Konstantin V. Guzev

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A new cytolytic toxin, actinoporin RTX-S II, was isolated from the sea anemone Radianthus macrodactylus with a high degree of purity by a combination of gel filtration, ion-exchange and reverse-phase chromatography. RTX-S II has molecular mass of 19,280 Da and isoelectric point of 10.0. The hemolytic activity of RTX-S II is inhibited by sphingomyelin. RTX-S(More)
The amino acid sequence of actinoporin RTX-A (175 aa) from the sea anemone Radianthus macrodactylus was determined by sequencing of clones obtained via amplification of cDNA. It was established that RTX-A possessed high homology with HmgIII from Heteractis magnifica (87%) and StI, StII from Stichodactyla helianthus (84 and 87%, respectively). The analysis(More)
Despite a considerable number of publications devoted to isolation and physicochemical properties of protease inhibitors from sea anemones, virtually nothing is known about the structure of the genes, and the nature of their isoforms diversity. Using the PCR-based cloning approach we discovered the Kunitz-type multigene superfamily composed of distinct gene(More)
Nonspecific pore-forming proteins (porins) are the major proteins of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria responsible for diffusion of low-molecular-weight compounds. Nucleotide sequences of the OmpF-like porins from the pathogenic bacteria Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (YPS) and Yersinia enterocolitica (YE) were cloned and determined. Values of(More)
An endo-(1-->3)-beta-d-glucanase (L(0)) with molecular mass of 37 kDa was purified to homogeneity from the crystalline style of the scallop Chlamys albidus. The endo-(1-->3)-beta-d-glucanase was extremely thermolabile with a half-life of 10 min at 37 degrees C. L(0) hydrolyzed laminaran with K(m) approximately 0.75 mg/mL, and catalyzed effectively(More)
Partial amino acid sequences of the actinoporins Or-A (136 aa) and Or-G (144 aa) isolated from the Sea of Japan sea anemone Oulactis orientalis were determined by sequencing the clones obtained by the amplification of genomic DNA and cDNA with specific primers to the N-terminal regions of the 0. orientalis actinoporin sequences and to the C-terminal region,(More)
The retaining endo-1,3-beta-D-glucanase (LV) with molecular mass of 36 kDa was purified to homogeneity from the crystalline styles of scallop Mizuhopecten yessoensis. The purified enzyme catalyzed hydrolysis of laminaran as endo-enzyme forming glucose, laminaribiose and higher oligosaccharides as products (Km approximately 600 microg/mL). The(More)
The genus Yersinia includes species with a wide range of eukaryotic hosts (from fish, insects, and plants to mammals and humans). One of the major outer membrane proteins, the porin OmpC, is preferentially expressed in the host gut, where osmotic pressure, temperature, and the concentrations of nutrients and toxic products are relatively high. We consider(More)