Maxim S. Vonsky

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BACKGROUND Immunoassays allow the specific detection and quantitation of biological molecules in complex samples at physiologically relevant concentrations. However, there are concerns over the comparability of such techniques when the same assay is performed by different operators or laboratories. An international intercomparison study was performed to(More)
The oncogenic potential of hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein has been demonstrated, but the precise mechanism of cell transformation triggered by HCV core is still unclear. This study shows that constitutive expression of HCV core protein (core) in NIH 3T3 murine fibroblasts triggers malignant transformation. At the preneoplastic stage, clones that(More)
An interdisciplinary study was carried out of the telomere length and polymorphism of genes of the renin-angiotensin (ACE) and serotonin (5HTR2A and 5HTTLPR) systems in a population of old and very old inhabitants of northwestern Russia, as well as on their relationships to data from clinical and geriatric anamneses and psychological characteristics. By the(More)
A simple amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) model, using the bacteriophage lambda genome, was developed to test the reproducibility of this technique in an international comparative study. Using either non-selective or selective primers, nine fragments or subsets of two or three fragments, respectively, were predicted using in silico software.(More)
Myocarditis is defined as myocardial inflammation, followed by cardiomyocyte necrosis. Diagnostics of myocarditis is based on unsafe and complicated method of endomyocardial biopsy (EMB). Development of myocarditis might alter gene expression not only in cardiac but in peripheral blood cells (PBC) as well. So, transcription profiles can be considered as(More)
A surface-labeled lyophilized lymphocyte (sLL) preparation has been developed using human peripheral blood mononuclear cells prelabeled with a fluorescein isothiocyanate conjugated anti-CD4 monoclonal antibody. The sLL preparation is intended to be used as a reference material for CD4+ cell counting including the development of higher order reference(More)
Measurement of RNA can be used to study and monitor a range of infectious and non-communicable diseases, with profiling of multiple gene expression mRNA transcripts being increasingly applied to cancer stratification and prognosis. An international comparison study (Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance (CCQM)-P103.1) was performed in order to(More)
This report focuses on the characterization of CD4 expression level in terms of equivalent number of reference fluorophores (ERF). Twelve different flow cytometer platforms across sixteen laboratories were utilized in this study. As a first step the participants were asked to calibrate the fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) channel of each flow cytometer(More)
Aging is a process that depends on a variety of both external and internal factors. The biological age of a person determines body deterioration and the risk of age-related diseases. Currently, as indicators of biological age are considered different characteristics including average length of telomeres in cells and the level DNA methylation. We propose to(More)
Aging is a process defined by a variety of both external and internal factors. A person’s biological age determines the extent of bodily deterioration and risk of age-related diseases. Various parameters, including average telomere length and level of DNA methylation, are considered indicators of biological age. We proposed to combine these parameters to(More)
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