University of Wrocław - Faculty of Chemistry

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D.Sc. Eng.
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Magdalena Rowińska-Żyrek


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401c (budynek A)
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M.Sc. 2008, Ph.D. 2011, D.Sc. 2018
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Total impact factor: 256.1

Number of publications: 60

1. Miller Adriana, Matera-Witkiewicz Agnieszka, Mikołajczyk Aleksandra, Wieczorek Robert, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Chemical “butterfly effect” explaining the coordination chemistry and antimicrobial properties of clavanin complexes.
Inorganic Chemistry, 2021, 60, 12730-12734
IF: 5.165

2. Hecel Aleksandra, Kola Arian, Valensin Daniela, Kozłowski Henryk, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Metal specificity of the Ni(II) and Zn(II) binding sites of the N-terminal and G-domain of E. coli HypB.
Dalton Transactions, 2021, 50, 12635-12647
IF: 4.39

3. Wątły Joanna, Miller Adriana, Kozłowski Henryk, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Peptidomimetics – An infinite reservoir of metal binding motifs in metabolically stable and biologically active molecules.
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2021, 217, 111386/1-111386/17
IF: 4.155

4. Bellotti Denise, Sinigaglia Angelica, Guerrini Remo, Marzola Erika, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Remelli Maurizio
The N-terminal domain of Helicobacter pylori's Hpn protein: The role of multiple histidine residues.
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2021, 214, 111304/1-111304/12
IF: 4.155

5. Miller Adriana, Matera-Witkiewicz Agnieszka, Mikołajczyk Aleksandra, Wątły Joanna, Wilcox Dean, Witkowska Danuta, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Zn-enhanced Asp-rich antimicrobial peptides: N-terminal coordination by Zn(II) and Cu(II), which distinguishes Cu(II) binding to different peptides.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021, 22, 6971/1-6971/20
IF: 5.923

6. Alghrably Mawadda, Dudek Dorota, Emwas Abdul-Hamid, Jaremko Łukasz, Jaremko Mariusz, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Copper(II) and amylin analogues: a complicated relationship
Inorganic Chemistry, 2020, 59, 2527-2535
IF: 5.165

7. Hecel Aleksandra, Kola Arian, Valensin Daniela, Kozłowski Henryk, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Metal complexes of two specific regions of ZnuA, a periplasmic zinc(II) transporter from Escherichia coli.
Inorganic Chemistry, 2020, 59, 1947-1958
IF: 5.165

8. Bellotti Denise, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Remelli Maurizio
Novel insights into the metal binding ability of ZinT periplasmic protein from Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica.
Dalton Transactions, 2020, 49, 9393-9403
IF: 4.39

9. Ben-Shushan Shira, Hecel Aleksandra, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Kozłowski Henryk, Miller Yifat
Zinc binding sites conserved in short neuropeptides containing a diphenylalanine motif.
Inorganic Chemistry, 2020, 59, 925-929
IF: 5.165

10. Hecel Aleksandra, Ostrowska Małgorzata, Stokowa-Sołtys Kamila, Wątły Joanna, Dudek Dorota, Miller Adriana, Potocki Sławomir, Matera-Witkiewicz Agnieszka, Domínguez-Martín Alicia, Kozłowski Henryk, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Zinc(II)—the overlooked éminence grise of chloroquine’s fight against COVID-19?
Pharmaceuticals, 2020, 13, 228/1-228/29
IF: 5.863

11. Dudek Dorota, Miller Adriana, Draghi Sara, Valensin Daniela, Mikołajczyk Aleksandra, Matera-Witkiewicz Agnieszka, Witkowska Danuta, Stokowa-Sołtys Kamila, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Zn(II)-alloferon complexes - similar sequence, different coordination modes, no antibacterial activity.
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2020, 213, 111275/1-111275/9
IF: 4.155

12. Hecel Aleksandra, Kołkowska Paulina, Krzywoszyńska Karolina, Szebesczyk Agnieszka, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Kozłowski Henryk
Ag+ complexes as potential therapeutic agents in medicine and pharmacy.
Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2019, 26, 624-647
IF: 4.184

13. Bellotti Denise, Toniolo Mattia, Dudek Dorota, Mikołajczyk Aleksandra, Guerrini Remo, Matera-Witkiewicz Agnieszka, Remelli Maurizio, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Bioinorganic chemistry of calcitermin – the picklock of its antimicrobial activity.
Dalton Transactions, 2019, 48, 13740-13752
IF: 4.174

