I. V. Popova

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AIM To examine clinical features of Sjogren's syndrome (SS) and morphological picture of the lesser salivary glands (LSG) in chronic hepatitis C (CHC). MATERIAL AND METHODS The examination of 42 patients with SS and chronic HCV infection (mean age 44.3 +/- 13.7 years) has detected signs of chronic hepatitis and hepatic cirrhosis, respectively, in 31(More)
Biological tests showed that bronchial asthma is associated with decreased contents of the endogenous sensitizer of β-adrenoreceptors (ESBAR) and the endogenous blocker of M-cholinoreceptors (EBMCR) and an increased content of the endogenous blocker of β-adrenoreceptors (EBBAR) in the blood and urine of children and adults. These phenomena are considered to(More)
The trial enrolled 38 patients with chronic HCV-infection and Sjogren's syndrome (mean age 44.3 +/- 13.7 years). Biopsy of the minor salivary glands (MSG) was made in 20 patients. Polymerase chain reaction was used to study 20 MSG biopsies, 38 samples of native saliva for HCV-RNA. Saliva samples were also studied for Herpes virus DNA (EBV, CMV, HHV-VI(More)
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) of the liver is considered to be an autoimmune liver disease in which an immune aggression is directed against small biliary ducts--mitochondrial antigens of a biliary epithelium. The targets of an immune aggression in PBC may also be the histocompatibility antigens of the biliary ducts epithelium. This makes PBC resembling(More)
Cytochrome and lipid composition of membranes is considered as the attributes required for adaptation of the alkalophiles to alkaline conditions. Respiratory chains of alkalophilic representatives of the genus Bacillus are discussed. Special attention is paid to the features of the Na+-cycle of these bacteria and to the features determining halo- and(More)
Proton transport in the terminal part of the respiratory chain in the extremely alkaliphilic halotolerant bacterial strain Thioalkalivibrio versutus was studied under near-optimum growth conditions (pH 9.0-9.5). Under these conditions, bacterial cells generated electric potential with the negative charge being inside the cells. When only the terminal part(More)
Liver cirrhosis (LC) comprises 2.1% of 17,458 autopsies in the pathology department for the period from 1962 to 1987, the incidence has increased during the last decade. LC is more frequent in males than in females (ratio 1.36:1.0), the highest incidence in males being at the age of 40-49 years, in females 50-59 years. The main etiological factors of LC,(More)
Twenty-two patients with Wilson-Konovalov disease (WKD) had not only hepatic but also visceral symptoms: renal affection, cutaneous vasculitis, arthralgias, endocrine disorders, etc. In 8 of these 22 patients extrahepatic symptoms appeared 10 years before hepatic signs. The latter were distinguished by the frequency of edematic-ascitic syndrome, hemolytic(More)
AIM To determine factors affecting overall survival and risk to develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with hepatic cirrhosis (HC) of mixed (viral, alcoholic) etiology. MATERIAL AND METHODS Mono- and multi-variance analysis of prognostic effects of such factors as age of the patients, mixed infection VHB/VHC, markers of HBV replication,(More)
Natural uncouplers of oxidative phosphorylation, long-chain non-esterified fatty acids, cause uncoupling in the alkalo- and halotolerant bacterium Bacillus pseudofirmus FTU. The uncoupling effect in the bacterial cells was manifested as decrease of membrane potential and increase of respiratory activity. The membrane potential decrease was detected only in(More)