Miroslav Červinka

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Induction of apoptosis by zinc sulfate was investigated during 96 h exposure on the cancer Hep-2 cell line. During 48 h of exposure, zinc translocated into mitochondria and stimulated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), affected cellular GSH management and induced moderate activation of p53 and dissipation of mitochondrial membrane potential. In(More)
The mechanisms of sodium selenite-induced cell death in cervical carcinoma cells were studied during 24 h of exposure in the HeLa Hep-2 cell line. Selenite at the employed concentrations of 5 and 50 μmol/L produced time- and dose-dependent suppression of DNA synthesis and induced DNA damage which resulted in phosphorylation of histone H2A.X. These effects(More)
The effects of selenite, campthotecin and their combination were investigated in cervical carcinoma cell line Hep-2 HeLa during 24h. The measured parameters included morphological changes, proliferation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial status, caspase-3 activation and nuclear fragmentation. Selenite at all but lowest concentrations inhibited cell growth and(More)
The effect of external zinc supplementation (10 and 35 micromol) on cell proliferation and mitogenic signaling of Hep-2 tumor cells was examined during 72 h of treatment. Zinc levels were manipulated by using zinc-free cultivation medium with or without addition of zinc ions. Proliferation of Hep-2 cells exposed to zinc-free medium decreased in a(More)
3Qualitas, Danworth Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9LN, UK; 4Institute for In Vitro Science, 21 Firstfield Road, Suite 220, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA; 5ECVAM, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission Joint Research Centre, 21020 Ispra (VA), Italy; 6Charles University Faculty of Medicine, Simkova 870, Hradec Králové, Czech(More)
Exposure to hexavalent chromium causes various adverse effects including deep skin ulcerations and allergic dermatitis. Because of many potential intracellular targets for hexavalent chromium toxicity, its mechanisms of action are not entirely understood. To investigate the role of the cytoskeleton and mitochondria in this process, primary human dermal(More)
Despite the reported cytotoxicity and apoptosis-inducing properties of sulforaphane (SF) in colon cancer cells, the details concerning individual mechanisms and signaling cascades underlying SF-mediated apoptosis remain unclear. To understand different aspects of SF-induced proapoptic signaling in advanced colon carcinoma, we investigated its mechanisms in(More)
The majority of toxic agents act either fully or partially via oxidative stress, the liver, specifically the mitochondria in hepatocytes, being the main target. Maintenance of mitochondrial function is essential for the survival and normal performance of hepatocytes, which have a high energy requirement. Therefore, greater understanding of the role of(More)
Increased intracellular free zinc concentrations are associated with activation of several stress signaling pathways, specific organelle injury and final cell death. In the present work we examined the involvement of mitochondria and lysosomes and their crosstalk in free zinc-induced cell demise. We report that treatment of cervical tumor Hep-2 cells with(More)
A number of cytotoxicity assays are currently available, each of them using specific approach to detect different aspects of cell viability, such as cell integrity, proliferation and metabolic functions. In this study we compared the potential of five commonly employed cytotoxicity assays (WST-1, XTT, MTT, Brilliant blue and Neutral red assay) to detect(More)