Laboratory of Physical Biochemistry


Research areas:

  • Functions of MTHFR and CBS genes during formation of homocysteine in the context of therapeutic and preventive aspects in patients with ischemic brain stroke
  • Effects of using silicone implants by determining the influence of linear and cyclic polysiloxanes on stability and structure of proteins
  • Practical applications of chromatographic methods of quality control and analytical method validation
  • Methods of isolation and testing of new compounds with potential pharmaceutical application
  • Biophysical analysis of protein structure and function


Laboratory of Physical Biochemistry

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG&MUG
Abrahama 58 Street, 80-307 Gdańsk, Poland

Office: Stanisława Urbańska
Tel.:+48 58 523 6421

team prof. Banecki


Head: Prof. Bogdan Banecki [link]
Tel.:+48 58 523 6324 [e-mail]

List of Employees and PhD students:

dr Leszek Kadziński [link]
tel.:+48 58 523 6429 [e-mail]

dr eng. Robert Łyżeń [link]
tel.:+48 58 523 6429 [e-mail]


  1. Kadziński Leszek, Łyżeń Robert, Bury Katarzyna, Banecki Bogdan. Modeling and optimization of β-galactosidase entrapping in polydimethylsiloxane-modified silica composites. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2022, 23(10): 5395 (doi: 10.3390/ijms23105395)

  2. Łyżeń Robert, Gawron Grzegorz, Kadziński Leszek, Banecki Bogdan. GSH Protects the Escherichia coli Cells from High Concentrations of Thymoquinone. Molecules 2022, 27(8): 2546 (doi: 10.3390/molecules27082546)

  3. Gawron Grzegorz, Krzyczkowski Wojciech, Łyżeń Robert, Kadziński Leszek, Banecki Bogdan. Influence of supercritical carbon dioxide extraction conditions on extraction yield and composition of Nigella sativa L. seed oil - modelling, optimization and extraction kinetics regarding fatty acid and thymoquinone content. Molecules 2021, 26(21): 6419 (doi: 10.3390/molecules26216419).

  4. Janczak Monika, Hyz Karolina, Bukowski Michal, Łyżen Robert, Hydzik Marcin, Wegrzyn Grzegorz, Szalewska-Palasz Agnieszka, Grudnik Przemyslaw, Dubin Grzegorz, Wladyka Benedykt. Chromosomal localization of PemIK toxin-antitoxin system results in the loss of toxicity - Characterization of pemIKSa1-Sp from Staphylococcus pseudintermedius. Microbiological Research 2020, 240: 126529 (doi:10.1016/j.micres.2020.126529)

  5. Gawron Grzegorz, Krzyczkowski Wojciech, Lemke Krzysztof, Oldak Alicja, Kadzinski Leszek, Banecki Bogdan. Nigella sativa seed extract applicability in preparations against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and effects on human dermal fibroblasts viability. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2019, 244: UNSP 112135  (doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2019.112135)

  6. Kadziński Leszek, Banasiuk Rafał, Banecki Bogdan. Determination of ten sulfonamides in honey using tetrahydrofuran Salting Out Liquid Liquid Extraction and monolithic silica column. LWT - Food Science and Technology 2018, 96: 7-12 (doi: 10.1016/j.lwt.2018.05.007)

  7. Mozolewski, Pawel, Jakobkiewicz-Banecka Joanna, Wegrzyn Grzegorz, Banecki, Bogdan, Gabig-Ciminska Magdalena. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are safe with respect to the transcriptome of human dermal fibroblasts. European Journal of Pharmacology 2018, 818: 206-210 (doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2017.10.040

  8. Smolińska Elwira, Moskot Marta, Jakóbkiewicz-Banecka Joanna, Węgrzyn Grzegorz, Banecki Bogdan, Szczerkowska-Dobosz Aneta, Purzycka-Bohdan Dorota, Gabig-Cimińska Magdalena. Molecular action of isoflavone genistein in the human epithelial cell line HaCaT. PLoS ONE 2018, 13(2): e0192297 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192297)

  9. Moskot Marta, Bocheńska Katarzyna, Jakóbkiewicz-Banecka Joanna, Banecki Bogdan, Gabig-Ciminska Magdalena. Abnormal Sphingolipid World in Inflammation Specific for Lysosomal Storage Diseases and Skin Disorders. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2018, 19: 247 (doi: 10.3390/ijms19010247)

