Anna Mikhailova

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Interface exceptions (explicitly declared exceptions that a method can propagate outside) are an inherent part of the interface describing the behaviour of a particular class of objects. Evolution of system behaviour is thus necessarily accompanied by and reflected in the evolution of interface exceptions. While evolution of normal system behaviour is(More)
Protease from Serratia proteamaculans (PSP) is the first known psychrophilic oligopeptidase B. The gene of S. proteamaculans 94 oligopeptidase B was cloned, sequenced and expressed in Escherichia coli. The unfolding of PSP molecule following heat treatment at 37°C by measuring fluorescence spectra was examined in parallel with the residual activity(More)
Comparative substrate analysis of full-length bovine enteropeptidase and trypsin, bovine and human enteropeptidase light chains was performed using model N-terminal dodecapeptides corresponding to wild-type human trypsinogen and pancreatitis-associated mutant trypsinogens K23R and D22G. The substitution of Lys residue by Arg at P1 leads to 2-fold increase(More)
Treatment of native psychrophilic oligopeptidase B from Serratia proteamaculans (PSP, 78 kDa) with chymotrypsin (soluble or immobilized on modified porous glass MPG-PA) in the presence of 50% glycerol leads to production of a truncated enzyme form (PSP-Chtr, ∼66 kDa), which retains activity toward the low molecular weight substrate of PSP, BAPNA, but in(More)
Temperature dependences of kinetic constants (k cat and K m) were studied for enzymatic hydrolysis of N-succinyl-L-alanyl-L-alanyl-L-prolyl-L-arginine-p-nitroanilide and N-succinyl-L-alanyl-L-alanyl-L-prolyl-L-lysine-p-nitroanilide by bovine cationic and rat anionic (wild-type and mutant) trypsins. The findings were compared with the corresponding(More)
The Drosophila GAGA factor (GAF) has an extraordinarily diverse set of functions that include the activation and silencing of gene expression, nucleosome organization and remodeling, higher order chromosome architecture and mitosis. One hypothesis that could account for these diverse activities is that GAF is able to interact with partners that have(More)
Oligopeptidase B (OpdB; EC is a trypsin-like peptidase belonging to the family of serine prolyl oligopeptidases; two-domain structure of the enzyme includes C-terminal peptidase catalytic domain and N-terminal seven-bladed β-propeller domain. Importance of the interface between these domains and particularly of the 5 salt bridges for enzyme(More)
Enteropeptidase (enterokinase, EC hydrolyzes peptide bonds formed by carboxyl groups of Lys or Arg residue provided that less than four negatively charged amino acid residues are in positions P2-P5 of its substrate. We determined the kinetic parameters of three substrates of this type: human angiotensin II (AT) (DR decreases VYIHPF) and the(More)
A number of new inhibitors of plasmepsin II (PlmII) Plasmodium falciparum, which was one of the key factors of survival of malarial parasite, was synthesized. The inhibitors were analogues of pepstatin with different substitutions for the alanine residue. Effects of the inhibitors on human PlmII and cathepsin D were studied. Inhibition of PlmII by the(More)