Ekaterina Igorevna Shishatskaya

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Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) sutures were implanted to test animals intramuscularly, and tissue reaction was investigated and compared with the reaction to silk and catgut. Tested monofilament sutures made of PHAs of two types--polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and a copolymer of hydroxybutyrate and hydroxyvalerate (PHV)--featured the strength necessary for the(More)
Ralstonia eutrophais a Gram-negative betaproteobacterium found natively in soils that can utilize a wide array of carbon sources for growth, and can store carbon intracellularly in the form of polyhydroxyalkanoate. Many aspects of R. eutrophamake it a good candidate for use in biotechnological production of polyhydroxyalkanoate and other bio-based, value(More)
Synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) by a new strain of Cupriavidus - Cupriavidus eutrophus B-10646 - was investigated under autotrophic growth conditions. Under chemostat, at the specific flow rate D=0.1h(-1), on sole carbon substrate (CO2), with nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese used as growth limiting elements, the highest(More)
The paper describes the production and investigation of flexible films made of high-purity polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)--polyhydroxybutyrate [poly-(3HB)] and poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-poly-3-hydroxyvalerate [poly(3HB-co-3HV)], containing 4-30 mol % hydroxyvalerate. Poly(3HB-co-3HV) films have a more porous structure than poly-(3HB) films, which are more(More)
Nanotechnology is an evolving scientific field that has allowed the manufacturing of materials with novel physicochemical and biological properties, offering a wide spectrum of potential applications. Properties of nanoparticles that contribute to their usefulness include their markedly increased surface area in relation to mass, surface reactivity and(More)
Microspheres have been prepared from the resorbable linear polyester of beta-hydroxybutyric acid (polyhydroxybutyrate, PHB) by the solvent evaporation technique and investigated in vitro and in vivo. Biocompatibility of the microspheres has been proved in tests in the culture of mouse fibroblast cell line NIH 3T3 and in experiments on intramuscular(More)
Samples of olyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and copolymers poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) with 4 and 18 mol% hydroxyvalerate, synthesized by the bacteria Ralstonia eutropha B5786, were investigated. PHA films in contact with blood did not activate the hemostasis system at the level of cell response, but they did(More)
This study investigates kinetic and production parameters of a glucose-utilizing bacterial strain, C. eutrophus B-10646, and its ability to synthesize PHA terpolymers. Optimization of a number of parameters of bacterial culture (cell concentration in the inoculum, physiological activity of the inoculum, determined by the initial intracellular polymer(More)
Specimens of (14)C-labeled polymer of 3-hydroxybutyric acid, P(3-HB), with different initial molecular weights, were used to prepare microparticles, whose morphology was not influenced by the M(w) of the polymer. During the particle preparation process, P(3-HB) molecular weight decreased by 15-20%. Sterile microparticles (mean diameter 2.4 μm) were injected(More)
The biodegradability of oriented fibers made of polyhydroxybutyrate (P(3HB)) and its co-polymer with beta-hydroxyvalerate (P(3HB-co-3HV)) was investigated in buffer solutions and in biological media in vitro and in vivo. The fibers of both polymer types demonstrated resistance to hydrolytic degradation in buffer solutions at 38 degrees C and pH from 4.5 to(More)