Witold I Tatkiewicz

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Physicochemical characterization of protein aggregates is important on one hand, due to its large impact in understanding many diseases for which formation of protein aggregates is one of the pathological hallmarks. On the other hand, recently it has been observed that bacterial inclusion bodies (IBs) are also highly pure proteinaceous aggregates of a few(More)
In nature, cells respond to complex mechanical and biological stimuli whose understanding is required for tissue construction in regenerative medicine. However, the full replication of such bimodal effector networks is far to be reached. Engineering substrate roughness and architecture allows regulating cell adhesion, positioning, proliferation,(More)
UNLABELLED Inclusion bodies (IBs) are protein-based nanoparticles formed in Escherichia coli through stereospecific aggregation processes during the overexpression of recombinant proteins. In the last years, it has been shown that IBs can be used as nanostructured biomaterials to stimulate mammalian cell attachment, proliferation, and differentiation. In(More)
CD44 is a multifunctional cell surface protein involved in proliferation and differentiation, angiogenesis and signaling. The expression of CD44 is up-regulated in several types of human tumors and particularly in cancer stem cells, representing an appealing target for drug delivery in the treatment of cancer. We have explored here several protein ligands(More)
Cell responses, such as positioning, morphological changes, proliferation, and apoptosis, are the result of complex chemical, topographical, and biological stimuli. Here we show the macroscopic responses of cells when nanoscale profiles made with inclusion bodies (IBs) are used for the 2D engineering of biological interfaces at the microscale. A deep(More)
The fully de novo design of protein building blocks for self-assembling as functional nanoparticles is a challenging task in emerging nanomedicines, which urgently demand novel, versatile, and biologically safe vehicles for imaging, drug delivery, and gene therapy. While the use of viruses and virus-like particles is limited by severe constraints, the(More)
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