Andrey Pavlovich Kiyasov

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Alzheimer's dementia (AD) is a degenerative brain disorder characterized mainly by cholinergic failure, but other neuro-transmitters are also deficient especially at late stages of the disease. Misfolded β-amyloid peptide has been identified as a causative agent, however inflammatory changes also play a pivotal role. Even though the most prominent pathology(More)
Current therapy of a number of neuropsychiatric maladies has only symptomatic modality. Effective treatment of these neuro-degenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), may benefit from combined gene/stem-cell approaches. In this report, mononuclear fraction of human umbilical cord blood cells (hUCBCs) were transfected by(More)
Genetically modified mono-nuclear cell fraction from human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) expressing human vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and mouse neural L(1) cell adhesion molecule (L(1)CAM) were used for gene-stem cell therapy of transgenic (G)93(A) mice adopted as an animal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) model. We generated non-viral(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable, chronic, fatal neuro-degenerative disease characterized by progressive loss of moto-neurons and paralysis of skeletal muscles. Reactivating dysfunctional areas is under earnest investigation utilizing various approaches. Here we present an innovative gene-cell construct aimed at reviving inert structure(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive death of cerebral and spinal motorneurons. Using behavioral tests we studied the efficiency of gene-cell therapy in SOD1 G93A transgenic mice receiving xenotransplantation of human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells genetically modified with adenoviral vectors(More)
The use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been shown to be promising in chronic disorders such as diabetes, Alzheimer's dementia, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and brain ischemia. Recent studies revealed that human tooth germs (hTG) contain MSCs which can be easily isolated, expanded and cryo-preserved. In this report, we isolated human tooth(More)
Several biomarkers are used in confirming the diagnosis of cognitive disorders. This study evaluates whether the level of these markers after heart surgery correlates with the development of cognitive dysfunction, which is a frequent complication of cardiac interventions. Concentrations of amyloid-β peptide, tau, and S100β in the cerebro-spinal fluid were(More)
OBJECTIVES Among several other factors, the neuro-toxic β-amyloid peptide (βAP)-induced inflammatory mechanisms have also been implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's dementia (AD). Cytokines have recently emerged as prime candidates underlying this immune reaction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the inflammatory response of peripheral(More)
Cognitive dysfunction following surgery is a common complication, which increases the incidence of other co-morbid conditions, hospital and health-care costs. The reported rate of the occurrence of post-operative cognitive decline varies with different studies, depending on population profile, type of surgery, definition of cognitive disorder and detection(More)
Functionalized living cells are regarded as effective tools in directed cell delivery and tissue engineering. Here we report the facile functionalization of viable isolated HeLa cells with superparamagnetic cationic nanoparticles via a single-step biocompatible process. Nanoparticles are localized on the cellular membranes and do not penetrate into the(More)