Irina A. Kolosova

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Despite groundbreaking work to identify numerous proteins and to focus attention on molecular interactions, the mechanism of calcium-triggered membrane fusion remains unresolved. A major difficulty in such research has been the many overlapping and interacting membrane trafficking steps in the secretory pathway, including those of membrane retrieval.(More)
The pathogenesis of acute lung injury includes transendothelial diapedesis of leukocytes into lung tissues and disruption of endothelial/epithelial barriers leading to protein-rich oedema. In vitro studies show that the microtubule network plays a role in the regulation of endothelial permeability as well as in neutrophil locomotion. It was hypothesised(More)
Organization of orthopoxvirus proteins of the kelch superfamily and their genes were analyzed and compared. Complete genomic sequences of variola (VAR), monkeypox (MPV), vaccinia (VAC), and species-specific regions of cowpox (CPV) viruses were used in the work. Despite the multiplicity of kelch-like proteins in orthopoxviruses, their function is still(More)
We have previously shown that treatment of bovine endothelial cell (EC) monolayers with phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) leads to the thinning of cortical actin ring and rearrangement of the cytoskeleton into a grid-like structure, concomitant with the loss of endothelial barrier function. In the current work, we focused on caldesmon, a cytoskeletal protein,(More)
Endothelial barrier dysfunction caused by inflammatory agonists is a frequent underlying cause of vascular leak and edema. Novel strategies to preserve barrier integrity could have profound clinical impact. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) released from endothelial cells by shear stress and injury has been shown to protect the endothelial barrier in some(More)
Strenuous physical exercise causes a remarkable perturbation of K+ homeostasis in skeletal muscle tissue. Potassium efflux is crucial for a number of physiological control processes; however, exercise-induced perturbation of K+ homeostasis in skeletal muscle is suggested to be implicated in the generation of muscle fatigue. Physical exercise is also known(More)
We have previously shown that myosin light chain (MLC) phosphatase (MLCP) is critically involved in the regulation of agonist-mediated endothelial permeability and cytoskeletal organization (Verin AD, Patterson CE, Day MA, and Garcia JG. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 269: L99-L108, 1995). The molecular mechanisms of endothelial MLCP regulation,(More)
The family of resistin-like molecules (RELM), also known as found in inflammatory zone (FIZZ), consists of four members in mouse (RELMα/FIZZ1/HIMF, RELMβ/FIZZ2, Resistin/FIZZ3, and RELMγ/FIZZ4) and two members in human (resistin and RELMβ). The importance of these proteins in many aspects of physiology and pathophysiology, especially inflammatory processes,(More)
BacterioMatch Two-Hybrid System (Stratagene) was applied in order to identify potential human TIMAP interaction proteins in the lung. TIMAP highly expressed in endothelial cells and may be involved in endothelial cytoskeletal and barrier regulation. Seven TIMAP interacting partner proteins were identified. Four of identified proteins: cystein and(More)
Kolosova IA, Mirzapoiazova T, Moreno-Vinasco L, Sammani S, Garcia JG, Verin AD. Protective effect of purinergic agonist ATP S against acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 294: L319–L324, 2008. First published November 9, 2007; doi:10.1152/ajplung.00283.2007.—Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are major(More)