Liudmila A Zinovkina

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Interphase microtubules are organized into a radial array with centrosome in the center. This organization is a subject of cellular regulation that can be driven by protein phosphorylation. Only few protein kinases that regulate microtubule array in interphase cells have been described. Ste20-like protein kinase LOSK (SLK) was identified as a microtubule(More)
Monoclonal antibody raised against a preparation of loach fish sperm centrosomes was used for screening of cDNA expressing library of Chinese hamster CHO-K1 cells. Two positive clones appeared to encode 628 amino acid protein fragment that was 72% identical to human KIAA0204 protein, i.e. putative protein kinase. Polyclonal antibodies raised against(More)
Excessive activation of the innate immune system often leads to fatal consequences and can be considered as one of the phenoptotic events. After traumatic injury, various components of mitochondria are released into the circulation and stimulate myeloid cells of the innate immunity. Presumably, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) might activate immune cells (Zhang,(More)
LOSK (LOng Ste20-like Kinase) protein kinases of mammals belong to a recently identified family of GCK kinases which are involved in the induction of apoptosis. LOSK have an N-terminal acidic catalytic domain and a long C-terminal basic structural domain which is cleaved off in cells by caspases during apoptosis. To study the LOSK enzymatic activity and its(More)
We studied the possibility of using the spermatozoa of the loach Misgurnus fossilis L. for identification of centrosome proteins. It has been shown that the centrosome of the loach spermatozoa consists of a pair of centrioles of the standard structure and contains the marker protein gamma-tubulin, cytoplasmic microtubules branch out from it, and it does not(More)
Microtubules, polymers of tubulin, are one of the main components of cytoskeleton. In many types of animal cells, microtubules form a radial network whose center is the centrosome. The microtubule network is very dynamic and can be rearranged rapidly, e.g., during the transition of a cell to mitosis. The mobility of the network and its geometry is important(More)
We studied the possibility of using the spermatozoa of the loach Misgurnus fossilis L. in the identification of centrosome proteins. It has been shown that the centrosome of the loach spermatozoa consists of a pair of centrioles of the standard structure and contains the marker protein γ-tubulin, cytoplasmic microtubules branch out from it, and it does not(More)
The review summarizes recent data on structure and function of nearly two dozen centrosomal proteins of the animal cells; centrosome is an organelle that organizes cellular microtubules. Most of these data were obtained by molecular biology techniques including screening of phage expression cDNA libraries with centrosome-specific antibodies, bacterial(More)
DNA methylation is a key epigenetic process involved in the regulation of nuclear gene expression. Progress in the study of genomic DNA methylation led to the precise identification of methylation sites reflecting biological age of cells and tissues. However, the functional significance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) methylation remains unknown. Growing(More)