Malgorzata Krzyzowska

Malgorzata Krzyzowska
Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology

Ph.D.

About

67
Publications
13,016
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
1,600
Citations
Citations since 2017
36 Research Items
1276 Citations
2017201820192020202120222023050100150200250300
2017201820192020202120222023050100150200250300
2017201820192020202120222023050100150200250300
2017201820192020202120222023050100150200250300
Additional affiliations
November 2017 - present
Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
February 2015 - July 2016
Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Project: Regenerative activity of silver nanoparticles modified with tannins in dermal uses
October 2012 - January 2015
The Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Warsaw
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Project: Antiviral and antiinflammatory properties of tannic acid modified silver nanoparticles
Education
December 2013 - June 2014
Medical University of Bialystok
Field of study
  • medical biology
April 1998 - July 2002
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW
Field of study
  • viral immunology
October 1992 - June 1997
University of Warsaw
Field of study
  • molecular biology

Publications

Publications (67)
Article
Full-text available
To assess the role of Fas in lesion development during genital HSV-2 infection, we used a well-established HSV-2 murine model applied to MRL-Fas(lpr)/J (Fas-/-) and C3-Fasl(gld)/J (FasL-/-) C57BL6 mice. In vitro infection of murine keratinocytes and epithelial cells was used to clarify molecular details of HSV-2 infection. Despite upregulation of F...
Article
Full-text available
Monocytic cells represent important cellular elements of the innate and adaptive immune responses in viral infections. We assessed the role of Fas/FasL in promoting monocyte apoptosis during HSV-2 infection by using an in vitro model based on the murine RAW 264.7 monocytic cell line and an in vivo murine model of HSV-2 infection applied to C57BL6,...
Article
Full-text available
The interaction between silver nanoparticles and herpesviruses is attracting great interest due to their antiviral activity and possibility to use as microbicides for oral and anogenital herpes. In this work, we demonstrate that tannic acid modified silver nanoparticles sized 13 nm, 33 nm and 46 nm are capable of reducing HSV-2 infectivity both in...
Article
Full-text available
Mucosal surfaces are exposed to environmental substances and represent a major portal of entry for microorganisms. The innate immune system is responsible for early defense against infections and it is believed that the interferons (IFNs) constitute the first line of defense against viruses. Here we identify an innate antiviral pathway that works a...
Article
Full-text available
The Fas/FasL pathway plays a key role in immune homeostasis and immune surveillance. In the central nervous system (CNS) Fas/FasL is involved in axonal outgrowth and adult neurogenesis. However, little is known about the role of the Fas/FasL pathway in herpes encephalitis. In this study, we used a neuropathogenic clinical strain of herpes simplex v...
Article
In this study, three new organic ligands N′-(benzylidene)-6-chloropyrazine-2-carbohydrazonamide (L1), 6-chloro-N′-(4-nitrobenzylidene)picolinohydrazonamide(L2), and N′-(benzylidene)-4-chloropicolinohydrazonamide (L3) and three copper coordination compounds (Cu(L1)Cl2, Cu(L2)Cl2 and Cu(L3)Cl2) based on them were synthesized. All obtained compounds w...
Article
Full-text available
Neuroinfections caused by herpesviruses, mainly by HHV-1, represent a significant problem for modern medicine due to the small number of therapeutic substances available in the pharmaceutical sector. Furthermore, HHV-1 infection has been linked to neurodegenerative processes such as Alzheimer’s disease, which justifies the search for new effective...
Article
Full-text available
Metallic nanoparticles exhibit broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The antiviral activity of nanoparticles results from the multivalent interactions of nanoparticles with viral surface components, which result from the nanometer size of the material and the presence of functional compounds adsorbed on the nanomaterial surf...
Article
Full-text available
Textile structures with various bioactive and functional properties are used in many areas of medicine, special clothing, interior textiles, technical goods, etc. We investigated the effect of two different textile woven structures made of 90% polyester with 10% polyamide (PET) and 100% cotton (CO) modified by magnetron sputtering with copper (Cu)...
