Maria R. Kopantseva

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Background:Stromal cells are a functionally important component of human carcinomas. The aim of this study was to obtain and characterise primary cultures of stromal cells from human carcinomas and the corresponding surrounding normal tissue.Methods:Primary stromal cell cultures from tumours of lung, oesophagus and pancreas were obtained using a mild tissue(More)
61 Pancreatic cancer (PC) is almost fatal in patients with malignant tumors in the Russian Federation and worldwide; the survival rate of these patients does not exceed 5%. Thus, PC is a dangerous disease with extremely unfavorable prognosis [1]. Pancreatic malignant tumors consist of not only epithelial cells that underwent genetic transformation, but also(More)
SAYP is a dual-function transcriptional coactivator of RNA polymerase II. It is a metazoan-specific factor involved in different signaling pathways that control normal development. In Drosophila, SAYP is present in the organism from the early stages of development and participates in cell cycle synchronization at the blastoderm stage. SAYP is abundant in(More)
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition is a result of cellular epigenetic reprogramming. During this process differentiated epithelial cells lose specific markers of epithelial phenotype and gradually start displaying qualities of poorly differentiated mesenchymal cells, resistant to apoptosis and capable of local invasion. Despite their obvious importance for(More)
PEB-me is a predominant protein of matureDrosophila melanogaster ejaculatory bulbs. It is resolved into four or five closely spaced subfractions (apparent molecular weight 35–39 kD) by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Four electrophoretic variants of PEB-me differing in apparent molecular weight by 200–800 daltons were found. These(More)
PEB is the major protein (35-39 kDa) of highly differentiated ejaculatory bulbs in D. melanogaster. A minor ejaculatory bulb protein (hPEB) of about 80 kDa was detected using immunoblotting technique. Both proteins exhibit parallel genetic variation in electrophoretic mobility. This suggests that they are coded by the same gene. The proteins are present in(More)
We show characteristic morphological changes corresponding to epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) program fulfillment in PANC1 cell line stimulated with TGFβ1. Our results support downregulation of E-cadherin protein. We show 5- and 28-fold increase in SNAI1 and SNAI2 expression levels and 25- and 15-fold decrease in CDH1 and KRT8 expression levels,(More)