Joanna Domagala-Kulawik

Joanna Domagala-Kulawik
Medical University of Warsaw · Katedra i Klinika Chorób Wewnętrznych, Pneumologii i Alergologii

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Tobacco smoking remains the main cause of tobacco-dependent diseases like lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in addition to cardiovascular diseases and other cancers. Whilst the majority of smokers will not develop either COPD or lung cancer, they are closely related diseases, occurring as co-morbidities at a higher rate tha...
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Lymphocytes play a leading role in regulation of the immune system in lung cancer patients. The recognition of T cells profile may help in prediction of effectiveness of anticancer immunotherapy. The aim of the study was to determine the dominant subpopulation of CD4+ and CD8+ lymphocytes in metastatic and non-metastatic lymph nodes (LNs) of lung c...
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Dendritic cells (DCs) play a pivotal role in the homeostasis of the immune system. The tumor microenvironment impairs the proper function of DCs. The immunomodulatory properties of DCs in lung cancer are of interest. In the present study, we analysed DCs subsets and immune cells with the expression of immunomodulatory molecules: PD-1 and PD-L1 and...
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The current lack of reliable methods for quantifying extracellular vesicles (EVs) isolated from complex biofluids significantly hinders translational applications in EV research. The recently developed fluorescence nanoparticle tracking analysis (FL-NTA) allows for the detection of EV-associated proteins, enabling EV content determination. In this...
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Different subpopulations of monocytes and dendritic cells (DCs) may have a key impact on the modulation of the immune response in malignancy. In this review, we summarize the monocyte and DCs heterogeneity and their function in the context of modulating the immune response in cancer. Subgroups of monocytes may play opposing roles in cancer, dependi...
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Lung cancer remains one of the most aggressive solid tumors with an overall poor prognosis. Molecular studies carried out on lung tumors during treatment have shown the phenomenon of clonal evolution, thereby promoting the occurrence of a temporal heterogeneity of the tumor. Therefore, the biology of lung cancer is interesting. Cancer stem cells (C...
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Background: The efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) remains unexpected and in some patients the resistance to anti-programmed death-1 (anti-PD-1) and anti-programmed death ligand 1 (anti-PD-L1) agents is observed. One of possible explanation may be PD-L2 activity. PD-1 ligands: PD-L1 and PD-L2 are present on cancer cells but also, not...
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IntroductionCancer stem cells (CSCs) are implicated in tumor initiation and development of metastasis. However, whether CSCs also affect the immune system is not fully understood. We investigated correlations between the PD-L1+ CSCs, changes in T-cell phenotype in metastatic and non-metastatic lymph nodes (LNs) and response to treatment.MethodsLNs’...
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(1) The cells from the monocyte line play an important role as regulators of cancer development and progression. Monocytes present pro- and anti-tumor immunity and differentiation into macrophages. Macrophages are predominant in the lung cancer environment and could be evaluated by bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). (2) The aim of the study was a...
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Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have revolutionized the treatment of many malignancies. Toxicities of immunotherapy are variable, can involve almost every organ, therefore appropriate diagnosis and management of Immune Related Adverse Events (irAEs) is important. Immune-mediated pneumonitis is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening toxic...
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Immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) was shown to improve survival of patients with solid tumors like: melanoma, renal carcinoma, non-small cell lung cancer, cutaneous carcinomas or head and neck carcinoma. However, a special type of ICIs toxicity is observed, namely non-infectious inflammation of different organs connected with a...
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Over the past decade, immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Unfortunately, not all patients benefit from PD-(L)1 blockade, yet, the PD-L1 tumor cell expression is the only approved biomarker, and other biomarkers have been investigated. In the present study, we analyzed the presence of...
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Introduction: Lung cancer is serious malignant disease with poor prognosis. The methods for improving early recognition and markers of predictive value are widely investigated. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is a valuable method of respiratory tract investigation. Currently BAL is rarely used for tumor diagnosis, but for ruling out differential diagn...
