Zdeněk Knejzlík

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Statins are widely used for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. However, their inhibitory action on HMG-CoA reductase also results in the depletion of intermediate biosynthetic products, which importantly contribute to cell proliferation. The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of the individual commercially available statins on(More)
Small ubiquitin-related modifiers 1, 2 and 3 (SUMO-1, -2, -3), members of the ubiquitin-like protein family, can be conjugated to various cellular proteins. Conjugates of SUMO-2 and SUMO-3 (SUMO-2/3) accumulate in cells exposed to various stress stimuli or to MG132 treatment. Although the proteins modified by SUMO-2/3 during heat shock or under MG132(More)
Despite extensive data demonstrating that immature retroviral particle assembly can take place either at the plasma membrane or at a distinct location within the cytoplasm, targeting of viral precursor proteins to either assembly site still remains poorly understood. Biochemical data presented here suggest that Tctex-1, a light chain of the molecular motor(More)
BACKGROUND Carbon monoxide, the gaseous product of heme oxygenase, is a signalling molecule with a broad spectrum of biological activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of carbon monoxide on proliferation of human pancreatic cancer. METHODS In vitro studies were performed on human pancreatic cancer cells (CAPAN-2, BxPc3, and(More)
UBL5 protein, a structural homologue of ubiquitin, was shown to be involved in pre-mRNA splicing and transcription regulation in yeast and Caenorhabditis elegans, respectively. However, role of the UBL5 human orthologue is still elusive. In our study, we observed that endogenous human UBL5 that was localized in the nucleus, partially associates with Cajal(More)
The benzonitrile herbicides bromoxynil, chloroxynil, dichlobenil, and ioxynil have been used actively worldwide to control weeds in agriculture since 1970s. Even though dichlobenil is prohibited in EU since 2008, studies addressing the fate of benzonitrile herbicides in the environment show that some metabolites of these herbicides are very persistent. We(More)
Mason-Pfizer monkey virus (M-PMV) Gag protein contains a domain p12 that is unique to this virus (simian retrovirus-3) and its close relatives. The alpha-helical N-terminal half of p12, which contains a leucine zipper-like region, forms ordered structures in E. coli and the C-terminal half can form SDS-resistant oligomers in vitro. Together these properties(More)
The Mason-Pfizer monkey virus (M-PMV) Gag protein, precursor to the structural proteins of the infectious virion, assembles into immature capsid-like particles when expressed at high levels in bacterial cells. Similar capsid-like particles can be obtained by in vitro assembly using a high concentration of isolated Gag. M-PMV Gag contains a p12 protein that(More)
Small ubiquitin-related modifier-2/3 (SUMO-2/3) is a member of the ubiquitin-like (Ubl) protein family. Conjugation of SUMO-2/3 to target proteins is influenced by various stress conditions and chemical inhibitors. SUMO-2/3 conjugation may serve as a neuroprotective mechanism and may play a role in protein quality control. A method for screening global(More)
The combination of nanoparticles with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) can have benefits such as easier sample handling or higher sensitivity, but also drawbacks such as loss of colloidal stability or inhibition of the PCR. The present work systematically investigates the interaction of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MIONs) with the PCR in terms of(More)