Irina L Zharkikh

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The volume of publications on the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in biological processes has been increasing exponentially over the last decades. ROS in large amounts clearly have detrimental effects on cell physiology, whereas low concentrations of ROS are permanently produced in cells and play a role as signaling molecules. An imbalance in ROS(More)
We have developed the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) fusion protein (ID83), which contains the three Mtb proteins Rv1813, Rv3620 and Rv2608. We evaluated the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of ID83 in combination with several emulsion-formulated toll-like receptor agonists. The ID83 subunit vaccines containing synthetic TLR4 or TLR9 agonists(More)
Serotonin in cardiovascular system plays an important role in blood coagulation, allergy, and inflammation, as well as in blood vessel tone regulation. In this review, the mechanisms of serotonin effects upon the cells of blood vessels are considered and the list of main agonists and antagonists is presented. The signaling pathways activated by serotonin(More)
Interleukin (IL)-18 is an important effector of innate and adaptive immunity, but its expression must also be tightly regulated because it can potentiate lethal systemic inflammation and death. Healthy and septic human neonates demonstrate elevated serum concentrations of IL-18 compared with adults. Thus, we determined the contribution of IL-18 to lethality(More)
Comparative study of the effect of calmodulin inhibitors trifluoperazine, W-12, and W-13 and the TRPV1 channel blocker capsazepine on receptor-dependent calcium metabolism in smooth muscle cells of the rat aorta and on the contraction of the isolated rat aorta was performed. Trifluoperazine almost completely abolishes an increase in free cytoplasmic calcium(More)
Previously we have shown that at traumatic shock in rats the force of contraction of isolated aorta in response to angiotensin II, vasopressin, endothelin 1, or norepinephrine is decreased. On the contrary, vasoconstriction caused by serotonin is increased. A possible reason of the alterations of neuroendocrine regulation of vascular tone in shock may be a(More)
Comparative study of the effect of calmodulin inhibitors (trifluoperazine, W-12, and W-13) and the TRPVI channel blocker (capsazepine) on receptor-dependent calcium exchange in smooth muscle cells of the rat aorta and on the contractility of the isolated aorta was conducted. It was determined that trifluoperazine almost completely removes an increase in the(More)
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