Pavel A Levashov

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Monomeric forms of E. coli glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase have been prepared using two different experimental approaches: (1) covalent immobilization of a tetramer on a solid support via a single subunit with subsequent dissociation of non-covalently bound subunits in the presence of urea, and (2) entrapment of monomeric species into reversed(More)
In this paper, we pioneer application of a unique method of protein determination by coloring peptide bonds for analysis of a variety of biomolecules with different grades of purity (e.g., oligopeptides, membrane, and glycol proteins). We demonstrated that the calibration curve for all studied molecules is universal and linear within 0.1 to 1.2mg protein(More)
Two fragments corresponding to the 125-133 and 206-218 sequences of a molecule of the beta(1) adrenoreceptor (autoantibodies to this protein are often found in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy) were synthesized by the solid phase method with the use of Fmoc technology. Two new conformational antigens were prepared by directed (regioselective) and(More)
The key factors of enzymatic lysis of cells are the interaction between the enzyme and the cell - catalytic and non-catalytic adsorption of enzyme on cell surface. Here, the studies of lysis of intact Escherichia coli cells by chicken egg white lysozyme were performed. It was found that the ionic strength has a dual effect onto the system. On the one hand,(More)
The article deals with specification of technique of immune-enzyme analysis to detect autoantibodies to beta-adrenergic receptors (beta1-AP) using compound of oligopeptids representing the fragmentations of extracellular sites beta1-AP and chimeric molecule of extracellular section of receptor This technique significantly exceeds the analogues defined in(More)
New chromatographic material based on tryptophil-threonil-tirosine was prepared. This sorbent effectively binds human, sheep, goat and cow immunoglobulins G. New sorbent shows high selectivity for removing immunoglobulins from blood plasma. Effective sorption capacity is 15-25 mg of immunoglobulin G per ml of matrix. Optimal method of covalent attachment(More)
Examination of the properties of Escherichia coli and rabbit muscle D-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GPDHs) modified by 2,3-butanedione has shown that both tetrameric enzymes are stabilized, on selective modification of arginine residues (probably Arg 231), in an asymmetric state with only two active centers capable of performing the(More)
The influence ofvarious surfactants (anionic sodium dodecyl sulfate, SDS, cationic dodecyltrimethylarnmonium bromide, DTAB, and zwitterionic cocoamidopropylbetaine, CAPB) on the activity of the chicken egg lysozyme is investigated. Lysis of Gram-positive bacteria by the enzyme was carried out at pH 7.2 and ionic strength of 0.15 M. It was found that at low(More)
The bacteriolytic activity of interleukin-2 and hen egg white lysozyme against 34 different species of microorganisms has been studied. It was found that 6 species of microorganisms are lysed in the presence of interleukin-2. All interleukin-2-sensitive microorganisms belong either to the Enterobacteriaceae, Bacillaceae, or the Lactobacillaceae family. It(More)
In this paper we report the discovery of bacteriolytic activity of an immune system cytokine mediator, interleukin-2. Bacteriolytic activity of interleukin-2 was compared with a well-known bacteriolytic enzyme — chicken egg white lysozyme — by monitoring the lysis of the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli, the Gram-positive coccus Micrococcus luteus,(More)