Juraj Fedor

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ion from the –CH2– groups in a-position to a C@C double bond (C7–H in D-sterols, C23–H in the two avenasterols and D-fucosterol, C6–H in D-sterols, or C23–H in D-gramisterol, D-episterol and D-citrostadienol). In the case of 2-propene, the experimentally determined BDE for CH2@CH–CH2–H bond (370 ± 2) kJ mol 1 was practically identical with the C6H5CH2–H BDE(More)
The kinetics of lipid mixing during membrane aggregation and fusion was monitored by two assays employing resonance energy transfer between N-(7-nitro-2,1,3-benzoxadiazol-4-yl)phosphatidylethanolamine (NBD-PE) and N-(lissamine Rhodamine B sulfonyl)phosphatidylethanolamine (Rh-PE). For the "probe mixing" assay, NBD-PE and Rh-PE were incorporated into(More)
We have used Ca2+-dependent binding to a phospholipid vesicle affinity column to isolate a mixture of three synexin-like proteins from the cytosol of human polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN), with relative molecular weights of approximately 67,000, 47,000, and 28,000. Rabbit antibodies raised against bovine liver synexin recognized the 47,000 molecular(More)
We have studied the interaction of purified human erythrocyte protein 4.1 with phospholipid membranes by monitoring both the increase in surface pressure of monolayers at the air/water interface and the change in permeability in liposomes to fluorescent molecules, in the presence of protein 4.1. Protein 4.1 penetrated into monolayers of brain(More)
The proliferation of lymphocytes from HIV-seronegative (HIV Ab-) and seropositive (HIV Ab+) individuals in response to two synthetic peptide epitopes of HIV envelope glycoproteins (ENVgp) was evaluated as an index of cell-mediated immunity in infected individuals. All HIV Ab- and most HIV Ab+ individuals' lymphocytes failed to proliferate in primary(More)
An instrument for the measurement of absolute dissociative electron attachment cross sections was constructed and applied to two prototype molecules, acetylene (C2H2) and deuterated acetylene (C2D2). The isotope effect at the first dissociative electron attachment band at 3 eV was determined--the cross section for C2D-/C2D2 is 14.4 times smaller than that(More)
Photochemistry of HI molecules on large Ar(n) and (H(2)O)(n), n ∼ 100-500, clusters was investigated after excitation with 243 nm and 193 nm laser radiation. The measured H-fragment kinetic energy distributions pointed to a completely different photodissociation mechanism of HI on water than on argon clusters. Distinct features corresponding to the fragment(More)
We have investigated the thermotropic behavior of phospatidylserine bilayers interacting with Mg2+ either on one side or both sides, using differential scanning calorimetry. Large unilamellar vesicles (LUV) of phosphatidylserine exposed to Mg2+ on the external side only displayed an upward shift of the gel-liquid transition temperature (Tm) of about 6-8(More)
The influence of cholesterol on divalent cation-induced fusion and isothermal phase transitions of large unilamellar vesicles composed of phosphatidylserine (PS) was investigated. Vesicle fusion was monitored by the terbium/dipicolinic acid assay for the intermixing of internal aqueous contents, in the temperature range 10-40 degrees C. The fusogenic(More)