Tomasz Ślężak

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A metric physical map of human chromosome 19 has been generated. The foundation of the map is sets of overlapping cosmids (contigs) generated by automated fingerprinting spanning over 95% of the euchromatin, about 50 megabases (Mb). Distances between selected cosmid clones were estimated using fluorescence in situ hybridization in sperm pronuclei, providing(More)
We present a statistical analysis of the problem of ordering large genomic cloned libraries through overlap detection based on restriction fingerprinting. Such ordering projects involve a large investment of effort involving many repetitious experiments. Our primary purpose here is to provide methods of maximizing the efficiency of such efforts. To this(More)
The human genome holds an extraordinary trove of information about human development, physiology, medicine and evolution. Here we report the results of an international collaboration to produce and make freely available a draft sequence of the human genome. We also present an initial analysis of the data, describing some of the insights that can be gleaned(More)
We investigate the dynamical properties of the non-heme iron (NHFe) in His-tagged photosynthetic bacterial reaction centers (RCs) isolated from Rhodobacter (Rb.) sphaeroides. Mössbauer spectroscopy and nuclear inelastic scattering of synchrotron radiation (NIS) were applied to monitor the arrangement and flexibility of the NHFe binding site. In His-tagged(More)
We describe a fluorescence-based method for the automated analysis of DNA fragments on polyacrylamide gels. A single-stranded oligonucleotide primer (18-mer) with a fluorochrome covalently bound to its 5'-end is annealed to a synthetic oligonucleotide to create a double-stranded oligonucleotide linker with a 5'-overhang complementary to a restriction enzyme(More)
Non-heme iron is a conservative component of type II photosynthetic reaction centers of unknown function. We found that in the reaction center from Rba. sphaeroides it exists in two forms, high and low spin ferrous states, whereas in Rsp. rubrum mostly in a low spin state, in line with our earlier finding of its low spin state in the algal photosystem II(More)
A chromosome-specific ordered set of cosmids would be a significant contribution toward understanding human chromosome structure and function. We are developing two parallel approaches for creating an ordered cosmid library of human chromosome 19 and other selected subregions of the human genome. The "bottom up" approach is used to establish sets of(More)
We have observed a strong (2%) angular modulation of the total backscattered conversion electron yield, measured as a function of the incidence angle of the 14.4 keV g rays from a 57Co Mössbauer source irradiating thin epitaxial 57Fe film grown on MgO(001). The measured 2D pattern is the first hologram of the local surrounding of the absorbing nuclei(More)
Complex gamma-ray holograms were recorded by tuning to the nuclear absorption lines of 57Fe in magnetite corresponding to different hyperfine fields. The numerical reconstruction of the holograms to real space provided three-dimensional images of local iron arrangements in octahedral and tetrahedral sublattices of magnetite. This direct site-selective(More)
BACKGROUND Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) regulates reproductive processes in the cow. Ovarian granulosa cells play a pivotal role in follicle growth and development. Nevertheless, the role of LPA in the local regulation of granulosa cell function in different follicle categories in the bovine ovary has not been investigated. METHODS Ovarian follicles were(More)