Jozef Ulicny

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A fluorescence imaging technique was used to monitor intracellular localization of protein kinase C (PKC) in U-87 MG human glioma cells in the presence of hypericin (Hyp) and phorbol 12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA). It is shown that PKC localization, which reflects its activity, is influenced by Hyp and this influence is different from that observed for PMA(More)
We present a coarse-grain (CG) model of human telomeric G-quadruplex, obtained using the inverse Monte Carlo (IMC) and iterative Boltzmann inversion (IBI) techniques implemented within the software package called MagiC. As a starting point, the 2HY9 human telomeric [3 + 1] hybrid, a 26-nucleobase sequence, was modeled performing a 1 μs long atomistic(More)
Hypericin (Hyp) is a natural photosensitizing pigment with a possible application in the photodynamic therapy of cancer. Hyp is readily dissolved in dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) but forms nonsoluble aggregates in an aqueous environment. Fluorescence spectroscopy and diffusion coefficient measurements are used to investigate the self-association of Hyp molecules(More)
Fluorescence binding measurements and molecular modeling were employed to study the interaction of hypericin (Hyp) with human (HSA), rat (RSA), and bovine (BSA) serum albumins. Fluorescence emission data show the solubility of Hyp increasing in the order BSA, HSA, and RSA. Molecular modeling was used to construct the detailed structural models of the(More)
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, resonance Raman spectroscopy and molecular modeling were employed to study the interaction of hypericin (Hyp) with human (HSA), rat (RSA) and bovine (BSA) serum albumins. The identification of the binding site of Hyp in serum albumins as well as the structural model for Hyp/HSA complex are presented. The interactions(More)
Mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP) is one of the most important points in the majority of apoptotic signaling cascades and it is controlled by a network of interactions between the members of the Bcl-2 family. To understand the role of individual members of this family within the MOMP regulation, we have constructed a Boolean network-based(More)
We present an improved, single-distance phase retrieval algorithm applicable for holographic X-ray imaging of biological objects for an in-line germanium Bragg Magnifier Microscope (BMM). The proposed algorithm takes advantage of a modified shrink-wrap algorithm for phase objects, robust unwrapping algorithm as well as other reasonable constraints applied(More)
Interactions between individual members of the B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) family of proteins form a regulatory network governing mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP). Bcl-2 family initiated MOMP causes release of the inter-membrane pro-apoptotic proteins to cytosol and creates a cytosolic environment suitable for the executionary phase of(More)
The TNF initiated processes are simulated using our integrative computational model with new quantitative proteomics data obtained on HeLa cell line. In spite of fact, that the model development is based on limited experimental information, with missing data estimated by simulations and parametrization using indirect experiments on different cell lines, the(More)
[carbohydrate structure: see text] Hydrogen bond mediated NMR J couplings offer additional structural information. The interpretation of these usually small (h)J couplings are, however, not necessarily straightforward. In the present case of a carbohydrate system, a four-bond classical W coupling, (4)J(HO4,H5), is more reasonable on the basis of, in(More)