Galina Sakuta

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Staurosporine (STS) and etoposide (Eto) induced apoptosis of the human histiocytic lymphoma cells U937 were studied to determine the role of monovalent ions in apoptotic cell shrinkage. Cell shrinkage, defined as cell dehydration, was assayed by measurement of buoyant density of cells in continuous Percoll gradient. The K+ and Na+ content in cells of(More)
The processes of polyploidization in normal human liver parenchyma from 155 individuals aged between 1 day and 92 years were investigated by Feulgen-DNA cytophotometry. It was shown that polyploid hepatocytes appear in individuals from 1 to 5 years old. Up to the age of 50 years the accumulation rate of binucleate and polyploid cells is very slow, but(More)
We performed a comparative study of effects of two structurally different cationic antimicrobial peptides of cathelicidin family, porcine protegrin 1 (PG1) and caprine bactenecin 5 (Bac5) on selected tumor and normal mammalian cells in vitro. Protegrins are amphiphilic beta-hairpin molecules having broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity due to their marked(More)
Using cytofluorimetry and absorptional cytophotometry, hepatocyte DNA and total protein contents were measured in intact and cirrhotic rats in 1, 3 and 6 months after partial hepatectomy (PH). It has been found that within one month of intact rat liver regeneration the level of hepatocyte ploidy rised by 25% to remain elevated for the next 6 months. This(More)
Processes of polyploidization in the liver parenchyma were investigated in the course of postnatal organism growth, stabilization of growth and ageing, using cytophotometry on the slides of isolated hepatocytes from normal livers of 140 donors aged from 1 day to 92 years. In addition, livers of human embryos (4, 5, 6 and 7 month old) were investigated. It(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine hepatocyte mitochondrion respiratory chain in rats subjected to ethanol and CCl4 administration within 4 weeks to induce an experimental hepatitis. Oxygen consumption was determined as a measure of mitochondrion respiration chain function. The development of liver pathology was accompanied by fat accumulation,(More)
A study was made of apoptotic cell shrinkage, which is generally believed to be a hallmark of apoptosis. The two conventional models of apoptosis were used for examination of changes in cell water balance--one is apoptosis caused in human lymphoma cell line U937 by staurosporine, and the other by etoposide. Intracellular water was determined by measuring(More)
Using cytofluorimetry and absorptive cytophotometry, DNA and total protein contents were measured in hepatocytes of intact rats (the initial weight 180-200 g), and of rats chronically poisoned with CCl4 for 6 months, and then 1, 3 and 6 months after the end of poisoning. It has been found that in the course of development of the cirrhotic liver damage, the(More)
Proteoglycans were isolated from extracellular matrix of L6J1 rat myoblasts and their influence on myoblast adhesion was studied. Proteoglycan digestion with chondroitinase AC and heparinase III degrading the polysaccharide moieties revealed that chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans are the main class of myoblast extracellular matrix proteoglycans.(More)
The goal of the study was to examine the state of primary hepatocytes of rats with toxic hepatitis induced by combination of CCl4 and ethanol. Fluorescent immunocytochemical analysis demonstrated that normal and pathologic hepatocytes in culture formed actin cytoskeleton, cell-cell and cell-matrix contacts. To investigate morphology and localization of(More)