Anna A Ivanova

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Myelin formation and maintenance depends on the establishment of two structurally and biochemically discernible domains: (a)compact myelin, that is multilamellar stacks of plasma membrane sheets; and (b) cytoplasmic channels that border the compact myelin domains, attach them to the cell body and anchor the myelin sheath to the axonal membrane. To identify(More)
A total of 1640 ticks collected in different geographical parts of Estonia were screened for the presence of Rickettsia species DNA by real-time PCR. DNA of Rickettsia was detected in 83 out of 1640 questing ticks with an overall prevalence of 5.1%. The majority of the ticks infected by rickettsiae were Ixodes ricinus (74 of 83), while 9 of the 83 positive(More)
The dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN) of mammals displays a cortical structure containing a number of cell types organized into distinct layers. In the present study, the migratory mode of large multipolar cells and granule cells as well as the morphological differentiation of the projection neurons were investigated in the development of the mouse DCN. The(More)
The existing view is that cortical oligodendrocytes (OLs) in rodents are born from the cortical subventricular zone (SVZ) after birth, but recent data suggest that many forebrain oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) are specified much earlier (between E9.5 and E13.5 in the mouse) in the ventricular zone of the ventral forebrain under the control of sonic(More)
A systematic analysis of results available from in vitro, in vivo and clinical trials on the effects of biocompatible calcium phosphate (CaP) coatings is presented. An overview of the most frequently used methods to prepare CaP-based coatings was conducted. Dense, homogeneous, highly adherent and biocompatible CaP or hybrid organic/inorganic CaP coatings(More)
While hepatitis E is a growing health concern in Europe, epidemiological data on hepatitis E virus (HEV) in Estonia are scarce. Along with imported HEV infections, autochthonous cases are reported from European countries. Both domestic and wild animals can be a source of human cases of this zoonosis. Here, we investigated the presence of anti-HEV antibodies(More)
Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is a gonadal hormone synthesized by granulose cells of the ovary and Sertoli cells of the testis. Anti-Mullerian hormone is used to facilitate the evaluation of intersex disorders and as a marker in some ovarian tumors or ovarian reserve assessment in the infertility cases. Serum levels of AMH hold objective information, which(More)
Most of the mutations within the PLP gene result in degeneration of oligodendrocytes and this is believed to be caused by intracellular trafficking defects. Previous studies have demonstrated that cells expressing the wild type PLP gene release a factor promoting differentiation/survival of oligodendrocyte and that this factor is the C-terminal portion of(More)
Angio- and osteogenesis following the two-stage (TS) implantation of the skin- and bone-integrated pylon seeded with autologous fibroblasts was evaluated. Two consecutive animal substudies were undertaken: intramedullary subcutaneous implantation (15 rabbits) and a TS transcutaneous implantation (12 rabbits). We observed enhanced osseointegrative properties(More)
BACKGROUND Incorporation of molecular analysis of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene into routine clinical practice has shown great promise to provide personalized therapy of the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the developed world. However, the genetic testing of EGFR mutations has not yet become routine clinical practice in territories(More)