Maria Vyazmensky

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Parietochloris incisa is an oleaginous fresh water green microalga that accumulates an unusually high content of the valuable long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA) arachidonic acid within triacylglycerols in cytoplasmic lipid bodies. Here, we describe cloning and mutagenesis of the P. incisa acetohydroxyacid synthase (PiAHAS) gene for use as an(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to the death of the upper and lower motor neurons. Superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) is an ALS pathogenic protein, whose misfolding results in the formation of amyloid aggregates. The mechanism underlying SOD1 pathogenesis in ALS remains obscure, but one possible mechanism involves(More)
Chemokine G protein coupled receptors, principally CCR5 or CXCR4, function as co-receptors for HIV-1 entry into CD4+ T cells. Initial binding of the viral envelope glycoprotein (Env) gp120 subunit to the host CD4 receptor induces a cascade of structural conformational changes that lead to the formation of a high-affinity co-receptor-binding site on gp120.(More)
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