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Influence of anion channel blockers NPPB and DIDS on pollen tube growth and its mitochondria functioning was studied by means of fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry. NPPB (40 microM) blocked pollen tube growth completely, but did not change its diameter. DIDS (20-80 microM) caused pollen tube swelling and bursting, suggesting that DIDS-sensitive(More)
The aim of this study was to further clarify which part of human low density lipoprotein (LDL) is attacked by the MPO/H2O2/Cl- -system and which reactive oxygen species is responsible for the attack. Therefore the influence of this system on the modification of the lipid and protein moiety of LDL was studied in vitro. Using the monochlorodimedone assay it(More)
Production and scavenging of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in somatic plant cells is developmentally regulated and plays an important role in the modification of cell wall mechanical properties. Here we show that H2O2 and the hydroxyl radical ((•)OH) can regulate germination of tobacco pollen by modifying the mechanical properties of the pollen intine(More)
We applied quantitative fluorescent microscopy to study membrane potential alterations during pollen germination and in growing pollen tube. Two voltage-sensitive dyes were applied: DiBAC4(3) was used to detect average membrane potential values in pollen grains and isolated protoplasts; Di-4-ANEPPS gave an option of membrane potential mapping on pollen(More)
The aim of the investigation was to study a possibility to prevent the effects of geomagnetic storms (GMS) on cardiovascular patients. The subjects were patients with stage II to III essential hypertension and functional class II to III coronary artery disease, who were divided into three groups. Patients in group I received basic pharmacotherapy; patients(More)