Nino V Asatiani

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In order to investigate the low-dose long-term Cr(VI) action on antioxidant enzymes in cultured mammalian cells we estimated the activity of glutathione dependent antioxidant enzymes, catalase and superoxide dismutase (SOD) under various chromium concentrations in human epithelial-like L-41 cells. The long-term action of 20 microM causes the toxicity that(More)
Ischemic stroke (IS) outcome predictors include clinical features, biochemical parameters and some risk factors. The relations between two main players in the ischemic brain, MMPs and HMGB1, were estimated in the plasma of ischemic stroke patients stratified according to the Glasgow Outcome Scale and the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project classification.(More)
Arthrobacter species is of interest because of its high potential for bioremediation. Bacteria can detoxify chromium, by either reduction or accumulation inside the bacteria and/or absorption of chromium(VI) (CrVI) on their surface, and efflux pump. The possible pathway of Cr(VI) reduction by Arthrobacter oxydans isolated from Columbia basalt rocks at a US(More)
The aim of this study is to establish antioxidant indicators of chromium toxicity in fetal human lung fibroblasts (HLF). The results obtained corroborate and develop our earlier observation of low-dose and long-term action of Cr(VI) on human cells in culture. In the case of a nontoxic chromium dose, temporary oxidative stress is overcome by increased(More)
The changes in glutathione-dependent cycle enzymes and catalase activities under Cr(VI)-induced oxidative stress were investigated in two distinct cell lines: L-41-human epithelial-like cells and HLF-fetal human diploid lung fibroblasts, which differ in tissue origin, proliferation, and antioxidant enzymes activities. The chromium concentrations from 1 to 5(More)
It was shown by the method of differential scanning microcalorimetry that an additional peak, at about 57 degrees C appears on heat absorption curves of the whole spleen tissue and cells of BalB/c mouse injected with Rausher virus. It is supposed that this peak is due to the melting of AT-rich regions of internucleosomal DNA in chromatin fibers of tumor(More)
Rapid and effective separation of bacteria Arthrobacter oxydans was performed using capillary electrophoresis. For optimal separation of bacteria the influence of buffer concentration, pH and applied voltage were studied. It was found that the most appropriate conditions for electrophoretic mobility measurements are as follows: applied voltage 6-14 kV;(More)
In the present study, the antioxidant capacity of chromium-treated L-41 (human epithelial-like cells) was investigated by the ESR spin-trapping technique. The crude cell extracts of the cells grown in the presence of 2 microM (nontoxic) and 20 microM (toxic) chromium (VI) concentrations were tested in the model Fenton system with and without(More)
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) has been applied to study DNA-protein complexes using as the test system soluble chromatin from chicken erythrocytes and rapidly proliferated cultured Chinese hamster fibroblast-like cells B11-dii-FAF-28. Separation was performed with home-made CE apparatus, using a regulated high-voltage power supply, UV-detector and fused(More)
A critical step in biochip design is the selection of probes with identical hybridisation characteristics. In this article we describe a novel method for evaluating DNA hybridisation probes, allowing the fine-tuning of biochips, that uses cassettes with multiple probes. Each cassette contains probes in equimolar proportions so that their hybridisation(More)