1. Dynamic Analysis of Changes of Protein Levels and Selected Biochemical Indices in Rat Serum in the Course of Experimental Pleurisy.

    Inflammation 39(3):1076 (2016) PMID 27083876 PMCID PMC4883275

    A significant role is played in inflammation by the liver, which, stimulated by inflammatory mediators, synthetizes plasma proteins with various dynamics. The purpose of these studies is to generate a detailed dynamic analysis of changes to concentrations of plasma and serum protein fractions an...
  2. Label-free Gram-negative bacteria detection using bacteriophage-adhesin-coated long-period gratings.

    Biomedical Optics Express 7(3):829 (2016) PMID 27231592 PMCID PMC4866459

    This paper presents a novel application of a highly sensitive sensor based on long-period gratings (LPGs) coated with T4 bacteriophage adhesin for Gram-negative bacteria detection. We show here, that the sensor evidently recognizes Escherichia coli K-12 (PCM2560), whereas in the reference tests ...
  3. A broadband capacitive sensing method for label-free bacterial LPS detection.

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 75:328 (2016) PMID 26339930

    In this paper, the authors present a new type of highly sensitive label-free microwave sensor in a form of interdigital capacitor coated with T4 bacteriophage gp37 adhesin. The adhesin binds Escherichia coli B (E. coli B) by precise recognizing its bacterial host lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The C-...
  4. ANTIRADICAL AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF PHENOLIC FRACTIONS OBTAINED FROM HONEYS.

    Acta poloniae pharmaceutica 73(2):379 (2016) PMID 27180430

    Honey is a natural product consisting of multiple components which determine its dietary and medicinal properties. In this work there were studied methanol fractions obtained from seven honeys from Lower Silesia (Poland) collected in different seasons of three successive years. Melissopalynologi...
  5. Identification of Lactobacillus proteins with different recognition patterns between immune rabbit sera and nonimmune mice or human sera.

    BMC Microbiology 16(1):17 (2016) PMID 26861940 PMCID PMC4748627

    The genus Lactobacillus belongs to a large heterogeneous group of low G + C Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria, which are frequently used as probiotics. The health-beneficial effects, in particular the immunomodulation effect, of probiotics depend on the strain and dose used. Strain variations may...
  6. Influence of Cu-Ti thin film surface properties on antimicrobial activity and viability of living cells.

    Materials Science and Engineering: C 56:48 (2015) PMID 26249564

    The paper describes properties of thin-film coatings based on copper and titanium. Thin films were prepared by co-sputtering of Cu and Ti targets in argon plasma. Deposited coatings consist of 90at.% of Cu and 10at.% of Ti. Characterization of the film was made on the basis of investigations of ...
  7. Creation of an In-House Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry Corynebacterineae Database Overcomes Difficulties in Identification of Nocardia farcinica Clinical Isolates.

    Journal of Clinical Microbiology 53(8):2611 (2015) PMID 26041903 PMCID PMC4508453

    Nocardiosis is a rare disease that is caused by Gram-positive actinobacteria of the Nocardia genus and affects predominantly immunocompromised patients. In its disseminated form, it has a predilection for the central nervous system and is associated with high mortality rates. Therefore, prompt i...
  8. Effect of tocopherol on biochemical blood parameters in pleuritis-induced rats treated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin.

    Toxicology and Industrial Health 31(6):510 (2015) PMID 23406955

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of tocopherol on pleuritis-induced rats exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Rats were treated with a single TCDD dose of 5 μg/kg body weight (b.w.) and then for 3 weeks they were daily supplemented with tocopherol at a dose of 3...
  9. Recognition of bacterial lipopolysaccharide using bacteriophage-adhesin-coated long-period gratings.

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 67:93 (2015) PMID 25067838

    In this paper we present a new type of highly sensitive label-free sensor based on long-period gratings (LPG) coated with T4 bacteriophage (phage) adhesin. The adhesin (gp37) binds Escherichia coli B (E. coli B) by recognizing its bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The LPG biofunctionalization ...
  10. Nanoemulsion-based mucosal adjuvant induces apoptosis in human epithelial cells.

    Vaccine 33(19):2289 (2015) PMID 25817825 PMCID PMC4398651

    Nanoemulsions (NEs) are adjuvants that enhance antigen penetration of the nasal mucosa, increase cellular uptake of antigens by both epithelial and dendritic cells, and promote the migration of antigen-loaded dendritic cells to regional lymph nodes within 24-h of vaccine administration. The obje...
  11. Physicochemical characterization of exopolysaccharides produced by Lactobacillus rhamnosus on various carbon sources.

