Ondřej Šebesta

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BACKGROUND Cercariae of schistosomes employ bioactive molecules for penetration into their hosts. These are released from specialized unicellular glands upon stimuli from host skin. The glands were previously well-described in the human pathogen Schistosoma mansoni. As bird schistosomes can also penetrate human skin and cause cercarial dermatitis, our aim(More)
Isolated defects of mitochondrial ATPase due to diminished biosynthesis of the enzyme represent new class of severe mitochondrial diseases of nuclear origin. The primary cause of decreased cellular content of ATPase appears to be a problem in assembly of the F1 catalytic part of the enzyme. With the aim to elucidate how the low ATPase content affects(More)
SCA2 transgenic mice are thought to be a useful model of human spinocerebellar ataxia type 2. There is no effective therapy for cerebellar degenerative disorders, therefore neurotransplantation could offer hope. The aim of this work was to assess the survival and morphology of embryonic cerebellar grafts transplanted into the cerebellum of adult SCA2 mice.(More)
Pathogenic and non-pathogenic related microorganisms differ in secondary metabolite production. Here we show that riboflavin overproduction by a fungal pathogen and its hyperaccumulation in affected host tissue exacerbates a skin infection to necrosis. In white-nose syndrome (WNS) skin lesions caused by Pseudogymnoascus destructans, maximum riboflavin(More)
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