František Novák

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The aim was to determine whether increased oxidative stress during the adaptation to chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) plays a role in the induction of improved cardiac ischemic tolerance. Adult male Wistar rats were exposed to CIH in a hypobaric chamber (7,000 m, 8 h/day, 5 days/wk, 24-30 exposures). Half of the animals received antioxidant(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the concentration of phospholipids (PL), plasmalogen components of choline (PC) and ethanolamine (PE) phosphoglycerides (PLPC, PLPE) and fatty acid profile of PL and triacylglycerols (TAG) in developing rat left ventricular myocardium between postnatal day (d) 2 and 100. The steepest increase of total PL (TPL)(More)
The effect of the saprotrophic ascomyceteChalara longipes on the decomposition of humic acids was determined in a cultivation experiment. The fungus was incubated in liquid cultures in a full-strength (F system) and an organic nitrogen-free medium (F-N system), both amended with pure humic acids isolated from spruce forest litter. Fungal biomass production(More)
Adult male Wistar rats were exposed to intermittent high altitude hypoxia of 7000 m simulated in a hypobaric chamber for 8 h/day, 5 days a week; the total number of exposures was 25. The concentration of individual phospholipids and their fatty acid (FA) profile was determined in right (RV) and left (LV) ventricles. Adaptation to hypoxia decreased the(More)
Paraoxonase 1 is believed to play a role in preventing lipid oxidation and, thus, limiting production of proinflammatory mediators. Systemic inflammatory response in sepsis increases oxidative stress and decreases high-density lipoprotein (HDL) concentrations. The objective of this study was to investigate serum paraoxonase 1 activities in critically ill(More)
The adaptation to chronic hypoxia confers long-lasting cardiac protection against acute ischemia–reperfusion injury. Protein kinase C (PKC) appears to play a role in the cardioprotective mechanism but the involvement of individual PKC isoforms remains unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH; 7,000 m, 8(More)
Neckář, Jan, Irena Marková, František Novák, Olga Nováková, Ondrej Szárszoi, Bohuslav Ošt’ádal, and František Kolář. Increased expression and altered subcellular distribution of PKCin chronically hypoxic rat myocardium: involvement in cardioprotection. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 288: H1566–H1572, 2005. First published December 2, 2004;(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of hypo- and hyperthyroidism on the phospholipid composition in developing rat heart. The hypothyroid state (PTU) was induced by 0.05% 6-n-propyl-2-thiouracil in drinking water given to nursing mothers from the postnatal day 2–21. The hyperthyroidism (T3) was made by daily injection of(More)
PURPOSE To assess the impact of clinical and nutritional factors on overall survival (OS) and time to disease progression of oesophageal cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and surgery. METHODS We retrospectively studied and analysed several clinical and nutritional factors, such as performance status, weight changes before(More)
Anorexia nervosa is a model of simple starvation accompanied by secondary hyperlipoproteinemia. The pattern of plasma fatty acids influences the levels of plasma lipids and lipoproteins. The concentration of plasma lathosterol is a surrogate marker of cholesterol synthesis de novo, concentrations of campesterol and beta-sitosterol reflect resorption of(More)