Non-PubMed papers

Dopamine D1 and D2 Receptors in Chronic Mild Stress: Analysis of Dynamic Receptor Changes in an Animal Model of Depression Using In Situ Hybridization and Autoradiography Depression is a multifaceted illness that involves altered monoamine neurotransmission. Many monoamine receptor subtypes (e.g., dopamine D1 and D2) demonstrate altered expression levels in depressed patients and animal models of depression. Currently, there are an increasing number of molecular and biochemical studies on the mechanism of stress resilience. In this chapter, we describe a chronic mild stress (CMS) procedure along with in situ hybridization and autoradiography protocols to study changes in brain dopamine receptor expression of rats subjected to CMS. Chronic mild stress procedure (CMS) is one of few behavioral animal models of depression, and this model has good construct, face, and predictive validity. Moreover, approximately 30 % of rats exposed to stress regimen are stress resilient. There are numerous biochemical techniques that allow to measure changes in receptor density and the mRNA expression level. Receptor-specific radioligand binding measures concentration and visualizes the spatial distribution of the receptor proteins. In situ hybridization is a  specific probe-based semiquantitative histochemical technique that can be used to visualize the spatial distribution of RNA sequences in tissue slices.
Acylated hydroxycinnamic acid glucosides from flowers of Telekia speciosa Stojakowska A., Malarz J., Żylewski M., Kisiel W. 2015. Phytochemistry Lett., 12, 257-261
Rational design of 5-HT6R ligands using a bioisosteric strategy: synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modelling. Jakub Staroń, Dawid Warszycki, Justyna Kalinowska-Tłuścik, Grzegorz Satała, Andrzej J. Bojarski. RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 25806-25815, DOI: 10.1039/c5ra00054h
Chemical constituents of Lactuca dregeana Michalska K., Kisiel W., Stojakowska A. 2015. Biochem. Syst. Ecol., 59, 302-304.
Quantitative analysis of sesquiterpene lactones and thymol derivatives in extracts from Telekia speciosa Stojakowska A., Malarz J., Kisiel W. 2015. Phytochemistry Lett., 11, 378-383.
Variation of sesquiterpene lactone contents in Lactuca georgica natural populations from Armenia Beharav A., Stojakowska A., Ben-David R., Malarz J., Michalska K., Kisiel W. 2015. Genet. Resour. Crop Evol., 62, 431-441.
Neurobiology of optimism (article in polish) The article was published in journal "Wszechświat" and is based on a talk given during the 2014 Brain Awarness Week in Krakow.

Chemical constituents from Lactuca inermis, a wild African species.

Michalska K., Kisiel W.
Biochem. Syst. Ecol., 2014, 55, 104-106.

A new neolignan glucoside from hairy roots of Cichorium intybus Malarz J., Stojakowska A., Szneler E., Kisiel W. 2013. Phytochemistry Lett., 6, 59-61