Igor V. Babkin

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The growing body of knowledge concerning the molecular biology of viruses and virus-cell interactions provides possibilities to use viruses as a tool in an effort to treat malignant tumors. As a rule, tumor cells are highly sensitive to viruses, which can be used in cancer therapy. At the same time, the application of viral oncolysis in cancer treatment(More)
The chicken anemia virus gene that encodes apoptin, a selective killer of cancer cells, was synthe-sized and inserted into the vaccinia virus (strain L-IVP) genome. The insertion replaces a major part of the viral C11R gene that encodes viral growth factor, which is important for virulence. The recombinant virus VVdGF-ApoS24/2 was obtained by transient(More)
Modern data on selection and design of poxviruses, which are able to specifically lyse tumor cells of various origins and induce antitumor immunity and apoptosis of malignant cells, are presented in this review. Work is being carried out in several areas, including attenuation of viruses, insertion of immunomodulatory protein genes, and insertion of(More)
The question of the origin of smallpox, one of the major menaces to humankind, is a constant concern for the scientific community. Smallpox is caused by the agent referred to as the variola virus (VARV), which belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus. In the last century, smallpox was declared eradicated from the human community; however, the mechanisms(More)
Lytic Proteus phage PM16, isolated from human faeces, is a novel virus that is specific for Proteus mirabilis cells. Bacteriophage PM16 is characterized by high stability, a short latency period, large burst size and the occurrence of low phage resistance. Phage PM16 was classified as a member of the genus Phikmvvirus on the basis of genome organization,(More)
Genetic evidence for Tula virus (TULV) circulation in Crimea is presented. Four samples of virus specific RNA obtained from Microtus obscurus voles captured in the Bakhchisarai region of the Republic of Crimea were identified using the reserve transcription polymerase chain reaction technique with subsequent sequencing the obtained products. Phylogenetic(More)
Expression of the human granulocyte–macrophage colony-stimulating factor (hGM-CSF) gene under the control of the 5′-regulatory sequence of the goat alpha-S1-casein gene with and without a matrix attachment region (MAR) element from the Drosophila histone 1 gene was studied in four and eight transgenic mouse lines, respectively. Of the four transgenic lines(More)
The regulatory region of the Escherichia coli yfiA gene was reconstructed by using the SITECON web resource and mathematical modeling; the complexity of its expression under oxidative stress was assessed. Simulation of the response of E. coli cells transformed with the pYfi-gfp plasmid to oxidative stress indicated that the maximum agreement with(More)
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