Maria M. Prokofjeva

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The antiviral activity of different structure fucoidans (α-l-fucans and galactofucans) was studied using two model viral systems based on a lentiviral vectors and a replication competent Moloney murine leukemia virus (Mo-MuLV). It was found that investigated fucoidans have no cytotoxic effects on Jurkat and SC-1cell at the concentration range of 0.001-100(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Despite progress in the development of combined antiretroviral therapies (cART), HIV infection remains a significant challenge for human health. Current problems of cART include multi-drug-resistant virus variants, long-term toxicity and enormous treatment costs. Therefore, the identification of novel effective drugs is urgently(More)
Retinoids are signaling molecules that control a wide variety of cellular processes and possess antitumor activity. This work presents a comprehensive description of changes in the expression of 23 genes that regulate retinoid metabolism and signaling in non-small-cell lung cancer tumors compared to adjacent normal tissues obtained using RT-PCR. Even at(More)
An important feature of neuroblastoma is its ability to spontaneously regress or differentiate into a benign tumor at all stages of the disease; however, the mechanisms underlying these processes are not well understood. We determined the effect of the receptor tyrosine kinase KIT on the expression of several genes that may be involved in the tumor(More)
In this study, we evaluated the level of c-kit, VEGFA, and MYC gene expression in seven neuroblastoma stable cell lines, i.e., SK-N-SH, SK-N-BE, SK-N-AS, SH-SY5Y, Kelly, IMR-32, and LAN-1. The level of expression of these genes can serve as a diagnostic factor for cancer progression and proteins encoded by these genes are promising targets for neuroblastoma(More)
A system based on recombinant lentiviral vectors has been designed for safe screening of potential anti-HIV drugs. The system can be used to evaluate the sensitivity of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and integrase (wild-type as well as mutant forms of these enzymes detected in drug-resistant virus isolates) to different drugs and substances, as well as to(More)
280 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), one of the most lifeethreatening human diseases [1]. Curr rently, 26 antiretroviral drugs of different nature are used in AIDS therapy. However, due to the high varii ability of the virus genome and the necessity of lifelong treatment, there appear new HIV strains that(More)
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