  10. Mozolewski Paweł, Moskot Marta, Jakóbkiewicz-Banecka Joanna, Węgrzyn Grzegorz, Bocheńska Katarzyna, Banecki Bogdan, Gabig-Cimińska Magdalena. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs modulate cellular glycosaminoglycan synthesis by affecting EGFR and PI3K signaling pathways. Scientific Reports 2017, 7: 43154 (doi: 10.1038/srep43154)

  11. Śledz Wojciech, Żołędowska Sabina, Motyka AgataKadziński Leszek, Banecki Bogdan. Growth of bacterial phytopathogens in animal manures. Acta Biochimica Polonica 2017, 64(1): 151-159 (doi: 10.18388/abp.2016_1389)

  12. Banecka-Majkutewicz Zyta, Kadzinski  LeszekGrabowski  Micha, Bloch Sylwia, Kazmierkiewicz Rajmund, Jakobkiewicz-Banecka Joanna, Gabig-Ciminska Magdalena, Wegrzyn Grzegorz, Wegrzyn Alicja, Banecki Bogdan. Evidence for interactions between homocysteine and genistein: insights into stroke risk and potential treatment.  Metabolic Brain Disease 2017,  32(6) : 1855-1860 (doi: 10.1007/s11011-017-0078-1)

  13. Jakobkiewicz-Banecka Joanna, Gabig-Ciminska Magdalena, Kloska Anna, Malinowska Marcelina, Piotrowska Ewa, Banecka-Majkutewicz Zyt, Banecki Bogdan, Wegrzyn  Alicja, Wegrzyn Grzegorz. Glycosaminoglycans and mucopolysaccharidosis type III. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark. 2016, 211393-1409 (doi: 10.2741/4463).

  14. Grabowski MichałBanecki BogdanKadziński Leszek, Jakobkiewicz-Banecka JoannaGabig-Ciminska  Magdalena, Wegrzyn Alicja, Wegrzyn Grzegorz, Banecka-Majkutewicz, Zyta. The model homologue of the partially defective human 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, considered as a risk factor for stroke due to increased homocysteine level, can be protected and reactivated by heat shock proteins. Metabolic Brain Disease 2016 31(5):1041-1045 (doi: 10.1007/s11011-016-9844-8)

  15. Glaza Przemysław, Osipiuk Jerzy, Wenta Tomasz, Zurawa-Janicka Dorota, Jarząb Mirosław, Lesner Adam, Banecki Bogdan, Skórko-Glonek Joanna, Joachimiak Andrzej, Lipińska Barbara. Structural and functional analysis of human HtrA3 protease and its subdomains. PLoS ONE 2015, 10(6): art. no e0131142 (1-24) (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131142).

  16. Grabowski MichałBanecki BogdanKadziński Leszek, Jakóbkiewicz-Banecka Joanna, Kaźmierkiewicz Rajmund, Gabig-Cimińska Magdalena, Węgrzyn Grzegorz, Węgrzyn Alicja, Banecka-Majkutewicz Zyta. Genistein inhibits activities of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase and lactate dehydrogenase, enzymes which use NADH as a substrate. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2015, 465(3): 363-367 (doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.08.004).

  17. Kadziński Leszek, Prokopowicz Magdalena, Jakóbkiewicz-Banecka Joanna, Gabig-Cimińska Magdalena, Łukasiak Jerzy, Banecki Bogdan. Effect of Silicone on the Collagen Fibrillogenesis and Stability. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015, 104(4): 1275-1281 (doi: 10.1002/jps.24351).

  18. Koper Tomasz, Polit Agnieszka, Sobiecka-Szkatula Anna, Węgrzyn Katarzyna, Scire Andrea, Figaj Donata, Kadziński Leszek, Zarzecka Urszula, Żurawa-Janicka Dorota, Banecki Bogdan, Lesner Adam, Tanfani Fabio, Lipińska Barbara, Skórko-Glonek Joanna. Analysis of the Link between the Redox State and Enzymatic Activity of the HtrA (DegP) Protein from Escherichia coliPLoS ONE 2015, art. no e0117413 (1-24) (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117413).

