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The amino acids that limit the nutritive value of potato are the sulfur containing amino acids methionine and cysteine. Manipulation of the targeted amino acid biosynthesis is a way to circumvent this problem. Cysteine is synthesised from O-acetyl-l-serine formed by serine acetyltransferase (SAT). To increase the cysteine content of the commercial potato(More)
Two transgenic potato lines, T1 and T2, expressing the trehalose-6-phosphate synthase (TPS1) gene of yeast were isolated. In our experimental approach, we applied two novelties, namely the fusion of the drought-inducible promoter StDS2 to TPS1 and a marker-free transformation method. In contrast to the expected drought-induced expression, only a very low(More)
AIMS Oxidative protein folding in the luminal compartment of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is thought to be accompanied by the generation of H₂O₂, as side-product of disulfide bond formation. We aimed to examine the role of H₂O₂ produced in the lumen, which on one hand can lead to redox imbalance and hence can contribute to ER stress caused by overproduction(More)
Augmenter of liver regeneration (ALR) contributes to mitochondrial biogenesis, maintenance and to the physiological operation of mitochondria. The depletion of ALR has been widely studied and had serious consequences on the mitochondrial functions. However the inverse direction, the effect of the depletion of mitochondrial electron transfer chain and mtDNA(More)
Each eukaryotic cell of multicellular organisms must be able to maintain its integrity by sensing both external and internal stimuli. The primary goal of the generated response mechanism is to drive back the system to the former or to a new homeostatic state. Moreover, the response has to provide an accurate survival-or-death decision to avoid any(More)
Presenilin (PS) was identified in screens for mutations causing the early onset forms of familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD) in 1995. As catalytic units of the γ-secretase complex, presenilins participate in the processing of amyloid beta protein (Aβ), the main component of deposits in brain of patients with AD. The more than 90 substrates of γ-secretase(More)
The prevalence, the level and the avidity of human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) specific IgG were examined in pregnant women and age-matched female blood donors. The study group consisted of 180 women (age 14-45); 60 women with normal pregnancy, 60 pregnant women with fetuses suspected of having any viral infection and 60 healthy blood donors with no history of(More)
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