Dana Jurkovičová

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Human tumor endothelial marker 1/endosialin (TEM1/endosialin) was recently identified as a novel tumor endothelial cell surface marker potentially involved in angiogenesis, although no specific function for this novel gene has been assigned so far. It was reported to be expressed in tumor endothelium but not in normal endothelium with the exception of(More)
It is now well established that the distal structural/functional domains of the neuron contain 2a diverse population of mRNAs that program the local synthesis of protein. However, there is still a paucity of information on the composition and function of these mRNA populations in the adult nervous system. To generate empirically, hypotheses regarding the(More)
There is strong evidence about the importance of catecholamines and calcium signaling in heart function. Also, interaction of these two systems is well documented. Catecholamines signal through adrenergic receptors, and further activate calcium transport either from the extracellular space, or from the intracellular calcium stores. This review summarizes(More)
Hypoxic brain cell injury is a complex process that results from a series of intracellular events. In this work, we tested whether severe hypoxia for 6 h can affect gene expression and protein levels of intracellular calcium channels, ryanodine receptors, and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors in mouse cerebellum. In addition, we tested the effect of(More)
Acute injury to central nervous system (CNS) triggers neurodegenerative processes that can result in serious damage or complete loss of function. After injury, production of transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) increases and initiates creation of a fibrotic scar that prevents normal growth, plasticity, and recovery of damaged neurons. Administration of(More)
Hypertensive TGR(mREN-2)27 rats exerting inverted blood pressure (BP) profile were used to study clock gene expression in structures responsible for BP control. TGR and control Sprague Dawley male rats were synchronized to the light:dark cycle 12:12 with food and water ad libitum. Daily rhythm in per2, bmal1, clock and dbp expression in the suprachiasmatic(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNAs that have emerged as potent regulators of the target genes messenger RNAs expression in the response of cell to both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Reflecting pathological processes today, miRNAs are widely validated for their potential role in diagnostic, prognostic and novel therapeutic targeting for(More)
Tissue renin-angiotensin systems are known to behave differently from the circulating renin-angiotensin system (RAS). It has already been proposed that not only the circulating RAS, but also RAS localized in the cardiac tissue plays an important role in the heart failure. The objective of this study was to compare the gene expression of individual(More)
Hypoxia is a state of insufficient oxygen supply of the tissue or cell. Kidney tissue is highly sensitive to oxygen deprivation and easily develops renal ischemic injury. Calcium transporters very sensitively react to oxygen deficiency. We investigated whether hypoxia affects the gene expression of intracellular calcium transporters in the intact kidney,(More)
Cardiovascular diseases associated with molecular variants of individual components of renin-angiotensin system are reported to constitute inherited predisposition in humans. Molecular variant frequencies are race- and population-dependent. We examined frequencies of the M235T variant of angiotensinogen gene and I/D polymorphism of gene for(More)