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Acta Naturae

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340224/camkii-is-involved-in-the-choline-induced-downregulation-of-acetylcholine-release-in-mouse-motor-synapses
#1
A E Gaydukov, O P Balezina
We investigated the involvement of calcium-dependent enzymes, protein kinase C (PKC) and calcium-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII), in the signaling pathway triggered by the activation of presynaptic alpha7-type nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by exogenous choline, leading to downregulation of the evoked acetylcholine (ACh) release in mouse motor synapses. Blockade of PKC with chelerythrine neither changed the evoked release of ACh by itself nor prevented the inhibitory effect of choline. The CaMKII blocker KN-62 did not affect synaptic activity but fully prevented the choline-induced downregulation of ACh release...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340223/yabby3-orthologous-genes-in-wild-tomato-species-structure-variability-and-expression
#2
M A Filyushin, M A Slugina, A V Shchennikova, E Z Kochieva
Evolution of the genes encoding YABBY transcription factors is believed to be one of the key reasons for flat leaf emergence from the radially symmetrical stem and gynoecium diversity. YABBY genes determine the identity of the abaxial surface of all aboveground lateral organs in seed plants. In the present study, complete sequences of YABBY3-orthologous genes were identified and characterized in 13 accessions of cultivated and wild tomato species with diverse morphophysiology of leaves, flowers, and fruits...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340222/direct-molecular-fishing-of-new-protein-partners-for-human-thromboxane-synthase
#3
A V Svirid, P V Ershov, E O Yablokov, L A Kaluzhskiy, Yu V Mezentsev, A V Florinskaya, T A Sushko, N V Strushkevich, A A Gilep, S A Usanov, A E Medvedev, A S Ivanov
Thromboxane synthase (TBXAS1) catalyzes the isomerization reaction of prostaglandin H2 producing thromboxane A2, the autocrine and paracrine factor in many cell types. A high activity and metastability by these arachidonic acid derivatives suggests the existence of supramolecular structures that are involved in the regulation of the biosynthesis and directed translocation of thromboxane to the receptor. The objective of this study was to identify TBXAS1 protein partners from human liver tissue lysate using a complex approach based on the direct molecular fishing technique, LC-MS/MS protein identification, and protein-protein interaction validation by surface plasmon resonance (SPR)...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340221/recombinant-antibodies-to-the-ebola-virus-glycoprotein
#4
A A Panina, I G Dementieva, T K Aliev, V A Toporova, D S Balabashin, M N Bokov, L P Pozdnyakova, O B Shchemchukova, D A Dolgikh, P G Sveshnikov, M P Kirpichnikov
Currently, there are no approved therapies for targeted prevention and treatment of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. In the present work, we describe the development of a eukaryotic expression system for the production of three full-length chimeric antibodies (IgG1-kappa isotypes) GPE118, GPE325, and GPE534 to the recombinant glycoprotein of the Ebola virus (EBOV GP), which is a key factor in the pathogenicity of the disease. The immunochemical properties of the obtained antibodies were studied by immunoblotting and indirect, direct, and competitive ELISA using the recombinant EBOV proteins rGPdTM, NP, and VP40...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340220/multilocus-analysis-of-genetic-susceptibility-to-myocardial-infarction-in-russians-replication-study
#5
N G Kukava, B V Titov, G J Osmak, N A Matveeva, O G Kulakova, A V Favorov, R M Shakhnovich, M Ya Ruda, O O Favorova
