Zdenko Procházka

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Methods for accurate and rapid determination of starch, amylose, and amylopectin in plant tissues are described. They are based on simplified extraction of starch with 32% perchloric acid and selective retention of the starch-iodine complex on a glass fiber disk (Whatman GF/A). The starch on the disk is dissolved in 0.75 M sulfuric acid and estimated with(More)
For the purpose of evaluating substitution effects in the ortho, meta or para positions of the aromatic ring of tyrosine or phenylalanine in position 2 of oxytocin on uterotonic activity in vitro in the presence and absence of magnesium ions, six new analogues of oxytocin ([D- and L-m-methylphenylalanine2]oxytocin, [D- and L-m-methoxyphenylalanine2]oxytocin(More)
Complete analyses of NMR data of oxytocin (OT) and 4 analogues, ([o-MePhe(2)]OT, [mMe-Phe(2)]OT, [m-OMePhe(2)]OT and [p-MePhe(2)]OT), are given. The same conformational behavior in solution on one hand and large differences in biological activities on the other hand indicate that the compounds adopt a "biologically active conformation" at the stage of(More)
1. We determined the pharmacological profile of novel backbone-modified peptides designed as protease-resistant, selective analogues of AVP. Binding affinities of peptides were determined at both V1A and V2 subtypes of vasopressin receptor (VPR). Biological potencies of selected peptides were tested in pressor and antidiuretic bioassays. 2. Substitution of(More)
Colostrum of cows immunized with a polyvalent vaccine against enteropathogenic strains of Escherichia coli gave good protection to piglets and calves against enteric coli infections. Bovine immunoglobulin (IgG1) and its precipitable fragments persisted in the small intestine of piglets for 6 hours after oral administration. The proteolytic breakdown of(More)
A study was made on the effect of ionizing radiation upon the rate of elimination of I131. labelled human serum albumin (HSA I131) from the blood and upon antibody formation in chickens irradited with 1,2 00R(i.e.with LD50) and injected with antigen 30 min, 6 days or 14 days after irradiation. The elimination curve from unirradiated control birds followed(More)