Ivanka Nikolova

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BACKGROUND Chemotherapy is an important tool for controlling enterovirus infections, but clinically effective anti-enterovirus drugs do not currently exist, mainly due to the development of drug resistance. We investigated the combination effects of enterovirus replication inhibitors in order to limit this process. In previous studies, we showed the(More)
The work on the evaluation of the role of rubella infection in the development of congenital malformations in newborn infants, as well as the immunogenic activity and tolerability of live attenuated vaccine Rudivax (Pasteur Mérieux Connaught) was carried out in the process of selective immunization in the Perm region. The study made it possible to find out(More)
Treatment with disoxaril (a WIN compound binding to the hydrophobic pocket within the enterovirus VP1 capsid protein) in newborn mice infected with Coxsackie B1 virus, for 10 days post virus inoculation at a daily subcutaneous dose of 25mg/kg decreased the virus titer in the mouse brain till day 7. Thereafter (on days 8 and 9) drug-resistant virus progeny(More)
A series of twelve novel compounds, analogues of antiviral agent MDL-860 were synthesized and their antiviral activity was evaluated in vitro against enteroviruses poliovirus 1 (PV1), Coxsackieviruses B1 (CVB1) and Coxsackieviruses B3 (CVB3). Compounds 14, 24 and 25 manifested strong antiviral effects against CVB1 and PV1 (SI values of 405 and 118 for CVB1(More)
Five newly synthesised original compounds were investigated for acute toxicity, influence on hexobarbital sleeping time, effect on the locomotor activity, and brain antihypoxic activity. Two of the compounds were tested in a model of glutamate induced neurotoxicity in the brain cell culture using a cell viability test. Our studies indicate that compounds(More)
The use of drugs in pregnancy is being discussed. The influence of different factors, both physiological and drug related (physicochemical characteristics, dose, duration of pharmacotherapy) on the processes of absorption, distribution, protein binding, metabolism and excretion are reviewed. The up-to-date classification of the drugs in relation to their(More)
The results of the study of the effectiveness of using vaccine Vaxigrip for the prophylaxis of influenza in organized groups of adults are presented. The vaccine was found to have high epidemiological effectiveness (the epidemiological index was 2.6), moderate reactogenicity and pronounced immunological activity (the protection level was 89.0-100.0%). The(More)
The frequency of the detection of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus antigens, carried out by the method of fluorescent antibodies with the use of erythrocytic immunosorbent, in the blood of persons bitten by virus-carrying ticks, but with no signs of the clinical manifestation of the infection changed from 5.7 +/- 2.4% to 13.8% of cases with different(More)
Human enteroviruses distributed worldwide are causative agents of a broad spectrum of diseases with extremely high morbidity, including a series of severe illnesses of the central nervous system, heart, endocrine pancreas, skeleton muscles, etc., as well as the common cold contributing to the development of chronic respiratory diseases, including the(More)
Cervical carcinoma is the second most common malignancy among women in both incidence and mortality. Although much is known about the etiology and treatment of cervical cancer, the role of genetic alterations in the multistep pathway of cervical tumorigenesis is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to characterize the genomic changes in the cervical(More)