In search of genetic markers of myocardial infarction (MI) risk, which have prognostic significance for Russians, we performed a replication study of MI association with genetic variants of PCSK9 (rs562556), APOE (epsilon polymorphism, rs7412 and rs429358), LPL (rs320), MTHFR (rs1801133), eNOS (rs2070744), and the 9p21 region (rs1333049) in 405 patients with MI and 198 controls. Significant MI association was observed with variants of the lipid metabolism genes (PCSK9, APOE and LPL), and of eNOS. The SNPs in the MTHFR gene and the 9p21 region were not significantly associated with MI one by one but were included in several different MI-associated allelic combinations identified by multilocus analysis...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340219/a-novel-hybrid-promoter-are-htert-for-cancer-gene-therapy
#6
S V Kalinichenko, M V Shepelev, P N Vikhreva, I V Korobko
describe a novel hybrid tumor-specific promoter, ARE-hTERT, composed of the human TERT gene promoter (hTERT) and the antioxidant response element (ARE) from the human GCLM gene promoter. The hybrid promoter retains the tumor specificity of the basal hTERT promoter but is characterized by an enhanced transcriptional activity in cancer cells with abnormal activation of the Nrf2 transcription factor and upon induction of oxidative stress. In the in vitro enzyme-prodrug cancer gene therapy scheme, ARE-hTERT promoter-driven expression of CD : UPRT (yeast cytosine deaminase : uracil phosphoribosyltransferase) chimeric protein induced a more pronounced death of cancer cells either upon treatment with 5-fluorouracil (5FC) alone or when 5FC was combined with chemotherapeutic drugs as compared to the hTERT promoter...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340218/synthesis-and-characterization-of-hybrid-core-shell-fe3o4-sio2-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
#7
I V Zelepukin, V O Shipunova, A B Mirkasymov, P I Nikitin, M P Nikitin, S M Deyev
The creation of markers that provide both visual and quantitative information is of considerable importance for the mapping of tissue macrophages and other cells. We synthesized magnetic and magneto-fluorescent nanomarkers for the labeling of cells which can be detected with high sensitivity by the magnetic particle quantification (MPQ) technique. For stabilization under physiological conditions, the markers were coated with a dense silica shell. In this case, the size and zeta-potential of nanoparticles were controlled by a modified Stober reaction...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340217/translational-cross-activation-of-the-encapsidated-rna-of-potexviruses
#8
M V Arkhipenko, N A Nikitin, E K Donchenko, O V Karpova, J G Atabekov
We had shown the genomic RNA of potexviruses potato virus X and the alternanthera mosaic virus to be inaccessible in vitro to ribosomes while in intact virion form, but the RNAs can be translationally activated following the binding of movement protein 1 (MP1) to virus particles. Here, we present the results of the follow-up study targeting two more potexvirus species - the Narcissus mosaic virus and the Potato aucuba mosaic virus. We found encapsidated potexviral RNA to share common translational features in vitro and the MP1 to be potent over homological virions of its "own" species and over heterological virions of other species, as well exhibiting selective specificity...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340216/super-resolution-microscopy-in-studying-the-structure-and-function-of-the-cell-nucleus
#9
S S Ryabichko, A N Ibragimov, L A Lebedeva, E N Kozlov, Y V Shidlovskii
In recent decades, novel microscopic methods commonly referred to as super- resolution microscopy have been developed. These methods enable the visualization of a cell with a resolution of up to 10 nm. The application of these methods is of great interest in studying the structure and function of the cell nucleus. The review describes the main achievements in this field.
