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  • Bioengineering the spider silk sequence to modify its affinity for drugs.

    Kucharczyk, Kamil   Weiss, Marek   Jastrzebska, Katarzyna   Luczak, Magdalena   Ptak, Arkadiusz   Kozak, Maciej   Mackiewicz, Andrzej   Dams-Kozlowska, Hanna  

    Background: Silk is a biocompatible and biodegradable material, able to self-assemble into different morphological structures. Silk structures may be used for many biomedical applications, including carriers for drug delivery. The authors designed a new bioengineered spider silk protein, EMS2, and examined its property as a carrier of chemotherapeutics.; Materials and methods: To obtain EMS protein, the MS2 silk monomer (that was based on the MaSp2 spidroin of Nephila clavipes) was modified by the addition of a glutamic acid residue. Both bioengineered silks were produced in an Escherichia coli expression system and purified by thermal method. The silk spheres were produced by mixing with potassium phosphate buffer. The physical properties of the particles were characterized using scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and zeta potential measurements. The MTT assay was used to examine the cytotoxicity of spheres. The loading and release profiles of drugs were studied spectrophotometrically.; Results: The bioengineered silk variant, EMS2, was constructed, produced, and purified. The EMS2 silk retained the self-assembly property and formed spheres. The spheres made of EMS2 and MS2 silks were not cytotoxic and had a similar secondary structure content but differed in morphology and zeta potential values; EMS2 particles were more negatively charged than MS2 particles. Independently of the loading method (pre- or post-loading), the loading of drugs into EMS2 spheres was more efficient than the loading into MS2 spheres. The advantageous loading efficiency and release rate made EMS2 spheres a good choice to deliver neutral etoposide (ETP). Despite the high loading efficiency of positively charged mitoxantrone (MTX) into EMS2 particles, the fast release rate made EMS2 unsuitable for the delivery of this drug. A faster release rate from EMS2 particles compared to MS2 particles was observed for positively charged doxorubicin (DOX).; Conclusion: By modifying its sequence, silk affinity for drugs can be controlled.=20
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  • AthCNV: A Map of DNA Copy Number Variations in the Arabidopsis thaliana Genome

    Zmienko, Agnieszka   Marszalek-Zenczak, Malgorzata   Wojciechowski, Pawel   Samelak-Czajka, Anna   Luczak, Magdalena   Kozlowski, Piotr   Karlowski, Wojciech M   Figlerowicz, Marek  

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  • Collagenase as a useful tool for the analysis of plant cellular peripheries

    Luczak, Magdalena   Krzeszowiec-Jeleń, Weronika   Konopka-Postupolska, Dorota   Wojtaszek, Przemys?aw  

    A technique for the selective loosening of the cell wall structure and the isolation of proteins permanently knotted in the cell walls was elaborated. Following treatment with collagenase, some proteins, such as calreticulin (CRT) and auxin binding protein 1 (ABP1) were released from purified cell walls, most probably through destruction of respective interacting proteins. The results were confirmed by the immunolocalization of the ABP1 and CRT with confocal and electron microscopy. On the other hand, potential substrates of collagenase, among them annexin 1 have been recognized. Mass spectra of annexin 1 obtained after collagenase digestion and results from analysis of potential cleavage sites suggested that the mechanism of enzyme cleavage might not depend on the amino acid sequence. Summarizing, collagenase was found to be a very useful tool for exploring molecules involved in the functioning of cellular peripheries. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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  • Comparative proteome analysis of acute myeloid leukemia with and without maturation

    Luczak, Magdalena   Ka?mierczak, Maciej   Handschuh, Luiza   Lewandowski, Krzysztof   Komarnicki, Mieczys?aw   Figlerowicz, Marek  

    Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a severe, rapidly progressing disease triggered by blocking granulocyte or monocyte differentiation and maturation. Because of its heterogeneity, AML is divided into a number of subtypes. Unfortunately, so far very few correlations have been found between AML classification and its clinical course or patient response to treatment. In addition, as yet only a few subtype-specific AML biomarkers have been discovered. To solve these problems here, we focused on two AML subtypes M1 and M2 that are especially difficult to differentiate. Using 2D electrophoresis and mass spectrometry, we analyzed the protein profiles of peripheral blood (PB) and/or bone marrow (BM) samples collected from 38 AML-M1/M2 patients and 17 healthy volunteers. Comparative analysis of AML-M/1M2 and control PB/BM cells revealed 25 proteins that accumulated differentially. Hierarchical clustering of proteomic results clearly divided the AML samples into 2 groups (M1 and M2). Annexin III, L-plastin and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase were found only in the M2 group. We also observed that the levels of annexin I and actin gamma 1 were correlated with resistance to treatment and the time of relapse. It appears that these five proteins can serve as potential AML biomarkers. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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  • Glutaminase inhibitor CB-839 synergizes with carfilzomib in resistant multiple myeloma cells

