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Potato virus A (PVA) was purified from mechanically infected plants Nicotiana tabacum cv Samsun by high speed centrifugation and subsequent isopycnic density gradient centrifugation in CsCl gradient. From different procedures tested 0.05 mol/l phosphate buffer (PBS) pH 8 seemed optimal for virus purification and 0.1 mol/l borate buffer pH 8.0 for virus(More)
Specific mouse antibodies against a recombinant coat protein (CP) of Potato virus A (PVA) were produced. The PVA CP gene was cloned in an expression vector pMPM4omega. After expression in Escherichia coli the presence of the expressed CP was proved by Western blot analysis using polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). The expressed CP was purified by(More)
We studied the effect of biotic stress caused by Potato virus Y NTN (PVY) on photosynthesis in transgenic Pssu-ipt tobacco overproducing endogenous cytokinins (CK) in comparison with control (non-transformed) plants. Both control and transgenic tobacco were grown as rooted or grafted plants. Content of viral protein increased significantly in control(More)
The optimized expression of recombinant Potato virus A coat protein (ACP) carrying two different epitopes from Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) was developed. Epitope derived from minor capsid protein L2 was expressed as N-terminal fusion with ACP while an epitope derived from E7 oncoprotein was fused to its C-terminus. The construct was cloned into(More)
The E7 oncoprotein from Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) is an attractive candidate for anti-cancer therapeutical vaccine development. In this study, we engineered different fusions of mutagenized coding sequence of E7 oncoprotein (E7ggg) with coat protein of Potato virus X (PVX CP) both on 5'- and 3'-terminus of PVX CP and evaluated the influence of(More)
The influence of viral infection caused by two different potyviruses, Potato virus Y (PVY) and Potato virus A (PVA) on plant metabolism and photosynthetic apparatus of Nicotiana tabacum L. cv. Samsun and cv. Petit Havana SR1 was studied. The main stress was focused on the activities of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC), NADP-malic enzyme (NADP-ME), and(More)
The effect of Potato virus Y NTN (PVY) infection upon photosynthesis was analysed in transgenic Pssu-ipt tobacco overproducing endogenous cytokinins in comparison with control, nontransgenic Nicotiana tabacum plants. The course of the infection from the early to the late stage was monitored by measuring of photosynthetic gas exchange and fast chlorophyll(More)
Vaccine strategies for the treatment of human papillomavirus-induced cervical cancer are based mainly on the human papillomavirus 16 E7 (HPV16 E7) oncoprotein. The immunogenicity of the E7 gene has been enhanced by its fusion to many different genes. Here, we linked a short sequence coding for the E7 peptide (aa 44-60) containing immunodominant epitopes for(More)
Six mouse monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) against potato virus A (PVA) were tested. One of them (PVA 534) reacted only with complete virions and was apparently specific for epitopes dependent on quaternary structure. MoAb PVA 328 recognized the virus antigen only after its dissociation into subunits. MoAb PVA 328 must have reacted with a cryptotope of the(More)