Mariusz Michalik

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Homogenates of rat pancreas, pancreatic islets, and HIT-T15 cells (a clonal line derived from B cells) catalyzed the breakdown of glutamine to glutamate. This activity was markedly stimulated by the addition of orthophosphate and was much greater in homogenates from islets and the B-cell-derived clonal cell line than in those from whole pancreas. Islet(More)
Magnesium and the polyamines putrescine, spermidine, and spermine inhibited the activity of glutamate dehydrogenase in permeabilized rat brain mitochondria in a concentration-dependent manner. The inhibitory effect was observed on both the reductive amination of 2-oxoglutarate and oxidative deamination of glutamate, as well as in the presence and absence of(More)
Rabbits were given gentamicin over a period of 10 days. At 1, 3, 5 and 10 days renal proximal tubules were isolated and glucose synthesis from several substrates was measured. A relationship between the inhibition of renal gluconeogenesis, accompanied by a decline of both pyruvate carboxylase and phosphoenopyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) activities, and an(More)
The effect of gentamicin on both glutamate synthesis and glutamate deamination was studied in kidney-cortex mitochondria and tubules isolated from both control and gentamicin-treated animals. In kidney-cortex mitochondria which were permeabilized in order to make a free access of substrates and antibiotic to the glutamate dehydrogenase, gentamicin appeared(More)
Abstract. The recent process of digitalizing archives has increased the importance of choosing the best compression method and evaluating the quality of the compressed materials. Our paper focuses on monochrome portrait photographs. We suggest using an image quality index partly based on Human Visual System. We think that, despite its simplicity, it equals(More)
The recent process of digitalizing archives has increased the importance of choosing the best compression method and evaluating the quality of the compressed materials. Our paper focuses on monochrome photographs. We suggest a new image quality index partly based on Human Visual System. We think that, despite its simplicity, it is equal to Mean Subjective(More)