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Małgorzata Maciążek-Jurczyk
Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, University of Waterloo · Physical Pharmacy, Chemistry

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Quinine (Qi) is a well-known drug used in malaria therapy; it is also a potential anti-arrhythmic drug used in the treatment of calf cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, colds, and photodermatitis. Moreover, it is used in the food industry for the production of tonics. This study aimed to analyze the interaction between quinine and a transporting protein—...
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Herbal and apiculture preparations are examples of products with a very long history of medicine and human body care use. This study aimed to compare the antioxidant activity and reduction potential of Tilia cordata honey solution (TCH) and inflorescence Tilia cordata infusion (ITC) as well as their analysis in the ratio of ITC: TCH 1:1, 2:1, and 1...
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Currently, nanotechnology is considered a promising strategy to enhance drug solubility and other physicochemical properties. Albumin is a biopolymer that can be used in drug delivery systems due to its biodegradability and biocompatibility. The aim of this study was to prepare and characterize albumin nanoparticles with chlorambucil as a controlle...
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Serum albumin (HSA) is the most important protein in human body. Due to the antioxidant activity, HSA influences homeostasis maintenance and transport of drugs as well as other substances. It is noteworthy that ligands, such as popular drugs, modulate the antioxidant activity of HSA. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of losartan (L...
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Conformational changes in human serum albumin due to numerous modifications that affect its stability and biological activity should be constantly monitored, especially in elderly patients and those suffering from chronic diseases (which include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension). The main goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of a mixtur...
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Body's homeostasis is dependent on many factors, such as maintaining balance between free radicals formation and degradation. Human serum albumin (HSA) also plays an important role in homeostasis. The aim of this study was thermodynamic analysis of the interaction between ketoprofen (KET), naproxen (NPX), diclofenac (DIC) and HSA, as well as the ef...
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Insulin loaded to the polymer network of hydrogels may affect the speed and the quality of wound healing in diabetic patients. The aim of our research was to develop a formulation of insulin that could be applied to the skin. We chose hydrogels commonly used for pharmaceutical compounding, which can provide a form of therapy available to every pati...
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Plasma proteins play a fundamental role in living organisms. They participate in the transport of endogenous and exogenous substances, especially drugs. 5-alkyl-12(H)-quino[3,4-b][1,4]benzothiazinium salts, have been synthesized as potential anticancer substances used for cancer treatment. Most anticancer substances generate a toxic effect on the h...
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Albumin is one of the most important proteins in human blood. Among its multiple functions, drug binding is crucial in terms of drug distribution in human body. This protein undergoes many modifications that are certain to influence protein activity and affect its structure. One such reaction is albumin oxidation. Chloramine T is a strong oxidant....
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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with a prevalence of 30% for children and to 17% for adults. There is observed an increasing trend of occurring AD over time in the world. Many factors contribute to the development of the disease, such as environmental, genetic and psychological factors. The proper AD treatment should b...
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The interaction of drugs with human serum albumin (HSA) is an important element of therapy. Albumin affects the distribution of the drug substance in the body, as well as its pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. On the one hand, inflammation and protein glycation, directly associated with many pathological conditions and old age, can cau...
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Steroid hormones (SH) play a number of important physiological roles in vertebrates including fish. Changes in SH concentration significantly affect reproduction, differentiation, development, or metabolism. The objective of this study was to develop an in vitro high-throughput thin-film solid-phase microextraction (TF-SPME)–liquid chromatography–t...
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Human serum albumin (HSA) is a protein that transports neutral and acid ligands in the organism. Depending on the environment’s pH conditions, HSA can take one of the five isomeric forms that change its conformation. HSA can form aggregates resembling those in vitro formed from amyloid at physiological pH (neutral and acidic). Not surprisingly, the...
