Alexey M. Kozlov

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MOTIVATION Phylogenies are increasingly used in all fields of medical and biological research. Because of the next generation sequencing revolution, datasets used for conducting phylogenetic analyses grow at an unprecedented pace. We present ExaML version 3, a dedicated production-level code for inferring phylogenies on whole-transcriptome and whole-genome(More)
The aim of the study was to obtain cell lines from tumor samples, and to determine phenotypic cell characteristics in order to choose the optimal line for vaccine preparation. 15 cell lines with stable growth, varying in cultural growth character and cytomorphology, were obtained from samples taken from patients with metastatic skin melanoma.(More)
Molecular sequences in public databases are mostly annotated by the submitting authors without further validation. This procedure can generate erroneous taxonomic sequence labels. Mislabeled sequences are hard to identify, and they can induce downstream errors because new sequences are typically annotated using existing ones. Furthermore, taxonomic(More)
The relative content of phosphatidylcholine is lower and that of sphingomyelin is higher in transplantable fast growing mouse hepatoma-22, thus decreasing their ratio approximately 2.5-fold versus normal liver. The ceramide content and the neutral sphingomyelinase activity is markedly higher (3- and 6.5-fold, respectively), whereas the acid sphingomyelinase(More)
Contents of sphingenine (sphingosine) and sphinganine were studied in sphingomyelins of transplantable mouse tumors (hepatoma-22, melanoma B16, Lewis lung carcinoma, intestine carcinoma) and rat nephroma RA. The content of sphinganine was increased in sphingomyelins of hepatoma-22 and nephroma RA compared to sphingomyelins of liver and kidneys. Significant(More)
We studied adhesive properties and physiological activity in vivo of cells from Lewis lung carcinoma and its metastases. These cells differed in tumorogenic activity and metastatic potential in the syngeneic system. In vivo non-metastasizing cells are characterized by a lower content of surface lectins to tetrasaccharides SiaLex [Neu5Acα2-3Galβ1-4(Fucα1-3)(More)
A coordination complex cis-dichlorodiamminedihydroxoplatinum (IV) (oxoplatinum) was first synthesized in the USSR by Chugaev and Khlopin in 1927 [3]. Its marked antitumor properties were revealed by one of the authors of this article at the All-Union Cancer Research Center of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR. The paper gives data on the(More)
Phylogenetic inference is the process of reconstructing the evolutionary history of species based on their traits, nowadays mostly using molecular sequence data. Current state-of-the-art inference methods, like Bayesian and Maximum Likelihood (ML) inference, rely on the Phylogenetic Likelihood Function (PLF) as their computational core. Due to the large(More)
Lipid derivative of sarcolysin obtained by condensation of sarcolysin with dioleoylglycerol is well retained in the liposome membrane due to high hydrophobic activity exhibits a higher cytotoxic activity than sarcolysinin vitro (CaOv cells) and a much higher antitumor activityin vivo (P388 leukemia). Further increase in the efficacy of the lipid(More)
The profile and content of gangliosides associated with tumour cells of mouse sarcoma-37 and exfoliated from the cell surface were determined. It was shown that 20% of tumour gangliosides shed from the cell surface and only about 7% of all the shed gangliosides were contained in plasma membrane fragments. When incubated in vitro at 37 degrees C for 1 hour,(More)