Jana Cimlová

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BACKGROUND Drosophila melanogaster is a chill-susceptible insect. Previous studies on this fly focused on acute direct chilling injury during cold shock and showed that lower lethal temperature (LLT, approximately -5°C) exhibits relatively low plasticity and that acclimations, both rapid cold hardening (RCH) and long-term cold acclimation, shift the LLT by(More)
Among vertebrates, only a few species of amphibians and reptiles tolerate the formation of ice crystals in their body fluids. Freeze tolerance is much more widespread in invertebrates, especially in overwintering insects. Evolutionary adaptations for freeze tolerance are considered to be highly complex. Here we show that surprisingly simple laboratory(More)
Polar analytes that possess protic functional groups have often been treated with alkyl chloroformates to decrease their polarity and increase their volatility prior to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis. This derivatization reaction has two distinct advantages. It proceeds smoothly in aqueous media, and the desired reaction products are(More)
Metabolism of the solvents N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) and N-methylformamide (MF) results in the formation of N-methylcarbamoyl adducts at the N-terminal valine and lysine in blood protein globin, of which the lysine adduct has so far only been reported in rats given high doses of both solvents [Mráz, J., Simek, P., Chvalová, D., Nohová, H., Smigolová, P.,(More)
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