Vladimír Dadák

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By means of the method of fluorimetric titration it has been shown that mucidin does not affect the attachment of antimycin to membranes from anaerobically grown Paracoccus denitrificans. The fluorimetric titration with antimycin can be used in the determination of the amount of the cytochrome bc1 complex in the membrane. In cells inhibited with antimycin,(More)
The interaction of rat liver and bovine heart mitochondria with a series of fluorescent, cationic berberine derivatives varying in the length of alkyl chain has been investigated. An increase in the hydrophobicity of the derivative was accompanied by a larger value of the partition coefficient and by binding to a more hydrophobic region of the inner(More)
By means of fluorimetric measurement and by direct determination of intracellular NAD+ and NADH contents, it was proved that the respiration rate of Paracoccus denitrificans cells utilizing glucose is limited by processes preceding NADH oxidation in the respiratory chain, so that the membrane NADH dehydrogenase is not saturated by its substrate. In the(More)
The rate of reduction of terminal acceptors (nitrate, nitrite, and oxygen) in anaerobically grown cells of Paracoccus denitrificans increased on permeabilization of cytoplasmic membrane. It was proved that under aerobic conditions the increase of the rate of nitrate reduction was caused by: (i) the abolishment of the permeability barrier for nitrate, (ii)(More)
Pi uptake in cells or spheroplasts of Paracoccus denitrificans is biphasic; only the first rapid phase represents net Pi transport. The second phase is limited by the rate of Pi utilization inside the cell, i.e., mainly by its esterification, and as such it was inhibited by DCCD. The Pi/dicarboxylate antiporter does not seem to be operative, and its(More)
Limited aeration of cell suspension in growth medium was used to study the kinetics of formation of nitrite reductase and nitrous-oxide reductase and their physiological electron donor, cytochromec-550, during the anaerobic adaptation ofParacoccus denitrificans. The crucial step in the regulation of synthesis of these components is the repressive effect of(More)
The present paper reports a modified method for isolation of lysostaphin—a bacteriolytic agent with specific affinity for staphylococcal cell wall. The proposed purification scheme includes three steps. The first procedure is ultrafiltration through a membrane filter giving a yield of 75.6 %. The result of ultrafiltration is a concentrated, 10-times(More)