Tamás Janáky

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Mitochondria perform a central function in the biogenesis of cellular iron-sulphur (Fe/S) proteins. It is unknown to date why this biosynthetic pathway is indispensable for life, the more so as no essential mitochondrial Fe/S proteins are known. Here, we show that the soluble ATP-binding cassette (ABC) protein Rli1p carries N-terminal Fe/S clusters that(More)
ABCG2, a transporter of the ATP-binding cassette family, is known to play a prominent role in the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of xenobiotics. Drug-transporter interactions are commonly screened by high-throughput systems using transfected insect and/or human cell lines. The determination of ABCG2-ATPase activity is one method to(More)
AlphaB-crystallin homology, heat stress induction and chaperone activity suggested that a previously encloned gene product is a novel small heat shock protein (Hsp16.2). Suppression of Hsp16.2 by siRNA sensitized cells to hydrogen peroxide or taxol induced cell-death. Over-expressing of Hsp16.2 protected cells against stress stimuli by inhibiting cytochrome(More)
Cytotoxic luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) analogs, AJ-004 (agonist [D-Lys6]LH-RH linked to methotrexate (MTX)), T-98 ([D-Lys6]LH-RH coupled to glutaryl-2-(hydroxymethyl)anthraquinone) (G-HMAQ) and T-121/B (antagonist containing two residues of G-HMAQ) were tested in female BDF1 mice bearing MXT ((3.2)/Ovex) estrogen-independent mammary tumors.(More)
The gene encoding factor C (facC), an extracellular signal protein involved in cellular differentiation, was cloned from Streptomyces griseus 45H, and the complete nucleotide sequence was determined. The deduced amino acid sequence was confirmed by HPLC/electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry analysis. The full-length protein consists of 324 amino acids(More)
Modifications of the previously described LHRH antagonists, [Ac-D-Nal(2)1, D-Phe(4Cl)2, D-Trp3, D-Cit6, D-Ala10]LHRH and the corresponding D-Hci6 analogue, have been made to alter the hydrophobicity of the N-terminal acetyl-tripeptide portion. Substitution of D-Trp3 with the less hydrophobic D-Pal(3) had only marginal effects on the antagonistic activities(More)
In an attempt to produce better cytotoxic analogues, chemotherapeutic antineoplastic radicals including an alkylating nitrogen mustard derivative of D-phenylalanine (D-melphalan), reactive cyclopropane, anthraquinone derivatives [2-(hydroxymethyl)anthraquinone and the anticancer antibiotic doxorubicin], and an antimetabolite (methotrexate) were coupled to(More)
Dansyl-Pro-Gln-Arg-NH(2), an N-terminally modified tripeptide amide and a putative neuropeptide FF antagonist, was amenable to both positive-ion ESI and APCI. The protonated molecule yielded several fragment ions upon collision-induced dissociation in a quadrupole ion trap instrument for the development of LC/MS/MS assay methods. ESI clearly outperformed(More)
The osmoregulation of arginine-8-vasopressin (AVP) was investigated in 14 patients with primary hypothyroidism and in 6 with Addison's disease. Plasma AVP was measured by radioimmunoassay. Patients with primary hypothyroidism were classified into subgroups with elevated (6.81 +/- 1.12 pmol/l) or normal (3.92 +/- 0.96 pmol/l) basal levels of plasma AVP.(More)
Statins have been shown to be cardioprotective; however, their interaction with endogenous cardioprotection by ischemic preconditioning and postconditioning is not known. In the present study, we examined if acute and chronic administration of the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA reductase inhibitor lovastatin affected the infarct size-limiting effect of(More)