Jiri Novotny

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Hop is a small, divergent homeodomain protein that lacks certain conserved residues required for DNA binding. Hop gene expression initiates early in cardiogenesis and continues in cardiomyocytes throughout embryonic and postnatal development. Genetic and biochemical data indicate that Hop functions directly downstream of Nkx2-5. Inactivation of Hop in mice(More)
Alterations in dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase gene (DPYD) coding for the key enzyme (DPD) of fluoropyrimidines (FPs) catabolism contribute to the development of serious FPs-related toxicity. We performed mutation analysis of DPYD based on cDNA sequencing in 76 predominantly colorectal cancer patients treated by FPs with early development of high (grade(More)
Stratum corneum ceramides are major determinants of skin barrier function. Although their physiological and pathological role has been widely investigated, to date no structure-activity relationships have been established. In this study, a series of short-chain ceramide analogues with polar head structure identical to ceramide NS, a sphingosine length of 12(More)
Maturation of the brain adenylyl cyclase (AC) signalling system was investigated in the developing rat cortex, thalamus and hippocampus. Expression of AC type II, IV and VI measured by Western blot dramatically increased in all tested brain regions during the first 3 weeks after birth and these levels were maintained in adulthood. AC type I did not change(More)
We derive scalar effective field theories-Lagrangians, symmetries, and all-from on-shell scattering amplitudes constructed purely from Lorentz invariance, factorization, a fixed power counting order in derivatives, and a fixed order at which amplitudes vanish in the soft limit. These constraints leave free parameters in the amplitude which are the coupling(More)
Thyroid hormones influence a wide range of physiological responses and the heart is considered a major target organ for triiodothyronine action. In the present study we examined closely the presumed relationship between altered thyroid status in the newborn rat and maturation of the regulatory components of the myocardial hormone-sensitive adenylyl cyclase(More)
Low-density membrane fragments (domains) were separated from the bulk of plasma membranes of human embryonic kidney (HEK)293 cells expressing a delta-opioid (DOP) receptor-Gi1alpha fusion protein by drastic homogenization and flotation on equilibrium sucrose density gradients. The functional activity of trimeric G proteins and capacity of the DOP receptor(More)
In vitro experiments suggest that stimulation of lipolysis by catecholamines in adipocytes depends on the energy status of these cells. We tested whether mitochondrial uncoupling proteins (UCPs) that control the efficiency of ATP production could affect lipolysis and noradrenaline signalling in white fat in vivo. The lipolytic effect of noradrenaline was(More)
The present work has analyzed the consequences of chronic intermittent high-altitude hypoxia for functioning of the G protein-mediated adenylyl cyclase (AC) signaling system in the right (RV) and left ventricular (LV) myocardium in rats. Adaptation to hypoxia did not appreciably affect the number of beta-adrenoceptors and the content of predominantly(More)