Article
Full-text available
Lactoferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein with multiple functions in the body. Its activity against a broad spectrum of both DNA and RNA viruses as well as the ability to modulate immune responses have made it of interest in the pharmaceutical and food industries. The mechanisms of its antiviral activity include direct binding to the viruses or i...
Article
Full-text available
In the present work, a solution blow spun nanofibrous mat comprised of chitosan (CS) and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) was obtained as vaginal platform for tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Apart from physicochemical and mechanical analysis, the specific steps involved studies on nanofibrous mat mucoadhesi...
Article
Full-text available
Mitochondria are key cellular organelles responsible for many essential functions, including ATP production, ion homeostasis and apoptosis induction. Recent studies indicate their significant role during viral infection. In the present study, we examined the effects of equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) infection on the morphology and mitochondrial...
Article
Full-text available
Neuroinflammation is defined as an inflammatory state within the central nervous system (CNS). Microglia conprise the resident tissue macrophages of the neuronal tissue. Upon viral infection of the CNS, microglia become activated and start to produce inflammatory mediators important for clearance of the virus, but an excessive neuroinflammation can...
Article
Full-text available
Tofacitinib, a Janus kinase inhibitor, is a novel immunosuppressive drug for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) may cause encephalitis during primary infection or following reactivation from a latent state. Long-term tofacitinib treatment may increase the risk of this life-threatening condition. The aim of t...
Article
Full-text available
(1) Background: Lactoferrin has been recognized as a potent inhibitor of human herpetic viruses, such as herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2). In this work, we tested if silver and gold nanoparticles modified with lactoferrin (LF-Ag/AuNPs) can become novel microbicides with additional adjuvant properties to treat genital herpes infection. (2...
Article
Full-text available
Chitosan glutamate (gCS) spray-dried microparticles appear promising carriers to overcome challenges associated with vaginal microbicide delivery. This study aimed at elucidating the penetration and mucoadhesive behavior of developed gCS multiunit carriers with zidovudine (ZVD) as a model antiretroviral agent in contact with excised human vaginal e...
Article
Full-text available
The contribution of virus components to liberation of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) progeny virions from the surface of infected cells is poorly understood. We report that the HSV-2 mutant deficient in the expression of a mucin-like membrane-associated glycoprotein G (mgG) exhibited defect in the release of progeny virions from infected cells...
Article
Full-text available
Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is a neurotropic virus that can cause meningitis, an inflammation of the meninges in the central nervous system. T cells are key players in viral clearance, and these cells migrate from peripheral blood into the central nervous system upon infection. Several factors contribute to T cell migration, including the e...
Preprint
Full-text available
Background: Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is a neurotropic virus that can cause meningitis, an inflammation of the meninges in the central nervous system. T cells are key players in viral clearance, and these cells migrate from peripheral blood into the central nervous system upon infection. Several factors contribute to T cell migration, inc...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Polyphenols possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and have been used in the treatment of skin wounds and burns. We previously showed that tannic acid-modified AgNPs sized >26 nm promote wound healing, while tannic acid-modified AgNPs sized 13 nm can elicit strong local inflammatory response. In this study,...
Article
The main motivation of this work was to develop a simple and efficient way to obtain polypyrrole-Ag, polypyrrole-Au, and unmodified polypyrrole layers on non-conducting, flexible surfaces as advanced anti-bacterial agents. We used filtering paper as a substrate for conducting polymer and its composite polymerization. The material was covered by pol...
Article
Full-text available
Human herpesvirus types 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and HHV-2) are neurotropic viruses which remain latent for life and reactivate to cause recurrent infections. HHV-1 has been found to be involved in accumulation of β-amyloid, hyperphosphorylation of tau proteins, and inflammation in the brain, which can later result in neuronal dysfunction and neurodegenerati...
