N. D. Konstantinova

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Antibacterial effect of chitosan on the morphofunctional organization of clinical strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus was studied by transmission electron microscopy. Chitosan promoted aggregation of bacterial cells and disorganization of bacterial cell wall and cytoplasmic membrane, which leads to the release of bacterial contents(More)
The electron-microscopic study of the interaction of F. tularensis virulent and attenuated strains with infusoria of the species T. pyriformis was dynamically studied. In this study the structural changes of F. tularensis and T. pyriformis cells, as well as their capacity for survival, were revealed. The data on their ultrastructure correlated with the(More)
The duration of Acholeplasma laidlawii antigen persistence in mice, resistant to Rausher leukemia virus, after infection with both A. laidlawii cells and Rausher virus has been studied. The antigen persistence was accompanied by marked depression of immune response which was especially severe in case of mixed acholeplasmavirus infection. Such(More)
The experimental study of the interaction of Tetrahymena pyriformis with different microorganisms of the genus Pseudomonas, isolated from the soil, was made. The study revealed that T. pyriformis phagocytosed some Pseudomonas pigment-forming species (P. cepacia, P. putida, P. fluorescens, P. pirkettii). The most pronounced cytopathogenic effect was produced(More)
Wild and mutant strains of Listeria monocytogenes are examined by electron and immunoelectron microscopy. The mutant strain was characterized as a strain with a high level of production of pathogenic factors. No essential morphological criteria permitting the differentiation between wild and mutant Listeria strains were detected. Addition of activated(More)
An increase of percentage of elderly persons among those who fell ill with tetanus (70%) was noted against a sharp reduction of tetanus incidence under the effect of mass active immunization against this disease. A study of immunity in older and elderly individuals showed the percentage of immune persons among them to be rather low (48.8--55.6%). Due to(More)