Elena Svirshchevskaya

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A duodenase, a protease structurally related to human cathepsin G, was found earlier in bovine duodenal mucosa. It was demonstrated that under the influence of duodenase an enteropeptidase zymogen is activated in vitro showing the possible participation of duodenase in the cascade of activation of digestive enzymes. To identify a duodenase functional analog(More)
Chitosan, (1-4)-2-amino-2-deoxy-beta-d-glucan, is a deacetylated form of chitin, an abundant biodegradable, positively charged natural polysaccharide. Chitosan is used for antigen delivery through mucosal barrier due to its ability to disrupt tight junctions. Here we produced new water-soluble low-molecular weight chitosan (LMW-Chi) lipid derivatives and(More)
Aspergillus fumigatus, a ubiquitous fungus, is implicated in the pathogenesis of a number of clinically different allergic diseases in man. Peptide-based immunotherapy may offer an alternative in patient care and management. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of T cell epitopes of A. fumigatus ribotoxin, Asp f 1 in inducing tolerance in mice(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the antitumor effect of mouse immunization with human mucin 1 gene (muc 1) DNA plasmids combined with simultaneous injections of human mucin 1 (MUC1) protein. MATERIALS AND METHODS MUC1 DNA was cloned in pBK-CMV to prepare DNA plasmids and in pET22b(+) to produce proteins. Three strains of mice, immunized with DNA or DNA plus MUC1,(More)
We analyzed the interactions between peripheral blood lymphocytes from heterologous donors with mesenchymal stem cells obtained from the tooth pulp and trophoblast. In mixed cultures, proliferation of both lymphocytes and mesenchymal stem cells was suppressed. Similar suppressive effects were observed in lymphocyte cultures mixed with epithelial cells(More)
We studied the interaction of neural stem cells and dental pulp-derived mesenchymal stem cells with lymphocytes from autologous and heterologous donors. Flow cytometry analysis with the use of CFSE-labeled lymphocytes demonstrated an increase in the content of proliferating CD8, CD16 and CD56 cells, but not CD4 cells in cultures of HLA-DR-negative(More)
Ubiquitous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) is involved in invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA), a frequent infection in immunocompromized patients. Genetic differences are likely to play a role predisposing to IPA. This study was aimed to compare six genetically different mouse strains in their susceptibility to IPA and to determine possible(More)
Rapamycin, an inhibitor of mammalian target of Rapamycin (mTOR), is an immunosuppressive agent that has anti-proliferative effects on some tumors. However, the role of Rapamycin-induced immune suppression on tumor progression has not been examined. We developed a transplantation model for generation of mammary tumors in syngeneic recipients that can be used(More)
The proliferative response of CTLL-2 cells to human recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) can be modeled mathematically using enzyme kinetic equations. This approach has been used to analyze dose-response curves (IL-2 concentration vs. level of proliferation) measured by MTT and [3H]TdR assays. The values of functional dissociation constants, equivalent to IL-2(More)
Colchicine site binders—blockers of tubulin polymerization—are potential antimitotic agents for anticancer therapy. To reduce their systemic toxicity and improve biodistribution, encapsulation in nanosized liposomes may be employed. Liposomes present a convenient means for preparation of injectable for-mulations of hydrophobic compounds, however colchicine(More)