Medical University of Bialystok. Research areas.
  • Updated 16.04.2012 by Zakład Biochemii Lekarskiej

    Research areas


    Department of Medical Biochemistry conducts studies over biochemistry of extracellular matrix, particularly over:

    • characterization of tumour and vascular wall collagens and glycosaminoglycans
    • the extracellular matrix of umbilical cord
    • the part of growth factors in the reconstruction of extracellular matrix
    • the pathobiochemistry of extracellular matrix metalloproteinases


    The most important achievements of last years

    • The description of umbilical cord extracellular matrix remodelling during pre-eclampsia.
    • Characterization of some tumours collagens and proteoglycans.
    • The demonstration of peptide growth factors accumulation in extracellular matrix.
    • The description of extracellular matrix metalloproteinases significance in extracellular matrix remodelling during some pathological states.


    Applied investigative techniques

    • Western Immunoblot
    • Zymography
    • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
    • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
    • Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
    • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
    • Enzymatic assays
    • Cell cultures