Gennady P. Vlasov

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The third intracellular loop (ICL3) of G protein-coupled receptors has, as a rule, a key role in their interaction with heterotrimeric G proteins. We synthesized peptides corresponding to the C-terminal region of the ICL3 (C-ICL3) of 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors of the type 1B (5-HT1BR) and 6 (5-HT6R) and studied their influence on the functional activity(More)
The peptide hormone relaxin produces dose-dependent stimulation of adenylyl cyclase activity in rat tissues (striatum, cardiac and skeletal muscle) and the muscle tissues of invertebrates, i.e., the bivalve mollusk Anodonta cygnea and the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris, adenylyl cyclase stimulation being more marked in the rat striatum and cardiac muscle.(More)
Prevention of amyloidosis by chemical compounds is a potential therapeutic strategy in Alzheimer's, prion and other neurodegenerative diseases. Regularly branched dendrimers and less regular hyperbranched polymers have been suggested as promising inhibitors of amyloid aggregation. As demonstrated in our previous studies, some widely used dendrimers (PAMAM,(More)
The development of experimental type II diabetes mellitus in rats was accompanied by dysfunction of inhibitory and stimulatory heterotrimeric G-proteins, components of hormone-sensitive adenylate cyclase signal system. The function of inhibitory G-proteins decreased most significantly under these conditions, which is seen from weakened regulatory effects of(More)
The information on the synthesis of new biologically compatible and biologically degradable DNA carriers based on starlike polymer conjugates of proteins (lysine dendrimers and their derivatives) and hyperbranched polyamino acids is reviewed. Their capacity to bind and compact DNA and to provide for transfection is discussed based on results obtained with(More)
Asymmetrical lysine dendrimers are promising as vectors for delivering gene expression constructs into mammalian cells. The condensing, protective, and transfection properties were studied for pentaspherical lysine dendrimer D5 and its analog D5C10, modified with capric acid residues at the outer sphere; in addition, the transfection activity was assayed(More)
We studied the possibility of optimizing the DNA transfection properties of carriers based on lysine dendrimers of the third and the fifth generation, including those containing a chloroacetyl or a lipophilic palmitoyl moiety at the C-end. The use of the lysosome-destroying antibiotic chloroquine and the amphipathic polycationic nonadecapeptide JTS-1 was(More)
Molecular processes of the action of polycationic peptides that represent polylysine homo- and heterodendrimers on the functional activity of the biogenic amine- and peptide hormone-sensitive adenylyl cyclase signaling system (AC system) in rat myocardium and brains were studied. An intended use of these peptides is that of highly effective polymer carriers(More)
The key step in the hormonal signal transduction into cell is interaction of receptors with heterotrimeric G-proteins. We and other authors have shown that G-proteins may be activated as a result of their direct interaction with polycationic peptides. The goal of this work was to study molecular mechanisms of effect of hydrophobic peptide I,(More)
The key stage in the transduction of a hormonal signal into a cell is the interaction of serpentine-type receptors with heterotrimeric G proteins. At this stage, as a result of activation of G proteins of different types, the signal path way is selected, which eventually determines cell response to the hormonal effect. In the past years, we and other(More)