Nikolay A. Kovalev

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Recently, in experiments with combinatorial libraries of amphiphilic compounds lacking groups, known as catalysts of transesterification reaction, we discovered novel RNA-cleaving compounds [N. Kovalev, E. Burakova, V. Silnikov, M. Zenkova, V. Vlassov, Bioorg. Chem. 34 (2006) 274-286]. In the present study, we investigate cleavage of RNA by the most active(More)
Combinatorial libraries of small organic compounds capable of cleaving RNA were synthesized. The compounds contain benzene ring substituted with two residues of bis quaternary salt of diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) bearing hydrophobic fragments of different length and structure, attached to DABCO at the bridge position. These compounds, lacking(More)
In the present study, we designed and synthesised new polycationic molecules based on two 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) moieties with hydrophobic groups connected by different linkers. The structure and the RNA-cleavage activity relationships of this novel series of artificial ribonucleases (aRNases) were investigated.
Experimental studies in laboratory animals showed reserpine in doses of 0.01-0.05 mg/kg body weight to inhibit the development of rabies infection in white mice and rabbits by 40.0-83.4% depending on the dose and mode of administration. The inhibiting properties of reserpine were demonstrated for both fixed and street rabies virus strains. The protective(More)
A series of binary hammerhead ribozymes was designed and assessed in terms of cleavage activity and nuclease resistance. Enhanced nuclease resistance of binary ribozymes was achieved by incorporation of Z-modified nucleotides at the selective positions along with addition of 3'-3-linked thymidine cap. These modified binary ribozymes efficiently cleave(More)