    Thompson, Ravyn M.   Dytfeld, Dominik   Reyes, Leticia   Robinson, Reeder M.   Smith, Brittany   Manevich, Yefim   Jakubowiak, Andrzej   Komarnicki, Mieczyslaw   Przybylowicz-Chalecka, Anna   Szczepaniak, Tomasz   Mitra, Amit K.   Van Ness, Brian G.   Luczak, Magdalena   Dolloff, Nathan G.  

    Curative responses in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) are limited by the emergence of therapeutic resistance. To address this problem, we set out to identify druggable mechanisms that convey resistance to proteasome inhibitors (PIs; e.g., bortezomib), which are cornerstone agents in the treatment of MM. In isogenic pairs of PI sensitive and resistant cells, we observed stark differences in cellular bioenergetics between the divergent phenotypes. PI resistant cells exhibited increased mitochondrial respiration driven by glutamine as the principle fuel source. To target glutamine-induced respiration in PI resistant cells, we utilized the glutaminase-1 inhibitor, CB-839. CB-839 inhibited mitochondrial respiration and was more cytotoxic in PI resistant cells as a single agent. Furthermore, we found that CB-839 synergistically enhanced the activity of multiple PIs with the most dramatic synergy being observed with carfilzomib (Crflz), which was confirmed in a panel of genetically diverse PI sensitive and resistant MM cells. Mechanistically, CB-839 enhanced Crflz-induced ER stress and apoptosis, characterized by a robust induction of ATF4 and CHOP and the activation of caspases. Our findings suggest that the acquisition of PI resistance involves adaptations in cellular bioenergetics, supporting the combination of CB-839 with Crflz for the treatment of refractory MM.
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  • Chronic kidney disease-related atherosclerosis - proteomic studies of blood plasma

    Luczak, Magdalena   Formanowicz, Dorota   Pawliczak, Elzbieta   Wanic-Kossowska, Maria   Wykretowicz, Andrzej   Figlerowicz, Marek  

    Background: Atherosclerosis is considered the major cause of the dramatic increase in cardiovascular mortality among patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD). Although the close connection between atherosclerosis and kidney dysfunction is undeniable, factors enhancing CKD-mediated plaque formation are still not well recognized. Results: To increase our knowledge of this process we carried out a comparative proteomic analysis of blood plasma proteins isolated from 75 patients in various stages of renal dysfunction (CKD group), 25 patients with advanced cardiovascular disease (CVD group) and 25 healthy volunteers (HV group). The collected samples were subjected to 2D electrophoresis. Then, individual proteins were identified by mass spectrometry. The comparative analysis involving CKD and HV groups showed a differential accumulation of alpha-1-microglobulin, apolipoprotein A-IV, gamma-fibrinogen and haptoglobin in patients with kidney disease. Exactly the same proteins were identified as differentially expressed when proteomes of CVD patients and HV were compared. However, a direct comparison of CKD and CVD groups revealed significant differences in the accumulation of two proteins: alpha-1-microglobulin and apolipoprotein A-IV. Conclusions: The obtained results indicate that at least two processes differentially contribute to the plaque formation in CKD- and CVD-mediated atherosclerosis. It seems that the inflammatory process is more intense in CKD patients. On the other hand, the down-and up-regulation of apolipoprotein A-IV in CVD and CKD groups, respectively, suggests that substantial differences exist in the efficacy of cholesterol transport in both groups of patients.
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  • Characterization of equine CSN1S2 variants considering genetics,transcriptomics,and proteomics

    Cieslak, Jakub   Pawlak, Piotr   Wodas, Lukasz   Borowska, Alicja   Stachowiak, Anna   Puppel, Kamila   Kuczynska, Beata   Luczak, Magdalena   Marczak, Lukasz   Mackowski, Mariusz  

