R Zadziński

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Menadione (2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone) has been used extensively as an oxidant stressor at the cellular level. However, the mechanism of cytotoxicity of this compound still remains controversial. This study deals with the role of intracellular glutathione in the resistance of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to menadione. Incubation with 0.5 mM menadione(More)
The effect of chosen compounds on the total glutathione (GSH) level in stationary cultures of S. cerevisiae was compared. 1-Chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene, 1-fluoro-2,4-dinitrobenzene, maleimide, iodacetamide and allyl alcohol (1 mM), and menadione (0.5 mM) caused an almost complete GSH depletion during several minutes. Bromobenzoic acid and chloramine T (I mM),(More)
Transport of 2,4-dinitrophenyl-S-glutathione (DNP-SG) and a fluorescent glutathione S-conjugate, bimane-S-glutathione (B-SG) was studied in the baker's yeasts (S. cerevisiae). Both conjugates were exported from the cells; the transport was inhibited by fluoride and vanadate like in mammalian cells. B-SG was also found to be accumulated in the vacuoles. The(More)
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