Ekaterina Alekseeva

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BACKGROUND Hepatitis C core protein is an attractive target for HCV vaccine aimed to exterminate HCV infected cells. However, although highly immunogenic in natural infection, core appears to have low immunogenicity in experimental settings. We aimed to design an HCV vaccine prototype based on core, and devise immunization regimens that would lead to potent(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is accompanied by the induction of oxidative stress, mediated by several virus proteins, the most prominent being the nucleocapsid protein (HCV core). Here, using the truncated forms of HCV core, we have delineated several mechanisms by which it induces the oxidative stress. The N-terminal 36 amino acids of HCV core induced(More)
Envelope protein E2 of human hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an attractive component of a prototype HCV vaccine. Delivered by DNA immunogens, E2 evokes specific immune response of Th1-type, failing to induce either considerable antibody production, or T-helper cell proliferation. We aimed at modulating the immunogenic performance of E2 gene by changing the mode(More)
Of late, inflammatory reactions have been considered to play an important part in the development of atherosclerosis. Acute-phase inflammatory reaction, being initially a protective response directed within the homeostasis system towards lesion repair, may by itself due to various factors favor the development of pathological processes. Considering the role(More)
Clostridium felsineum strains differing in the activity of pectolytic enzymes and the rate of spore formation varied also in the synthesis of fermentation products. Strains with the high rate of spore formation synthesized less butyric and propionic acids, but twice as much butanol; as a result, the proportion between butyric acid and butanol was 8 times as(More)
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