Karina Gershkovich

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Three-dimensional organization of intermediate soluble forms of fibrin-polymers--a product of fibrin-monomer assembly--in the presence of non-denaturating urea concentrations has been studied. Hydrodynamic parameters of fibrinogen and fibrin-polymers were obtained by viscosimetry, dynamic light scattering and analytic ultracentrifugation. Using Yamakawa's(More)
Thrombolytic therapy with high doses of streptokinase (SK), which are required due to its rapid clearance from the bloodstream, is accompanied by side effects. In this work, the SK was incorporated into water-soluble polyethylene glycol (PEG) microcapsules with the double emulsification method in order to increase its lifetime in bloodstream and decrease(More)
Kinetic parameters (k(Pg) and K(Pg)) were determined for activation of Glu-plasminogen (Glu-Pg) and Lys-plasminogen (Lys-Pg) type I (with N-linked carbohydrate chain at Asn-289) and type II (with unsubstituted Asn-289) by plasmin-staphylokinase (Pm-STA) complex. The K(Pg) values for Glu-Pg I and Lys-Pg I (17.1 and 11.2 microM, respectively) were higher than(More)
The frequency of venous and arterial thromboses and plasminogen level were investigated in 78 patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), 35 of whom with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE+APS) and 43 - with primary APS (PAPS). The levels and genotype of plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) were determined in 45 patients with APS, of whom 21(More)
The morphology of equilibrium of soluble fibrin oligomers at different stages of assembly was studied. Results of Rauleigh's light scattering, analytical ultracentrifugation and viscosimetry show that fibrin-polymers throughout the entire homology range present rigid, rod-like structures dispersed by weight and dimensions. It was shown, that along with the(More)
Generalized concepts of some structural peculiarities of fibrinogen, its transformation into fibrin and assembly have been considered on the basis of author's and published data. The role of local conformational changes in different areas of fibrinogen molecule and of separate reaction centers in formation of single- and double-stranded rod-like equilibrium(More)
Plasma level of IgG autoantibodies to plasminogen was measured by ELISA in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (n=25), prostatic cancer (n=17), lung cancer (n=15), and healthy volunteers (n=44). High levels of IgG to plasminogen were found in 2 (12%) of 17 healthy women, in 1 (3.6%) of 27 specimens in a healthy man, in 17 (68%) of 25 specimens in(More)
Angiostatins, kringle-containing fragments of plasminogen, are potent inhibitors of angiogenesis. Effects of three angiostatin forms, K1–3, K1–4, and K1-4.5 (0–2 µM), on the rate of native Glu-plasminogen activation by its physiological activators in the absence or presence of soluble fibrin were investigated in vitro. Angiostatins did not affect the(More)