Hana Kovářová

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The facultative intracellular bacterium Francisella tularensis is a highly virulent and contagious organism, and little is known about its intracellular survival mechanisms. We studied the intracellular localization of the attenuated human vaccine strain, F. tularensis LVS, in adherent mouse peritoneal cells, in mouse macrophage-like cell line J774A.1, and(More)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is fraught with problems and currently proteomics approaches are being tried out to examine the microenvironment of the follicle in order to assess biological and immunological parameters that may affect its development. Additionally, better understanding of reproductive process may help increase IVF birth rate per embryo(More)
In vitro maturation (IVM) of fully grown mammalian oocytes is characterized by initial germinal vesicle (GV) breakdown and rearrangement of microtubule network during the first meiosis (MI), followed by extrusion of the first polar body and block of the oocytes in metaphase of the second meiosis (MII). Only fully matured oocytes are capable of undergoing(More)
UNLABELLED Development of progressive muscle spasticity resulting from spinal traumatic injury can be mediated by loss of local segmental inhibition and/or by an increased sensory afferent drive with resulting exacerbated α-motoneuron activity. To identify potential contributions of neuroactive substances in the development of such spasticity state, we(More)
Within a mammalian organism, the interaction among cells both at short and long distances is mediated by soluble factors released by cells into the extracellular environment. The secreted proteins may involve extracellular matrix proteins, proteinases, growth factors, protein hormones, immunoregulatory cytokines, chemokines or other bioactive molecules that(More)
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic complication and potentially life-threatening condition resulting from excessive ovarian stimulation during assisted reproductive technologies. Our aim was to identify candidate proteins in follicular fluid (FF) using various proteomic approaches which may help to identify patients at risk of OHSS.(More)
Drug resistance is the major obstacle to successful cancer therapy. Our study focuses on resistance to Aurora kinase inhibitors tested as anti-cancer drugs in clinical trials. We have used 2D electrophoresis in the pH ranges of 4-7 and 6-11 followed by protein identification using MALDI-TOF/TOF to compare the protein composition of HCT116 colon cancer cells(More)
The implication of the Bcg locus in the control of natural resistance to infection with a live vaccine strain (LVS) of the intracellular pathogen Francisella tularensis was studied. Analysis of phenotypic expression of natural resistance and susceptibility was performed using mouse strains congenic at the Bcg locus. Comparison of the kinetics of bacterial(More)
The impact of Lps gene on the course of immune response against subcutaneous infection of mice with Francisella tularensis live vaccine strain was studied. Production and specificity of antibodies, cytotoxic responses of macrophages and NK-cells, spontaneous production ex vivo of cytokines IL-1 alpha, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IFN-gamma, and TNF-alpha in(More)
The aim of this study was to use two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) coupled with multivariate principal component analysis (PCA) to characterize the quantitative changes in the protein composition of the CEM T-lymphoblastic leukemia cell line after treatment with bohemine (BOH), a synthetic olomoucin-derived cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor (CDKI).(More)