    Currently, research interest is increasing in horse milk composition and its effect on human health. Despite previously published studies describing the presence of intra- and interbreed variability of equine milk components, no investigations have focused on the genetic background of this variation. Among horse caseins and the genes encoding them, least is known about the structure and expression of the alpha-(s2) casein gene, CSN1S2. Herein, based on direct sequencing of the equine CSN1S2 coding sequence, we describe the presence of 51-bp insertion-deletion (in/del) polymorphism, which significantly changes the protein sequence (lack or presence of 17-amino acid serine-rich peptide). Bioinformatic analysis revealed that the observed in/del polymorphism spanned exactly 2 exons; therefore, we hypothesized that we were observing different CSN1S2 splicing isoforms. However, further investigation indicated that the detected sequence variation was caused by a large (1.3-kb) deletion in the genomic DNA. We found that the polymorphic forms (A, longer; B, shorter; KP658381 and KP658382 GenBank records, respectively) were unevenly distributed among different horse breeds (the highest frequency of variant B was observed in coldblood horses and Haflingers). We propose that the analyzed polymorphism is associated with CSN1S2 expression level (the highest expression was recorded for individuals carrying the BB genotype), which was much more pronounced for milk CSN1S2 protein content than for relative transcript abundance (measured in milk somatic cells). Our results provide insight into the equine CSN1S2 structure and lay a foundation for further functional analyses regarding, for example, al-lergenicity or physiochemical properties of the observed CSN1S2 variants.
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  • Biopolymers conjugated with magnetite as support materials for trypsin immobilization and protein digestion.

    Zdarta, Jakub   Antecka, Katarzyna   Jedrzak, Artur   Synoradzki, Karol   Luczak, Magdalena   Jesionowski, Teofil  

    In the presented study synthesized magnetic nanoparticles were used as an inorganic precursor for the preparation of novel magnetite-lignin and magnetite-chitin hybrid supports for enzyme immobilization. Effective synthesis of the hybrids was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and powder X-ray diffraction analysis. The materials exhibited good thermal stability and surface areas of 4.3 and 5.6=E2=80=AFm2/g respectively. The magnetite-lignin=E2=80=AF+=E2=80=AFtrypsin and magnetite-chitin=E2=80=AF+=E2=80=AFtrypsin systems were found to have good storage stability and reusability. After 20=E2=80=AFdays they retained over 75% and 90% respectively of their initial activity, and after 10 consecutive biocatalytic cycles retained over 60% and 80% respectively of their initial activity. The kinetic parameters of the free and immobilized enzyme were also comprehensively examined and compared. The results of peptide digestion tests confirmed the high proteolytic activity of the produced trypsin-based magnetic biocatalytic systems. Copyright =C2=A9 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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  • Bleomycin hydrolase and hyperhomocysteinemia modulate the expression of mouse proteins involved in liver homeostasis.

    Suszynska-Zajczyk, Joanna   Wroblewski, Jacek   Utyro, Olga   Luczak, Magdalena   Marczak, Lukasz   Jakubowski, Hieronim  

    The liver is the major contributor to homocysteine (Hcy) metabolism and fatty liver disease is associated with hyperhomocysteinemia. Bleomycin hydrolase (Blmh) is an aminohydrolase that also participates in Hcy metabolism by hydrolyzing Hcy-thiolactone. To gain insight into hepatic functions of Blmh, we analyzed the liver proteome of Blmh(-/-) and Blmh(+/+) mice in the absence and presence of diet-induced (high methionine) hyperhomocysteinemia using 2D IEF/SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. We identified eleven liver proteins whose expression was significantly altered as a result of the Blmh gene inactivation. The differential expression (Blmh(-/-) vs. Blmh(+/+)) of four liver proteins was lower, of two proteins was higher, and was further modified in mice fed with a hyperhomocysteinemic high-Met diet. The down-regulated proteins are involved in lipoprotein metabolism (ApoA1, ApoE), antigen processing (Psme1), energy metabolism (Atp5h, Gamt), methylglyoxal detoxification (Glo1), oxidative stress response (Sod1), and inactivation of catecholamine neurotransmitters (Comt). The two up-regulated proteins are involved in nitric oxide generation (Ddah1) and xenobiotic detoxification (Sult1c1). We also found that livers of Blmh(-/-) mice expressed a novel variant of glyoxalase domain-containing protein 4 (Glod4) by a post-transcriptional mechanism. Our findings suggest that Blmh interacts with diverse cellular processes-from lipoprotein metabolism, nitric oxide regulation, antigen processing, and energy metabolism to detoxification and antioxidant defenses-that are essential for liver homeostasis and that modulation of these interactions by hyperhomocysteinemia underlies the involvement of Hcy in fatty liver disease.=20
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  • Inactivation of the paraoxonase 1 gene affects the expression of mouse brain proteins involved in neurodegeneration.

