O. V. Sizova

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Leishmaniasis is a vectorborne disease transmitted to human and other mammalian hosts by sand fly bite. In the present study, we show that immunization with Leishmania mexicana promastigote secretory gel (PSG) or with a chemically defined synthetic glycovaccine containing the glycans found in L. mexicana PSG can provide significant protection against(More)
The phosphorylated branched heptasaccharides 7 and 8, the octasaccharide 9 and the phosphorylated trisaccharides 5 and 6, which are fragments of the phosphoglycan portion of the surface lipophosphoglycans from Leishmania mexicana (5) or L. major (6-9), were synthesised by using the glycosyl hydrogenphosphonate method for the preparation of phosphodiester(More)
Leishmania are a genus of sandfly-transmitted protozoan parasites that cause a spectrum of debilitating and often fatal diseases in humans throughout the tropics and subtropics. During the parasite life cycle, Leishmania survive and proliferate in highly hostile environments. Their survival strategies involve the formation of an elaborate and dense(More)
Two phosphate-modified analogues of dolichyl phosphate were evaluated as substrates or inhibitors of the reactions catalyzed by mammalian microsomal enzymes. Dolichyl H-phosphonate could serve as an efficient acceptor for mannosyl and glucosyl transfer. The reaction products were chromatographically different from those formed from dolichyl phosphate. Lower(More)
Reaction of primary C(55)-allylic alcohol moraprenol (WT(3)C(7-9)-OH, a polyprenol from mulberry leaves) with triethylamine in the presence of phosphorus oxychloride leads to a quaternary ammonium chloride with a good yield (72%) and high cis-stereoselectivity of the terminal isoprene unit. Cationic polyprenyl derivatives may be useful for transfection and(More)
Protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania synthesize lipophosphoglycans (LPGs), phosphoglycans and proteophosphoglycans that contain phosphosaccharide repeat units of [-6)Gal(β1-4)Man(α1-OPO(3)H-]. The repeat structures are assembled by sequential addition of Manα1-OPO(3)H and β-Gal. In this study, an UDP-Gal-dependent activity was detected in L. donovani(More)
A neutral disaccharide beta-D-Galp-(1-->4)-alpha-D-Manp and phosphorylated di- and tri-saccharides beta-D-Galp-(1-->3)-[H(2)PO(3)-6]-beta-D-Galp-O[CH(2)](8)CHCH(2) and beta-D-Galp-(1-->3)-[H(2)PO(3)-6]-beta-D-Galp-(1-->4)-alpha-D-Manp, which are fragments of the phosphoglycan portion of the surface lipophosphoglycan from Leishmania donovani (the(More)
The reactions between trinuclear gold complex tppmAu(3)Cl(3) (tppm = tris(diphenylphosphino)methane), arylacetylenes HC(2)C(6)H(4)X and Cu(+) under basic conditions result in formation of the heterometallic complexes [tppm(AuC(2)C(6)H(4)X)(3)Cu](+), X = H (1), COOMe (2), CN (3), OMe (4), NH(2) (5). These compounds belong to one structural motif and consist(More)