Dana Gášková

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Energy production via oxidative phosphorylation generates a mitochondrial membrane potential (DeltaPsi(m)) across the inner membrane. In this work, we show that a lower DeltaPsi(m) is associated with increased lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans. The long-lived mutants daf-2(e1370), age-1(hx546), clk-1(qm30), isp-1(qm150) and eat-2(ad465) all have a lower(More)
K+ is one of the cations (besides protons) whose transport across the plasma membrane is believed to contribute to the maintenance of membrane potential. To ensure K+ transport, Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells possess several types of active and passive transporters mediating the K+ influx and efflux, respectively. A diS-C3(3) assay was used to compare the(More)
Carbocyanine dye diS-C3(3) was repeatedly employed in monitoring the plasma membrane potential of yeast and other living cells. Four methods of measuring and evaluating probe fluorescence signal were used in different studies, based on following fluorescence parameters: fluorescence intensity emitted within a certain spectral interval, F(580)/F(560)(More)
Three structurally related oxathiolone fused chalcone derivatives appeared effective chemosensitizers, able to restore in part sensitivity to fluconazole of multidrug-resistant C. albicans strains. Compound 21 effectively chemosensitized cells resistant due to the overexpression of the MDR1 gene, compound 6 reduced resistance of cells overexpressing the(More)
The effect of alcohols on cell membrane proteins has originally been assumed to be mediated by their primary action on membrane lipid matrix. Many studies carried out later on both animal and yeast cells have revealed that ethanol and other alcohols inhibit the functions of various membrane channels, receptors and solute transport proteins, and a direct(More)
Fluorescence emission spectra of yeast cell suspensions stained with calcofluor have recently been identified as promising markers of variations in the quality of yeast cell wall. It is shown in this paper how the raw fluorescence spectra of calcofluor can be transformed to reliable spectral signatures of cell wall quality, which are independent of actual(More)
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