George A Miloshev

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Kluyveromyces lactis, also known as dairy yeast, has numerous applications in scientific research and practice. It has been approved as a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) organism, a probiotic, a biotechnological producer of important enzymes at industrial scale and a bioremediator of waste water from the dairy industry. Despite these important practical(More)
In view of the controversies about the existence of histone H1 in yeast we have reinvestigated the problem by studying yeast proteins extracted with perchloric acid and salt. Perchloric-acid-extracted proteins from whole cells contain only two fractions which comigrate with 'authentic' yeast high-mobility-group proteins (HMG) in both SDS and acid urea gels.(More)
Despite the existence of certain differences between yeast and higher eukaryotic cells a considerable part of our knowledge on chromatin structure and function has been obtained by experimenting on Saccharomyces cerevisiae. One of the peculiarities of S. cerevisiae cells is the unusual and less abundant linker histone, Hho1p. Sparse is the information about(More)
UNLABELLED The mechanisms of action of propolis can be studied in detail by comparing the effects of propolis and the effects of its constituent components. AIM To clarify and compare the effects of Bulgarian propolis and caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE, a chemically synthesized component of propolis)--by using a set of cellular, molecular-biological(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the serotypes, antimicrobial susceptibility, and beta-lactam resistance mechanisms of Haemophilus influenzae strains isolated from invasive and respiratory tract infections (RTIs) prior to the introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccination in Bulgaria. METHODS A total of 259 isolates were serotyped by polymerase(More)
Chromatin structure promotes important epigenetic mechanisms that regulate cellular fate by organizing, preserving and controlling the way by which the genetic information works. Our understanding of chromatin and its functions is sparse and not yet well defined. The uncertainty comes from the complexity of chromatin and is induced by the existence of a(More)
In the present paper, we have applied the single cell gel electrophoresis (SCGE) assay on yeast cells treating Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells with hydrogen peroxide and methyl methanesulfonate (MMS), two DNA damaging agents. In order to overcome the problem with the yeast cell wall that prevented DNA to be extended by the electric field, we disintegrated(More)
A 3.85-kb genomic fragment containing the KlPCL1 gene, with an open reading frame (ORF) of 1359 bp, was isolated from Kluyveromyces lactis genomic library by heterologous colony hybridization using the Saccharomyces cerevisiae PRC1 (ScPRC1) gene as a probe. The KlPCL1 nucleotide sequence was identical to the KLLAOC17490g ORF of K. lactis and showed >55 %(More)
OBJECTIVE Lyme borreliosis is an arthropod transmitted infection caused by some species of the Borrelia genus. Current diagnosis employs serological testing and detection of Borrelia-specific antibodies. Using recombinant Borrelia burgdorferi antigens may improve assay specificity and sensitivity. One of the immunodominant Borrelia antigens that elicit a(More)
Histones are proteins closely associated with the DNA molecules and serve as a structural scaffold for the organization of chromatin. They play an important role in the regulation of gene expression by changing the level of DNA compaction. The special subtype of the linker histone family—H1 zero (H1.0) is generally expressed in non-dividing, terminally(More)