Ksenia V Smirnova

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A novel species is proposed for two strains of methanotrophic bacteria (H2(T) and Sakb1) isolated from an acidic (pH 4.3) Sphagnum peat bog lake (Teufelssee, Germany) and an acidic (pH 4.2) tropical forest soil (Thailand), respectively. Cells of strains H2(T) and Sakb1 were aerobic, Gram-negative, non-motile, straight or curved rods that were covered by(More)
The genetic structure of EBV LMP1 alleles isolated from tumor, blood, and throat washing samples of 22 nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients, 17 patients with other non-EBV-related tumors of the oral cavity, and 19 blood donors have been studied in representatives of Central Russia and the Republics of Northern Caucasus, regions which are non-endemic for(More)
Representatives of the genus Beijerinckia are known as heterotrophic, dinitrogen-fixing bacteria which utilize a wide range of multicarbon compounds. Here we show that at least one of the currently known species of this genus, i.e., Beijerinckia mobilis, is also capable of methylotrophic metabolism coupled with the ribulose bisphosphate (RuBP) pathway of C1(More)
The role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), ubiquitous lymphotropic human herpesvirus 4, in etiology of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has not been completely clarified. The mechanism of carcinogenesis in this disease (closely associated with EBV) is also unclear. The aim of the present study was to compare the structure of the LMP1 oncogene of EBV in isolates of(More)
One of the latent proteins encoded by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1), plays a key role in developing of EBV-associated human malignancies. Polymorphism of LMP1 protein is its characteristic feature. Some specific mutations in LMP1 genome have previously been detected in different geographic regions, however, the influence(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a widespread neurodegenerative autoimmune disease with unknown etiology. It is increasingly evident that, together with pathogenic T cells, autoreactive B cells are among the major players in MS development. The analysis of myelin neuroantigen-specific antibody repertoires and their possible cross-reactivity against environmental(More)
Recent studies indicate that the latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) encoded by the same name gene of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) plays an extremely important role in the pathogenesis of a number of malignant neoplasia. Specifically, LMP1 has the ability to transform human B-lymphocytes in vivo and in vitro and rodent fibroblasts (Rat-1) in vitro. The(More)
Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) is an etiological agent of a number of human benign and malignant tumors, including infectious mononucleosis (IM), Burkitt lymphoma (BL), Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NLHs), nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), among others. Latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) encoded by the gene of the same name (LMP1) is the main(More)
The Epstein-Barr virus, widespread herpesvirus among the population of the planet, is also the etiologic agent for a number of malignancies. One of the oncoproteins encoded by the virus, the latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1I), through activation of the complex signaling pathways is involved in the processes of cell immortalization and transformation. The(More)
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) plays a key role in the development of undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (uNPC). In uNPC endemic regions EBV-specific antibodies and plasma EBV DNA load are used as markers for the early detection of uNPC and monitoring of the disease. In non-endemic regions, such studies were practically not conducted. The aim of this(More)