Zuzana Bílková

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Screen-printed platinum electrodes as transducer and magnetic beads as solid phase were combined to develop a particle-based electrochemical immunosensor for monitoring the serious food allergen ovalbumin. The standard arrangement of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay became the basis for designing the immunosensor. A sandwich-type immunocomplex was formed(More)
It appears that most glycoproteins found in pathogenic bacteria are associated with virulence. Despite the recent identification of novel virulence factors, the mechanisms of virulence in Francisella tularensis are poorly understood. In spite of its importance, questions about glycosylation of proteins in this bacterium and its potential connection with(More)
The use of grafted trypsin magnetic beads in a microchip for performing protein digestion is described. The PDMS device uses strong magnets to create a magnetic field parallel to the flow with a strong gradient pointing through the center of the chip channel. This allows for the formation of a low-hydrodynamic resistance plug of magnetic trypsin beads that(More)
Present-day oncology sees at least two-thirds of cancer patients receiving radiation therapy as a part of their anticancer treatment. The objectives of the current study were to investigate the effects of the small molecule inhibitors of Wee1 kinase II (681641) and Rad51 (RI-1) on cell cycle progression, DNA double-strand breaks repair and apoptosis(More)
The preparation of an easily replaceable protease microreactor for micro-chip application is described. Magnetic particles coated with poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), polystyrene, poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-ethylene dimethacrylate), poly(glycidyl methacrylate), [(2-amino-ethyl)hydroxymethylen]biphosphonic acid, or alginic acid with immobilized trypsin(More)
The preferential aggregation of Aβ1-42 in amyloid plaques is one of the major neuropathological events in Alzheimer's disease. This is accompanied by a relative reduction of the concentration of Aβ1-42 in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients developing the signs of Alzheimer's disease. Here, we describe a microchip gel electrophoresis method in(More)
We present an integrated microfluidic chip for detection of β-amyloid (Aβ) peptides. Aβ peptides are major biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in its early stages. This microfluidic device consists of three main parts: (1) An immunocapture microcolumn based on self-assembled magnetic beads coated with antibodies specific to Aβ peptides,(More)
The cellular prion protein (PrPc) represents the substrate for generation of conformational aberrant PrP isoforms which occur in human and animal prion diseases. The published two-dimensional maps of human PrPc show a vast microheterogeneity of this glycoprotein. The main goal of this project was to develop a highly specific immunoaffinity reactor for(More)
The Gram-negative pathogen Coxiella burnetii is an intracellular bacterium that replicates within the phagolysosomal vacuoles of eukaryotic cells. This pathogen can infect a wide range of hosts, and is the causative agent of Q fever in humans. Surface-exposed and cell envelope associated proteins are thought to be important for both pathogenesis and(More)
In order to obtain an economical, efficient and selective system for glycoprotein modification we prepared reactors with immobilized neuraminidase or (and) galactose oxidase. High storage and operational stability of the enzyme reactors was obtained by their immobilization through the carbohydrate parts of the enzyme molecules to hydrazide-modified(More)