Irina Yu. Petrushanko

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Redox-induced regulation of the Na-K-ATPase was studied in dispersed rat cerebellar granule cells. Intracellular thiol redox state was modulated using glutathione (GSH)-conjugating agents and membrane-permeable ethyl ester of GSH (et-GSH) and Na-K-ATPase transport and hydrolytic activity monitored as a function of intracellular reduced thiol concentration.(More)
Carnosine and related compounds were compared in terms of their abilities to decrease the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in suspensions of isolated neurons activated by N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) using both stationary fluorescence measurements and flow cytometry. Carnosine was found to suppress the fluorescent signal induced by ROS production(More)
Adjustment of the Na/K ATPase activity to changes in oxygen availability is a matter of survival for neuronal cells. We have used freshly isolated rat cerebellar granule cells to study oxygen sensitivity of the Na/K ATPase function. Along with transport and hydrolytic activity of the enzyme we have monitored alterations in free radical production, cellular(More)
Control over the Na,K-ATPase function plays a central role in adaptation of the organisms to hypoxic and anoxic conditions. As the enzyme itself does not possess O2 binding sites its "oxygen-sensitivity" is mediated by a variety of redox-sensitive modifications including S-glutathionylation, S-nitrosylation, and redox-sensitive phosphorylation. This is an(More)
The decrease in the oxygen content of tissues, which is observed in a number of pathological processes, inevitably leads to damage. One of the main causes of cell damage and death in hypoxia is the failure of the systems that maintain the ionic balance. Na,K-ATPase is the main ion-transporting protein in the plasma membrane of animal cells, and its(More)
GTP hydrolysis catalyzed in the ribosome by a complex of two polypeptide release factors, eRF1 and eRF3, is required for fast and efficient termination of translation in eukaryotes. Here, isothermal titration calorimetry is used for the quantitative thermodynamic characterization of eRF3 interactions with guanine nucleotides, eRF1 and Mg2+. We show that (i)(More)
Active transport of sodium and potassium ions by Na,K-ATPase is accompanied by the enzyme conformational transition between E1 and E2 states. ATP and ADP bind to Na,K-ATPase in the E1 conformation with similar affinity but the properties of enzyme in complexes with these nucleotides are different. We have studied thermodynamics of Na,K-ATPase binding with(More)
A partially purified Na,K-ATPase preparation from rat heart containing α1- and α2-isoforms of the enzyme was shown to include both subunits in S-glutathionylated state. Glutathionylation of the α1-subunit (but not of the α2-subunit) was partially removed when the preparation was isolated in the presence of dithiothreitol. The addition of oxidized(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia makes up about 30% of all leukemia cases in adults. Mutations in the genes of the receptor tyrosine kinases KIT and FLT3, along with chromosomal translocations, are frequently found in leukemic cells. In the current work, we show that the transgenic B-cells BAF3/FLT3-ITD are significantly more sensitive to cytotoxic action of the(More)
Translational GTPases (trGTPases) are involved in all four stages of protein biosynthesis: initiation, elongation, termination and ribosome recycling. The trGTPases Initiation Factor 2 (IF2) and Elongation Factor G (EF-G) respectively orchestrate initiation complex formation and translocation of the peptidyl-tRNA:mRNA complex through the bacterial ribosome.(More)