František Jílek

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BACKGROUND Selenium (Se) is important for the postnatal development of the calf. In the first weeks of life, milk is the only source of Se for the calf and insufficient level of Se in the milk may lead to Se deficiency. Maternal Se supplementation is used to prevent this.We investigated the effect of dietary Se-enriched yeast (SY) or sodium selenite (SS)(More)
Fibronectin, the major cell surface glycoprotein of fibroblasts, is absent from differentiated cartilage matrix and chondrocytes in situ. However, dissociation of embryonic chick sternal cartilage with collagenase and trypsin, followed by inoculation in vitro reinitiates fibronectin synthesis by chondrocytes. Immunofluorescence microscopy with antibodies(More)
Antigelatin factor, a protein capable of complexing denatured collagen, was separated from human serum by adsorption onto immobilized collagen. Antiserum raised against the material binding to denatured collagen permitted the development of a radioassay for the determination of antigelatin factor in which the complex of antigelatin factor and denatured(More)
In vitro matured pig oocytes were activated using a combined treatment of calcium ionophore A 23187 with cycloheximide. The oocytes were exposed to ionophore (10, 25 or 50 microM) for 0.5, 1, 3, 5 or 7 min and then cultured with cycloheximide (0 or 10 microg/ml) for 6 h. Cycloheximide treatment significantly increased the activation rate of oocytes and the(More)
In our study, we observed the activation of in vitro matured pig oocytes and their subsequent parthenogenetic cleavage after stimulation of ryanodine receptors (RyR) using ryanodine (Ry), caffeine or cyclic adenosine diphosphate ribose (cADPri) or after stimulation of inositol triphosphate receptors (IP(3)R) using D-myo-inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate (IP(3)).(More)
After in vitro maturation, the unfertilized pig oocytes underwent the process called ageing. This process involves typical events such as fragmentation, spontaneous parthenogenetic activation or lysis. Inhibition of histone deacetylase, using its specific inhibitor trichostatin A (TSA), significantly delayed the maturation of pig oocytes cultured in vitro.(More)
In this paper we assessed: (i) the change in nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms' expression and intracellular localization and in NOS mRNA in porcine oocytes during meiotic maturation; (ii) the effect of NOS inhibition by N(omega)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME) and aminoguanidine (AG) on meiotic maturation of cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) as well(More)
Porcine cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs) were cultured together in 10-microliters droplets of culture medium. When 10 COCs were cultured for 24 h, germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) occurred in 81% of them. When more COCs (20 or 40) were put into the same volume of medium the frequency of GVBD gradually decreased. This inhibition was not observed in denuded(More)
The objective of this study was to confirm the relationship among body condition score at the time around parturition, milk yield in subsequent lactation, reproductive efficiency and BCS development in Czech Fleckvieh dairy cows. The BCS and milk yield were measured once a month and the cows were divided into groups according to their BCS before and after(More)