p21(WAF1) expression has been suggested as an indicator of a good prognosis in patients with stage III/IV colorectal cancer. However, it is not known whether the same is true for stage B2 patients. The purpose of this study is to assess the influence of p21(WAF1) expression in tumor cells on disease-free(More)
DPYD gene encodes dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase which is the initial and rate-limiting enzyme in the metabolism of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). The aim of our study was PCR-RFLP based-genetic testing for the most common 5-FU toxicity-attributable IVS14 + 1G > A DPYD mutation (DPYD(*)2A) in 252 Polish colorectal cancer (CRC) patients treated with this adjuvant(More)
The study was aimed to examine the effects of different types of hyperlipidemia on the pharmacokinetics of lipophilic propranolol and hydrophilic atenolol. Thirty subjects were divided into four study groups: normolipemics, hypercholesterolemics, hypertriglyceridemics, and patients with mixed form of hyperlipidemia. The drugs were administered orally at a(More)
Data on prevalence and phenotypic consequences of nucleotide-binding oligomerisation domain 2/caspase recruitment domains 15 (NOD2/CARD15) variants in Crohn's disease (CD) population in Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) are nonexistent. We aimed to determine the prevalence of NOD2/CARD15 mutations and their association with disease phenotype in(More)
The predictive value of thymidylate synthase (TS) expression alone for 5FU-based treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC) has not been clinically confirmed. Little is known on the association of expression of E2F1, which controls the transcription of genes encoding proteins engaged in DNA synthesis including TS, and survival of patients with CRC. The purpose of(More)