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340215/genome-stability-maintenance-in-naked-mole-rat
#10
I O Petruseva, A N Evdokimov, O I Lavrik
The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) is one of the most promising models used to study genome maintenance systems, including the effective repair of damage to DNA. The naked mole-rat is the longest lived rodent species, which is extraordinarily resistant to cancer and has a number of other unique phenotypic traits. For at least 80% of its lifespan, this animal shows no signs of aging or any increased likelihood of death and retains the ability to reproduce. The naked mole-rat draws the heightened attention of researchers who study the molecular basis of lengthy lifespan and cancer resistance...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340214/the-contribution-of-ribosomal-protein-s1-to-the-structure-and-function-of-q%C3%AE-replicase
#11
Z S Kutlubaeva, H V Chetverina, A B Chetverin
The high resolution crystal structure of bacterial ribosome was determined more than 10 years ago; however, it contains no information on the structure of the largest ribosomal protein, S1. This unusual protein comprises six flexibly linked domains; therefore, it lacks a fixed structure and this prevents the formation of crystals. Besides being a component of the ribosome, protein S1 also serves as one of the four subunits of Qβ replicase, the RNA-directed RNA polymerase of bacteriophage Qβ. In each case, the role of this RNA-binding protein has been thought to consist in holding the template close to the active site of the enzyme...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340213/non-coding-rnas-as-transcriptional-regulators-in-eukaryotes
#12
O Y Burenina, T S Oretskaya, E A Kubareva
Non-coding RNAs up to 1,000 nucleotides in length are widespread in eukaryotes and fulfil various regulatory functions, in particular during chromatin remodeling and cell proliferation. These RNAs are not translated into proteins: thus, they are non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). The present review describes the eukaryotic ncRNAs involved in transcription regulation, first and foremost, targeting RNA polymerase II (RNAP II) and/or its major proteinaceous transcription factors. The current state of knowledge concerning the regulatory functions of SRA and TAR RNA, 7SK and U1 snRNA, GAS5 and DHFR RNA is summarized herein...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340212/40-years-without-smallpox
#13
G A Shchelkunova, S N Shchelkunov
The last case of natural smallpox was recorded in October, 1977. It took humanity almost 20 years to achieve that feat after the World Health Organization had approved the global smallpox eradication program. Vaccination against smallpox was abolished, and, during the past 40 years, the human population has managed to lose immunity not only to smallpox, but to other zoonotic orthopoxvirus infections as well. As a result, multiple outbreaks of orthopoxvirus infections in humans in several continents have been reported over the past decades...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104783/expression-levels-of-the-uridine-cytidine-kinase-like-1-protein-as-a-novel-prognostic-factor-for-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-hepatocellular-carcinomas
#14
A Buivydiene, V Liakina, J Valantinas, J Norkuniene, E Mockiene, S Jokubauskiene, R Smaliukiene, L Jancoriene, L Kovalevska, E Kashuba
The expression levels of the two novel oncoproteins uridine-cytidine kinase like-1 (UCKL-1) and mitochondrial ribosomal protein S18-2 (MRPS18-2) were assessed in samples of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using immunohistochemistry. Tissue microarray (TMA) paraffin blocks were prepared from 42 HCC tumor samples with the corresponding peri-tumor tissues and from 11 tissues of a liver with HCV-induced cirrhosis. We found that the UCKL-1 signal in the liver tissues of the peri-tumor zone in the HCC samples was stronger than that in cirrhosis (50 ± 49...
July 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104782/the-effect-of-the-targeted-recombinant-toxin-darpin-pe40-on-the-dynamics-of-her2-positive-tumor-growth
#15
E A Sokolova, G M Proshkina, O M Kutova, I V Balalaeva, S M Deyev
The development of targeted toxins based on non-immunoglobulin targeting molecules appears to be one of the most advanced approaches in the targeted therapy of malignant tumors with a high expression of the HER2 receptor. Earlier, we showed that the targeted toxin DARPin-PE40 consisting of the HER2-specific non-immunoglobulin polypeptide (the targeting module) and a fragment of Pseudomonas exotoxin A (the toxic module) exhibits an antitumor effect in vivo against the HER2-positive adenocarcinoma xenograft. In this work, an in-depth analysis of the effect of DARPin-PE40 on the growth dynamics of experimental xenograft tumors was carried out...
