Larisa Kuznetsova

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The novel taxanes SB-T-1102, SB-T-1214 and SB-T-1216 are up to 1000-fold more cytotoxic for resistant tumour cells than clinically used paclitaxel and docetaxel, and the current study has examined the metabolism of these new taxanes in human, rat, pig and minipig liver microsomes. Metabolites were characterized by high-performance liquid chromatography(More)
The resistance of tumors to classic taxanes (paclitaxel and docetaxel) presents problems in chemotherapy. Thus, new taxanes with higher antitumor activity in resistant tumors are synthesized. This study compared cytotoxicity and transport of paclitaxel and docetaxel with novel taxanes SB-T-1103, SB-T-1214, and SB-T-1216 in adriamycin-sensitive (MDA-MB-435)(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study is to determine humoral immune status in Ukrainian children with clinical symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome 23 years after the Chernobyl disaster. METHOD AND MATERIAL The test population consisted of 95 participants: 75 rural patients aged 4-18, who lived in a contaminated area exposed to natural environmental radiation(More)
Mutant alleles Gamr, which are able to increase the resistance to radiation of Escherichia coli wild-type cells, were cloned from the hyperradioresistant mutant Gamr444 on a plasmid mini-Mu vector MudII4042. The influence of recombinant plasmids on the sensitivity of wild-type and mutant (recA and htpR) cells to gamma-irradiation was studied. It was shown(More)
Traditional cancer chemotherapy relies on the premise that rapidly proliferating cancer cells are more likely to be a killed by cytotoxic agent. In reality, however, cytotoxic agents have very little or no specificity, which leads to systemic toxicity, causing severe undesirable side effects. Therefore, various drug delivery protocols and systems have been(More)
A novel single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT)-based tumor-targeted drug delivery system (DDS) has been developed, which consists of a functionalized SWNT linked to tumor-targeting modules as well as prodrug modules. There are three key features of this nanoscale DDS: (a) use of functionalized SWNTs as a biocompatible platform for the delivery of therapeutic(More)
An efficient mechanism-based tumor-targeting drug delivery system, based on tumor-specific vitamin-receptor mediated endocytosis, has been developed. The tumor-targeting drug delivery system is a conjugate of a tumor-targeting molecule (biotin: vitamin H or vitamin B-7), a mechanism-based self-immolative linker and a second-generation taxoid (SB-T-1214) as(More)
ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes modulate the dynamic assembly and remodeling of chromatin involved in DNA transcription, replication, and repair. There is little structural detail known about these important multiple-subunit enzymes that catalyze chromatin remodeling processes. Here we report a three-dimensional structure of the human chromatin(More)
Plasmids pKS5 and pKSrec30 carrying normal and mutant alleles of Deinococcus radiodurans recA gene controlled by the lactose promoter slightly increase radioresistance of Escherichia coli cells with mutations at genes recA and ssb. The RecA protein of D. radiodurans is expressed in E. coli cells, and its synthesis can be supplementary induced. The(More)
Novel second-generation taxoids with systematic modifications at the C2, C10, and C3'N positions were synthesized and their structure-activity relationships studied. A number of these taxoids exhibited exceptionally high potency against multidrug-resistant cell lines, and several taxoids exhibited virtually no difference in potency against the(More)