Ekaterina Yu. Rybalkina

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The goal of our study was to obtain direct evidence of co-ordinated regulation of P-glycoprotein (P-gp)-mediated multidrug resistance (MDR) and differentiation in tumour cells and to study some signalling pathways involved in joint regulation of these two cell phenotypes. The sublines of human melanoma (mS) and hepatoma (human HepG2 and rat McA RH 7777)(More)
Imatinib mesylate (imatinib) is a new generation preparation that is now successfully used for treatment of cancer, particularly for chemotherapy of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Imatinib inhibits the activity of chimeric kinase BCR-ABL, which is responsible for the development of CML. The goal of this study was to investigate the role of a multidrug(More)
Plasmids containing four GFP-tagged isoforms of the human GDNF gene, with both pre- and pro-regions (pre–pro- GDNF), with the pre- (pre-GDNF) or the pro-region (pro-GDNF) alone, and without the pre- and pro-regions (mGDNF), were used to transfect HEK293 cells (human embryonic kidney cell line). The effect of the transgenic products on the growth of(More)
Multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype of malignant cells is the major problem in the chemotherapy of neoplasia. The treatment of leukemia with retinoids is aimed on the induction of leukemic cells differentiation. However the interconnections between retinoid regulated differentiation of leukemic cells and regulation of MDR remains unclear. Four lines of(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBL) is the most common and aggressive brain neoplasm. A standard therapeutic approach for GBL involves combination therapy consisting of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. The latter is based on temozolomide (TMZ). However, even by applying such a radical treatment strategy, the mean patient survival time is only 14.6 months.(More)
The effects of YB-1 gene on the expression level of P-glycoprotein and drug resistance of tumor cells were studied in cultured HCT116 colon cancer cells. Transitory transfection of chimeric YB-1/GFP gene rendered HCT116 cells a selective advantage in a medium with vinblastine, which caused translocation of the chimeric protein into cell nuclei. This was(More)
Clones of telomerized fibroblasts of adult human skin have earlier been obtained. It was shown that despite their fast growth in mass cultures, these cells poorly form colonies. Conditioned medium, antioxidants, and reduced partial oxygen pressure enhanced their colony formation, but not to the level characteristic of the initial cells. The conditioned(More)
The ability of ras oncogenes and mutant p53 to activate reporter gene expression from human and rodent mdr1 gene promoters was described, although functional significance of this finding was unclear. We analyzed the influence of various forms of recombinant human ras and p53 on the mdr1 gene expression and P-glycoprotein (Pgp) function in rodent(More)
At present, there is no doubt that the signal transduction pathway P13K/Akt/PTEN/mTOR, controlled by phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase, is involved in tumor cell resistance to a number of drugs. Another well-known mechanism determining drug resistance in tumors is associated with the activity of drug transporters of the ABC superfamily (first of all,(More)
The goal of this work was to study the mechanisms of ABC family transport proteins’ regulation by a new-generation antitumor drug — the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (Velcade). ABC transporters determine the multidrug resistance of tumor cells (MDR). We confirmed our previously discovered observation that bortezomib affects the expression of genes(More)