Magdalena Czeredys

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IncU plasmids are a distinctive group of mobile elements with highly conserved backbone functions and variable antibiotic resistance gene cassettes. The IncU archetype is conjugative plasmid RA3, whose sequence (45,909 bp) shows it to be a mosaic, modular replicon with a class I integron different from that of other IncU replicons. Functional analysis(More)
OCTN2--the Organic Cation Transporter Novel family member 2 (SLC22A5) is known to be a xenobiotic/drug transporter. It transports as well carnitine--a compound necessary for oxidation of fatty acids and mutations of its gene cause primary carnitine deficiency. Octn2 regulation by protein kinase C (PKC) was studied in rat astrocytes--cells in which(More)
ATB(0,+) (SLC6A14) is a transporter specific towards neutral and cationic amino acids, known to be up-regulated in malignant tumor cells. We cloned cDNA for rATB(0,+) and expressed it in HEK 293 cells. The ATB(0,+) over-expression correlated with increased l-leucine transport, stimulated by protein kinase C (PKC) activator and attenuated by PKC inhibitors.(More)
Carnitine beta-hydroxy-gamma-(trimethylammonio)butyrate - a compound necessary in the peripheral tissues for a transfer of fatty acids for their oxidation within the cell, accumulates in the brain despite low beta-oxidation in this organ. In order to enter the brain, carnitine has to cross the blood-brain barrier formed by capillary endothelial cells which(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is a hereditary neurodegenerative disease caused by a polyglutamine expansion within the huntingtin (HTT) gene. One of the cellular functions that is dysregulated in HD is store-operated calcium entry (SOCE), a process in which the depletion of Ca2+ from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) induces Ca2+ influx from the extracellular(More)
Palmitoylcarnitine was observed previously to promote differentiation of neuroblastoma NB-2a cells, and to affect protein kinase C (PKC). Palmitoylcarnitine was also observed to increase palmitoylation of several proteins, including a PKC substrate, whose expression augments during differentiation of neural cells—a growth associated protein GAP-43, known to(More)
Brain capillary endothelial cells control the uptake and efflux from the brain of many hydrophilic compounds due to highly specialized transporters often localized in a polarized way. Localization of Na(+)- and Cl(-)-dependent amino acid and carnitine transporter B(0,+) (ATB(0,+)) was studied in a co-culture of bovine brain capillary endothelial cells(More)
Palmitoylcarnitine was previously shown to promote differentiation of neuroblastoma NB-2a cells. It was also observed to increase palmitoylation of several proteins and to diminish incorporation of palmitic acid to phospholipids, as well as to affect growth associated protein GAP-43 by decreasing its phosphorylation and interaction with protein kinase C.(More)
Neutral and basic amino acid transporter B(0,+) belongs to a Na,Cl-dependent superfamily of proteins transporting neurotransmitters, amino acids and osmolytes, known to be regulated by protein kinase C (PKC). The present study demonstrates an increased phosphorylation of B(0,+) on serine moiety after treatment of rat astrocytes with phorbol 12-myristate(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is a hereditary neurodegenerative disease caused by the expansion of a polyglutamine stretch in the huntingtin (HTT) protein and characterized by dysregulated calcium homeostasis. We investigated whether these disturbances are correlated with changes in the mRNA level of the genes that encode proteins involved in calcium(More)
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