Maria Fedorova

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Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) plays an important role in initiation and progression of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of human uterine cervix. Regulation of MMP-9 expression in such tumors is insufficiently studied. Involvement of the human papillomavirus (HPV) gene E2 and transcription factor NF-kappaB in the regulation of MMP-9 transcription has been(More)
BACKGROUND IGF-I gene polymorphisms might alter IGF-I level resulting in decreased foetal and postnatal growth and increased risk for diabetes mellitus type 2 and cardiovascular diseases in adulthood. OBJECTIVES We analyzed the association between Cytosine-Adenosine (CA)10-24 repeats polymorphism in promoter region of the IGF-I gene and early growth in(More)
Cervical cancers are characterized by the persistence of human papilloma virus (HPV) genome that is found in tissue samples starting from the early stages of tumor progression. Just like in other tumors, the activation of telomerase was observed in cervical carcinomas, but information about its expression was controversial. The aim of this study is to find(More)
High-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) persistent infection is responsible for the development of the majority of cervical cancers. The therapy against HPV-associated cancer requires knowledge of the viral gene expression mechanisms. In this study, the polyadenylated polycistronic transcripts containing full-size E1ORF and produced from the early P14(More)
An attempt was made to identify molecular markers of different clinical stages of cervical carcinoma caused by papilloma virus (HPV). Presence of viral genome, telomerase level and expression of a gene, which coded the catalytic activity of that enzyme (hTERT), were assayed in 89 patients. HPV (type 16) genome harboring tumors were detected in 73% which was(More)
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