O. V. Volkova

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Pseudomonas’ IncP-7 plasmids play significant role in the environmental biodegradative potential and sometimes carry antibiotic-resistance genes. Rms148 plasmid was used as archetypal P-7 plasmid in microbiological incompatibility studies for more then 30 years. However, the structure of its basic replicon was not described until now; furthermore, the(More)
We developed and characterized a new transgenic model where NF-κB activity is inhibited only in mature neurons. Transgenic mouse strain Thy*IκBα-SI was created using transdominant super inhibitor NF-κB (IκBα-SI), which is a multimutant form of IκBα inhibitory protein cloned into specifi c neutral Thy-1.2 cassette. Detailed molecular analysis showed that the(More)
Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) is a transcription factor that regulates the expression of a large set of genes involved in immune and inflammatory processes. It has been suggested that the release of specific cytokines following nerve damage has a stimulatory action, activating NF-κB in neurons in the spinal ganglia (SG), which may have protective(More)
Both caprolactams and salicylate biodegradation by Pseudomonas salicylate/caprolactam degraders are controlled by large conjugative plasmids (SAL/CAP). Some of these plasmids have been assigned to the P-7 incompatibility group. The new salicylate 1-hydroxylase gene (scpA) has been detected in SAL/CAP plasmids and partially sequenced. The scpA gene was(More)
We studied the specific growth rate, duration of the lag phase, stability of plasmids, and activities of the key enzymes involved in naphthalene biodegradation in rhizosphere pseudomonades carrying the structurally similar plasmids pOV17 and pBS216. It was demonstrated that these plasmids determined various levels of catechol-2,3-dioxygenase activities. The(More)
Specific growth rate, duration of the lag phase, stability of plasmids, and activities of the key enzymes involved in naphthalene biodegradation were studied in rhizospheric pseudomonades carrying structurally similar plasmids pOV17 and pBS216. It was demonstrated that these plasmids determined various levels of catechol 2,3-dioxygenase activities. The(More)
Nuclear factor kappa B (NFkappaB) is a ubiquitous nuclear transcription factor that regulates the expression of a number of genes involved in cell survival, immune and inflammatory processes. It has been hypothesized that after nerve injury, the release of specific cytokines may provide a stimulus for activation of the transcription factor NF-kappaB in(More)
The aim of this study was to clear out whether injury to the peripheral nerve leads to activation of nuclear factor κB in mature spinal ganglia. Analysis of matrix RNA of nuclear factor κB-dependent genes (monocyte chemoattractant protein MCP-1 and inhibitor of nuclear factor κB IκBα) showed different levels of expression of these genes in the spinal(More)
Metabolic processes in the uterus damaged in different parts of its innervation were studied. The specificity of neurodystrophic processes in the uterus depends on the nature of the injury to its innervation. Combination of different methods of modern morphological analysis made it possible to reveal hypoplastic processes in all the layers of the uterus.