Ekaterina Trifonova

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Analysis of the genome-specific linkage disequilibrium patterns in certain populations is a highly promising approach to the identification of functional variants that underlie susceptibility to complex diseases. In the present study, the linkage disequilibrium patterns of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (MTHFR) were examined in a group of(More)
Transgenic tobacco plants (Nicotiana tabacum cv. SR1) expressing extracellular pancreatic ribonuclease from Bos taurus and characterized by an increased level of ribonuclease activity in leaf extracts were challenged with tobacco mosaic virus. The transgenic plants exhibited a significantly higher level of protection against the virus infection than the(More)
The antisense suppressor was constructed for proline dehydrogenase gene (PDH; a fragment of PDH from Arabidopsis in antisense orientation and under the control of 35S promoter of cauliflower mosaic virus, CMV). In Nicotiana tabacum SR1 tobacco transformants bearing antisense suppressor for PDH, the proline content and the cytoplasm osmotic pressure were(More)
There are significant changes in the structure of the upper tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) leaves systemically infected with tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) especially in the light green tissue (LGT). Dark green areas (DGI) had intermediate status between healthy tissue and LGT. DGI contained significantly less infectious TMV and viral antigen than the LGT. The(More)
We reported recently that RNA-free spherical particles (SPs) generated by thermal remodelling of tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) are capable of binding GFP to their surface. Here, we show that SPs represent a universal particle platform that can form compositions by binding a diversity of various foreign proteins/epitopes of viral and non-viral origin to their(More)
Previously, we described some structural features of spherical particles (SPs) generated by thermal remodelling of the tobacco mosaic virus. The SPs represent a universal platform that could bind various proteins. Here, we report that entire isometric virions of heterogeneous nature bind non-specifically to the SPs. Formaldehyde (FA) was used for covalent(More)
Conversion of the rod-like tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) virions into "ball-like particles" by thermal denaturation at 90-98 °C had been described by R.G. Hart in 1956. We have reported recently that spherical particles (SPs) generated by thermal denaturation of TMV at 94-98 °C were highly stable, RNA-free, and water-insoluble. The SPs were uniform in shape(More)
Filamentous helical Potato virus X (PVX) can be regarded as one of the well-studied viruses. Nevertheless, some aspects of the PVX assembly remained obscure. Previously, we have shown that the presence of a cap structure at the 5' end of PVX RNA is indispensable for assembly of viral ribonucleoprotein (vRNP) particles varying in length. Here, most(More)
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most common type of genetic polymorphisms. Despite the progress in sequencing and postgenomic technologies, targeted SNP genotyping continues to be in highest demand in the approach to human and medical genetics. In this work, we describe the application of multiple SNP genotyping by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry(More)
Complementary DNA for the extracellular RNase of Zinnia elegans was cloned under control of the cauliflower mosaic virus 35S RNA constitutive promoter and transferred into the Nicotiana tabacum SR1 plants. Primary tobacco transformants were characterized by a high level of RNase activity.