14. Witkowska Danuta, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Biophysical approaches for the study of metal-protein interactions
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2019, 199, 110783/1-110783/10
IF: 3.212

15. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Więch Anna, Wątły Joanna, Wieczorek Robert, Witkowska Danuta, Ożyhar Andrzej, Orłowski Marek
Copper(II)-binding induces a unique polyproline type II helical structure within the ion-binding segment in the intrinsically disordered F-domain of ecdysteroid receptor from Aedes aegypti.
Inorganic Chemistry, 2019, 58, 11782-11792
IF: 4.825

16. Hecel Aleksandra, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Kozłowski Henryk
Copper(II)-induced restructuring of ZnuD, a Zinc(II) transporter from Neisseria meningitidis. 
Inorganic Chemistry, 2019, 58, 5932-5942
IF: 4.825

17. Potocki Sławomir, Delgado Paula, Dudek Dorota, Janicka-Kłos Anna, Kozłowski Henryk, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Pneumococcal HxxHxH triad - Copper(II) interactions - How important is the 'x'?
Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2019, 488, 255-259
IF: 2.304

18. Więch Anna, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Wątły Joanna, Czarnota Aleksandra, Hołubowicz Rafał, Szewczuk Zbigniew, Ożyhar Andrzej, Orłowski Marek
The intrinsically disordered C-terminal F domain of the ecdysteroid receptor from Aedes aegypti exhibits metal ion-binding ability.
Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2019, 186, 42-55
IF: 3.813

19. Bellotti Denise, Tocchio Cinzia, Guerrini Remo, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Remelli Maurizio
Thermodynamic and spectroscopic study of Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes with the (148–156) peptide fragment of C4YJH2, a putative metal transporter of Candida albicans.
Metallomics, 2019, 11, 1988-1998
IF: 3.796

20. Wątły Joanna, Hecel Aleksandra, Wieczorek Robert, Świątek-Kozłowska Jolanta, Kozłowski Henryk, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Uncapping the N-terminus of a ubiquitous His-tag peptide enhances its Cu2+ binding affinity.
Dalton Transactions, 2019, 48, 13567-13579
IF: 4.174

21. Łoboda Dorota, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Candida albicans zincophore and zinc transporter interactions with Zn(II) and Ni(II).
Dalton Transactions, 2018, 47, 2646-2654
IF: 4.052

22. Łoboda Dorota, Kozłowski Henryk, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Antimicrobial peptide–metal ion interactions : a potential way of activity enhancement.
New Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 42, 7560-7568
IF: 3.069

23. Hecel Aleksandra, Wątły Joanna, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Świątek-Kozłowska Jolanta, Kozłowski Henryk
Histidine tracts in human transcription factors: insight into metal ion coordination ability.
Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 2018, 23, 81-90
IF: 3.632

24. Wątły Joanna, Hecel Aleksandra, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Kozłowski Henryk
Impact of histidine spacing on modified polyhistidine tag : metal ion interactions.
Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2018, 472, 119-126
IF: 2.433

25. Bellotti Denise, Łoboda Dorota, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Remelli Maurizio
Investigation on the metal binding sites of a putative Zn(II) transporter in opportunistic yeast species Candida albicans.
New Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 42, 8123-8130
IF: 3.069

26. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Metal interactions with the transmembrane region of HupE Ni2+ transporter explain its efficiency.
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2018, 180, 33-38
IF: 3.224

27. Łodyga-Chruścińska Elżbieta, Pilo Maria, Zucca Antonio, Garribba Eugenio, Klewicka Elżbieta, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Symonowicz Marzena, Chruściński Longin, Cheshchevik Vitalij T.
Physicochemical, antioxidant, DNA cleaving properties and antimicrobial activity of fisetin-copper chelates.
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2018, 180, 101-118
IF: 3.224

28. Miller Adriana, Dudek Dorota, Potocki Sławomir, Czapor-Irzabek Hanna, Kozłowski Henryk, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Pneumococcal histidine triads – involved not only in Zn2+, but also Ni2+ binding?
Metallomics, 2018, 10, 1631-1637
IF: 3.571

29. Wątły Joanna, Hecel Aleksandra, Kołkowska Paulina, Kozłowski Henryk, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Poly-Xaa sequences in proteins - biological role and interactions with metal ions : chemical and medical aspects.
Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2018, 25, 22-48
IF: 3.894