Article
Plant extracts are known for their antihyperglycemic, antioxidant, antimutagenic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties. These biological properties make plant extracts interesting surface modifiers of nanoparticles (NPs), which are also known for their unique features. Plant extracts can play a multifunctional role...
Article
Full-text available
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) has the ability to replicate in neurons and glial cells and to produce encephalitis leading to neurodegeneration. Accumulated evidence suggests that nitric oxide (NO) is a key molecule in the pathogenesis of neurotropic virus infections. NO can exert both cytoprotective as well as cytotoxic effects in the central...
Article
Full-text available
This review presents the current state of knowledge on effectiveness of biostatic/biocidal action of metal nano-particles against bacteria, fungi and viruses. The knowledge about nanoparticles, their biological activity and useful-ness has significantly increased in recent years. The more so that in the twenty-first century, often called “post an-t...
Article
Full-text available
Mitochondrial movement and distribution throughout the cytoplasm is crucial for maintaining cell homeostasis. Mitochondria are dynamic organelles but can be functionally disrupted during infection. Here, we show that the ubiquitous human pathogens HHV-1 and HHV-2 induce changes in the mitochondrial morphology and distribution in the early and late...
Article
Full-text available
The overexpression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) has been documented in many types of cancer occurring in humans and animals. Increasing evidences have shown that the overexpression of COX-2 and increased production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) correlate with poor prognosis in human solid tumours and hematological malignancies. Both, in vitro and in vi...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Tannic acid is a plant-derived polyphenol showing antiviral activity mainly because of an interference with the viral adsorption. In this work, we tested whether the modification of silver nanoparticles with tannic acid (TA-AgNPs) can provide a microbicide with additional adjuvant properties to treat genital herpes infection. (2) Method...
Article
Full-text available
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are promising new antimicrobial agents against a wide range of skin and mucosal pathogens. However, their interaction with the immune system is currently not fully understood. Dendritic cells (DCs) are crucial during development of T cell-specific responses against bacterial and viral pathogens. We have previously shown...
Article
Full-text available
Introduction Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been shown to promote wound healing and to exhibit antimicrobial properties against a broad range of bacteria. In our previous study, we prepared tannic acid (TA)-modified AgNPs showing a good toxicological profile and immunomodulatory properties useful for potential dermal applications. Methods In th...
Article
Full-text available
Mucoadhesive gelling systems with tannic acid modified silver nanoparticles were developed for the effective treatment of herpes virus infections. To increase nanoparticle residence time after local application, semi-solid formulations designed from generally regarded as safe (GRAS)excipients were investigated for their rheological and mechanical p...
Chapter
Tannins are phenol derivatives naturally synthesized by plants as metabolic products. For centuries tannins have been used in medicine as agents supporting wound healing, due to their antiinflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Tannic acid is the most common and principal hydrolysable tannin. Here, we describe the method for synthesis of silver...
Article
Full-text available
We describe herein the significance of a sodium citrate and tannic acid mixture in the synthesis of spherical silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Monodisperse AgNPs were synthesized via reduction of silver nitrate using a mixture of two chemical agents: sodium citrate and tannic acid. The shape, size and size distribution of silver particles were determi...
Article
Full-text available
Objective and designThe aim of this study was to elucidate the role of apoptosis mediated through Fas/FasL pathway using the mouse model of atopic dermatitis (AD). Materials and treatment AD was induced by epicutaneous application of ovalbumin (OVA) in wild-type C57BL/6, B6. MRL-Faslpr/J (Fas−) and B6Smn.C3-Faslgld/J (FasL−) mouse strains. Methods...
Data
We describe herein the significance of a sodium citrate and tannic acid mixture in the synthesis of spherical silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Monodisperse AgNPs were synthesized via reduction of silver nitrate using a mixture of two chemical agents: sodium citrate and tannic acid. The shape, size and size distribution of silver particles were determi...
