Ewa Obłak

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The biological activity of lysosomotropic n-alkyl N,N-dimethylglycinates (DMG-n) was compared with that of a quaternary ammonium salt IM (methochloride of DMG-12). The activity of the glycinates appeared to be carbon chain length dependent and was similar at pH 6 and pH 8. Nutritional auxotrophy and respiratory deficiencies have no influence on DMG-n(More)
A set of n-alkyl esters of N,N-dimethylglycine (DMG-n) and their methobromides (DMGM-n) was synthesized, and their activities on yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae were compared. The compounds differ in the number of carbon atoms in the aliphatic chain. Aminoesters with 12 carbon atoms appeared to be most active. Unlike quaternary ammonium salts previously(More)
Quaternary ammonium salts inhibited the growth of yeast especially at pH higher (pH 8) than optimal. It was postulated that compounds integrate with the cell membrane and interfere with its functions. The yeast cell ultrastructure investigated under an electron microscope confirms this hypothesis. A relatively high percentage of cells treated at pH 6 with(More)
A series of cytotoxic neutral dicarboxylatoplatinum(II) complexes containing D(+), L(-) or DL-malate dianion and ethylenediamine or 1-ethylimidazole as ligands were examined using ATPase activity assays and the proton extrusion test. ATPase activity assays in vitro on plasma membrane H+-ATPase and on mitochondrial ATPase were carried out. The concentrations(More)
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