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Chemotherapy is the most common cancer treatment. Although about 80 chemotherapeutic agents have been registered and only 30 are used in daily oncological practice, their effectiveness is insufficient and associated with normal cell damage. Development of selective carriers (i.e. liposomes) for the transport of anticancer drugs that would guarantee...
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Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGEs) are created in the last step of protein glycation and can be a factor in aging and in the development or worsening of many degenerative diseases (diabetes, chronic kidney disease, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.). Albumin is the most susceptible to glycation plasma protein. Modified albumin by AGEs...
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A comparison of Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) data of vesicles labeled with fluorescence labels on both inner and outer layers of the bilayer, with ones labeled only on the inner layer of bilayer to permit a determination of the location of fluorescence labels in relation to the bilayer center. The theoretical description of the FRET eff...
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Background: Metoprolol (MTP) is a cardio-selective β1-blocker used in hypertension, angina pectoris and chronic heart failure therapies. Serum albumin is the most frequently occurring protein in blood plasma. The binding of ligands to human serum albumin (HSA) has an important effect on pharmacokinetics and final clinical effects. Objective: The...
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Serum albumin is exposed to numerous structural modifications which affect its stability and activity. Glycation is one of the processes leading to the loss of the original properties of the albumin and physiological function disorder. In terms of long lasting states of the hyperglycemia, Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs) are formed. AGEs are...
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Albumin, a major transporting protein in the blood, is the main target of modification that affects the binding of drugs to Sudlow's site I and II. These modification of serum protein moderates its physiological function, and works as a biomarker of some diseases. The main goal of the paper was to explain the possible alteration of human serum albu...
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Glycation process occurs in protein and becomes more pronounced in diabetes when an increased amount of reducing sugar is present in bloodstream. Glycation of protein may cause conformational changes resulting in the alterations of its binding properties even though they occur at a distance from the binding sites. The changes in protein properties...
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Understanding the interactions which occur between nanomaterials and biomolecules is one of the most important issues in nanotechnology. Determining the properties of nanoparticles obtained through the use of novel methods and defining the scope of their application as drug carriers has important practical significance. Nanoparticles containing met...
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The binding of the anticonvulsant drug carbamazepine (CBZ) to human serum albumin, both without (dHSA) and in the presence of fatty acids (HSA) was studied in real time by capillary isoelectric focusing with whole column imaging detection (cIEF-WCID). Reaction mixtures at different CBZ:HSA and CBZ:dHSA molar ratios (0:1 ÷ 25:1) were prepared in pho...
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The modification of human serum albumin (HSA) structure by non-enzymatic glycation is one of the underlying factors that contribute to the development of complications of diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of the present work was to estimate how glycation of HSA altered its tertiary structure. Changes of albumin conformation were inve...
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Oxygen metabolism has an important role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced in the course of cellular oxidative phosphorylation and by activated phagocytic cells during oxidative bursts, exceed the physiological buffering capacity and result in oxidative stress. ROS result in oxidation of ser...
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Human serum albumin (HSA), transporting protein, is exposed during its life to numerous factors that cause its functions become impaired. One of the basic factors – glycation of HSA – occurs in diabetes and may affect HSA-drug binding. Accumulation of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) leads to diseases e.g. diabetic and non-diabetic cardiovasc...
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Changes of oxidative modified albumin conformation by comparison of non-modified (HSA) and modified (oHSA) human serum albumin absorption spectra, Red Edge Excitation Shift (REES) effect and fluorescence synchronous spectra were investigated. Studies of absorption spectra indicated that changes in the value of absorbance associated with spectral ch...
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On-site sample preparation is an analytical approach based on direct sampling from the system under investigation. It has the advantage of combining sampling and sample preparation into a single step, thus generally is fast, minimizes the potential sources of error and eliminates the risks for analytes instability. For such analysis solid phase mic...
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Background A combination of phenylbutazone (PBZ) and ketoprofen (KP) is popular in therapy of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but could be unsafe due to the uncontrolled growth of toxicity. Methods Quenching fluorescence of serum albumin in the presence of the both drugs has been characterized by dynamic KQ [M−1], static V [M−1] quenching constants and...
