Konstantin A. Miroshnikov

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa phage YuA (Siphoviridae) was isolated from a pond near Moscow, Russia. It has an elongated head, encapsulating a circularly permuted genome of 58,663 bp, and a flexible, noncontractile tail, which is terminally and subterminally decorated with short fibers. The YuA genome is neither Mu- nor lambda-like and encodes 78 gene products(More)
We examined the genetic diversity of lytic Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophage PB1 and four closely related phages (LBL3, LMA2, 14-1 and SN) isolated throughout Europe. They all encapsulate linear, non-permuted genomes between 64 427 and 66 530 bp within a solid, acid-resistant isometric capsid (diameter: 74 nm) and carry non-flexible, contractile tails of(More)
The article continues a study of pseudolysogeny in Pseudominas aeruginosa infected with phiKZ-like phages of the EL species. Analysis was performed for several newly isolated vir mutants of EL phages (EL and RU) that were virulent (capable of causing lysis of bacteria infected with the wild-type phage) and a lower extent of opalescence of negative colonies(More)
In studying bacteriophage T4—one of the basic models of molecular biology for several decades—there has come a Renaissance, and this virus is now actively used as object of structural biology. The structures of six proteins of the phage particle have recently been determined at atomic resolution by X-ray crystallography. Three-dimensional reconstruction of(More)
Bacteriophage endolysins degrading bacterial cell walls are prospective enzymes for therapy of bacterial infections. The genome of the giant bacteriophage phiKZ of Pseudomonas aeruginosa encodes two endolysins, gene products (g.p.) 144 and 181, which are homologous to lytic transglycosylases. Gene 144 encoding a 260 amino acid residue protein was cloned(More)
Gp181 (2237 amino acids) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophage phiKZ (Myoviridae) is a structural virion protein, which bears a peptidoglycan hydrolase domain near its C-terminus. This protein is supposed to degrade the peptidoglycan locally during the infection process. Nine deletional mutants allowed delineation of the peptidoglycan hydrolase domain(More)
Lytic transglycosylases are enzymes that act on the peptidoglycan of bacterial cell walls. They cleave the glycosidic linkage between N-acetylmuramoyl and N-acetylglucosaminyl residues with the concomitant formation of a 1,6-anhydromuramoyl product. The x-ray structure of the lytic transglycosylase gp144 from the Pseudomonas bacteriophage phi KZ has been(More)
The adsorption specificity of bacteriophage T4 is determined by genes 12 and 37, encoding the short tail-fibers (STF) and the distal part of the long tail-fibers (LTF), respectively. Both are trimeric proteins with rod domains made up of similar tandem quasi-repeats, approximately 40 amino acids long. Their assembly requires the viral chaperones gp57A and(More)
In this work, a final piece of evidence proving that bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa are capable of transition to the pseudolysogenic state after infection with φKZ-like phages has been produced. It was shown that the decisive factor in this process is multiple infection of bacteria with bacteriophages belonging to this genus. In the course of this work,(More)
The genome structure and some specific features of temperate Pseudomonas aeruginosa phage phi297 are considered. Analysis of sequencing data and genome annotation suggest that the phi297 genome displays a mosaic structure, which has formed through combining gene blocks from bacteria of taxonomically remote groups and/or their phages. The results of a(More)