Anna V. Dobrzhanskaya

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We isolated Ca2+-regulated thin filaments from the smooth muscle of the mussel Crenomytilus grayanus and studied the protein composition of different preparations from this muscle: whole muscle, heat-stable extract, fractions from heat-stable extract, thin filaments and intermediate stages of thin filaments purification. Among the protein components of the(More)
Mobility and spatial orientation of a novel 40-kDa actin-binding protein from the smooth muscle of the mussel Crenomytilus grayanus was studied by polarized fluorometry. The influence of this protein on orientation and mobility of the myosin heads was investigated during modeling the different stages of the ATPase cycle. The 40-kDa actin-binding protein(More)
Polarized fluorimetry was used to study in ghost muscle fibers the influence of a 40-kDa protein from the thin filaments of the mussel Crenomytilus grayanus on conformational changes of F-actin modified by the fluorescent probes 1,5-IAEDANS and FITC-phalloidin during myosin subfragment (S1) binding in the absence of nucleotides and in the presence of MgADP(More)
Although the role of calponin in physiological processes in smooth muscles has been studied for a long time, it remains obscure in many respects. Despite the large number of experimental data, the role of calponin in the regulation of smooth muscle contraction has not yet been established. The study of calponin-like proteins (i.e., proteins with homologous(More)
The goal of this work was to elucidate the mechanism of inhibition of the actin-activated ATPase of myosin subfragment-1 (S1) by the calponin-like protein from mussel bivalve muscle. The calponin-like protein (Cap) is a 40-kDa actin-binding protein from the bivalve muscle of the mussel Crenomytilus grayanus. Kinetic parameters V max and K ATPase of(More)
Myorod is expressed exclusively in molluscan catch muscle and localizes on the surface of thick filaments together with twitchin and myosin. Myorod is an alternatively spliced product of the myosin heavy-chain gene that contains the C-terminal rod part of myosin and a unique N-terminal domain. The unique domain is a target for phosphorylation by gizzard(More)
Calponin-like protein (CaP-40), a third major protein after actin and tropomyosin, has recently been identified by us in the Ca2+-regulated thin filaments of mussel Crenomytilus grayanus. It contains calponin homology domain, five calponin family repeats and possesses similar biochemical properties as vertebrate smooth muscle calponin. In this paper, we(More)
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