Krzysztof Rakowski

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Two antisera (ATP88 and ATP95) raised against the V-ATPase holoenzyme of Kalanchoë daigremontiana were tested for their cross-reactivity with subunits of V-ATPases from other plant species. V-ATPases from Kalanchoë blossfeldiana, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, Nicotiana tabacum, Lycopersicon esculentum, Citrus limon, Lemna gibba, Hordeum vulgare and Zea(More)
We have recently shown that 12(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid plays a role in the organization of actin microfilaments in rat cardiomyocytes, and that inhibition of 12-lipoxygenase abrogates insulin-stimulated GLUT4 translocation in these cells. In the present study, we used mice that were null for the leukocyte 12/15-lipoxygenase to explore the(More)
Renal tubular acidosis and focal interstitial inflammatory cell infiltrate secondary to Sjögren's syndrome remitted with low-dose glucocorticoid therapy over five and one half years in a patient with associated mild systemic lupus erythematosus. Such response has not been previously documented. This observation may have therapeutic applications for renal(More)
A comparison of lossleess compression results is given for RGB, YCRCB and reversible JPEG 2000 color space. The paper describes the general conditions that rounding errors of a color transformation do not cumulate in the consecutive cycles of forward and inverse transformation. In particular, rounding errors of the RGB → YCRCB → RGB transformation do not(More)
The paper defines the conditions for the coefficients of a linear color transformation that guarantee that after one cycle of transformation and inverse transformation all further cycles of transformation do not introduce rounding errors to sample values. Moreover, the upper limits of the rounding error can be calculated according to the formulas given in(More)
 Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) seedlings were pretreated with 12 h photoperiod to induce dormancy. Dormant plants were fumigated with 0.5 ppb (0.4 μg m–3) or 2.0 ppb (1.6 μg m–3) hydrogen fluoride (HF) for 2 – 28 days. Plasma membranes were isolated from needles of treated and control seedlings to determine their chemical composition and ATPase(More)
Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) seedlings were grown in controlled environment growth cabinets and fumigated with 0.4 and 1.6 μg m−3 hydrogen fluoride for 2–28 days. Plasma membranes were isolated from needles of treated and control seedlings and their chemical composition and ATPase activity examined to determine early effects of hydrogen fluoride(More)
Measurements of dependence of photosynthetic electron transport on irradiance and analyses of stable isotope ratios (δ18O, δ13C, δ15N) were performed on 4 to 6-year-old pine trees (Pinus sylvestris L.) in the primeval forest reserve of Białowieża and on 21-year-old pine trees of a plantation of different provenances at the Sękocin Forest Station near(More)
Soluble proteins were isolated from leaves of the common ice plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. in the CAM state of photosynthesis and tested for protease activity using amino acid-beta-naphthylamide (NA)-derivatives in a search for proteolytic activity responsible for cleavage of the V-ATPase subunit B. This cleavage is suggested to occur at the(More)