Andrea Harničarová Horáková

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The human X-linked macrosatellite DXZ4 is a large tandem repeat located at Xq23 that is packaged into heterochromatin on the male X chromosome and female active X chromosome and, in response to X chromosome, inactivation is organized into euchromatin bound by the insulator protein CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) on the inactive X chromosome (Xi). The purpose(More)
The X-linked macrosatellite DXZ4 is a large homogenous tandem repeat that in females adopts an alternative chromatin organization on the primate X chromosome in response to X-chromosome inactivation. It is packaged into heterochromatin on the active X chromosome but into euchromatin and bound by the epigenetic organizer protein CTCF on the inactive X(More)
Telomeres are specialized chromatin structures that are situated at the end of linear chromosomes and play an important role in cell senescence and immortalization. Here, we investigated whether changes in histone signature influence the nuclear arrangement and positioning of telomeres. Analysis of mouse embryonic fibroblasts revealed that telomeres were(More)
Heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1), which binds to sites of histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9) methylation, is primarily responsible for gene silencing and the formation of heterochromatin. We observed that HP1β is located in both the chromocenters and fibrillarin-positive nucleoli interiors. However, HP1α and HP1γ occupied fibrillarin-positive compartments to a(More)
The nucleolus is a nuclear compartment that plays an important role in ribosome biogenesis. Some structural features and epigenetic patterns are shared between nucleolar and non-nucleolar compartments. For example, the location of transcriptionally active mRNA on extended chromatin loop species is similar to that observed for transcriptionally active(More)
Eight patients suffering from idiopathic hypersomnia with sleep drunkenness were given neurological, psychological and polygraphic investigations, and that after 4, 8 and 12 hours of nocturnal sleep. Also examined and tested were 8 controls - after 4, 8 and 0 hours of sleep during the preceding night. The patients and the controls were awakened and tested(More)
Light microscopic studies in the Nissl-picture have been carried out on the supraoptical nucleus, the paraventricular nucleus and the caudal part of the tuberomamillar nucleus. These studies have been conducted in neonates, 2 to 6 month-old lambs and 9 month-old Merino sheep. The above structures were found to undergo age-related changes which become(More)