Věra Hříbalová

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Production of erythrogenic toxin type B by Streptococcus pyogenes strain T19 was found to be strongly dependent on the pH of the cultivation medium. Maximum yields (greater than 100 mg of toxin/1) were obtained at pH 6.0. In contrast no toxin production was serologically detectable at pH values above 6.5. Purified B-toxin was shown to consist of two(More)
Various structurally different water-soluble (ws) and water-insoluble (wis) heteroxylans have been tested for mitogenic and co-mitogenic activity and shown to differ in their stimulating potency. The ws arabinoglucuronoxylan (ws-AGX) from corn cobs exhibited the highest potency which was comparable to that of the immunomodulator zymosan, whereas the wis-AGX(More)
Lentinula edodes, known as "shiitake" is one of the widely used medicinal mushrooms in the Orient. Antitumour activity of extracts of this mushroom has been widely demonstrated in animals and humans. However, this activity was shown to be host mediated and not by direct cytotoxic activity to cancer cells. This study demonstrates cytotoxic and cell growth(More)
Particulate beta-D-glucan was isolated from baker's yeast using autolysis and delipidization of the cells, followed by alkaline and acid treatment. The residual water-insoluble glucan termed cerevan has a beta-(1-->3)-linked backbone with beta-(1-->6)-linked short side chains. In order to achieve water solubility of the glucan, various derivatives were(More)
A water-soluble polysaccharide complex (A) composed of galactose (17.9%), 3-O-methyl-galactose (3.0%), glucose (15.5%), mannose (8.3%), arabinose (30.4%), xylose (7.6%), fucose (2.6%), rhamnose (6.7%), and uronic acids (8.0%) has been isolated from the aerial parts of sage (Salvia officinalis L.) by cold water extraction. It showed a broad molecular-mass(More)
Wood-derived naturally acetylated galactoglucomannans (AcGGM) can be recovered even in ton-scale at mechanical pulp mills using spruce as raw material. These cell wall polysaccharides have a great potential as hydrocolloids and bioactive polymers in food and pharmaceutical applications, or as starting material for production of functional polymers. The(More)
The hypothesis, that hypoiodemia of goats causes such a compromise of the immune system, which during subsequent Toxoplasma gondii infections results in clinically more pronounced signs of toxoplasmosis, was verifying in laboratory mouse. Hypoiodemic mice (fed by wheat and supplied by water), normoiodemic mice (fed by wheat and supplied by water containing(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmunity leading to considerable impairment of quality of life. N-acetyl glucosamine (GlcNAc) has been described previously as a potent modulator of experimental arthritis in animal models and is used for osteoarthritis treatment in humans, praised for its lack of adverse effects. In this study we present a comprehensive(More)
Silver triflate-promoted condensation of 3,4,6-tri-O-acetyl-2-deoxy-2- phthalimido-beta-D-glucopyranosyl bromide (1) with benzyl 2-acetamido-6-O-benzyl-2-deoxy-3-O- (methoxycarbonyl)methyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside (4) afforded the key compound, benzyl 2-acetamido-6-O-benzyl-2-deoxy-3-O- (methoxy-carbonyl)methyl-4-O-(3,4,6-tri-O-acetyl-2-deoxy-2-phthalimido-b(More)