Maria V Zamaraeva

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Apoptosis is a distinct form of cell death, which requires energy. Here, we made real-time continuous measurements of the cytosolic ATP level throughout the apoptotic process in intact HeLa, PC12 and U937 cells transfected with the firefly luciferase gene. Apoptotic stimuli (staurosporine (STS), tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), etoposide) induced significant(More)
The present study was undertaken for further elucidation of the mechanisms of flavonoid biological activity, focusing on the antioxidative and protective effects of cranberry flavonoids in free radical-generating systems and those on mitochondrial ultrastructure during carbon tetrachloride-induced rat intoxication. Treatment of rats with cranberry(More)
Platelet activation is closely associated with an increase in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration. Various compounds including Ca(2+) ionophores are able to trigger platelet aggregation by increasing intracellular Ca(2+) concentration in platelets. In the present study, we monitored the effect of the phytoestrogen ferutinin, which acts as a Ca(2+) ionophore(More)
Five sesquiterpene alcohol esters of the carotane series, from plants of the genus Ferula, were investigated with regard to their capacity to modify the ion permeability of both planar lipid bilayers and mitochondria. These compounds are subdivided into two structural groups that differ in their effects on membrane permeability. Complex esters of(More)
Tannins, secondary plant metabolites, possess diverse biological activities and can interact with biopolymers such as lipids or proteins. Interactions between tannins and proteins depend on the structures of both and can result in changes in protein structure and activity. Because human serum albumin is the most abundant protein in plasma and responsible(More)
Induction of lipid peroxidation is shown to alter the structure of mitochondrial membrane and to activate endogenous phospholipases A2, C, D, and lysophospholipase A. Fe(2+)-, cumene hydroperoxide- and ultraviolet-induced lipid peroxidation results in the activation of mitochondrial phospholipases.
Lead glycyrrhizate was prepared. Its effect on the oxidase activity of neutrophils was compared with that of glycyrrhizic acid. It has been found that glycyrrhizic acid and lead diglycyrrhizate cause a dose-dependent reduction in the formation of active forms of oxygen by the neutrophils after their activation by phorbolic ester and a chemotoxic peptide. It(More)
BACKGROUND Silibinin, a naturally-occurring flavonoid produced by milk thistle, possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventive activities. In the current study, we examined the effects of silibinin on the expression of secreted phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) enzymes, especially those of group IIA (hGIIA), which play a crucial role in inflammation(More)