Wanda Baer-Dubowska

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The aim was to assess the inhibitory effect of a series of naturally occurring trans-resveratrol analogues on cytochromes P450, namely CYP1A2 and CYP2E1, in vitro in order to analyse any structure-activity relationships. 3,5-Dimethoxy-4'-hydroxy-trans-stilbene (pterostilbene), 3,4',5-trimethoxy-trans-stilbene (TMS), 3,4'-dihydroxy-5-methoxy-trans-stilbene(More)
1. The effect of the phenolic compounds protocatechuic acid, chlorogenic acid, tannic acid, gallates and silybin on ethoxyresorufin O-dealkylase (CYP1A1), methoxyresorufin O-dealkylase (CYP1A2) and pentoxy-O-dealkylase (CYP2B) was examined in mouse liver microsomes from induced animals. 2. All compounds tested could inhibit cytochrome P450-mediated enzyme(More)
Resveratrol, a phytoalexin present in grapes, has been reported to inhibit multistage mouse skin carcinogenesis. Recent studies showed that topically applied resveratrol significantly inhibited cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression and activation of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) induced by tumor promoter 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) in mouse(More)
CYP1A1 and CYP1B1 are the inducible forms of cytochrome P450 expressed in extrahepatic tissues, which are responsible for the biotransformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, heterocyclic amines and estradiol to the carcinogenic intermediates. The aim of our research was to determine and compare the inhibitory effect of naturally occurring analogues(More)
Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in genes and gene expression that do not involve DNA nucleotide sequences. Epigenetic modifications include DNA methylation, several forms of histone modifications, and microRNA expression. Because of its dynamic nature, epigenetics provides a link between the genome and the environment and fills the gap between(More)
Laryngeal cancers are the most frequent cancers of the head and neck region. While recent observations indicate the occurrence of an epigenetic field defect in head and neck cancer patients, a detailed exploration of the characteristic changes in the DNA methylation profile in laryngeal cancer patients was lacking. The aim of this study was to assess the(More)
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) mediates a variety of biological responses to ubiquitous environmental pollutants. AhR together with ARNT, AhRR, HIF1alpha represent a novel basic helix-loop-helix/PAS family of transcriptional regulators. Their interplay may affect the xenobiotic response. In this study, the effect of i.p. administration of different AhR(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a key neurotrophic factor in the brain. It plays an important role in the etiopathogenesis and pharmacotherapy of mental disorders, such as depression or schizophrenia. In recent years, studies have shown that cognitive processes, which are impaired in the course of mental disorders, significantly change BDNF(More)
The CpG island methylator phenotype is characterized by DNA hypermethylation in the promoters of several suppressor genes associated with the inactivation of various pathways involved in tumorigenesis. DNA methylation is catalyzed by specific DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs). Dietary phytochemicals particularly catechol-containing polyphenols were shown to(More)
In recent years it has become apparent that epigenetic events are potentially equally responsible for cancer initiation and progression as genetic abnormalities. DNA methylation is the main epigenetic modification in humans. Two DNA methylation lesions coexist in human neoplasms: hypermethylation of promoter regions of specific genes within a context of(More)