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Programmable nucleases in human therapy
Šlaufová, Marta ; Kašpárek, Petr (advisor) ; Černý, Jan (referee)
Most genome disorders cause severe symptoms and are usually incurable. Recent, rapid development of programmable nucleases (PNs) brought new possibilities for the treatment of many diseases, such as genetic disorders, infectious diseases or cancer. PNs are enzymes, which enable site specific DNA cleavage that can lead to targeted modification of desired genomic loci. They are composed of separable non-specific cleavage domain and DNA- binding domain. The DNA binding domain is in the form of modular DNA-binding proteins or complementarity-based pairing of the oligonucleotide. The non-specific cleavage domain mediates DSB stimulation, which is necessary for further genome editing. Development of zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) followed by transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) enabled the first therapeutic approaches based on targeted manipulation of human genome. The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-Cas technology brought further simplification to the method and broadened the availability of PN-based toolkits. This thesis will provide a summary of the recent developments, application of PNs in the therapy of human patients and potential obstacles preventing their implementation in clinics.
The transcription factor C/EBPƴ as a novel regulator in mast cell development and function
Jedlička, Marek ; Alberich-Jorda, Meritxell (advisor) ; Černý, Jan (referee)
Mast cells contribute to the activities of innate and adaptive branches of the immune system. They participate in pro-inflammatory responses to a wide range of pathogens, such as parasites, bacteria, and other foreign agents. These beneficial properties are in contrast to the contribution of mast cells to certain pathologies, such as asthma, allergy, autoimmune disorders, anaphylaxis, and systemic mastocytosis. Thorough knowledge of mast cell biology in health and disease is critical for the development of new therapeutic approaches. However, molecular mechanisms that control mast cell development and function are still incompletely defined. Our preliminary data indicate that the transcription factor C/EBP is a key player in mast cell biology. Here, using in vitro and in vivo models, we determine how C/EBP regulates the commitment of hematopoietic progenitors towards mast cells, and modulates mast cells function. These efforts provide novel insights to the role of C/EBP in hematopoiesis, and contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms governing mast cell biology. Key words Mast cells, C/EBP, transcription factors, bone marrow-derived mast cell cultures, mast cell development, Cebpg conditional knockout mice
Lipid Membranes at the Nanoscale: Single-Molecule Fluorescence Approach
Koukalová, Alena ; Černý, Jan (advisor) ; Malínský, Jan (referee) ; Benda, Aleš (referee)
The complexity of cell membranes is far from being only a simple assembly of lipids and proteins separating cells from the surrounding environment. Each of the thousands of different membrane components performs its specific role in cellular functions, since a multitude of biological processes is mediated by membranes. The understanding of the molecular basis of these processes is one of the important aims of current biological research. Our research employing single- molecule fluorescence methods (e.g. FCS, FCCS, FLIM-FRET) has made a contribution to the knowledge of membrane lateral organization or mechanism of membrane fusion. Furthermore, we revealed the mechanism of membrane activity of a small natural compound. As native cell membranes are very complex structures, we performed the experiments on simplified model lipid membranes that allow studying lipid-lipid or lipid-protein interactions at the molecular level in a controlled way. The first part of this thesis deals with the mode of action of a membrane active secondary metabolite didehydroroflamycoin (DDHR). We demonstrated that DDHR is a pore-forming agent and that this activity is influenced by the presence of cholesterol. Direct visualization of intrinsic fluorescence of DDHR revealed its preferential partitioning into membrane areas...
New leukocyte membrane adaptor proteins
Králová, Jarmila ; Brdička, Tomáš (advisor) ; Černý, Jan (referee) ; Šedivá, Anna (referee)
Membrane adaptor proteins are characterized by the lack of enzymatic activity and the presence of various interaction sites for other proteins and cellular membranes. They typically function as scaffolds connecting receptors or other adaptors with proximal signaling molecules at cellular membranes. Their overall effects on signaling can be activating or inhibiting depending on the nature of the effector molecules they recruit. SCIMP is one of the membrane adaptors discussed in this thesis. It is expressed in antigen- presenting cells and it has been previously shown to enhance MHCII signaling in B cells. This thesis covers the analysis of SCIMP functions beyond B cells and describes the first analysis of SCIMP deficient mice. Although the results of this analysis did not show any alterations in immune cell populations, the novel function of SCIMP in dendritic cell signaling downstream of DECTIN- 1 was uncovered. DECTIN-1 is a pattern recognition receptor involved in antifungal immunity. The data presented in this thesis describe the role of SCIMP in sustaining DECTIN-1 signaling over relatively long periods of time and the contribution of SCIMP signaling to maintaining prolonged production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. PSTPIP2 is another interesting adaptor discussed in this thesis. It is...