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Lung cancer remains a serious oncological problem worldwide. The delayed diagnosis and a prevalence of advanced stages in up to 70% of cases at recognition are still observed. Thanks to targeted therapies and immunotherapy a significant progress in achieving prolonged survival in some lung cancer patients is reported. A precise histopathological di...
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The overexpression of programmed death-1 (PD-1) and cytotoxic T cell antigen 4 (CTLA-4) receptors on T cells are among the major mechanisms of tumor immunoevasion. However, the expression pattern of these receptors on T cell subpopulations of a different activation status and at different sites is poorly characterized. Thus, we analyzed the express...
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Objectives An immunotherapy was found to be effective in achieving long-term survival in some lung cancer patients. It has emerged to searching for new immune biomarkers for select the best candidates to this therapy. It is suggested that cancer stem cells (CSCs) are responsible for tumor initiation, maintenance and its metastatic potential. Howeve...
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Introduction: M2 macrophages are predominant in the immune infiltrates of resected tumours, but little is known about macrophage phenotype in the local lung cancer environment, which may be evaluated by bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). Aim of the study: To find differences between BALF from lung affected by cancer (clBALF) and hlBALF from th...
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Immunoterapia z zastosowaniem leków blokujących punkty kontrolne zdaje się rewolucjonizować leczenie nowotworów litych, w tym raka płuca. Blokery szlaku PD-1, PD-L1 wykazały skuteczność w zakresie długotrwałego przeżycia w zaawansowanym raku płuca z przerzutami. U indywidualnych chorych osiąga się kilkuletnie przeżycia. W leczeniu raka płuca zareje...
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Background: Fatigue is one of the most common and disabling symptoms of sarcoidosis. The cause of fatigue remains unclear and is usually multifactorial. The majority of previous studies evaluated clinical parameters with only few of them including assessment of psychological factors as contributing to the severity of the symptoms. Objective: The ai...
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Przewlekła obturacyjna choroba płuc (POChP) stanowi istotny problem zdrowotny i ekonomiczny, który wiąże się ze zwiększoną chorobowością i umieralnością. Prowadzi do rozwoju niewydolności oddechowej i inwalidztwa oddechowego. Celem wczesnego wykrycia POChP jest zmniejszenie powikłań oddechowych oraz sercowo-naczyniowych. Prawidłowa farmakoterapia z...
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Lung cancer is the main cause of cancer death worldwide. Rapid accurate diagnosis, recognition of risk factors and improvement of treatment efficacy represent the main challenges. An advanced stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis, observed in the majority of cases, makes the introduction of radical treatment impossible or ineffective. Immun...
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Objective: Menopausal asthma is considered a distinct asthma phenotype. Our aim was to identify potential specific features of asthma in postmenopausal women in a cohort of Polish females. Methods: Asthma severity and control, pulmonary function, exhaled nitric oxide (FENO), peripheral blood and induced sputum (IS) differential cell count were c...
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Nowadays, cancer immunotherapy is a promising strategy in solid tumour treatment. It has become a breakthrough in achieving long-term survival in many advanced cases. The essence of modern immunotherapy is to improve the host antitumour immune defence. Currently, it is critically important to determine the biomarkers that could be helpful in planni...
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A balance between tumor invasion and immune defence system is widely investigated. Objective . The aim of this study was to evaluate lymphocyte phenotype in lymph nodes (LNs) of patients with lung cancer in relation to the presence of metastases. Methods . We investigated 364 LNs resected by transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy (TEMLA...
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Immunosuppressive activity of regulatory T and B cells is critical to limit autoimmunity, excessive inflammation, and pathological immune response to conventional antigens or allergens. Both types of regulatory cells are intensively investigated, however, their development and mechanisms of action are still not completely understood. Both T and B r...
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Regulation of immune response was found to play an important role in the course of many diseases such as autoimmune diseases, allergy, malignancy, organ transplantation. The studies on immune regulation focus on the role of regulatory cells (Tregs, Bregs, regulatory myeloid cells) in these disorders. The number and function of Tregs may serve as a...
