Jordan A. Doumanov

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Autosomal-recessive retinitis pigmentosa (arRP) was recently associated with mutations in a novel gene EYS, spanning over 2 Mb, making it the largest known gene expressed in the human eye. The purpose of this study was to establish the prevalence and nature of EYS mutations in a clinically well-characterized cohort of 239 sporadic and arRP French cases.(More)
Mutations in BEST1 gene, encoding the bestrophin-1 (Best1) protein are associated with macular dystrophies. Best1 is predominantly expressed in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and is inserted in its basolateral membrane. We investigated the cellular localization in polarized MDCKII cells of disease-associated Best1 mutant proteins to study specific(More)
Interleukin-6-type cytokine receptors are expressed in polarized cells such as hepatocytes and intestinal cells. For the interleukin-6-receptor gp80 and its signal transducer gp130, a preferential basolateral localization was demonstrated in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells and two basolateral sorting signals were identified within the cytoplasmic(More)
Snake venom Phospholipases A2 (svPLA2) are among the main toxic venom components with a great impact on different tissues and organs based on their catalytic specificity and a variety of pharmacological effects, whose mechanism is still under debate. The main toxic component, isolated from the venom of Vipera ammodytes meridionalis, is the heterodimeric(More)
Comblike polyethylenimines with varying degrees of polymerization of both the main and side chains as well as different grafting densities were evaluated as gene delivery vectors. They were able to condense linear and plasmid DNA into nanosized polyplex particles with dimensions and surface potentials in the 130-330 nm and -30 to +15 mV ranges,(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal approach to detection of surfactant deficiency in the prematurely born infants at birth remains unclear and the decision to apply exogenous surfactant is based mainly on the development of clinical and radiological signs of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS). OBJECTIVES We studied the biochemical and biophysical(More)
Human bestrophin-1 (hBest1) is a transmembrane calcium-activated chloride channel protein - member of the bestrophin family of anion channels, predominantly expressed in the membrane of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells. Mutations in the protein cause ocular diseases, named Bestrophinopathies. Here, we present the first Fourier transform infrared(More)
Bestrophin-1 (Best1) is a transmembrane protein, found in the basolateral plasma membrane of retinal pigmented epithelial cells. The exact structure and functions of Best1 protein are still unclear. The protein is thought to be a regulator of ion channels, or an ion channel itself: it was shown to be permeable for chloride, thiocyanate, bicarbonate,(More)
Human bestrophin-1 (hBest1) is a transmembrane channel protein, predominantly expressed in the membrane of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells. Although it is clear that hBest1's interactions with lipids are crucial for its function such studies were not performed as the protein was not purified. Here we describe an effective purification of hBest1 from(More)
Lamium album L. is a perennial herb widely used in folk medicine. It possesses a wide spectrum of therapeutic activities (anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, antioxidant and anti-proliferative). Preservation of medicinal plant could be done by in vitro propagation to avoid depletion from their natural habitat. It is(More)