Article
Dendritic cells (DCs) are effector cells linking the innate immune system with the adaptive immune response. Many viruses eliminate DCs to prevent host response, induce immunosuppression and to maintain chronic infection. In this study, we examined apoptotic response of dendritic cells during in vitro and in vivo infection with ectromelia virus (EC...
Article
Full-text available
Rhodiola kirilowii, a member of Crassulaceae family, grows wildly in Asiatic mountains and is also cultivated in some European countries. Its underground parts traditionally are used for enhance physical and mental performance of the body. In our previous papers we reported immuno- and angio-modulatory effects of aqueous and hydro-alcoholic extrac...
Article
Full-text available
Plants belonging to Rhodiola kirilowii species, members of Rhodiola genus and Crassulaceae family, grow wildly in Tibet, Mongolia and China mountains and are traditionally used as adaptogens, antidepressants and anti-inflammatory remedies. Nowadays, R. kirilowii is cultivated in some countries, also in Poland. In our previous papers we reported imm...
Article
Hydrolyzable tannins are known to exhibit anti-inflammatory activity, which can be used in combination with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) for dermal uses. In this study, we investigated the effects of tannic acid-modified 13, 33, 46 nm and unmodified 10–65 nm AgNPs using the human-derived keratinocyte HaCaT and VK2-E6/E7 cell lines in the form of st...
Article
Full-text available
Ectromelia virus (ECTV) is an orthopoxvirus (OPV) that causes mousepox, the murine equivalent of human smallpox. Fas receptor-Fas ligand (FasL) signaling is involved in apoptosis of immune cells and virus-specific cytotoxicity. The Fas/FasL pathway also plays an important role in controlling the local inflammatory response during ECTV infection. He...
Article
Rigid polyurethane foams (RPUF) were fabricated using rapeseed oil-based polyol and polyols of petrochemical origin, which were tested using differing weight ratios. The aim of this study was the determination of the influence of the plant-based polyol content on the properties of obtained RPUF leading to the selection of the optimal product for th...
Article
Full-text available
Acetylcholine has been well known as one of the most exemplary neurotransmitters. In humans, this versatile molecule and its synthesizing enzyme, choline acetyltransferase, have been found in various non-neural tissues such as the epithelium, endothelium, mesothelium muscle, blood cells and immune cells. The non-neuronal acetylcholine is accompanie...
Article
Full-text available
A series of polycarbonate urethanes (PUR) containing 30, 34 and 45 wt % hard segments was synthesized from oligocarbonate diol (OCD) and dicyclohexylmethane 4,4'-diisocyanate (HMDI). The structure and properties of the obtained polymers were characterized using infrared spectroscopy with Fourier transformation (FT-IR), differential scanning calorim...
Article
Full-text available
Fas receptor-Fas ligand (FasL) signalling is involved in apoptosis of immune cells as well as of the virus infected target cells but increasing evidence accumulates on Fas as a mediator of apoptosis-independent processes such as induction of activating and proinflammatory signals. In this study, we examined the role of Fas/FasL pathway in inflammat...
Article
Full-text available
introduction and objective. Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and cholinergic receptors play an important role in the immune system, including lymphocyte-induced angiogenesis. However, their exact role is not fully understood. The presented work tests the influence of isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate (IMPF), an irreversible inhibitor of AChE, on selec...
Article
Fas receptor-Fas ligand (FasL) signaling is involved in apoptosis of virus-infected cells but increasing evidence accumulates on Fas receptor as a mediator of apoptosis-independent processes such as induction of activating and pro-inflammatory signals. In this study, we examined the role of Fas/FasL pathway in regulation of anti-viral response to g...
Article
Full-text available
Introduction: Diabetes and obesity are diseases characterized by their increasing incidence every year. When comparing with healthy subjects, the serum levels of chromium (Cr) are lowered in these two diseases. Several studies conducted in laboratory animals with experimentally- induced diabetes demonstrated that supplementation with chromium ions...