Production of cytokines in mice infected with bird schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti
Majer, Martin ; Macháček, Tomáš (advisor) ; Černý, Jan (referee)
The neuropathogenic trematode Trichobilharzia regenti (Schistosomatidae) infects the central nervous system of birds and mammals. During its migration through the spinal cord, the parasite causes tissue damage and triggers inflammation which is likely responsible for the elimination of the parasite. In this thesis, the proinflammatory cytokines IL-1β and IL-17 were detected by immunohistochemistry in the affected spinal cord of C57BL/6J mice during the infection. Additionally, IL-4 and IL-6, participating in the regulation of the inflammation and tissue repair, respectively, were noticed. Astrocytes, microglia and other, yet unidentified cells, produced these cytokines. Furthermore, splenic T-lymphocytes were phenotyped by flow cytometry to characterize peripheral immune response. At the peak of nervous tissue inflammation, mixed (Th1/Th2) cellular immune response was observed. Taken together, this thesis extended the knowledge of cytokine immune response of mice infected with T. regenti and also confirmed that inflammation in the nervous tissue influences the polarization of peripheral immune response. Key words: cytokines, spleen, CNS, microglia, astrocytes, Trichobilharzia regenti, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry
Role of Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) protein complex in T cells
Niederlová, Veronika ; Štěpánek, Ondřej (advisor) ; Černý, Jan (referee)
BBSome is a protein complex crucial for trafficking of specific cargoes to the primary cilium. Although primary cilia are typically not present in cells of haematopoietic origin, such as T cells, recent research has revealed striking parallels between the primary cilium and the immunological synapse. Amongst other similarities, both structures are supposed to use the same transport machinery involving Rab8 and IFT20, the close interaction partners of BBSome. The first goal of this thesis was to investigate the role of BBSome in the biology of T cells. Using RT-qPCR, we have shown that BBSome subunits are expressed in lymphoid tissues and T cells. Studies of localization of BBSome subunits in Jurkat cell line and primary OT-I T cells revealed that the subunits have distinct localization patterns with BBS4 localizing to the centrosome and BBS1, BBS5, and BBip10 having dispersed localization. After the contact with an antigen presenting cell, BBS4 re-localizes to the immunological synapse. Mutations in BBSome encoding genes cause Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), a rare ciliopathy presenting with multiorganic symptoms. The second goal of this thesis was to examine the associations between BBS and the immune system. Examination of medical records of more than 450 BBS patients revealed that autoimmune...
Automated Security Compliance Scanning of MS Windows Operating System Using OpenSCAP Project
Černý, Jan ; Barabas, Maroš (referee) ; Smrčka, Aleš (advisor)
This work deals with security compliance of computer systems, namely operating systems, applications and system services. Concept of security policies, their evaluation and their enforcement is described. Security compliance automation and the SCAP standard are presented. OpenSCAP project, which is used as an SCAP scanner, is described together with its tools and its usage. An idea to add support of Microsoft Windows within OpenSCAP, which was previously unsupported, is presented. The core part of the thesis is to identify necessary changes of OpenSCAP and to design an extension of this project. All these modifications are implemented. The solution is demonstrated on security policies for Windows. The solution is evaluated and further improvements are discussed.
Survey and Diagnostics of Building Construction
Černý, Jan ; Komárková, Tereza (referee) ; Anton, Ondřej (advisor)
This bachelor thesis deals with the issue of diagnostic exploration of the railway vault bridge on the track section 2201 Nezamyslice - Olomouc hl. n., a registration kilometer of 69,982, also known as the "Vysoká pivínská klenba". In the theoretical part is described the problems and the systematicity of diagnostic methods for masonry structures. The practical part focuses on the processing and evaluation of the diagnostic survey, which results in determining the material properties of the structural elements.

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