    Suszynska-Zajczyk, Joanna   Luczak, Magdalena   Marczak, Lukasz   Jakubowski, Hieronim  

    Homocysteine (Hcy) is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Paraoxonase 1 (Pon1) participates in Hcy metabolism and is also linked to AD. The inactivation of the Pon1 gene in mice causes the accumulation of Hcy-thiolactone in the brain and increases the susceptibility to Hcy-thiolactone-induced seizures. To gain insight into the brain-related Pon1 function, we used two-dimensional IEF/SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometry to study brain proteomes of Pon1-/- and Pon1+/+ mice fed with a hyperhomocysteinemic high-methionine (Met) or a control diet. We found that: 1) proteins involved in brain-specific function (Nrgn), antioxidant defenses (Sod1, DJ-1), and cytoskeleton assembly (Tbcb, CapZa2) were differentially expressed in brains of Pon1-null mice; 2) proteins involved in brain-specific function (Ncald, Nrgn, Stmn1), antioxidant defenses (Prdx2, DJ-1), energy metabolism (Ak1), cell cycle (GDI1, Ran), cytoskeleton assembly (Tbcb), and unknown function (Hdhd2) showed differential expression in brains of Pon1-null fed with a hyperhomocysteinemic high-Met diet; 3) most proteins regulated by the Pon1-/- genotype were also regulated by the high-Met diet; 4) the proteins differentially expressed in Pon1-null mouse brains play important roles in neural development, learning, plasticity, and aging and are linked to neurodegenerative diseases, including AD. Taken together, our findings suggest that Pon1 interacts with diverse cellular processes from energy metabolism and anti-oxidative defenses to cell cycle, cytoskeleton dynamics, and synaptic plasticity essential for normal brain homeostasis and that these interactions are modulated by hyperhomocysteinemia and account for the involvement of Hcy and Pon1 in AD. =20
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  • Hyperhomocysteinemia and bleomycin hydrolase modulate the expression of mouse brain proteins involved in neurodegeneration.

    Suszynska-Zajczyk, Joanna   Luczak, Magdalena   Marczak, Lukasz   Jakubowski, Hieronim  

    Homocysteine (Hcy) is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Bleomycin hydrolase (BLMH) participates in Hcy metabolism and is also linked to AD. The inactivation of the Blmh gene in mice causes accumulation of Hcy-thiolactone in the brain and increases susceptibility to Hcy-thiolactone-induced seizures. To gain insight into brain-related Blmh function, we used two-dimensional IEF/SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometry to examine brain proteomes of Blmh-/- mice and their Blmh+/+ littermates fed with a hyperhomocysteinemic high-Met or a control diet. We found that: (1) proteins involved in brain-specific function (Ncald, Nrgn, Stmn1, Stmn2), antioxidant defenses (Aop1), cell cycle (RhoGDI1, Ran), and cytoskeleton assembly (Tbcb, CapZa2) were differentially expressed in brains of Blmh-null mice; (2) hyperhomocysteinemia amplified effects of the Blmh-/- genotype on brain protein expression; (3) proteins involved in brain-specific function (Pebp1), antioxidant defenses (Sod1, Prdx2, DJ-1), energy metabolism (Atp5d, Ak1, Pgam-B), and iron metabolism (Fth) showed differential expression in Blmh-null brains only in hyperhomocysteinemic animals; (4) most proteins regulated by the Blmh-/- genotype were also regulated by high-Met diet, albeit in the opposite direction; and (5) the differentially expressed proteins play important roles in neural development, learning, plasticity, and aging and are linked to neurodegenerative diseases, including AD. Taken together, our findings suggest that Blmh interacts with diverse cellular processes from energy metabolism and anti-oxidative defenses to cell cycle, cytoskeleton dynamics, and synaptic plasticity essential for normal brain homeostasis and that modulation of these interactions by hyperhomocysteinemia underlies the involvement of Hcy in AD.=20
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  • Domain-specific mechanosensory transmission of osmotic and enzymatic cell wall disturbances to the actin cytoskeleton.

