Zbigniew Banaszkiewicz

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Oxidative stress is involved in the pathogenesis of colon cancer. We wanted to elucidate at which stage of the disease this phenomenon occurs. In the examined groups of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC, n = 89), benign adenoma (AD, n = 77) and healthy volunteers (controls, n = 99), we measured: vitamins A, C and E in blood plasma,(More)
G Kurzawski, J Suchy, J Kładny, K Safranow, A Jakubowska, P Elsakov, V Kucinskas, J Gardovski, A Irmejs, H Sibul, T Huzarski, T Byrski, T Dębniak, C Cybulski, J Gronwald, O Oszurek, J Clark, S Góźdź, S Niepsuj, R Słomski, A Pławski, A Łącka-Wojciechowska, A Rozmiarek, Ł Fiszer-Maliszewska, M Bębenek, D Sorokin, M Stawicka, D Godlewski, P Richter, I Brożek,(More)
We examine whether the level of 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodGuo) in lymphocytes DNA is higher in colon cancer when compared to the control group. Factors that may influence oxidative stress such as antioxidant vitamins and uric acid were also determined. Blood samples were obtained from a control group of 55 healthy persons and 43 colon cancers.(More)
Patients with colorectal carcinoma showed statistically significant lower values of transferrin saturation, total iron binding capacity and serum iron level as compared with control group, while the level of ferritin and the size of labile iron pool in carcinoma patients were higher, although this difference was not statistically significant. Our(More)
Germline mutations in the DNA mismatch repair genes MSH2 and MLH1 account for a significant proportion of hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) families. One approach by which development of an efficient DNA-testing procedure can be implemented is to describe the nature and frequency of common mutations in particular ethnic groups. Two hundred(More)
CYP1B1 is a P450 enzyme which is involved in the activation of pro-carcinogens to carcinogens as well as sex hormone metabolism. Because differences in the activity of the enzyme have been correlated with variant alleles of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), it represents an attractive candidate gene for studies into colorectal cancer susceptibility.(More)
Evidence to date that germline mutations in the tumor suppressor gene BRCA1 increase the incidence of colorectal cancer is mixed, and both positive and negative results have been reported. To establish whether or not inherited variation in BRCA1 influences the risk of colorectal cancer, we genotyped 2,398 unselected patients with colorectal cancer and 4,570(More)
The ethiology of colon cancer is largely dependent on inflammation driven oxidative stress. The analysis of 8-oxodeoxyguanosine (8-oxodGuo) level in leukocyte DNA of healthy controls (138 individuals), patients with benign adenomas (AD, 137 individuals) and with malignant carcinomas (CRC, 169 individuals) revealed a significant increase in the level of(More)
CONTEXT Oxidative stress linked with chronic inflammation is associated with etiology of the colorectal cancer. OBJECTIVES To assess the diagnostic utility of urinary excretion of oxidatively modified DNA bases/nucleoside: 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine (8-oxoGua), 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodGuo) and 5-hydroxymethyluracil (5-hmUra). MATERIALS(More)
CHEK2 is a tumor suppressor gene whose functions are central to the induction of cell cycle arrest and apoptosis following DNA damage. Mutations in CHEK2 have been associated with cancers at many sites, including breast and prostate cancers, but the relationship between CHEK2 and gastric cancer has not been extensively studied. In Poland, there are four(More)