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WHO recommends the inclusion of PCVs in childhood vaccination programs world-wide. Many countries including the Russian Federation are currently planning the inclusion of PCVs in their National Immunization Programs and, therefore, data on the pneumococcal serotype distribution is important to estimate the potential disease impact. Here we review eight(More)
INTRODUCTION The UGT1A1*28 (rs8175347) polymorphism is associated with hyperbilirubinemia. The presence of 6 TA-repeats in the UGT1A1 gene promoter region corresponds to normal UGT1TA1 activity. A detection of 7 TA-repeats in hetero- or homozygous individuals [(TA)6/(TA)7 and (TA)7/(TA)7] is associated with lower UGT1TA1 activity, which may eventually(More)
AIM To perform advanced antigenic characterization of meningococci belonging to serogroups A and B and circulating in Moscow according to modern nomenclature of Neisseria meningitidis strains. MATERIALS AND METHODS Method of typing of "VR" fragment of FetA protein together with methods of genetic subtyping and multilocus sequence typing was used. (More)
Published data on the effect of transporter propeins of the ABC family in the features of drug pharmacokinetics in the human organism are reviewed. Clinical significance of mononucleotide polymorphisms in ABCB1 and ABCG2 genes is analyzed. A set of genetic tests based on pyrosequencing for determing the allele state in rs1128503 (1236 T > C), rs2032582(More)
The technique to detect all possible variants of mutations in 12, 13 and 15 codons of gene KRAS was developed on the basis of the pyrosequencing technology. The analytical characteristics of the developed technique were identified. The limit of detection for mutations G34T, G35A and G38A detected on the cloned control samples consisted 3%. The limit of(More)
AIM Genetic and antigenic characterization of Neisseria meningitidis strains isolated during meningococcal infection outbreaks from individuals in contact with patients with generalized form of meningococcal infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Strains obtained in 2007 - 2009 in Moscow during examination of individuals that were in contact with patients(More)
The analysis of meningococcal strains of different serogroups, isolated from the liquor of patients in Moscow, which was carried out with the method of multilocus sequencing-typing (MLST), was presented. At the periods of epidemic morbidity rises in Moscow the prevalence of group A meningococcal strains, belonging to subgroups III with sequence-types 5 (in(More)
AIM Genotyping of Hib strains isolated in regions of Russia as well as characterization of genetic relations of typed strains with strains isolated in other areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS Genetic characterization of 31 strains of Hib isolated in Russian regions during 2005-2008 was performed by multilocus sequence typing. RESULTS Studied strains belonged(More)
The somatic mutation V617F in gen JAK2 is a frequent cause of chronic myeloprolific diseases not conditioned by BCR/ABL mutation. The quantitative testing of relative percentage of mutant allele can be used in establishing severity of disease and its prognosis and in prescription of remedy inhibiting activity of JAK2. To quantitatively test mutation the(More)
AIM Development and application of real-time PCR (RT-PCR) procedure for determination of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS S. pneumoniae cps-locus wzx, wzy, wzz, wcwV and galU genes were chosen as PCR targets to select serotype-specific oligonucleotide primers and fluorescent labeled probes. 89 samples of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)(More)