Dagmar Procházková

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Senescence is a genetically regulated process that involves decomposition of cellular structures and distribution of the products of this degradation to other plant parts. Reactions involving reactive oxygen species are the intrinsic features of these processes and their role in senescence is suggested. The malfunction of protection against destruction(More)
Understanding the response of a crop to drought is the first step in the breeding of tolerant genotypes. In our study, two maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes with contrasting sensitivity to dehydration were subjected to moderate drought conditions. The subsequent analysis of their physiological parameters revealed a decreased stomatal conductance accompanied by(More)
The interest in possible health benefits of flavonoids has increased owing to their potent antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities observed in vitro. Nevertheless, the antioxidant efficacy of flavonoids in vivo is less documented and their prooxidant properties have been actually described in vivo. Due to their prooxidant properties, they are(More)
In tobacco leaves inoculated with tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), changes in chlorophyll (Chl) and carotenoid contents, parameters of slow Chl fluorescence kinetics, i.e. the maximum quantum yield of photosystem (PS2) photochemistry Fv/Fm, the effective quantum yield of photochemical energy conversion in PS2 Φ2, ratio of quantum yields of photochemical and(More)
Reactive oxygen species are known to increase in plant senescence. We investigated the participation of antioxidative enzymes in initiation of cotyledon senescence. Senescence of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cotyledons was modulated by UV C irradiation and by the decapitation of plant apices. Senescence was accompanied by a decrease of protein content and(More)
Congenital disorders of glycosylation comprise a group of genetic defects with a high frequency of intellectual disability, caused by deficient glycosylation of proteins and lipids. The molecular basis of the majority of the congenital disorders of glycosylation type I subtypes, localized in the cytosol and endoplasmic reticulum, has been solved. However,(More)
Large gene deletions and duplications were analyzed in 59 unrelated phenylketonuria (PKU) patients negative for phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) mutations on one or both alleles from previous exon by exon analysis. Using the novel multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) method, a total of 31 partial PAH deletions involving single exons were(More)
Metabolomics has become an important tool in clinical research and diagnosis of human diseases. In this work we focused on the diagnosis of inherited metabolic disorders (IMDs) in plasma samples using a targeted metabolomic approach. The plasma samples were analyzed with the flow injection analysis method. All the experiments were performed on a QTRAP 5500(More)
Nicotiana tabacum L. plantlets were grown in glass vessels or in Magenta boxes with better CO2 supply. To improve the ex vitro transfer we tested application of abscisic acid and elevated CO2 concentration. In the first two weeks after transfer, net photosynthetic rate, chlorophyll a+b content, and Chl a/b ratio were higher, and content of xanthophyll cycle(More)