Stanislav Pospíšil

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The PICASSO experiment at SNOLAB reports new results for spin-dependent WIMP interactions on F using the superheated droplet technique. A new generation of detectors and new features which enable background discrimination via the rejection of non-particle induced events are described. First results are presented for a subset of two detectors with target(More)
Acetolactate synthase small subunit encoding ilvN genes from the parental Streptomyces cinnamonensis strain and mutants resistant either to valine analogues or to 2-ketobutyrate were cloned and sequenced. The wild-type IlvN from S. cinnamonensis is composed of 175 amino acid residues and shows a high degree of similarity with the small subunits of other(More)
Acetohydroxy-acid synthases (AHAS) of two mutant strains Streptomyces cinnamonensis ACB-NLR-2 and BVR-18 were chosen for this study for their apparent activation by valine, which regularly acts as an allosteric inhibitor. Sequencing the ilvB genes coding for the AHAS catalytic subunit revealed two distant changes in the mutants, ΔQ217 and E139A,(More)
This paper describes the silicon microstrip modules in the barrel section of the SemiConductor Tracker (SCT) of the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The module requirements, components and assembly techniques are given, as well as first results of the module performance on the fully-assembled barrels that make up the detector being(More)
MoEDAL is designed to identify new physics in the form of long-lived highly ionizing particles produced in high-energy LHC collisions. Its arrays of plastic nuclear-track detectors and aluminium trapping volumes provide two independent passive detection techniques. We present here the results of a first search for magnetic monopole production in 13 TeV(More)
Metyrapone, a potent cytochrome P-450 inhibitor, added at 9 mM to a submerged culture of Streptomyces cinnamonensis caused partial inhibition of total monensin biosynthesis and coproduction of new metabolites, 26-deoxymonensins A and B. The latter was isolated as its 25-O-methyl derivative. Metyrapone was simultaneously reduced to metyrapol. All of these(More)
Addition ofL-valine andDL-isoleucine to the cultivation medium ofStreptomyces cinnamonensis was found to affect the ratio of synthesized monensins A and B. In the presence ofL-valine monensin A is synthesized predominantly, whereas in the presence ofDL-isoleucine the production of monensin B increases.
Three differentStreptomyces cinnamonensis strains (viz. standard, regulatory, and non-differentiating) were grown in a synthetic medium containing 0–4% NaCl and the composition of total cellular fatty acids was analyzed. The increasing salt concentration resulted in an increasing proportion of even-numbered straight-chain fatty acids, mostly at the expense(More)
A new ribose trisaccharide, alpha-Ribf-(1-->2)-alpha-Ribf-(1-->3)-alpha-Ribf (1), was isolated together with 5-O-(alpha-mannosyl)-myo-inositol (2), 2-O-(alpha-mannosyl)-myo-inositol (3), trehalose (4), and d-ribulose (5) from a submerged cultivation of Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2). The structures of these compounds were elucidated by spectroscopic and(More)