  19. Moskot Marta, Jakóbkiewicz-Banecka Joanna, Kloska Anna, Smolińska Elwira, Mozolewski Paweł, Malinowska Marcelina, Rychłowski Michał, Banecki Bogdan, Węgrzyn Grzegorz, Gabig-Cimińska Magdalena. Modulation of expression of genes involved in glycosaminoglycan metabolism and lysosome biogenesis by flavonoids. Scientific Reports 2015, 5: art. no 9378 (1-13) (doi: 10.1038/srep09378).

  20. Moskot Marta, Jakóbkiewicz-Banecka Joanna, Smolińska Elwira, Banecki Bogdan, Węgrzyn Grzegorz, Gabig-Cimińska Magdalena. Activities of genes controlling sphingolipid metabolism in human fibroblasts treated with flavonoids. Metabolic Brain Disease 2015, 30(5): 1257-1267 (doi: 10.1007/s11011-015-9705-x).

  21. Banecka-Majkutewicz Zyta, Grabowski MichałKadziński LeszekPapkov Aliaksei, Węgrzyn Alicja, Banecki Bogdan. Increased levels of antibodies against heat shock proteins in stroke patients. Acta Biochimica Polonica 2014, 61(2): 379-383 (pdf).
  22. Figaj Donata, Giełdon Artur, Polit Agnieszka, Sobiecka-Szkatuła Anna, Koper Tomasz, Denkiewicz Milena, Banecki Bogdan, Lesner Adam, Ciarkowski Jerzy, Lipińska Barbara, Skórko-Glonek Joanna. The la loop as an important regulatory element of the HtrA (DegP) protease from Escherichia coli structural and functional studies. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2014, 289(22): 15880-15893 (doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.532895).

  23. Jakóbkiewicz-Banecka Joanna, Gabig-Cimińska Magdalena, Banecka-Majkutewicz Zyta, Banecki Bogdan, Węgrzyn Alicja, Węgrzyn Grzegorz. Factors and processes modulating phenotypes in neuronopathic lysosomal storage diseases. Metabolic Brain Disease 2014, 29(1): 1-8 (doi: 10.1007/s11011-013-9455-6).

  24. Siwińska Joanna, Kadziński Leszek, Banasiuk Rafał, Gwizdek-Wiśniewska Anna, Olry Alexandre, Banecki Bogdan, Łojkowska Ewa, Ihnatowicz Anna. Identification of QTL affecting scopolin and scopoletin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thalianaBMC Plant Biology 201414: 280 (doi: 10.1186/s12870-014-0280-9).

  25. Banecka-Majkutewicz Zyta, Sawuła WojciechKadziński Leszek, Węgrzyn Alicja, Banecki Bogdan. Homocysteine, heat shock proteins, genistein and vitamins in ischemic stroke - pathogenic and therapeutic implications. Acta Biochimica Polonica 2012, 59(4): 495-499.

  26. Grabowski MichałBanasiuk Rafał, Węgrzyn Alicja, Kędzierska Barbara, Lica Jan, Banecka-Majkutewicz Zyta, Banecki Bogdan. Role of heat-shock proteins and cobalamine in maintaining methionine synthase activity. Acta Biochimica Polonica 2012, 59(4): 489-493.

  27. Sznarkowska A.Maleńczyk K.Kadziński L.Bielawski K. P.Banecki B.Zawacka-Pankau J. Targeting of p53 and its homolog p73 by protoporphyrin IX. FEBS Letters 2011, 585(1): 255-260.

  28. Ferens B.Kawiak A.Banecki B.Bielawski K. P.Zawacka-Pankau J. Aberration of the enzymatic activity of Fhit tumor suppressor protein enhances cancer cell death upon photodynamic therapy similarly to that driven by wild-type Fhit. Cancer Letters 2009, 280(1): 101-109.

  29. Mrozek J., Lewandowska A., Guzow K., Malicka J., Banecki B., Wiczk W. Influence of Dab2 and Pro3 configuration of [Leu]-enkephalins on the interactions with β-cyclodextrin studied by fluorescence spectroscopy, microcalorimetry and 1H NMR spectroscopy. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry 2009, 65(3-4): 361-375.

  30. Sawuła W., Banecka-Majkutewicz Z., Kadziński L., Jakóbkiewicz-Banecka J., Węgrzyn G., Nyka W., Banecki B. Homocysteine level and metabolism in ischemic stroke in the population of Northern Poland. Clinical Biochemistry 2009, 42(6): 442-447.

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