    Carbohydrate polymers 117:501 (2015) PMID 25498664

    The impact of five carbohydrate sources (glucose, maltose, galactose, sucrose, and lactose) on the chemical composition, structure, morphology, and physicochemical properties, as well as, viscosity of exopolysaccharides (EPSs) produced by Lactobacillus rhamnosus E/N was investigated. GLC-MS anal...
  12. Microbiological Analysis of Necrosols Collected from Urban Cemeteries in Poland.

    BioMed Research International 2015:169573 (2015) PMID 26301242 PMCID PMC4537714

    Decomposition of organic matter is the primary function in the soil ecosystem, which involves bacteria and fungi. Soil microbial content depends on many factors, and secondary biological and chemical contaminations change and affect environmental feedback. Little work has been done to estimate t...
  13. [Selected aspects of Clostridium difficile infection].

    Postepy higieny i medycyny doswiadczalnej (Online) 69(0):598 (2015) PMID 25983298

    Clostridium difficile pathogen is a cause of the most frequent nosocomial infection, which is antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Antibiotic treatment causes disruption of the microbiome balance, which makes the gut a friendly environment for the pathogen. It leads to pseudomembranous colitis, toxic...
  14. The Influence of α-Lipoic Acid and Garlic Administration on Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Rabbits Exposed to Oxidized Nutrition Oils.

    BioMed Research International 2015:827879 (2015) PMID 26634212 PMCID PMC4655041

    We hypothesized that addition of substances with antioxidant activity could decrease the concentrations of biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammatory process, thus inhibiting nonalcoholic steatohepatitis development. We investigated the influence of α-lipoic acid (ALA) and garlic administra...
  15. Terminal Mannose Residues in Seminal Plasma Glycoproteins of Infertile Men Compared to Fertile Donors.

    International Journal of Molecular Sciences 16(7):14933 (2015) PMID 26147424 PMCID PMC4519880

    The impact of seminal plasma components on the fertilization outcomes in humans is still under question. The increasing number of couples facing problems with conception raises the need for predictive biomarkers. Detailed understanding of the molecular mechanisms accompanying fertilization remai...
  16. Antibodies against Escherichia coli O24 and O56 O-Specific Polysaccharides Recognize Epitopes in Human Glandular Epithelium and Nervous Tissue.

    PLoS ONE 10(6):e0129492 (2015) PMID 26086646 PMCID PMC4472344

    Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), the major component of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, contains the O-polysaccharide, which is important to classify bacteria into different O-serological types within species. The O-polysaccharides of serotypes O24 and O56 of E. coli contain sialic acid i...
  17. Nampt/PBEF/visfatin upregulation in colorectal tumors, mirrored in normal tissue and whole blood of colorectal cancer patients, is associated with metastasis, hypoxia, IL1β, and anemia.

    BioMed Research International 2015:523930 (2015) PMID 26075243 PMCID PMC4444566

    Targeting Nampt/PBEF/visfatin is considered a promising anticancer strategy, yet little is known about its association with colorectal cancer (CRC). We quantified Nampt/PBEF/visfatin expression in bowel and blood (mRNA and protein), referring it to CRC advancement and inflammatory, angiogenic, h...
  18. Distinct immunomodulation of bone marrow-derived dendritic cell responses to Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 by two different polysaccharides isolated from Lactobacillus rhamnosus LOCK 0900.

    Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80(20):6506 (2014) PMID 25107979 PMCID PMC4178633

    The structures of polysaccharides (PS) isolated from Lactobacillus rhamnosus LOCK 0900 and results from stimulation of mouse bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BM-DC) and human embryonal kidney (HEK293) cells stably transfected with Toll-like receptors (TLR) upon exposure to these antigens wer...
  19. Enolase-like protein present on the outer membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa binds plasminogen.

    Folia Microbiologica 59(5):391 (2014) PMID 24671511 PMCID PMC4133640

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the pathogenic bacteria which utilize binding of the host plasminogen (Plg) to promote their invasion throughout the host tissues. In the present study, we confirmed that P. aeruginosa exhibits binding affinity for human plasminogen. Furthermore, we showed that t...
  20. Expression stability of common housekeeping genes is differently affected by bowel inflammation and cancer: implications for finding suitable normalizers for inflammatory bowel disease studies.

    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 20(7):1147 (2014) PMID 24859296

    Instability of housekeeping genes (HKG), supposedly unregulated and hence used as normalizers, may dramatically change conclusions of quantitative PCR experiments. The effect of bowel inflammation on HKG remains unknown. Expression stability of 15 HKG (ACTB, B2M, GAPDH, GUSB, HPRT1, IPO8, MRPL19...