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Here we present the concept of making own patient’s anti-cancer treatment more efficient and starting at testing the efficacy of immunological system. The respective tests are suggested, with special attention devoted to tumour-induced microenvironmental changes. The tumour should be considered to represent a complex tissue in which the cancer cell...
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Various processes, taking place both in cells and in their environment, are linked to carcinogenesis. This paper aims at recalling the complex mechanisms of oncogenesis, with particular attention paid to responses of the immune system. In development of solid tumours, leukaemias and lymphomas several common stages can be noted. A neoplastic disease...
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Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play an important role in the suppression of the immune response in lung cancer. Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) expressed on T lymphocytes is capable of downregulating cytotoxic T cells and is constitutively expressed on Tregs. Little is known about the population of Tregs with two forms of CTLA-4: surface (s)...
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There are many mechanisms that allow to escape tumour cells from immune surveillance. It is known that T regulatory cells (Tregs) play a crucial role in the inhibition of immune response. Th17 cells are defined by production of IL17A and have pleiotropic function. The Tregs and Th17 interaction in local environment of lung cancer remain unclear. Th...
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The aim of the study was to compare the presence of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in the local lung cancer environment versus systemic immune response based on the examination of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALf) and peripheral blood (PB) from the same patient. 35 patients with lung cancer were investigated. Flow cytometry method with panel of antib...
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The role of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALf) examination in differential diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases (ILD) was established. Currently, functional polarization into M1 (pro-inflammatory) and M2 (anti-inflammatory) subpopulations is emphasized. The aim of our study was to compare the proportion of M1 and M2 in BALf of patients with dif...
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Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play an important role in anti-cancer response. Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Antigen 4 (CTLA-4) is a molecule expressed on T lymphocytes which is capable to down-regulate cytotoxic T cells and is constitutively expressed on Tregs. Little is known about the lung population of Tregs bearing CTLA-4 in lung cancer. There are two fo...
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Forkhead transcription factor (FoxP3) associated with regulatory T cells is involved in the anti-cancer immune response regulation. The aim of study was to evaluate lymphocyte phenotype and the expression of FoxP3 in lymph nodes (LN) of patients with lung adenocarcinoma in relation to presence of metastases. 82 lymph nodes station 7 resected by Tra...
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NKT cells form an important subset of lymphocytes with immunoregulatory properties which participate in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. The aim of our study was to assess how the oxygenation-reoxygenation cycles and coexisting disorders with OSAS (the obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome) affect the distribution of NKT...
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Breathing disorders during sleep increase the risk of many serious complications and pathophysiological abnormalities. The obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) and related comorbidities are accompanied by systemic inflammation. In our conducting study on immune response in OSAS we observed significant changes related to comorbidities. Thus we c...
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Chronic cough is a common medical problem. The aim of the study was to analyze chronic cough causes in non-smoking patients and to search for demographic factors associated with different cough reasons. The etiology of cough was determined by medical history, diagnostic tests and response to specific treatment. Patients with significant abnormaliti...
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Background: Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) brings risk of serious complications. The study objective was to assess elements of the cellular immune response in the course of OSAS. Methods: Peripheral blood (PB) lymphocytes: T, B, NK, NKT-like, Th, Tc, and HLA DR+ T cells were evaluated by flow cytometry of 48 OSA patients; the concentra...
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Over a hundred years after the first description of this disease, lung cancer represents one of the major challenges in oncology. Radical treatment cannot be introduced in more than 70% of cases and overall survival rate does not exceed 15%. The immunosurveillance of lung cancer may be effective in early oncogenesis but is inhibited in the course o...
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INTRODUCTION Sarcoidosis (SA) is a granulomatous disease which most often affects the lung. The role of alveolar macrophages (AMs) in SA granuloma formation was established. Recently, the two macrophage populations are being described: M1 and M2. In our studies we focused on the influence of tobacco smoking on SA. As the number of AMs in the lung o...