Elena A Kalashnikova

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Chronic endobronchial inflammation and bacterial infection are the main causes of morbidity and mortality in cystic fibrosis (CF), an autosomal recessive genetic disorder associated with improper function of chloride channels. Inflammation in CF lung is greatly amplified after Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. In this study the relationship between P.(More)
The cytotoxicity of four aminoglycoside antibiotics was studied by estimation of the dose-effect relationship using a panel cellular biotest system including cell cultures for test objects. The cultures represented 4 differentiation types: normal human fibroblasts and myoblasts, human or Syrian hamster hepatoma cells, and mouse/mouse hybridoma cells. It was(More)
The lymphocytes of peripheral blood of healthy donors were influenced by X-ray radiation (10 cGy) or a fragments of the transcribed region of rDNA (TRrDNA) transmitted to the incubation medium of non-irradiated cells. Both factors induced transposition of the loci 1q12 of homologous chromosomes from the membrane to the centre of the nucleus in lymphocytes;(More)
The total-systems inflammatory response was assessed in patients with sepsis and multiple organ failure by measuring plasma cytokines TNF-alpha, IL-1 beta, and IL-6 and their clearance and total elimination in the course of permanent hemofiltration (PHF). Sepsis and multiple organ failure were found to involve a stable circulation of numerous cytokines,(More)
Direct positive correlation has been shown between the level of stimulation of peripheral blood lymphocytes and of the inhibition degree of PHA stimulation by dexamethasone. On the basis of this correlation we subdivided all the examined individuals into three groups of susceptibility: resistant, sensitive, and intermediate. The studies carried out in these(More)
BACKGROUND The life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) is largely dependent on the pulmonary disease severity and progress. Malnutrition may be an important complicating factor in active and chronic lung disease. AIMS The focus of this study was to investigate several inflammatory markers in pancreatic-insufficient CF patients with different(More)
Benzodiazepines (BDZs) are known to act not only in the central nervous system, but on peripheral cells and tissues binding to the peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptors. In the present study, the influence of two different BDZs (diazepam (Dz) and tofizopam (Tof) on several immune functions has been examined in vitro. Some differences between Dz and Tof(More)
Glucocorticosteroids (GC) are the true immunomodulators that can depress and enhance immune reactions. Hormone-activated GC receptors (GCR) change the transcription of many genes, resulting in modified immune responses. The direction of immunomodulation under which GC act depends on their level, the quantity and state of GCR, the amount of different(More)
The study of pathogenetic mechanisms of Peyronie's disease (PD) in respect of raising efficacy of complex conservative therapy was made in 41 patients with PD. The control group consisted of 266 persons. Immunological and virusological investigations were made using enzyme immunoassay. HLA typing of class I antigens was made, antinuclear antibodies and(More)