Michael A Eldarov

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The expression and assembly of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) nucleocapsid protein (HBcAg) were investigated in plants using viral vectors. Constructs based on either Potato virus X (PVX) or Cowpea mosaic virus (CPMV) containing the sequence of HBcAg were able to infect the appropriate host plants and remained genetically stable during infection. Analysis of(More)
The sequences of the nontranscribed spacers (NTS) of cloned ribosomal DNA (rDNA) units from both Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces carlsbergensis were determined. The NTS sequences of both species were found to be 93% homologous. The major disparities comprise different frequencies of reiteration of short tracts of six to sixteen basepairs. Most of(More)
Advances in transient expression technologies have allowed the production of milligram quantities of proteins within a matter of days using only small amounts (tens of grams) of plant tissue. Among the proteins that have been produced using this approach are the structural proteins of viruses which are capable of forming virus-like particles (VLPs). As such(More)
The goal of this project was to develop an alternative foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccine candidate based on a recombinant protein consisting of efficient viral epitopes. A recombinant gene was designed that encodes B-cell epitopes of proteins VP1 and VP4 and T-cell epitopes of proteins 2C and 3D. The polyepitope protein (H-PE) was produced in E. coli(More)
The role of exopolyphosphatase PPN1 in polyphosphate metabolism in fungi has been studied in strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae transformed by the yeast PPN1 gene and its ortholog of the fungus Acremonium chrysogenum producing cephalosporin C. The PPN1 genes were expressed under a strong constitutive promoter of the gene of glycerol aldehyde-triphosphate(More)
A hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg) gene bearing the 39-amino-acid-long domain A of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) within the HBcAg immunodominant loop has been constructed and expressed in Escherichia coli. Chimeric capsids demonstrated HBs but not HBc antigenicity and elicited in mice B-cell and T-cell responses against native HBcAg and HBsAg.
The epitope presentation system for the ectodomain of the M2 protein (M2e) of the influenza A virus was constructed on the basis of the cowpea mosaic virus (CPMV) for expression in the plant Vigna unguiculata. CPMV is widely used as a vector to produce immunogenic chimeric virus particles (CVPs) bearing epitopes of various infectious human and animal(More)
Effective recombinant strains Pichia pastoris that produce functionally active hybrid of Trigonopsis variabilis D-aminoacids bond with chitin-connecting domain of chitinase A1 of Bacillus circulans (DAOcbd) were obtained. The dependence of DAOcbd production levels from production of the number of copies of “expression cassette” integrated in the AOX1 locus(More)
Hansenula polymorpha DL1 is a methylotrophic yeast, widely used in fundamental studies of methanol metabolism, peroxisome biogenesis and function, and also as a microbial cell factory for production of recombinant proteins and metabolic engineering towards the goal of high temperature ethanol production. We have sequenced the 9 Mbp H. polymorpha DL1 genome(More)
The role of exopolyphosphatase PPX1 in polyphosphate metabolism in yeasts has been studied in strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae with inactivated PPX1 and PPN1 genes transformed by the expression vector carrying the yeast PPX1 gene. Exopolyphosphatase activity in transformant strains increased 90- and 40-fold compared to the ΔPPX1 and ΔPPN1 strains,(More)