Nikolay K. Yankovsky

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Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) is one of the most important enzymes in human alcohol metabolism. The oriental ALDH2*504Lys variant functions as a dominant negative, greatly reducing activity in heterozygotes and abolishing activity in homozygotes. This allele is associated with serious disorders such as alcohol liver disease, late onset(More)
Progress in the mapping of population genetic substructure provides a core source of data for the reconstruction of the demographic history of our species and for the discovery of common signals relevant to disease research: These two aspects of enquiry overlap in their empirical data content and are especially informative at continental and subcontinental(More)
The article presents the results of the first regular study of Russian populations by sequencing the control region of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The sequenced region is the most variable on mtDNA molecule and is commonly used for population and evolutionary studies. Russians form one of the largest ethnic groups (more than 129 million). However, their(More)
Previous studies have indicated the presence of a putative tumor suppressor gene on chromosome 13q14, commonly deleted in patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). We have previously defined a minimally deleted region of 130 kb centromeric to the marker D13S272, and constructed a PAC and cosmid contig encompassing this area. In the present(More)
A computer-based differential display tool named HsAnalyst has been developed and successfully used for the comparison of expression patterns in a set of tumours versus a set of normal tissues. A list of EST clusters highly represented in tumours and rarely observed in normal tissues has been developed as a resulting output file of the program. These(More)
The compositions and frequencies of Y-chromosome haplogroups identified by genotyping 23 biallelic loci of its nonrecombining region (YAP, 92R7, DYF155S2, 12f2, Tat, M9, M17, M25, M89, M124, M130, M170, M172, M174, M173, M178, M201, M207, M242, M269, P21, P25, and P37) have been determined in a sample of 68 Belarussians. Eleven haplogroups have been found(More)
We report the primary characterization of a new gene KCNRG mapped at chromosome band 13q14.3. This gene includes three exons and has two alternatively spliced isoforms that are expressed in normal tissues and in some tumor cell lines. Protein KCNRG has high homology to tetramerization domain of voltage-gated K+ channels. Using the patch-clamp technique we(More)
Previous studies have indicated that a candidate tumor suppressor gene resides telomeric of the RB1 gene at 13q14, a region that is commonly deleted in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). In this study, we have evaluated the frequency and minimal region of overlap for 13q deletions in malignant cells from various lymphoid neoplasms. We observed(More)
Phasmid lambda pMYF131, a hybrid of phage lambda vectors and plasmid pUC19, was constructed. The phasmid and its derivatives were shown to be efficient vectors for construction and analysis of gene libraries in Escherichia coli cells. The lambda pMYF131 DNA molecule contains all the genes and regions essential for phage lytic development. The plasmid cannot(More)
The DNA of Plasmodium falciparum has been purified and fragmented with the restriction endonucleases EcoRI and HindIII. The fragments have been incorporated in vitro into derivatives of bacteriophage lambda to make libraries in which most of the parasite DNA is represented. By Southern hybridisation we have been able to recover from these libraries specific(More)