Nickolai A. Tchurikov

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Some RNases selectively attack malignant cells, triggering an apoptotic response, and therefore are considered as alternative chemotherapeutic drugs. Here we studied the effects of Bacillus intermedius RNase (binase) on murine myeloid progenitor cells FDC-P1; transduced FDC-P1 cells ectopically expressing mutated human KIT N822K oncogene and/or human(More)
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are involved in many cellular mechanisms, including replication, transcription, and genome rearrangements. The recent observation that hot spots of DSBs in human chromosomes delimit DNA domains that possess coordinately expressed genes suggests a strong relationship between the organization of transcription patterns and hot(More)
The localization of two cloned D. melanogaster DNA fragments in polytene chromosomes was determined by means of in situ hybridization. These different fragments (Dm 225 and Dm 234B) are present in the genome in hundreds copies and contain genes whose transcription yields two different classes in abundant mRNA (Ilyin et al., 1976, 1977; Tchurikov et al.,(More)
In Drosophila melanogaster structural genes are located close to moderately reiterated sequences. One of the clones obtained contains the DNA related to intercalary heterochromatin of D. melanogaster. These are individual differences in the distribution of genetic material in polytenic chromosomes of different stocks of D. melanogaster. The techniques that(More)
We have started a cloned genomic DNA fragment approximately 7 kb long (denoted as H55) from the 7B3-4 region in the X chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster. The major part of the fragment is a single-copy sequence. It directs the synthesis of mRNA that makes up approximately 0.1% of the cytoplasmic poly(A)+ RNA from Drosophila embryos. The H55 gene is split(More)
Mutational activation of c-Kit receptor tyrosine kinase is common in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). One such activating point mutation is the N822K replacement in the c-Kit protein. Here we investigate the selective cytotoxic effect of binase--RNase from Bacillus intermedius--on FDC-P1-N822K cells. These cells were derived from myeloid progenitor FDC-P1(More)
Bacterial RNases are promising tools for the development of anticancer drugs. Neoplastic transformation leads to enhanced accumulation of rRNA and tRNA, and altered expression of regulatory noncoding RNAs. Cleavage of RNA in cancer cells is the main reason for the cytotoxic effects of exogenic RNases. We have shown that binase, a cytotoxic ribonuclease from(More)
Separate conserved copies of suffix, a short interspersed Drosophila retroelement (SINE), and also divergent copies in the 3' untranslated regions of the three genes, have already been described. Suffix has also been identified on the 3' end of the Drosophila non-LTR F element, where it forms the last conserved domain of the reverse transcriptase (RT). In(More)