July 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104781/the-minor-variant-of-the-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-rs3753381-affects-the-activity-of-a-slamf1-enhancer
#16
L V Putlyaeva, A M Schwartz, A V Klepikova, I E Vorontsov, I V Kulakovskiy, D V Kuprash
The SLAMF1 gene encodes CD150, a transmembrane glycoprotein expressed on the surface of T and B-lymphocytes, NK-cells, dendritic cells, and subpopulations of macrophages and basophils. We investigated the functional regulatory polymorphisms of the SLAMF1 locus associated with autoimmune processes, using bioinformatics and a mutational analysis of the regulatory elements overlapping with polymorphic positions. In the reporter gene assay in MP-1 and Raji B-cell lines, the enhancer activity of the regulatory region of the locus containing the rs3753381 polymorphism demonstrated a twofold increase upon the introduction of the rs3753381 minor variant (G → A) associated with myasthenia gravis...
July 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104780/induction-of-icam-1-expression-in-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts-cultured-on-fibroin-gelatin-scaffolds
#17
M A Nosenko, N V Maluchenko, M S Drutskaya, A Y Arkhipova, I I Agapov, S A Nedospasov, M M Moisenovich
Culturing of allogeneic or autologous cells in three-dimensional bioresorbable scaffolds is an important step in the engineering of constructs for regenerative medicine, as well as for experimental systems to study the mechanisms of cell differentiation and cell-to-cell interaction. Artificial substrates can modulate the phenotype and functional activity of immobilized cells. Investigating these changes is important for understanding the fundamental processes underlying cellular interactions in a 3D microenvironment and for improving tissue-engineered structures...
July 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104779/the-spatial-organization-of-the-intranuclear-structures-of-human-brain-dopaminergic-neurons
#18
D E Korzhevskii, V V Gusel'nikova, O V Kirik, E G Sukhorukova, I P Grigorev
We studied the intranuclear localization of protein nucleophosmin (B23) and ubiquitin in the dopaminergic neurons of human substantia nigra (n = 6, age of 25-87 years) using immunohistochemistry and confocal laser microscopy. Intranuclear ubiquitin-immunopositive bodies that morphologically correspond to Marinesco bodies were found to be present in substantia nigra dopaminergic (tyrosine hydroxylase-immunopositive) neurons but absent in non-dopaminergic neurons. The number of bodies varied from 0 to 6 per cell nucleus...
July 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104778/change-in-the-content-of-immunoproteasomes-and-macrophages-in-rat-liver-at-the-induction-of-donor-specific-tolerance
#19
Ya D Karpova, V D Ustichenko, N M Alabedal'karim, A A Stepanova, Yu V Lyupina, K I Boguslavski, G A Bozhok, N P Sharova
Induction of donor specific tolerance (DST) by the introduction of donor cells into a recipient's portal vein is one of the approaches used to solve the problem of transplant engraftment. However, the mechanism of DST development remains unclear to this moment. In the present work, we first studied the change in the content of immunoproteasomes and macrophages of the liver at early stages of the development of allospecific portal tolerance in rats by Western blotting and flow cytofluorimetry. On the basis of the data obtained, we can conclude that the induction of DST is an active process characterized by two phases during which the level of the proteasome immune subunits LMP2 and LMP7 in liver mononuclear cells, including Kupffer cells, and the number of Kupffer cells change...
July 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104777/studying-the-specific-activity-of-the-amide-form-of-hldf-6-peptide-using-the-transgenic-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
A P Bogachouk, Z I Storozheva, G B Telegin, A S Chernov, A T Proshin, V V Sherstnev, Yu A Zolotarev, V M Lipkin
The neuroprotective and nootropic activities of the amide form (AF) of the HLDF-6 peptide (TGENHR-NH2) were studied in transgenic mice of the B6C3-Tg(APPswe,PSEN1de9)85Dbo (Tg+) line (the animal model of familial Alzheimer's disease (AD)). The study was performed in 4 mouse groups: group 1 (study group): Tg+ mice intranasally injected with the peptide at a dose of 250 μg/kg; group 2 (active control): Tg+ mice intranasally injected with normal saline; group 3 (control 1): Tg- mice; and group 4 (control 2): C57Bl/6 mice...
July 2017: Acta Naturae
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