30. Remelli Maurizio, Brasili Davide, Guerrini Remo, Pontecchiani Fabio, Potocki Sławomir, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Wątły Joanna, Kozłowski Henryk
Zn(II) and Ni(II) complexes with poly-histidyl peptides derived from a snake venom.
Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2018, 472, 149-156
IF: 2.433

31. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Periplasmic HupE region-Ni2+ interactions: thermodynamics, binding mode and competition with Cu2+ and Zn2+.
Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2017, 460, 141-147
IF: 2.264

32. Łoboda Dorota, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Zinc binding sites in Pra1, a zincophore from Candida albicans.
Dalton Transactions, 2017, 46, 13695-13703
IF: 4.099

33. Łoboda Dorota, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Zn(II) - pramlintide : stability, binding sites and unexpected aggregation.
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2017, 174, 150-155
IF: 3.063

34. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Coordination of Zn2+ and Cu2+ to the membrane disrupting fragment of amylin.
Dalton Transactions, 2016, 45, 8099-8106
IF: 4.029

35. Walencik Paulina K., Wątły Joanna, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Fungal zinc homeostasis - a tug of war between the pathogen and host.
Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2016, 23, 3717-3729
IF: 3.249

36. Kołkowska Paulina, Hecel Aleksandra, Kędzierska Dorota, Ostrowska Małgorzata, Walencik Paulina K., Wątły Joanna, Zdyb Karolina, Spodzieja Marta, Rodziewicz-Motowidlo Sylwia, Potocki Sławomir, Łuczkowski Marek, Gumienna-Kontecka Elżbieta, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
HENRYK - an endless source of metal coordination surprises.
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2016, 163, 258-265
IF: 3.348

37. Skilandat Miriam, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Sigel Roland K. O.
Secondary structure confirmation and localization of Mg2+ ions in the mammalian CPEB3 ribozyme.
RNA - A Publication of the RNA Society, 2016, 22, 750-763
IF: 4.605

38. Wątły Joanna, Potocki Sławomir, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena
Zinc homeostasis at the bacteria/host interface : from coordination chemistry to nutritional immunity.
Chemistry-A European Journal, 2016, 22, 15992-16010
IF: 5.317

39. Lodyga-Chruscinska Elzbieta, Symonowicz Marzena, Sykula Anna, Bujacz Anna, Garribba Eugenio, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Oldziej Stanisław, Klewicka Elżbieta, Janicka Magdalena, Krolewska Karolina, Cieślak Marcin, Brodowska Katarzna, Chruściński Longin
Chelating ability and biological activity of hesperetin Schiff base.
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2015, 143, 34-47
IF: 3.205

40. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Salerno Milena, Kozłowski Henryk
Neurodegenerative diseases – understanding their molecular bases and progress in the development of potential treatments.
Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2015, 284, 298-312
IF: 12.994

41. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Zakrzewska-Czerwińska J., Zawilak-Pawlik Anna, Kozłowski Henryk
Ni2+ chemistry in pathogens - a possible target for eradication.
Dalton Transactions, 2014, 43, 8976-8989
IF: 4.197

42. Skilandat Miriam, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Sigel Roland K. O.
Solution structure and metal ion binding sites of the human CPEB3 ribozyme's P4 domain.
Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 2014, 19, 903-912
IF: 2.538

43. Pontecchiani Fabio, Simonovsky Eyal, Wieczorek Robert, Barbosa Nuno A., Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Potocki Sławomir, Remelli Maurizio, Miller Yifat, Kozłowski Henryk
The unusual binding mechanism of Cu(II) ions to the poly-histidyl domain of a peptide found in the venom of an African viper.
Dalton Transactions, 2014, 43, 16680-16689
IF: 4.197

44. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Skilandat Miriam, Sigel Roland K. O.
Hexaamminecobalt(III) - probing metal ion binding sites in nucleic acids by NMR spectroscopy.
Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 2013, 639, 1313-1320
IF: 1.251

45. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Witkowska Danuta, Potocki Sławomir, Remelli Maurizio, Kozłowski Henryk
His-rich sequences- is plagiarism from nature a good idea?
New Journal of Chemistry, 2013, 37, 58-70
IF: 3.159

46. Kozłowski Henryk, Potocki Sławomir, Remelli Maurizio, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Valensin Daniela
Specific metal ion binding sites in unstructured regions of proteins.
Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2013, 257, 2625-2638
IF: 12.098

47. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Potocki Sławomir, Witkowska Danuta, Valensin Daniela, Kozłowski Henryk
The zinc-binding fragment of HypA from Helicobacter pylori: a tempting site also for nickel ions.
Dalton Transactions, 2013, 42, 6012-6020
IF: 4.097

48. Chiera Nadine M., Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Wieczorek Robert, Guerrini Remo, Witkowska Danuta, Remelli Maurizio, Kozłowski Henryk
Unexpected impact of the number of glutamine residues on metal complex stability.
Metallomics, 2013, 5, 214-221
IF: 3.978

49. Witkowska Danuta, Valensin Daniela, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Karafova Anna, Kamysz Wojciech, Kozłowski Henryk
Coordination of Ni2+ and Cu2+ to metal ion binding domains of E.coli SlyD protein.
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2012, 107, 73-81
IF: 3.197

50. Potocki Sławomir, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Witkowska Danuta, Pyrkosz Monika J., Szebesczyk Agnieszka, Krzywoszyńska Karolina, Kozłowski Henryk
Metal transport and homeostasis within the human body : toxicity associated with transport abnormalities.
Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2012, 19, 2738-2759
IF: 4.07

51. Witkowska Danuta, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Valensin Gianni, Kozłowski Henryk
Specific poly-histidyl and poly-cysteil protein sites involved in Ni2+ homeostasis in Helicobacter pylori. Impact of Bi3+ ions on Ni2+ binding to proteins. Structural and thermodynamic aspects.
Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2012, 256, 133-148
IF: 11.016

52. Witkowska Danuta, Politano R., Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Guerrini Remo, Remelli Maurizio, Kozłowski Henryk
The coordination of NiII and CuII ions to the polyhistidyl motif of Hpn protein: is it as strong as we think?.
Chemistry-A European Journal, 2012, 18, 11088-11099
IF: 5.831

53. Pap József Sándor, Szyrwiel Łukasz, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Nikitin K., Fritsky Igor O., Kozłowski Henryk
An efficient copper(III) catalyst in the four electron reduction of molecular oxygen by L-ascorbic acid.
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical, 2011, 334, 77-82
IF: 2.947

54. Potocki Sławomir, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Valensin Daniela, Krzywoszyńska Karolina, Witkowska Danuta, Łuczkowski Marek, Kozłowski Henryk
Metal binding ability of cysteine-rich peptide domain of ZIP13 Zn2+ ions transporter.
Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 50, 6135-6145
IF: 4.601

55. Krzywoszyńska Karolina, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Witkowska Danuta, Potocki Sławomir, Łuczkowski Marek, Kozłowski Henryk
Polythiol binding to biologically relevant metal ions.
Dalton Transactions, 2011, 40, 10434-10439
IF: 3.838

56. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Witkowska Danuta, Bielińska S., Kamysz Wojciech, Kozłowski Henryk
The -Cys-Cys-motif in Helicobacter pylori's Hpn and HspA proteins is an essential anchoring site for metal ions.
Dalton Transactions, 2011, 40, 5604-5610
IF: 3.838

57. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Witkowska Danuta, Valensin Daniela, Kamysz Wojciech, Kozłowski Henryk
The C terminus of HspA–a potential target for native Ni(II) and Bi(III) anti-ulcer drugs.
Dalton Transactions, 2010, 39, 5814-5826
IF: 3.647

58. Żyrek Magdalena, Gumienna-Kontecka Elżbieta, Szewczuk Zbigniew, Fritsky Igor O., Kozłowski Henryk
Copper(II)-aminohydroxamate ternary complexes evidenced by mass spectrometry.
Arkivoc, 2009, 145-157
IF: 1.09

59. Valensin Daniela, Szyrwiel Łukasz, Camponeschi Francesca, Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Molteni E., Jankowska Elżbieta, Szymańska Aneta, Gaggelli Elena, Valensin Gianni, Kozłowski Henryk
Heteronuclear and homonuclear Cu2+ and Zn2+ complexes with multihistidine peptides based on zebrafish prion-like protein.
Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, 48, 7330-7340
IF: 4.657

60. Rowińska-Żyrek Magdalena, Valensin Daniela, Szyrwiel Łukasz, Grzonka Z., Kozłowski Henryk
Specific interactions of Bi(III) with the Cys-Xaa-Cys unit of a peptide sequence.
Dalton Transactions, 2009, 9131-9140
IF: 4.081