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This work studies biological effects of low-frequency electromagnetic fields. We have exposed three different bacterial strains-Escherichia coli, Leclercia adecarboxylata and Staphylococcus aureus to the magnetic field (t<30 min, B(m)=10 mT, f=50 Hz) in order to compare their viability (number of colony-forming units (CFU)). We have measured the dependence(More)
S-layers are surface layers of bacterial cell walls. They are formed by two-dimensional, monomolecular crystalline arrays of identical units of protein or glycoprotein macromolecules (subunits). In general, each S-layer exhibits one of four possible 2-D lattice types: oblique (p1 or p2 symmetry), triangle (p3 symmetry), square (p4 symmetry) or hexagonal (p6(More)
AIMS The antagonistic activity of the Escherichia coli strain H22 against enteric bacteria was studied both in vitro and in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS In vitro, bacterial strains belonging to seven of nine genera of the family Enterobacteriaceae (Enterobacter, Escherichia, Klebsiella, Morganella, Salmonella, Shigella and Yersinia) were inhibited by the(More)
The effects of low-frequency magnetic fields (Bm=2.7-10 mT, f=50 Hz, time of exposure t=0-12 min, laboratory temperature) on the viability and oxidoreductive activity of gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli were investigated. The growth of these bacteria was negatively affected by such fields. We compared two experimental systems--solenoid [Sb. Lek. 99(More)
The activityin vitro of four types of colicins (A, E1, E3, U) against one human standard fibroblast line and against 11 human tumor-cell lines carrying defined mutations of thep53 gene was quantified by MTT (tetrazolium bromide) assay. Flow cytometry showed that the pore-forming colicins A, E1 and U affected the cell cycle of 5 of these cell lines. Colicins(More)
The Myb locus encodes the c-Myb transcription factor involved in controlling a broad variety of cellular processes. Recently, it has been shown that c-Myb may play a specific role in hard tissue formation; however, all of these results were gathered from an analysis of intramembranous ossification. To investigate a possible role of c-Myb in endochondral(More)
During the years 1993-1999, altogether 1,043 Escherichia coli strains from colons of different persons were screened for colicinogeny using a most susceptible procedure and indicator system. In control persons (with healthy colons), 41.37% producers of colicins were found. In patients suffering from salmonelloses, the proportion of colicinogenic Escherichia(More)
Colicins are toxic exoproteins produced by bacteria of colicinogenic strains ofEscherichia coli and some related species ofEnterobacteriaceae, during the growth of their cultures. They inhibit sensitive bacteria of the same family. About 35%E. coli strains appearing in human intestinal tract are colicinogenic. Synthesis of colicins is coded by genes located(More)
The complete sequence of the plasmid MccC7-H22 encoding microcin C7, isolated from probiotic E. coli H22, was determined and analyzed. DNA of pMccC7-H22 comprises 32,014 bp and contains 39 predicted ORFs. Two main gene clusters, i.e., genes involved in plasmid replication and maintenance and genes encoding microcin C7 synthesis, are separated by several(More)
The MYB family of transcription activators has been associated with a high proliferation rate and an undifferentiated state of cells in a number of tissues. Recently emerging data suggest that these molecules may also play a role in differentiation. In this study, the pattern of expression of c-MYB was followed during postnatal stages of mouse molar(More)