Elena Kashuba

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Subnuclear distribution of the human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8)- encoded nuclear protein LNA-1 was analysed at high resolution in body cavity (BC) lymphoma-derived cell lines, in cell hybrids between BC cells and various human and mouse cells and in freshly infected K562 and ECV cell lines. Three-dimensional reconstruction of nuclei from optical sections and(More)
We have previously shown that Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-encoded EBNA-5 is localized to PML bodies (PODs) in EBV-immortalized lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). Here we have extended our study of the subnuclear localization of EBNA-5 and found a strict co-localization with PML in LCLs and in BL lines with an immunoblastic, LCL-like phenotype. Moreover,(More)
We have recently found that primary rat embryonic fibroblasts (REFs) could be immortalized by overexpression of the human mitochondrial ribosomal protein MRPS18-2 (S18-2). A derived cell line, designated 18IM, expressed the embryonic stem cell markers SSEA-1 and Sox2. Upon inoculation into severe combined immunodeficiency mice, 18IM cells differentiated to(More)
We have previously reported that wild-type p53 can bind single-stranded (ss) DNA ends and catalyze renaturation of ss complementary DNA molecules. Here we demonstrate that p53 can also bind to internal segments of ss DNA molecules via a binding site (internal DNA site) distinct from the binding site for DNA ends (DNA end site). Using p53 deletion mutants,(More)
EBNA-3 (also called EBNA-3A) is one of the EBV encoded nuclear antigens that are necessary for B-cell transformation. EBNA-3 is known to target RBPs, nuclear proteins that also interacts with EBNA-2, EBNA-4 and EBNA-6. In order to identify additional EBNA-3 targets, an EBV-transformed human lymphocyte cDNA library was screened in the yeast two-hybrid system(More)
OBJECTIVE To find cellular proteins that associate with EBNA-3 (also called EBNA-3A), one of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-encoded growth transformation-associated nuclear proteins. METHODS Screening human cDNA libraries in the yeast two-hybrid system and performing an analysis of interaction in vitro as well as in cell lysates. RESULTS EBNA-3 binds to(More)
p14ARF is a protein product of the alternative reading frame of the human INK4a locus. It functions as a tumor suppressor protein. p14ARF suppresses growth through p53-dependent and p53-independent pathways. p14ARF protein localizes primarily to the nucleoli. Here we show that in transfected cells p14ARF also appears in Hsp70 positive extranucleolar(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infects resting B-lymphocytes and transforms them into immortal proliferating lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) in vitro. The transformed immunoblasts may grow up as immunoblastic lymphomas in immuno-suppressed hosts. In order to identify cellular protein targets that may be involved in Epstein-Barr virus mediated B-cell(More)
Numerous attempts to induce immunity against HCV core (HCV-C) by DNA immunization met serious difficulties in optimizing T-helper cell and antibody responses. Immunomodulatory properties of HCV-C could be blamed that seem to be dependent on the genotype of HCV source. Here, we characterized HCV-C gene from HCV 1b isolate 274933RU. Eukaryotic expression of(More)
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) encodes six nuclear transformation-associated proteins that induce extensive changes in cellular gene expression and signaling and induce B-cell transformation. The role of HIF1A in EBV-induced B-cell immortalization has not been previously studied. METHODS AND FINDINGS Using Western blotting and Q-PCR, we found that(More)