Jitka Bartošová

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Social dominance is widely known to facilitate access to food resources in many animal species such as deer. However, research has paid little attention to dominance in ad libitum access to food because it was thought not to result in any benefit for dominant individuals. In this study we assessed if, even under ad libitum conditions, social rank may allow(More)
We investigated the amounts of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) accumulated in noninduced cells and following 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-induction. Following ALA administration PpIX increased in all leukemic cell lines under investigation (HEL 26-fold, HL60 6-fold, Jurkat 3-fold, ML2 2-fold) but not in lymphocytes. Compared to other cell lines studied, HEL cells(More)
The effect of 5-aminolaevulinic acid-based photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) on the viability and proliferation of leukaemia/lymphoma cells as well as normal human lymphocytes has been investigated by flow cytometry-propidium iodide assay (FC-PI), 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU)(More)
Although side preference while suckling is an easily characterised lateralised behaviour, few studies have been conducted. We observed laterality in suckling behaviour in three captive zebra species to test two hypotheses: laterality affected by the foal (motor laterality) and laterality affected by the mother. In total we observed 35 foals of Grevy's,(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate serum a-glutathione S-transferase (s-GSTA) levels in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and to compare s-GSTA with other liver function tests and with a hepatic ultrasound scan (US). The cytosolic enzyme, alpha-glutathione S-transferase is predominantly found in the liver and is distributed uniformly in the liver tissue.(More)
Brain lateralization enables preferential processing of certain stimuli and more effective utilization of these stimuli in either the left or the right cerebral hemisphere. Horses show both motor and sensory lateralization patterns. Our aim was to determine whether a lateralized response could be detected in foals during the naturally side-biased behaviour,(More)
UNLABELLED Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are underweight and growth retarded. This study tested the link between serum insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) levels and body height, nutritional status, pulmonary function tests and activity of inflammation in 92 subjects with CF (age 2.1-18.8 y).(More)
Although allonursing (allowing non-filial offspring to suckle) can be a costly behaviour, it has been reported for many mammals including ungulate species. However, such behaviour is very rare in equids. This is the first report on adoption and allonursing in captive plains zebra (Equus burchellii), recorded in the Dvůr Králové Zoo, Czech Republic. We(More)
1. The interaction of haemopexin and albumin with TPPS4 was studied by measuring the absorption and fluorescence spectra. Haemopexin was found to have one strong TPPS4 binding center (Ka = 3 x 10(7) M-1). 2. Haem-haemopexin complex appears to have no specific binding site for TPPS4. Occupation of the specific binding center of haemopexin molecule by a haem(More)
Sex differences in suckling behaviour could be explained either by different maternal investment or by different behaviour of young. Previously, we found sex differences in rejection and termination of suckling bouts in captive plains zebras (Equus burchellii). In this study, we analysed the length of suckling bout interruptions and unsuccessful subsequent(More)