Margarita V Mollova

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The sperm-zona pellucida-binding assay in vitro was used as a functional test for zona pellucida-binding ability of boar spermatozoa after co-incubation with monoclonal antibodies against intra-acrosomal proteins. The effect of monoclonal antibodies ACR.2 against boar acrosin (55, 53, 45 and 38 kDa), and Hs-8 against boar intra-acrosomal protein (230, 110,(More)
Selenium (Se) is an exogenous antioxidant that performs its function via the expression of selenoproteins. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of varying Se intake on the redox status of the aortic wall in young spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Sixteen male Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats and nineteen male SHR, 16-week-old, were tested after being(More)
The aim of the current study was to present the spatial distribution of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) in short-term cultures of pig granulosa cells obtained from small, medium, and large ovarian follicles. The specific immunoreactivity was detected by three monoclonal antibodies recognizing different epitopes of the ANP molecule (Mab 6C3, Mab 6F11,(More)
PROBLEM Monoclonal anti-capacitated sperm antibody has been used as a probe to identify, isolate, and characterize specific, fertilization-related antigen with some characteristic features that point to its possible significance in immunocontraception. METHOD OF STUDY Fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA),(More)
We investigated the capacity of porcine sperm-zona binding and penetration by using bioassay to differentiate between spermatozoa from fertile and subfertile boars. Semen was collected from Large White boars grouped into categories of fertile and subfertile (n=5 per each group) according to the results of artificial insemination. Boars in both groups showed(More)
The hemizona assay (HZA) was used as a functional test for zona pellucida binding capacity of fresh and frozen-thawed canine spermatozoa. We investigated 30 ejaculates from 3 dogs with sperm motility > 70% and sperm concentration > 5.10(8) cells per ejaculate with up to 20% abnormal and dead spermatozoa. Fifteen ejaculates were each divided into 2 portions:(More)
PROBLEM The involvement of individual sperm proteins in differentiation of antigenically specific and functionally defined regions on sperm membrane has not yet been completely elucidated. METHOD BALB/c mice were immunized with live capacitated boar spermatozoa and used for production of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). ELISA, IIF, SDS-PAGE, IVF, and(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the most profound events in stressed cells is the synthesis of a highly conserved family of proteins, the 'heat shock proteins' (Hsp). The Hsp70 family is the most diverse, and includes constitutive as well as stress-inducible proteins with overlapping or unique functions in different cell compartments. Elucidation of Hsp70 expression(More)
In previous studies a series of Mabs against boar capacitated sperm have been produced. One of these Mabs--4B12--was found to recognize a surface membrane-associated protein located in the acrosome portion of the spermatozoa that became accessible to antibody after capacitation. In biological experiments it was shown that Mab 4B12 significantly inhibited(More)
Investigations on specific and functionally active sperm antigens could bring about the elucidation of the mechanisms of gamete interaction and help the search for new approaches in prognosis and regulation of fertility. Previously, we reported that the monoclonal antibody (Mab) 3G4 against capacitated boar spermatozoa was capable of inhibiting boar(More)