Anton Yu Postnov

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The role of alterations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in the development of human pathologies is not understood well. Most of mitochondrial mutations are characterized by the phenomenon of heteroplasmy which is defined as the presence of a mixture of more than one type of an organellar genome within a cell or tissue. The level of heteroplasmy varies in wide(More)
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in many industrialized societies. Atherosclerosis is the major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease based on arterial endothelial dysfunction caused by the impairment of endothelial-dependent dilation. Atherosclerosis is a complex vascular disease resulted from(More)
This study was undertaken to examine the association between the level of heteroplasmy for the mutation C3256T in human white blood cells and the extent of carotid atherosclerosis, as well as the presence of coronary heart disease (CHD), the major clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis. Totally, 191 participants (84 men, 107 women) aged 65.0 years (SD(More)
A mutant allele quantitative assay was developed to study somatic mitochondrial mutations associated with human diseases. This assay may be used in the clinical diagnostics for diseases associated with somatic mutations. To detect somatic mutations associated with atherosclerotic lesions of the aortal intima, we analyzed 40 mitochondrial mutations(More)
Electron-microscopic analysis of atherosclerotic lesions demonstrated a high variability in the ultrastructural appearance of mitochondria in human aortic atherosclerotic lesions compared with the appearance of mitochondria in the normal parts of the aortic intima. This prompted us to suggest that the structural variations in the appearance of mitochondria(More)
Somatic mutations of the human mitochondrial genome can be a possible determinant of atherosclerosis. To test this possibility, forty mitochondrial mutations were analyzed in the present study in order to see which of these mutations might be associated with atherosclerosis. Ten mitochondrial mutations belonging to mitochondrial genes MT-RNR1 (rRNA 12S);(More)
In human pathology, several diseases are associated with somatic mutations in the mitochondrial genome (mtDNA). Even though mitochondrial dysfunction leads to increased oxidative stress, the role of mitochondrial mutations in atherosclerosis has not received much attention so far. In this study we analyzed the association of mitochondrial genetic variation(More)
AIM To examine whether the heteroplasmy level for 15059G>A mutation in the mitochondrial genome might be associated with essential hypertension. METHODS This cross-sectional study involved 196 unrelated participants randomly selected from general population (90 males and 106 females) who underwent a regular medical check-up at the Institute for(More)
The existing data on apoptotic processes in human atherosclerotic lesions is insufficient and is often contradictory. This study was undertaken to evaluate the levels of the expression of key apoptosis-related genes, namely, caspase 3 (CASP3) and caspase 9 (CASP9) in the normal (non-atherosclerotic) intima of the human aorta in comparison with those in(More)
Genetic predisposition plays an important role among other risk factors in multifactorial socially significant diseases such as atherosclerosis and its clinical manifestations. This pilot study was aimed to identify the relationship between the type of mitochondrial haplogroup and the risk of subclinical atherosclerosis in humans. For accurate detection of(More)