Rafał Gierczyński

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute of Hygiene
Country: Poland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Phylogeny, pathogenicity and genetic diversity of Yersinia enterocolitica]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii, Narodowy Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego Państwowy Zakład Higieny
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 64:159-81. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Extended multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis of Bacillus anthracis strains isolated in Poland
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Pol J Microbiol 58:3-7. 2009
  3. pmc Molecular characterization of human clinical isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica bioserotype 1B/O8 in Poland: emergence and dissemination of three highly related clones
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska 24, 00 791 Warsaw, Poland
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1225-8. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Multiplex-PCR assay for identification of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates carrying the cps loci for K1 and K2 capsule biosynthesis
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Pol J Microbiol 56:153-6. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Heterogeneity of galF and gnd of the cps region for capsule synthesis in clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae
    Gierczyński Rafał
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Pol J Microbiol 56:83-8. 2007
  6. pmc Development of multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis for Yersinia enterocolitica subsp. palearctica and its application to bioserogroup 4/O3 subtyping
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska 24, 00 791 Warsaw, Poland
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2508-15. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular virulence attributes and occurrence of pYV-bearing strains among human clinical isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica in Poland
    R Gierczynski
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Chocimska, Poland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:158-9. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint [Single strand conformation polymorphism of selected genes of the Klebsiella pneumoniae cluster waa for core lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 58:33-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint [Occurrence of selected genes of the Klebsiella pneumoniae clusters waa and wb for lipolysaccharide synthesis in reference and epidemic strains]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:383-93. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint [Single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) of selected loci of the cps region for capsule synthesis in epidemic and casually isolated strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae in Poland]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:153-61. 2005

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Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint [Phylogeny, pathogenicity and genetic diversity of Yersinia enterocolitica]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii, Narodowy Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego Państwowy Zakład Higieny
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 64:159-81. 2012
    ..enterocolitica pathogenicity and molecular epidemiology to rise the interest in the field, and to encourage further studies to better understand epidemiology ofyersiniosis in Poland...
  2. ncbi request reprint Extended multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis of Bacillus anthracis strains isolated in Poland
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Pol J Microbiol 58:3-7. 2009
    ..No epidemiological link could be however traced between both the vaccine and the haemolytic strains...
  3. pmc Molecular characterization of human clinical isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica bioserotype 1B/O8 in Poland: emergence and dissemination of three highly related clones
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska 24, 00 791 Warsaw, Poland
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1225-8. 2009
    ..The isolates carried major virulence markers and were strongly clonal. This is the first report of the emergence and dissemination of highly related clones of Y. enterocolitica 1B/O8 in Europe...
  4. ncbi request reprint Multiplex-PCR assay for identification of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates carrying the cps loci for K1 and K2 capsule biosynthesis
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Pol J Microbiol 56:153-6. 2007
    ..including 77 K-antigen reference strains. The multiplex-PCR assay was found simple and cost-effective tool for identification of K. pneumoniae clinical isolates of K1 and K2 geno-serotypes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Heterogeneity of galF and gnd of the cps region for capsule synthesis in clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae
    Gierczyński Rafał
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Pol J Microbiol 56:83-8. 2007
    ..This may suggest importance of these loci in the CPS biosynthesis and may argue for their potential usefulness in Klebsiella genotyping...
  6. pmc Development of multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis for Yersinia enterocolitica subsp. palearctica and its application to bioserogroup 4/O3 subtyping
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska 24, 00 791 Warsaw, Poland
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2508-15. 2007
    ..palearctica O9 and O5,27, there was only a minor correlation between the MLVA genotypes and serogroups. MLVA may be a helpful tool for epidemiological investigations of Y. enterocolitica subsp. palearctica outbreaks...
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular virulence attributes and occurrence of pYV-bearing strains among human clinical isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica in Poland
    R Gierczynski
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Chocimska, Poland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:158-9. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint [Single strand conformation polymorphism of selected genes of the Klebsiella pneumoniae cluster waa for core lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 58:33-9. 2006
    ..Therefore reported here heterogeneity of tested genes may be potentially useful for K. pneumoniae strains subtyping by SSCP or DNA sequencing...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Occurrence of selected genes of the Klebsiella pneumoniae clusters waa and wb for lipolysaccharide synthesis in reference and epidemic strains]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:383-93. 2005
    ..Described here genotyping method is determinative and was found time and cost effective. This method may be applied in every clinical laboratory equipped in an ordinary PCR apparatus...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) of selected loci of the cps region for capsule synthesis in epidemic and casually isolated strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae in Poland]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:153-61. 2005
    ..Obtained results may suggest high genetic diversity of tested loci. The SSCP genotyping of multiple cps loci was found as potentially useful tool for tracing epidemic strains during an outbreak...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Occurrence of selected loci of the cps region for capsule K1 or K2 synthesis in epidemic strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from infants in Poland]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:51-63. 2005
    ..Therefore, the cps sector occupied by ORFs 4 to 14 was found as group-specific domain. The occurrence ratio of cps K2 group-specific loci among epidemic strains from infants was 18%, while the K1 group-specific loci were absent...