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Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that is resistant to many antibiotics. Resistance to methicillin is related to production of penicillin binding protein 2a (PBP2a). The currently presented research involves the development of antibody-linked immunoaffinity solid phase microextraction (SPME) sorbents characterized fr...
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Tamoxifen (TMX) is widely used for the breast cancer treatment and is known as chemopreventive agent. Curcumin (CUR) is natural phenolic compound with broad spectrum of biological activity e.g. anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal and chemopreventive. Combination of tamoxifen and curcumin could be more effective with lower toxici...
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The binding of piroxicam (PIR) to human (HSA), bovine (BSA) and sheep (SSA) serum albumin in native and destabilized/denaturated state was studied by the fluorescence quenching technique. Quenching of the intrinsic fluorescence of three analyzed serum albumins was observed due to selective exciting of tryptophanyl and tyrosil residues at 295 nm and...
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Sulindac (SDC) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, useful in the treatment of chronic and acute inflammatory conditions. The binding of SDC to human serum albumin and bovine serum albumin was studied by fluorescence spectroscopy and the results compared with those obtained for human and bovine serum albumin destabilized with urea and guanidin...
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Interaction of ketoprofen (KP, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and indapamide (IDP, a thiazide-related diuretic) with human serum albumin (HSA) in low-affinity binding sites (LAS) and competition between these medicines used in multidrug therapy have been studied by proton nuclear magnetic resonance (H-NMR) spectroscopy.The analysis of chemi...
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The aim of theworkwas the successful encapsulation of etoposide (ETO) and vinorelbine (VIN). Liposomes made from dipalmitylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), liposomes containing both drugs (DPPC/ETO/VIN) and control liposomes DPPC/ETOand DPPC/VIN were prepared by the mREV method at 328 K. Liposome entrapped drugs were separated from free drugs by ultrace...
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Theophylline, popular diuretic, is used to treat asthma and bronchospasm. In blood it forms complexes with albumin, which is also the main transporter of fatty acids. The aim of the present study was to describe the influence of fatty acids (FA) on binding of theophylline (Th) to human serum albumin (HSA) in the high affinity binding sites. Binding...
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Interaction of phenylbutazone (PBZ) and aspirin (ASA), two drugs recommended in rheumatoid diseases (RDs), when binding to human (HSA) and bovine (BSA) serum albumins, has been studied by quenching of fluorescence and proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)HNMR) techniques. On the basis of spectrofluorescence measurements high affinity binding sites...
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The influence of phenylbutazone (Phe) and methotrexate (MTX) on binding of MTX and Phe to human (HSA) and bovine (BSA) serum albumin in the low-affinity binding sites is investigated. The strength and kind of interactions between serum albumin (SA) and drugs used in combination therapy were found using 1H NMR spectroscopy. A stoichiometric molar ra...
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The fluorescence characteristic of the “alkaline-ageing” process was performed. The quenching of the aged form of human serum albumin (AHSA) fluorescence by acrylamide (Ac) was smaller than that of native HSA, in contrast to the negatively charged anion iodide quencher. The comparison of quenching of fluorescence probes ANS and DNSA bound to aged a...
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EPR spectroscopy was applied to determine the binding site of chloro(triethylphosphine)gold(I), (ClAuPEt3), in bovine serum albumin (BSA). The EPR spectrum of the spin marker covalently bonded to the sulphydryl group of polypeptide chain shows the presence of two 3-maleimidoPROXYL populations which differ in their way of immobilization. The first p...
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Fluorescence studies on furosemide (FUR) binding to bovine serum albumin (BSA) showed the existence of three or four binding sites in the tertiary structure of the protein. Two of them are located in subdomain IIA, while the others in subdomains IB and/or IIIA. Furosemide binding in subdomain IB is postulated on the basis of run of Stern-Volmer plo...
