Marina G. Eliseikina

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The regeneration of longitudinal muscle bands (LMBs) in the sea cucumber Stichopus japonicus was studied using light and electron microscopic and immunocytochemical methods. Previous investigations of holothurian organs showed the presence of some cytoskeletal proteins which were specific for LMBs only. One of them, the 98 KDa protein, was isolated by means(More)
To elucidate the origin and evolution of mannan-binding lectins (MBL), a new C-type lectin (CTL) specific for high-mannose glycans (MBL-AJ) was isolated from the coelomic plasma of the holothurian Apostichopus japonicus. MBL-AJ has oligomeric forms with identical 17-kDa subunits on SDS-PAGE. Among natural ligands, lectin hemagglutination activity was(More)
A new 44-kD, C-type mannan-binding lectin (MBL-C) consisting of two identical subunits was isolated from the coelomic fluid of the holothurian Cucumaria japonica. In the direct hemagglutination assay, the lectin was effectively inhibited by highly branched mannans similar in structure to yeast mannans and composed of alpha-(1-->2)- and alpha-(1-->6)-bound(More)
The cellular composition of the coelomic fluid of the Far Eastern holothurinans Apostichopus japonicus and Cucumaria japonica was studied using light and transmission electron microscopy and histochemistry. In the coelomic fluid of A. japonicus, the following types of coelomocytes were distinguished: progenitor cells; amoebocytes; vacuolated cells; small(More)
A disease caused by a parasitic dinoflagellate of the genus Hematodinium was identified in red, Paralithodes camtschaticus, and blue, Paralithodes platypus, king crabs from the north-east region of the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia, during annual stock surveys. No carapace color change was observed even in heavily infected crabs, but diseased crabs possessed(More)
A herpes-like virus was found infecting the antennal gland and bladder epithelium in the blue king crab Paralithodes platypus from the eastern area of the Sea of Okhotsk. Electron microscopic analysis of antennal gland samples from blue king crabs with histologically confirmed signs of disease revealed virus particles, which were mostly hexagonal in shape(More)
Localization and quantitative dynamics of alpha i subunit of G protein was studied by electron immunocytochemistry and immunoenzyme assay after hormonal induction of maturation in Asterias amurensis starfish oocytes. G alpha i protein was chiefly localized in the plasma membrane of immature oocytes; 1-methyladenine induced redistribution of the alpha i(More)
The basal activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione reductase (GR), and catalase in a pool of coelomocytes as well as in the fraction of amoebocytes and the mixed fraction of amoebocytes and morula-like cells of the sea cucumber Eupentacta fraudatrix is studied. For SOD and catalase, pH optima are in the range of values of pH optimum for tissues(More)