Lenka Tesarova

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CD34 is the most frequently used marker for the selection of cells for bone marrow (BM) transplantation. The use of CD133 as an alternative marker is an open research topic. The goal of this study was to evaluate the proliferation and differentiation potential for hematopoiesis (short and long term) of CD133+ and CD34+ populations from bone marrow and(More)
Preclinical studies have demonstrated the promising potential of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) for clinical application. To fulfil this goal, efficient and safe methods to generate them must be established. Various reprogramming techniques were presented during seven years of hiPSCs research. Genome non-integrating and completely xeno-free(More)
The incorporation of histone H3 with an acetylated lysine 56 (H3K56ac) into the nucleosome is important for chromatin remodeling and serves as a marker of new nucleosomes during DNA replication and repair in yeast. However, in human cells, the level of H3K56ac is greatly reduced, and its role during the cell cycle is controversial. Our aim was to determine(More)
Transient, potent BCR-ABL inhibition with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) was recently demonstrated to be sufficient to commit chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cells to apoptosis irreversibly. This mechanism explains the clinical efficacy of once-daily dasatinib treatment, despite the rapid clearance of the drug from the plasma. However, our in vitro data(More)
The demand for determining protein levels in a continuously decreasing amount of input cells is currently being developed by scientists and medical doctors. Another demanding area is the splitting of active and inactive (phosphorylated and unphosphorylated, respectively) forms of the protein being monitored, e.g., during different phases of the cell cycle,(More)
In this study, the effects of insulin and dexamethasone on the expression and mRNA transcription of 4 pulmonary surfactant-associated proteins [surfactant protein (SFTP)A, SFTPB, SFTPC and SFTPD] were examined. The commercially available cell lines, A549 and H441, were used as acceptable models of lung surfactant-producing cells. Subsequently, the effects(More)
Posttranslational modifications of histones belong to epigenetic mechanisms that regulate gene expression by chromatin structure changes. Generally, histone acetylation reduces its positive charge and consequently weakens the stability of the nucleosome. Acetylation of lysine 56 on histone H3 is implicated in the processes associated with loosened chromatin(More)
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) play roles in both disease modelling and regenerative medicine. It is critical that the genomic integrity of the cells remains intact and that the DNA repair systems are fully functional. In this article, we focused on the detection of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) by phosphorylated histone H2AX (known as(More)
The generation of haematopoietic progenitors from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) presents great promise for cell-replacement therapies. However, current protocols for haematopoietic differentiation of hPSCs suffer from low efficiency and functional defects in the derived cells. The technology is also limited by variable ability of hPSC lines to(More)
The potential clinical applications of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are limited by genetic and epigenetic variations among hiPSC lines and the question of their equivalency with human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). We used MethylScreen technology to determine the DNA methylation profile of pluripotency and differentiation markers in hiPSC(More)