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We compared the binding affinity of 6-propyl-2-thiouracil (PTU) with native and destabilized human serum albumin (HSA) as a model to assess the binding ability of albumin in patients suffering from chronic liver or renal diseases. Urea (U) and guanidine hydrochloride (Gu.HCl) at a concentration of 3.0M were used as denaturation agents. Increasing t...
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The influence of fatty acids (FA) on theophylline (Th) binding to human serum albumin (HSA) in its high and low affinity binding sites was investigated. The content of studied FA solutions corresponds to the ones associating with different dietary habits and pathological states in vivo. Using fluorescence and (1)H NMR spectroscopy two high and two...
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Localization of high and low affinity binding sites of furosemide in human serum albumin (HSA) as well as the influence of myristic acid on the drug binding to the albumin using fluorescence quenching method was investigated. Two independent classes of binding site in subdomain IIA of HSA structure were found. Alteration of protein affinity towards...
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The monitoring of drug concentration in blood serum is necessary in multi-drug therapy. Mechanism of drug binding with serum albumin (SA) is one of the most important factors which determine drug concentration and its transport to the destination tissues. In rheumatoid diseases drugs which can induce various adverse effects are commonly used in com...
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Combination of several drugs is often necessary especially during long-them therapy. The competition between drugs can cause a decrease of the amount of a drug bound to albumin. This results in an increase of the free, biological active fraction of the drug.The aim of the presented study was to describe the competition between phenylbutazone (Phe)...
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Human serum albumin binding with drug can be altered in several diseases. To estimate how the binding ability of defatted human serum albumin (dHSA) changes with its conformational alteration we estimated the binding of sulfasalazine (SSZ) in the presence of denaturants: guanidine hydrochloride (Gu�HCl) and urea (U). A decrease in fluorescence inte...
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a b s t r a c t The binding of acetaminophen to bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied by the quenching fluores-cence method and the proton nuclear magnetic resonance technique (1 H NMR). For fluorescence mea-surements 1-anilino-9-naphthalene sulfonate (ANS) hydrophobic probe was used to verify subdomain IIIA as acetaminophen's likely binding site....
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an immunologically depended disease. It is characterized by a chronic, progressive inflammatory process. Methotrexate (4-amino-10-methylfolic acid, MTX) is the modifying drug used to treat RA.The aim of the presented studies is to determine the low affinity binding site of MTX in bovine (BSA) and human (HSA) serum album...
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The binding sites for phenylbutazone and colchicine were identified in tertiary structure of bovine and human serum albumin with the use of spectrofluorescence analysis. It was found that phenylbutazone has two binding sites in both sera albumins (HSA and BSA), while colchicine has one binding site in BSA as well as in HSA. The comparison of the qu...
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Saturated fatty acids such as myristic acid play an important role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disorders. Using the quenching fluorescence method we examined the influence of myristate on the changes of transporting protein affinity towards aspirin-the most popular anticoagulant. Our results showed that the presence of the myristic acid a...
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The EPR spectroscopy was used to determine the structure and physicochemical properties of liposomes prepared from L-α-phosphatidylcholine dipalmitoyl (DPPC) by the modified reverse-phase evaporation method (mREV). EPR study was carried out in the temperature range from 297 K to 340 K i.e. below and above the phase transition temperature TC of DPPC...
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune and chronic inflammatory illness which affects about one percent of the world’s population.Methotrexate (4-amino-10-methylfolic acid) (MTX) also known as amethopterin is commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is transported in the circulary system as a complex with serum albumin.The aim of th...
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From the TG data of rubber granulates, different polyurethane and composites it can be seen that the thermal decomposition for the rubber granulate and all of the composites start above 520 K. Two major mass losses for the rubber granulates and majority of the composites were observed and thermal decomposition is essentially complete by ~820 K. The...

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