Laboratory of Growth Regulators
Laboratory of Growth Regulators has been created in 1995 as a joined facility of the Faculty of Science, Palacký University (www.upol.cz) and Institute of Experimental Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (www.ueb.cas.cz).
Research program of the laboratory is aimed primary at small molecules that regulate cell division cycle, proliferation and growth of both plant and animal cells. Namely cytokinins and cytokinin-derived purine inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinases belongs to the most intensively studied compounds. The representative of the latter, roscovitine (CYC202, seliciclib), already undergoes phase II clinical trials in patients as a novel anticancer drug held by Cyclacel Ltd (for more information see actual Press Release).
Our multidisciplinary research team is composed of experienced plant physiologists, biochemists as well as organic and analytical chemists. Many students are involved in the research during their pregradual and postgraduate studies of botany, analytical and organic chemistry, biochemistry or medicinal biology, respectively.
Laboratory of Growth Regulators guarantees the teaching for biological study programs. Members of the laboratory give lectures from general botany, plant physiology, microbiology, chemistry, molecular biology, including practical courses and seminars.
Several reseach projects are in progress in colaboration with international partners (University of Berlin, Germany; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; University of Natal Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; Vienna Medical University, Austria).
head of the laboratorysenior scientist
- Prof. ing. Miroslav Strnad CSc.
- RNDr. Martin Fellner Ph.D.
- Jiří Grúz
- Doc., Ing. Jan Krekule DrSc.
- Doc. RNDr. Vladimír Kryštof Ph.D.
- RNDr. Miroslav Kvasnica Ph.D.
- doc. Mgr. Ondřej Novák Ph.D.
- Ing. Ludmila Ohnoutková Ph.D.
- Mgr. Jana Oklešťková PhD.
- Mgr. Lucie Plíhalová Ph.D.
- Jiří Pospíšil
- Jitka Široká
- Mgr. Danuše Tarkowská Ph.D.
- Jiří Voller
graduated technical assistant
- Jitka Hansgutová DiS.
- PLANTA 2018 (External fulltext)
- EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYCOLOGY 2018 (External fulltext)
The novel brassinosteroid analog BR4848 inhibits angiogenesis in human endothelial cells and induces apoptosis in human cancer cells in vitroJournal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology 178 263-271 2018
- PLANT PHYSIOLOGY 177 476-489 2018 (External fulltext)
Vacuole Integrity Maintained by DUF300 Proteins Is Required for Brassinosteroid Signaling RegulationMOLECULAR PLANT 2018 (External fulltext)
Biochemical and Physicochemical Background of Mammalian Androgen Activity in Winter Wheat Exposed to Low TemperatureJOURNAL OF PLANT GROWTH REGULATION 37 199-219 2018
Fast regulation of hormone metabolism contributes to salt tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa spp. Japonica, L.) by inducing specific morpho-physiological responses7 75 2018 (External fulltext)
Correlations between phytohormones and drought tolerance in selected Brassica crops: Chinese cabbage, white cabbage and kaleINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES 19 2866 2018 (External fulltext)
- PLANT JOURNAL 2018 (External fulltext)
Drought-tolerant and drought-sensitive genotypes of maize (Zea mays L.) differ in contents of endogenous brassinosteroids and their drought-induced changesPLoS ONE 13 e0197870 2018 (External fulltext)