Natalia Nikitina

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Development of axonal connections between cat primary visual area 17 and visual motion processing center was studied to investigate cortico-cortical connection plasticity in ontogenesis as affected by an experimental modification of visual environment (flickering light stimulation). By using a retrograde axonal labeling by horseradish peroxidase, a(More)
A collection of DNA samples obtained from primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients from St. Petersburg was analyzed for single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) to reveal sequence variants in exon 3 of the myocilin gene (MYOC/TIGR) and in exons 4 and 5 of the optineurin gene (OPTN), where most of the mutations revealed worldwide are located. The(More)
All non-B HIV-1 subtypes and circulating recombinant forms (CRFs) are characterized by several polymorphisms in protease (PR) region. In addition, in recent years the increasing use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) has rapidly raised the spread of transmitted drug resistance. We aimed to determine the presence of naturally occurring polymorphisms and(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 transmitted drug resistance in the drug-naïve population is of growing relevance in Estonia, where the number of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment-experienced subjects has been exponentially increasing during the last 10 y. The aim of this study was to estimate the rate of transmitted drug resistance among newly diagnosed(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate autonomous regulation of the cardiac activity by means of the heart rate variability (HRV) assessment and possible influence of conventional cardiovascular risk factors and disease activity parameters on it in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). In total, 38 patients with the reliable diagnosis of PsA(More)
Preoperative diagnosis of thyroid pathology was improved following a cytological examination of punctates from nodulated formations of the thyroid in patients living in goiter-endemic regions. Diagnosis of thyroid cancer was confirmed preoperatively in 78% of cases, which, in turn, warranted application of adequate surgical procedures.