Article
Hexamethylene, 4,4′-dicyclohexylmethylene and isophor-one diisocyanates were reacted with a com. oligocarbona-tediol and ethylene glycol and glycerol to resp. polycarbonateurethanes In 2 step synthesis. The products were studied for structure, degree of phase sepn., d., hardness, Young modulus, tensile strength, resilence, abrasive wear and toxicit...
Article
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) establishes life-long latency in peripheral neurons, where productive replication is suppressed. To study the specific relationship between the virus and peripheral neurons that would not be affected by other cells usually present in in vivo systems, we present an in vitro model system based on primary cultures of mur...
Article
Apoptotic cell death is critical for maintaining integrity of the epithelia as well as for removal of the virus infected cells. We assessed the role of Fas/FasL-dependent pathway in apoptosis of genital epithelium during HSV-2 infection using a murine model of HSV-2 infection applied to C57BL6, MRL-Fas(lpr)/J (Fas-/-) and C3-Fasl(gld)/J (FasL-/-) m...
Article
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) establishes life-long latency in peripheral neurons, where productive replication is suppressed. To study the specific relationship between the virus and peripheral neurons that would not be affected by other cells usually present in in vivo systems, we present an in vitro model system based on primary cultures of mur...
Article
Hydrolyzable tannins are known to exhibit diverse biological effects, which can be used in combination with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). In this study, we tested toxic and inflammatory properties of tannic-acid modified 13, 33, 46 nm and unmodified 10-65 nm AgNPs using murine 291.03C keratinocyte and RAW 264.7 monocyte cell lines. Both cell lines...
Article
Ancylostomac eylanicum belongs to the group of parasites commonly known as hookworms blood-sucking nematodes which infect around 576 million people and hundreds of millions of animals. The interactions between these parasites and host immune systems are complicated and yet to be determined. Hookworm infections are usually long lasting and recurrent...
Article
In the present paper we assessed the role of Far in the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines during HSV-2 infection using keratinocyte and monocyte cells in vitro. While uninfected keratinocyte and monocyte cultures responded with apoptosis induction upon Fas receptor stimulation with cytotoxic antibody, HSV-2-infected monocytes,...
Article
Full-text available
Silver nanoparticles are of interest to be used as antimicrobial agents in wound dressings and coatings in medical devices, but potential adverse effects have been reported in the literature. The possible local inflammatory response to silver nanoparticles and the role of cell death in determining these effects are largely unknown. Effects of the m...
Article
Full-text available
By blocking the enzyme, isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate (IMPF) may affect the levels of acetylcholine (cholinergic neuromediator) and cause changes in the physiology of various cells (e.g. neurons, lymphocytes, macrophages, mast cells etc.). The aim of this study was to examine the influence of IMPF administration to mice on the level of select...
Article
Full-text available
The safety assessment of genetically modified (GM) food and feed is performed to identify the possible effects upon animal and human health, also the long-term, multigenerational influence upon functioning of different organs and systems, such as the immune system. In this study C57BL/6J mice were fed for five consecutive generations with pellets c...
Article
Newborn higher vertebrates are largely immuno-incompetent and generally survive infections--including poxviruses--by maternal antibody protection. Here, we show that mice survived epidemics as adults only if exposed to lethal orthopoxvirus infections during infancy under the umbrella of maternal protective antibodies. This implies that both the abs...
Article
In this study we showed that the virulent Moscow strain of Ectromelia virus (ECTV-MOS) infection leads to induction of apoptosis in the BALB/c mouse central nervous system. ECTV-MOS-infected cells and inflammation sites were found in brain parenchyma between 5 and 15 days after footpad infection with ECTV-MOS. Infected cells consisted of microglia...
Article
Objective: Elevated levels of interleukin (IL)-7 are present in the blood of HIV-positive patients and it is known that IL-7 receptor (IL-7R)α expression decreases on T cells during HIV infection. The subset(s) of T cells with low IL-7Rα and the consequence of low IL-7Rα expression for T-cell survival are poorly characterized. Design: The frequency...