Emanuel Nečas

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The oncogenic cluster miR-17-92 encodes seven related microRNAs that regulate cell proliferation, apoptosis and development. Expression of miR-17-92 cluster is decreased upon cell differentiation. Here, we report a novel mechanism of the regulation of miR-17-92 cluster. Using transgenic PU.1(-/-) myeloid progenitors we show that upon macrophage(More)
Epigenetic 5-azacitidine (AZA) therapy of high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) represents a promising, albeit not fully understood, approach. Hematopoietic transcription factor PU.1 is dynamically regulated by upstream regulatory element (URE), whose deletion causes downregulation of PU.1 leading to AML in mouse. In(More)
Hepcidin, a key regulator of iron metabolism, decreases intestinal absorption of iron and its release from macrophages. Iron, anemia, hypoxia, and inflammation were reported to influence hepcidin expression. To investigate regulation of the expression of hepcidin and other iron-related genes, we manipulated erythropoietic activity in mice. Erythropoiesis(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Male C57BL/6 and DBA/2 mice differ in their liver iron content. The aim of this study was to examine possible differences in the expression of hepcidin genes (Hamp and Hamp2) between the two strains. METHODS Hepatic mRNAs were quantified by real-time PCR. RESULTS Ferroportin1, transferrin receptor 2 and HAMP mRNA levels displayed no(More)
Elevated levels of microRNA miR-155 represent a candidate pathogenic factor in chronic B-lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). In this study, we present evidence that MYB (v-myb myeloblastosis viral oncogene homolog) is overexpressed in a subset of B-CLL patients. MYB physically associates with the promoter of miR-155 host gene (MIR155HG, also known as BIC, B-cell(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies established that a level of partial pressure end-tidal carbon dioxide (P(ET)CO(2)) of 10 mm Hg divided patients undergoing advanced life support (ALS) into those likely to be resuscitated (values > 10 mm Hg) and those likely to die during ALS (values < 10 mm Hg). OBJECTIVE The study tested the significance of a sudden increase(More)
Biliary excretion of iron after administration of pyridoxal isonicotinoyl hydrazone (PIH), a recently identified effective iron-chelating agent, was investigated in rats. PIH administered both intraperitoneally and orally was shown to increase significantly 59Fe excretion into bile of rats which had previously been injected with 59Fe-transferrin to label(More)
Hepcidin, a key regulator of iron metabolism, plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of anemia of chronic disease. Although it is produced mainly in the liver, its recently described expression in adipose tissue has been shown to be enhanced in massive obesity due to chronic low-grade inflammation. Our objective was to study the changes in hepcidin(More)
Mutations of the TMPRSS6 gene, encoding the serine protease matriptase-2, lead to iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia. Matriptase-2 is a potent negative regulator of hepcidin. Based on in vitro data, it has recently been proposed that matriptase-2 decreases hepcidin synthesis by cleaving membrane hemojuvelin, a key protein of the hepcidin-regulatory(More)