Irina A. Demina

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We present the complete genome sequence and proteogenomic map for Acholeplasma laidlawii PG-8A (class Mollicutes, order Acholeplasmatales, family Acholeplasmataceae). The genome of A. laidlawii is represented by a single 1,496,992-bp circular chromosome with an average G+C content of 31 mol%. This is the longest genome among the Mollicutes with a known(More)
To date, no genome of any of the species from the genus Spiroplasma has been completely sequenced. Long repetitive sequences similar to mobile units present a major obstacle for current genome sequencing technologies. Here, we report the assembly of the Spiroplasma melliferum KC3 genome into 4 contigs, followed by proteogenomic annotation and metabolic(More)
Coagulation factor XII (fXII) is important for arterial thrombosis, but its physiological activation mechanisms are unclear. In this study, we elucidated the role of platelets and platelet-derived material in fXII activation. FXII activation was only observed upon potent platelet stimulation (with thrombin, collagen-related peptide, or calcium ionophore,(More)
Transfer RNA is highly modified. Nucleotide 37 of the anticodon loop is represented by various modified nucleotides. In Escherichia coli, the valine-specific tRNA (cmo(5)UAC) contains a unique modification, N(6)-methyladenosine, at position 37; however, the enzyme responsible for this modification is unknown. Here we demonstrate that the yfiC gene of E.(More)
Using modern proteomic assays, we have identified the products of gene expression and posttranslational modifications of proteins of the bacterium Mycoplasma gallisepticum S6. Combinations of different technologies of protein separation by electrophoresis and mass-spectrometric analysis gave us a total of 446 proteins, i.e. 61% of the annotated proteins of(More)
231 A considerable amount of experimental and theoretical data recently obtained in various laboratories of the world, including successful genome projects for 17 mycoplasma species, has greatly expanded our knowledge of the biology of minimal cell, which is associated with mycoplasmas, representing the class Mollicutes. However, the molecular bases of(More)
The goal of this work was to create a model for the long persistence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in depleted medium and under low growth temperature followed by proteomic study of the model. Nanoforms and revertants for M. gallisepticum were obtained. Proteomic maps were produced for different stages of the formation of nanoforms and revertants. It is shown(More)
Acylation of the N-terminal Cys residue is an essential, ubiquitous, and uniquely bacterial posttranslational modification that allows anchoring of proteins to the lipid membrane. In gram-negative bacteria, acylation proceeds through three sequential steps requiring lipoprotein diacylglyceryltransferase, lipoprotein signal peptidase, and finally lipoprotein(More)
Helicobacter pylori is an extra macro- and microdiverse bacterial species, but where and when diversity arises is not well-understood. To test whether a new environment accelerates H. pylori genetic changes for quick adaptation, we have examined the genetic and phenotypic changes in H. pylori obtained from different locations of the stomach from patients(More)
Mollicutes (mycoplasmas) have been recognized as highly evolved prokaryotes with an extremely small genome size and very limited coding capacity. Thus, they may serve as a model of a 'minimal cell': a cell with the lowest possible number of genes yet capable of autonomous self-replication. We present the results of a comparative analysis of proteomes of(More)