Paulina Georgieva

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In this study, we address the issue of performing meaningful pK(a) calculations using homology modeled three-dimensional (3D) structures and analyze the possibility of using the calculated pK(a) values to detect structural defects in the models. For this purpose, the 3D structure of each member of five large protein families of a bacterial nucleoside(More)
The antimicrobial and immunological properties of ethanol extracts, non-alkaloid, tertiary alkaloid and quaternary alkaloid fractions, obtained from roots and aerial parts of Isopyrum thalictroides were examined. The non-alkaloid fraction from aerial parts inhibited the growth of seven test microorganisms and was the most effective suppressor of classical(More)
The ability of aporphinoid alkaloid oxoglaucine to influence T- and B-cell immune response was studied in mice models. The substance inhibited in vitro mitogen-induced lymphocyte proliferation and suppressed antibody response to sheep red blood cells (SRBC) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vivo effectively. The action depended on the relative timing of(More)
Several phenolic constituents of propolis and their synthetic analogs were derivatized with L-lysine. The ability of these complexes to alter complement activity was estimated in vitro in human serum. The influence of selected complexes on C3 hemolytic activity via classical pathway (CP) and alternative pathway (AP) and on zymosan-induced AP activation was(More)
The nucleoside monophosphate kinases (NMPK) are important enzymes that control the ratio of mono- and di-phosphate nucleosides and participate in gene regulation and signal transduction in the cell. However, despite their importance only several 3D structures were experimentally determined in contrast to the wealth of sequences available for each of the(More)
Nocardia lysozyme digest (NLD) was administered intraperitoneally (i.p.) at a dose of 500 micrograms/kg to normal and immunosuppressed mice for 3 consecutive days prior to inoculation with Klebsiella pneumoniae. A protective effect was observed when the pathogen was injected subcutaneously and intravenously, as opposed to an aggravating effect obtained in(More)
The constantly increasing number of substances with adjuvant activity outpaces the elucidation of their mode of action. This problem is of great importance as the immunomodulatory action of an adjuvant is time- and route-dependent, which implies that administration at a different moment or site may result in a reduced immune response. In the present work(More)
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