Marina Fedorova

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The peripheral nervous system has astonishing regenerative capabilities in that cut nerves are able to reconnect and re-establish their function. Schwann cells are important players in this process, during which they dedifferentiate to a progenitor/stem cell and promote axonal regrowth. Here, we report that fibroblasts also play a key role. Upon nerve cut,(More)
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-κB in the regulation of MMP-9 transcription has been(More)
Although a large number of actin-binding proteins and their regulators have been identified through classical approaches, gaps in our knowledge remain. Here, we used genome-wide RNA interference as a systematic method to define metazoan actin regulators based on visual phenotype. Using comparative screens in cultured Drosophila and human cells, we generated(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)
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)
158 A tumor cell differs from the normal one in both genetic and epigenetic changes. Among the latter, DNA methylation and telomerase activation are of special importance. Telomerase activation in tumors is a ubiquitous phenomenon characteristic of most tumor cells [1]. This activity is not characteristic of normal cells, but it is detected in immortal(More)
A test-system based on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the quantitative detection of chloramphenicol (CAP) in foodstuff has been developed. The detection limit of the method was 0.05 μg/l. The procedures for milk samples preparation of various fat content and chicken muscles were optimized. Before the analysis milk was diluted 5-fold with a(More)