Mária Váradi

Learn More
Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by a number of different fungi, and can be present in a wide range of food and feed commodities including cereal grains, oil seeds, dried fruits, apple juice, wine and meat products from animals fed contaminated meal. Many mycotoxins are highly resistant, and survive food processing, and therefore enter(More)
Intracellular application of proteases increases cardiac calcium current to a level similar to beta-adrenergic stimulation. Using transiently transfected HEK 293 cells, we studied the molecular mechanism underlying calcium channel stimulation by proteolytic treatment. Perfusion of HEK cells, coexpressing the human cardiac (hHT) alpha 1, alpha 2, and beta 3(More)
The L-type voltage-dependent calcium channel is an important link in excitation-contraction coupling of muscle cells (reviewed in refs 2 and 3). The channel has two functional characteristics: calcium permeation and receptor sites for calcium antagonists. In skeletal muscle the channel is a complex of five subunits, alpha 1, alpha 2, beta, gamma and delta.(More)
Cardiac L-type voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels are heteromultimeric polypeptide complexes of alpha(1)-, alpha(2)/delta-, and beta-subunits. The alpha(2)/delta-1-subunit possesses a stereoselective, high-affinity binding site for gabapentin, widely used to treat epilepsy and postherpetic neuralgic pain as well as sleep disorders. Mutations in(More)
The PIK3 signaling pathway has been identified as one of the most important and most frequently mutated pathways in breast cancer. Somatic mutations in the catalytic subunit of PIK3CA have been found in a significant fraction of breast carcinomas, and it has been proposed that mutant PIK3CA plays a role in tumor initiation. However, the majority of primary(More)
Secreted protein, acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC), is a matricellular glycoprotein with growth-inhibitory and antiangiogenic functions. Although SPARC has been implicated as a tumor suppressor in humans, its function in normal or malignant hematopoiesis has not previously been studied. We found that the leukemic cells of AML patients with MLL gene(More)
Geraldine A. Fuller-Bicer,* Gyula Varadi,* Sheryl E. Koch,* Masakazu Ishii,* Ilona Bodi, Nijiat Kadeer, James N. Muth, Gabor Mikala, Natalia N. Petrashevskaya, Michael A. Jordan, Sui-Po Zhang, Ning Qin, Christopher M. Flores, Idit Isaacsohn, Maria Varadi, Yasuo Mori, W. Keith Jones, and Arnold Schwartz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology and Biophysics,(More)
To determine the quantity of free amino acids, the D- and L-forms separately, is an important task in modern nutritional studies. The aim of our present work was to develop rapid, routine methods for fast determination of the different forms of free amino acids. We utilized two enzymes (L-amino acid oxidase, D-amino acid oxidase) with broad specificity. In(More)
Functional properties of a rabbit cardiac alpha 1 Ca2+ channel subunit (CARD alpha 1) were investigated using the patch-clamp technique in mouse L cells, a recipient cell line which is devoid of any Ca2+ channel subunits. Cell lines resulting from stable transfection of the CARD alpha 1 subunit as well as in coexpression with a beta subunit (CARD alpha 1(More)
The expression of subunit genes of the Ca2+ channel complex was studied in differentiating, immortalized mouse mdg cells. These cells expressed alpha 1 and alpha 2/delta transcripts of the skeletal muscle Ca2+ channel genes, a cardiac Ca2+ channel alpha 1 subunit gene and several known transcript variants of skeletal, cardiac and brain beta genes. The mdg(More)