Asya S. Levina

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The reversed-phase chromatography technique was employed in the measurement of DNA synthesis at the primers d(pT)n, r(pU)n, d(pA)n, and r(pA)n (n = 1-16) in the presence of template poly(dA) or poly(dT). DNA synthesis was catalyzed by Escherichia coli DNA polymerase I Klenow fragment, Physarum polycephalum DNA polymerase beta-like, P. polycephalum DNA(More)
The use of various nanoparticles is a promising way to solve the current problem of drug delivery in medicine and biology. Nanocomposites consisting of titanium dioxide and oligonucleotides noncovalently attached to nanoparticles through the polylysine linker (TiO2 x PL-DNA) have been designed to deliver of DNA fragments into cells. Three forms of TiO2(More)
Pt(2+)-containing derivatives of oligodeoxyribonucleotides were used to evaluate the ligand affinity to the template sites of Klenow fragment of DNA polymerase I from E. coli and DNA polymerase alpha from human placenta. The values of Kd and Gibb's energy (delta G degree) for the complexes of oligodeoxyribonucleotides and their derivatives with the template(More)
Influenza is a heavy socially significant viral infection that affects humans, birds, and wild and domestic animals. The threat of existing and new highly pathogenic subtypes of influenza A virus (IAV) makes it necessary to develop an effective drug that may affect different IAV strains. For this purpose, oligodeoxynucleotides (DNA fragments) attached to(More)
The affinity of different ligands (d(pA)n, d(pT)n, d(pA)nxd(pT)n, dU-containing oligonucleotides) to the uracil-DNA-glycosylase (UDG) from human placenta have been investigated. All used oligodeoxynucleotides were shown to be competitive inhibitors of uracil-DNA glycosylase toward to [3H]-uracil-DNA substrate. Minimal ligand capable to bind to the template(More)
The values of Kd and Gibbs energy (delta G degrees) have been measured for complexes of the template site of DNA polymerase I Klenow fragment with the homo-oligonucleotides d(pC)n, d(pT)n, and d(pA)n and hetero-oligonucleotides of various structures and lengths. These parameters were evaluated from the protective effect of the oligonucleotide on enzyme(More)
DNA synthesis at primers d(pT)n, d(pA)n, d(pC)n, and d(pG)n in the presence of corresponding complementary templates and at hetero-oligoprimers complementary to M13 phage DNA was investigated. The values of both -log Km and log Vmax increased linearly if homo-oligoprimers contained less than 10 nucleotides. The lengthening of d(pT)n and d(pA)n primers by(More)
The Km and Vmax values for a set of primers: d(pT)n (pC) (pT)m (n = 3-9, m = 0-7) and d(pT)4 (pCpG)k (pT)4 (k = 1-5) have been estimated. Poly(dA) was used as a template. The number of complementary bases from the 3' end to a noncomplementary ones was shown to determine the efficiency of interaction of d(pT)n (pC) (pT)m with the Klenow fragment.(More)
Affinity labelling of human placenta DNA polymerase alpha (EC with the reactive oligodeoxyribonucleotide d(pT)2pC[Pt2+(NH3)2OH](pT)7 was used for quantitative analysis of enzyme interaction with oligodeoxyribonucleotides as templates. Dissociation constants and Gibb's energy values for different oligothymidylates d(pT)nT where n = 1-14 have been(More)
Six affinity reagents containing chemically reactive groups, either on the phosphate residue at the 5'-end or on the 5'- or 3'-end internucleoside phosphate linkages of the oligothymidylate primers, were used to covalently modify the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 reverse transcriptase (HIV-1 RT). After covalent binding of these modified primer analogs(More)