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A Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped and white-coloured bacterial strain, designated LL03(T), was isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane-contaminated soil at Spolana Neratovice, Czech Republic, where lindane was formerly produced. Strain LL03(T) was found to be a degrader of α-, γ- and δ-isomers of hexachlorocyclohexane, although no significant degradation(More)
A yellow-pigmented bacterial strain, designated LL02(T), was isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane-contaminated soil from Spolana Neratovice, a former Czech producer of lindane. A neighbour-joining tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain LL02(T) occupied a distinct phylogenetic position in the genus Novosphingobium and showed the highest(More)
Silver stained proteins (SSPs) characteristic for interphasic nucleolus organizer regions (NORs) associated with fibrillar centers (FCs) and adjacent nucleolar regions of ring shaped nucleoli in leukemic lymphocytes exhibit a different sensitivity to the mild acid extraction including that with HCl. Such extractions permit a preferential visualization of(More)
Propagation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in culture tends to alter karyotype, potentially limiting the prospective use of these cells in patients. The chromosomal instability of some malignancies is considered to be driven, at least in part, by centrosomal overamplification, perturbing balanced chromosome segregation. Here, we report, for the first(More)
During cleavage, both qualitative and quantitative morphologic characters of mouse ova change. Up to the 8-cell stage, the volume density of mitochondria remains nearly the same although it increases during early and late blastocyst stages. While a rise of the volume fraction of granular endoplasmic reticulum is noticed during cleavage, the volume density(More)
BACKGROUND Heterologous expression systems based on promoters inducible with isopropyl-β-D-1-thiogalactopyranoside (IPTG), e.g., Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) and cognate LacI(Q)/P(lacUV5)-T7 vectors, are commonly used for production of recombinant proteins and metabolic pathways. The applicability of such cell factories is limited by the complex physiological(More)
The distribution of silver stained proteins (SSPs) was investigated in ring shaped nucleoli of lymphocytes of the peripheral blood of patients suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B type). As expected, SSPs were present in fibrillar centers and adjacent nucleolar regions which appeared as bud and protrusion-like structures. The inhibition of the(More)
A yellow-pigmented bacterial strain, designated LL01(T), was isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)-contaminated soil at Spolana Neratovice, a former Czech producer of lindane. A neighbour-joining tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain LL01(T) occupied a distinct phylogenetic position in the Sphingobium cluster, showing highest(More)
Cardiac cell formation, cardiomyogenesis, is critically dependent on oxygen availability. It is known that hypoxia, a reduced oxygen level, modulates the in vitro differentiation of pluripotent cells into cardiomyocytes via hypoxia inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1α)-dependent mechanisms. However, the direct impact of HIF-1α deficiency on the formation and(More)