Jana Svobodova

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Inhibition of apoptosis by the ligands of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) has been proposed to play a role in their tumor promoting effects on liver parenchymal cells. However, little is presently known about the impact of toxic AhR ligands, such as 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on apoptosis in other liver cell types, such as in liver(More)
Stem cell (SC) therapy represents a promising approach to treat a wide variety of injuries, inherited diseases, or acquired SC deficiencies. One of the major problems associated with SC therapy remains the absence of a suitable matrix for SC growth and transfer. We describe here the growth and metabolic characteristics of mouse limbal stem cells (LSCs) and(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with lower molecular weight exhibit lesser genotoxicity and carcinogenicity than highly carcinogenic PAHs with a higher number of benzene rings. Nevertheless, they elicit specific effects linked with tumor promotion, such as acute inhibition of gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC). Although inflammatory(More)
rect answers) workers. Most correct answers about knowledge of human infection by the HPAI virus also came from urban/periurban respondents. Forty percent of respondents who would not eat AI-infected chicken cited religious prohibition to eating dead animals. Seven respondents did not believe AI exists at all and viewed the outbreak situation as a(More)
Habitat fragmentation alters many ecological processes, including trophic cascades. For example, increased predation pressure along habitat edges has often been observed in fragmented landscapes. Here, we studied how nest predation risk varies along the transition zone between grassland and mixed forest in Central Europe. Using artificial nests, we tested(More)
Birds express various secondary ornaments that can indicate individual condition and health. Amongst these, red-coloured carotenoid-based ornaments are supposed to be particularly valuable predictors of individual quality, due to their sensitivity to oxidative stress. Nevertheless, melanin-pigmented traits might also signal health and immune functions. Both(More)
BACKGROUND Bone metastases develop in several malignancies (multiple myeloma, breast, prostate and lung carcinoma) and cause several complications. The aim of this study was to search for new biomarkers to use in monitoring of bone metastatic disease with the use of xMAP technology. PATIENTS AND METHODS We assessed 62 oncological patients: 23 with no bone(More)
In this study, fibrous scaffolds based on poly(γ-benzyl-l-glutamate) (PBLG) were investigated in terms of the chondrogenic differentiation potential of human tooth germ stem cells (HTGSCs). Through the solution-assisted bonding of the fibres, fully connected scaffolds with pore sizes in the range 20-400 µm were prepared. Biomimetic modification of the PBLG(More)
It has been reported many times that the commercial mixtures of chiral selectors (CS), namely highly sulfated beta-CDs (HS-beta-CDs), provide remarkable enantioselectivity in CZE when compared with single-isomer CDs, even single-isomer HS-beta-CDs. This enhanced enantioselectivity of multi-CS enantioseparative CZE is discussed in the light of multi-CS model(More)
Long-term deregulated inflammation represents one of the key factors contributing to lung cancer etiology. Previously, we have observed that tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), a major pro-inflammatory cytokine, enhances genotoxicity of benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P), a highly carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, in rat lung epithelial RLE-6TN cells, a model(More)