M Iu Eropkin

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The study of the antiviral activity of Russian anti-influenza agents in the cultured MDCK cells demonstrated that arbidol and ribavirin inhibited the reproduction of various influenza A virus strains, including rimantadine- and ozeltamivir-resistant variants, as well as influenza B viruses (IC50 2-8.5 microg/ml). Rimantadine at concentrations of 1-5(More)
The influence of antivirals, such as rimantadine, ribavirine and triazavirine on influenza virus replication in human cell cultures was evaluated. All the antivirals inhibited viral nucleoprotein NP synthesis. The strongest effect was shown for ribavirine in lung carcinoma A-549 cells and endothelial ECV-304 cells. Hoechst-33258 staining revealed induction(More)
In view of contradictory data on the toxicity of fullerenes for live organisms we studied the effect of water-soluble complexes of C60 with N-polyvivyl-pirrolidone (C60/PVP) and gamma-cyclodextrine (C60/gamma-CD) on MA-104 cells in culture. Both complexes proved to be non-toxic for cultured cells in the dark in wide range of concentrations. Both complexes(More)
AIM Characterization of features of influenza pandemic development in Russia in relation to global process. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pandemic monitoring was performed by using results of integrative analysis of laboratory diagnostic and population morbidity data from 49 supporting bases of Federal center of influenza from various cities in Russian(More)
During the latter half of 2005 a widespread outbreak caused by influenza highly pathogenic H5N1 virus among wild and domestic birds occurred in Russia. As pathogenicity level is a polygenic feature and majority of individual genes of influenza A viruses contribute to pathogenicity of influenza viruses to birds, animals and humans. Nucleotide sequencing of(More)
The proliferation characteristics of influenza viruses of different origin were tested in various human and animal cell cultures. Pandemic H1N1v influenza and swine influenza viruses were shown to have a low infectious activity in virtually all the test lines. In spite of this, the replication of this group of viruses may be detected by de novo NP(More)
Specific traits of influenza B viruses circulation in Russia and worldwide in 2005-2012 were studied and the amount of influenza B viruses in the whole population of influenza viruses isolated in Russia was estimated. The trend toward antigenic drift for both Victoria and Yamagata lineages was characterized. The genetic analysis revealed amino acid changes(More)
An acid-soluble protein was isolated from bovine brain tissue using a combination of 5% HClO4 acidic extraction, cation-exchange chromatography and heparin-Sepharose affinity chromatography. This preparation had a biological activity similar to that of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF). It has stimulated neurite outgrowth in organotypic culture of chicken(More)
The results of in vitro investigation are used to assess the effect of poly(methyl methacrylate) based bone cements (BCs) upon human fibroblast culture. The dose dependent cytotoxic effect of BCs (Polacris) was manifested by the development of oxidative stress and hypoxia (on the cell level) and by a decrease in the cell ability to multiplication. The drugs(More)
Study of effectiveness of CaCo-2 cell line for influenza virus isolation was carried out. It was shown that the properties of this cell line strongly depended on the source of its origin and cultivation conditions. The infectious activity of the influenza viruses on CaCo-2 cell line was virtually the same as in the MDCK cell line. The rate of the viral(More)