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The zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha, a ponto-caspian byssate bivalve, forms permanent dense populations along the shoreline in the northern part of the inner Neva Estuary. Its total biomass along a 17 km transect reached 4980 tons (mean 1060 g m(-2)) in 2000 and 6510 tons (mean 1385 g m(-2)) in 2001. Being persistent and abundant, the zebra mussel… (More)
A clinico-morphological study of ataxia-teleangiectasia permits to establish the depth and distribution of lesions. Morphological findings indicate to lesions mainly in the extrapyramidal system, cerebellum, subcortical structures and in the stem structures and spinal cord. Besides, there were changes in the hemispheres in the form of cell atrophy,… (More)
A sudden increase of temperature of surrounding medium, even in the sublethal range, induced in Amoeba proteus (strain War) and Amoeba borockensis the synthesis of a new class of proteins, which might be classified as the heat shock proteins (hsp). The new pattern of protein synthesis, determined by incorporation of (35)S-methionine, was detectable within… (More)
Chronic progressive focal encephalitis or Rasmussen encephalitis (RE) is chronic brain disease of viral etiology. It is manifested by either partial motor or myoclonic seizures combined with hemiparesis. RE was described in detail in a girl of 8.5 years. The disease debut was observed at the age of 5.5 and manifested in the form of simple partial motor fits… (More)
The authors review both their own findings and literature data about chromosomal instability in neurologic diseases. The genetic mechanisms responsible for the development of chromosomal instability and its role in the pathogenesis of different diseases of the nervous system are discussed.
Studies have been made on viability and hereditary properties of the progeny of amoebae after micrurgical coercions (sectioning of cells, suction of cytoplasm) during metaphase and early anaphase. The progeny of the fragments as well as of the cells with the reduced bulk of the cytoplasm exhibits unusual methionine resistance. Possible mechanism of the… (More)