    Wojtaszek, Przemyslaw   Baluska, Frantisek   Kasprowicz, Anna   Luczak, Magdalena   Volkmann, Dieter  

    Plant protoplasts are embedded within surrounding cell walls and the cell wall-plasma membrane-cytoskeleton (WMC) structural continuum seems to be crucial for the proper functioning of plant cells. We have utilised the protoplast preparation methodology to study the organisation and the putative components of the WMC continuum. Application of an osmotic agent evoked plasmolysis of the Zea mays root apex cells which appeared to be cell type- and growth stage-specific. Simultaneous use of wall polysaccharide-digesting enzymes selectively severed linkages between the components of the WMC continuum which changed the plasmolytic patterns in various cell types. This was followed by a reorganisation of filamentous actin aimed to reinforce protoplast boundaries and maintain the functioning of intercellular contact sites, especially at the cross walls. Particularly strong effects were evoked by pectin-degrading enzymes. Such treatments demonstrated directly the differentiated composition of various wall domains surrounding individual cells with the pectin-enriched cross walls (synapses), and the cellulose-hemicellulose network dominating the side walls. The same wall-degrading enzymes were used for in vitro digestion of isolated Lupinus albus cell walls followed by the extraction of wall proteins. Selective release of proteins suggested the importance of wall polysaccharide-protein interactions in the maintenance of the functioning and mechanical stability of root cell walls.
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  • Effect of drought stress on metabolite contents in barley recombinant inbred line population revealed by untargeted GC-MS profiling

    Swarcewicz, Barbara   Sawikowska, Aneta   Marczak, Lukasz   Luczak, Magdalena   Ciesiolka, Danuta   Krystkowiak, Karolina   Kuczynska, Anetta   Pislewska-Bednarek, Mariola   Krajewski, Pawel   Stobiecki, Maciej  

    Drought stress is perhaps one of the most common abiotic factors which crop plants have to cope with. To survive, plants have to adapt to periods of water deficit that may occur during their vegetation. This can be achieved by triggering various changes in the plant genome, transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome, leading to different physiological and biochemical reactions of plants. We have compared changes in barley leaf and root metabolomes in response to drought in recombinant inbred line (RIL) population derived from hybrids between two spring genotypes: German variety Maresi and Syrian breeding line Cam/B1//CI08887/CI05761. Response of plants to drought of the studied barley lines was rather conservative; most barley genotypes changed their metabolome composition independently in leaf and root. Based on analysis of variance, metabolites were classified with respect to significance of difference between lines, drought effect (understood as the difference between metabolite level in drought and control plants), and line 9 drought interaction. The revealed changes in accumulation of some metabolites, e.g., proline and other amino acids, carbohydrates or carboxylic acids have been regarded to be a basic plant strategy for acquiring drought stress tolerance. It was possible to draw some general inferences from obtained results: changes of metabolites involved in barley response to drought were rather similar qualitatively but varied quantitatively among the studied RILs. Compatible solutes and osmolytes were the major group of compounds accumulated under drought. We have also observed significant organ specificity between leaf and root response to drought at the metabolome level in all recognized metabolites classes. Moreover, we have found metabolites which differentiated tested genotypes under drought-and these compounds might be considered as potential biomarkers associated with drought tolerance in barley.
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  • Comparative proteomic profiling of refractory/relapsed multiple myeloma reveals biomarkers involved in resistance to bortezomib-based therapy

    Dytfeld, Dominik   Luczak, Magdalena   Wrobel, Tomasz   Usnarska-Zubkiewicz, Lidia   Brzezniakiewicz, Katarzyna   Jamroziak, Krzysztof   Giannopoulos, Krzysztof   Przybylowicz-Chalecka, Anna   Ratajczak, Blazej   Czerwinska-Rybak, Joanna   Nowicki, Adam   Joks, Monika   Czechowska, Elzbieta   Zawartko, Magdalena   Szczepaniak, Tomasz   Grzasko, Norbert   Morawska, Marta   Bochenek, Maciej   Kubicki, Tadeusz   Morawska, Michalina   Tusznio, Katarzyna   Jakubowiak, Andrzej   Komarnicki, Mieczyslaw  

