Anikó M Tóth

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The emergence and global spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae is of great concern to health services worldwide. These bacteria are often resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics and frequently co-resistant to most other antibiotics, leaving very few treatment options. The epidemiology is compounded by the diversity of carbapenem-hydrolysing(More)
The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Hungary has been increasing and is now close to 20% among invasive isolates of S. aureus. In order to understand the evolution of MRSA in Hungary, two collections of isolates were studied: 22 representatives of a collection of 238 MRSA isolates recovered between 1994 and 1998, and a(More)
The interactions of the catalytic subunit of type 1 protein phosphatase (PP1c) and the N-terminal half (residues 1-511) of myosin phosphatase target subunit 1 (MYPT1) were studied. Biotinylated MYPT1 derivatives were immobilized on streptavidin-biosensor chips, and binding parameters with PP1c were determined by surface plasmon resonance (SPR). The affinity(More)
The effect of phosphorylation in the N-terminal region of myosin phosphatase target subunit 1 (MYPT1) on the interactions with protein phosphatase 1 catalytic subunit (PP1c) and with phosphorylated 20 kDa myosin light chain (P-MLC20) was studied. Protein kinase C (PKC) phosphorylated threonine-34 (1 mol/mol), the residue preceding the consensus PP1c-binding(More)
The dsr genes and the hydSL operon are present as separate entities in phototrophic sulfur oxidizers of the genera Allochromatium, Marichromatium, Thiocapsa and Thiocystis and are organized similarly as in Allochromatium vinosum and Thiocapsa roseopersicina, respectively. The dsrA gene, encoding the alpha subunit of 'reverse' siroheme sulfite reductase, is(More)
Untwisting contributes to left ventricular filling through suction generation. We sought to investigate diastolic function and untwisting dynamics in different forms of left ventricular hypertrophy: in athlete's heart and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Elite athletes in kayaking, canoeing and rowing (n=28), patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM,(More)
Conditions during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) performed on beating heart (off-pump) are more physiological than using extracorporeal perfusion (on-pump). The present study aims to examine the hemorheological aspects of the two techniques. Blood samples were taken from patients undergoing on-pump (n = 25) and off-pump (n = 22) CABG, upon arrival(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX) may play a key role in myocardial contractility. The operation of the NCX is affected by the action potential (AP) configuration and the intracellular Na(+) concentration. This study examined the effect of selective NCX inhibition by 0.1, 0.3 and 1.0 microM SEA0400 on the myocardial contractility in(More)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy is widely used to treat chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN), which suggests a possible role of the renin-angiotensin system in the pathologic mechanism of the disease. The objective of this study was to investigate the possible link between CAN and ACE. The ACE insertion/deletion polymorphism and the(More)