  12. ncbi request reprint Intriguing diversity of Bacillus anthracis in eastern Poland--the molecular echoes of the past outbreaks
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska Street 24, 00 791 Warsaw, Poland
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 239:235-40. 2004
    ..Consequently, we propose establishing of novel B2 strains sub-lineage. Multiple anthrax outbreaks, which took place in Poland several decades ago were proposed as a cause of intriguing diversity of B. anthracis observed in this study...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of usefulness for selected virulence markers for identifying pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains. IV. Genes myfA and ureC]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 54:347-55. 2002
    ..enterocolitica considered as pathogenic. Obtained results show, gene myfA seems to be the reliable virulence marker of Y. enterocolitica, whereas ureC is not recommended for identification of pathogenic strains of this species...
  14. ncbi request reprint The molecular characterisation of the extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing strain of Salmonella enterica serovar Mbandaka isolated in Poland
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska Street 24, 00 791 Warsaw, Poland
    Acta Microbiol Pol 52:183-90. 2003
    ..Tested strain produced CTX-M-3 and TEM-1 beta-lactamases, encoded by genes localised on the about 80 kb self-transferable plasmid, harbouring the 2 kb class 1 integron carrying aadA2 gene...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of the usefulness of multitemperature single-stranded conformational polymorphism (MSSCP) for differentiation of selected bacterial gene variants (alleles)]
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 55:147-55. 2003
    ..Summarizing, MSSCP was found to be useful, sensitive and time efficient tool for detection of multiple and single point mutations in DNA fragments ranging from 208-425 bp...
  16. ncbi request reprint Novel gyrase mutations and characterization of ciprofloxacin-resistant clinical strains of Enterococcus faecalis isolated in Poland
    Katarzyna Piekarska
    National Institute of Public Health, National Institute of Hygiene, Department of Bacteriology, Warsaw, Poland
    Pol J Microbiol 57:121-4. 2008
    ..The last two substitutions have not been reported to date for E. faecalis. Moreover, our results may suggest that mutations within parC and gyrA are associated with development of a high-level of ciprofloxacin resistance...
  17. ncbi request reprint Specific Bacillus anthracis identification by a plcR-targeted restriction site insertion-PCR (RSI-PCR) assay
    Rafał Gierczyński
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska, Poland
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 272:55-9. 2007
    ..anthracis identification. In contrast to previously developed real time PCR-based methods, the RSI-PCR needs basic molecular biology equipment only, and thus may be easily introduced in developing countries, where anthrax is endemic...
  18. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of a household outbreak of Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli in Poland due to secondary transmission of STEC O104:H4 from Germany
    Aleksandra Januszkiewicz
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health Public Institute of Hygiene, 24 Chocimska Street, 00 791 Warsaw, Poland
    J Med Microbiol 61:552-8. 2012
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of household transmission of Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli in Poland...
  19. ncbi request reprint Changes in the epidemiological pattern of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections in Poland
    Waldemar Rastawicki
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:1163-4. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint [C-terminal region of MyfA, the major subunit of Yersinia enterocolitica Myf fimbriae, is conserved among pathogenic strains]
    Katarzyna Zacharczuk
    Zakład Bakteriologii Narodowego Instytutu Zdrowia Publicznego Państwowego Zakładu Higieny w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 62:331-6. 2010
    ..enterocolitica indicate that fimbriae MyF could play important role in pathogenesis, even before the divergence of European and American lineages...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Virulotypes of Bacillus anthracis strains isolated in Poland]
    Aleksandra Anna Zasada
    Zakład Bakteriologii PZH w Warszawie
    Med Dosw Mikrobiol 57:269-75. 2005
    ..Two virulotypes were found in tested strains. The only variation was absence of capA, capB and capC due to a lack of pXO2...
  22. pmc Emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae coproducing KPC-2 and 16S rRNA methylase ArmA in Poland
    Katarzyna Zacharczuk
    Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:443-6. 2011
    ..XbaI pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) revealed 93.2% similarity of the isolates. All the isolates were resistant to carbapenems and 4,6-disubstituted 2-deoxystreptamines...