Olga A Bezborodova

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To determine the role of intramitochondrial protein synthesis (PS) and degradation (PD) in contractile activity-induced mitochondrial biogenesis, we evaluated rates of [(35)S]methionine incorporation into protein in isolated rat muscle subsarcolemmal (SS) and intermyofibrillar (IMF) mitochondria. Rates of PS ranged from 47 to 125% greater (P < 0.05) in IMF(More)
Gene-directed enzyme prodrug therapy (GDEPT) represents a technology to improve drug selectivity for cancer cells. It consists of delivery into tumor cells of a suicide gene responsible for in situ conversion of a prodrug into cytotoxic metabolites. Major limitations of GDEPT that hinder its clinical application include inefficient delivery into cancer(More)
Antitumor efficacy of the combined suicide gene therapy and radiotherapy was studied on the model of CT26 murine colon adenocarcinoma. CMV-FCU1-IRES-mGM-CSF-pGL3 construct with PEG-PEI-TAT (FCU1–mGM/5-FC) block copolymer as a vector was used for intratumoral administration. Tumors were irradiated with a single 5 Gy dose. The efficacy was evaluated according(More)
Sixteen peptides differing in structure from the delta sleep inducing peptide (DSIP) by one to two substitutions of amino acid residues have been synthesized to study the possibility of their application in oncology. The antioxidant properties of the peptides in vitro and their detoxifying activity in vivo have been examined on a model of toxicosis caused(More)
Suspensions of insoluble polyelectrolyte complexes of dextran sulfate (DS) of different molecular masses with lactoferrin (LF) have been fabricated and characterized. The encapsulation efficiency of LF and DS in a complex at pH 3.0 and 4.0 was assessed, and particles were characterized by their sizes and ζ-potential. The complexes formed at pH 3.0 differed(More)
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