    Identifying biomarkers of the resistance in multiple myeloma (MM) is a key research challenge. We aimed to identify proteins that differentiate plasma cells in patients with refractory/relapsed MM (RRMM) who achieved at least very good partial response (VGPR) and in those with reduced response to PAD chemotherapy (bortezomib, doxorubicin and dexamethasone). Comparative proteomic analysis was conducted on pretreatment plasma cells from 77 proteasome inhibitor naive patients treated subsequently with PAD due to RRMM. To increase data confidence we used two independent proteomic platforms: isobaric Tags for Relative and Absolute Quantitation (iTRAQ) and label free (LF). Proteins were considered as differentially expressed when their accumulation between groups differed by at least 50% in iTRAQ and LF. The proteomic signature revealed 118 proteins (35 up-regulated and 83 down-regulated in >= VGPR group). Proteins were classified into four classes: (1) involved in proteasome function; (2) involved in the response to oxidative stress; (3) related to defense response; and (4) regulating the apoptotic process. We confirmed the differential expression of proteasome activator complex subunit 1 (PSME1) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Increased expression of proteasomes and proteins involved in protection from oxidative stress (eg., TXN, TXNDC5) plays a major role in bortezomib resistance.
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  • NPM1 alternative transcripts are upregulated in acute myeloid and lymphoblastic leukemia and their expression level affects patient outcome.

    Handschuh, Luiza   Wojciechowski, Pawel   Kazmierczak, Maciej   Marcinkowska-Swojak, Malgorzata   Luczak, Magdalena   Lewandowski, Krzysztof   Komarnicki, Mieczyslaw   Blazewicz, Jacek   Figlerowicz, Marek   Kozlowski, Piotr  

    BACKGROUND: Expression of the NPM1 gene, encoding nucleophosmin, is upregulated in cancers. Although more than ten NPM1 transcripts are known, the reports were usually limited to one predominant transcript. In leukemia, the NPM1 expression has not been widely studied so far. In acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the mutational status of the gene seems to play a pivotal role in carcinogenesis. Therefore, the aim of the study was to quantify alternative NPM1 transcripts in two types of acute leukemia, AML and ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia).; METHODS: Using droplet digital PCR, we analyzed the levels of three protein-coding NPM1 transcripts in 66 samples collected from AML and ALL patients and 16 control samples. Using RNA-seq, we detected 8 additional NPM1 transcripts, including non-coding splice variants with retained introns. For data analysis, Welch two sample t-test, Pearson's correlation and Kaplan-Meier analysis were applied.; RESULTS: The levels of the particular NPM1 transcripts were significantly different but highly correlated with each other in both leukemia and control samples. Transcript NPM1.1, encoding the longest protein (294 aa), had the highest level of accumulation and was one of the most abundant transcripts in the cell. Comparing to NPM1.1, the levels of the NPM1.2 and NPM1.3 transcripts, encoding a 265-aa and 259-aa proteins, were 30 and 3 times lower, respectively. All three NPM1 transcripts were proportionally upregulated in both types of leukemia compared to control samples. In AML, the levels of NPM1 transcripts decreased in complete remission and increased again with relapse of the disease. Low levels of NPM1.1 and NPM1.3 were associated with better prognosis. The contribution of non-coding transcripts to the total level of NPM1 gene seemed to be marginal, except for one short 5-end transcript accumulated at high levels in AML and control cells. Aberrant proportions of particular NPM1 splice variants could be linked to abnormal expression of genes encoding alternative splicing factors.; CONCLUSIONS: The levels of the studied NPM1 transcripts were different but highly correlated with each other. Their upregulation in AML and ALL, decrease after therapy and association with patient outcome suggests the involvement of elevated NPM1 expression in the acute leukemia pathogenesis.=20
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  • iTRAQ-based proteomic analysis of plasma reveals abnormalities in lipid metabolism\rproteins in chronic kidney disease-related atherosclerosis

    Luczak, Magdalena   Formanowicz, Dorota   Marczak, ?ukasz   Suszyńska-Zajczyk, Joanna   Pawliczak, El?bieta   Wanic-Kossowska, Maria   Stobiecki, Maciej  

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